patrick767 (3536) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at Trion (Feb 17, 2012) - Pours dark ruby red with a very small lingering head. It has a good, sour, fruity aroma. The flavor is tart and fruity that’s also somewhat sweet and funky. It’s medium bodied and leaves a tart aftertaste. What we have here is a very tasty, balanced sour beer.
crossovert (6988) - Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz purple foiled bomber. 2012 vintage.
It pours a deep black cherry red adn struggles to form a head. Eventually I got it to about 1 cm, rising to the rim of the glass. It recedes quickly with a few specks of lacing.
I like the smell on this one. Smells in many ways like a nice flanders red. It has a bit more of bluntness with some sugary sweetness due to the gravity. It has nice vinegar, berries, cherries, funky almost medicinal qualities.The oak is huge here providing a huge but mellow vanilla and wood scent. Medium sourness in the smell.
The flavor is definitely sweet but nice. The oak is again just pounding in this one. Medium to low sourness but it is pleasant. It isn’t as light and zippy as it should be but it is nice. The funkiness in the aroma doesn’t make it as much into the taste. The vinegar is mild and the fruit flavors are decently mellow.
The mouthfeel feels about right.
It is complex but the sweetness ruins it, they nee to dial down the gravity.
Beerjunkie15 (55) - Romeoville, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big fan of sours to begin with. Poured from a bomber dark brown but smells beautiful. Would love to have again, not too sour but just sour enough to twinge your cheeks!
JaBier (4831) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle shared by a friend at the 3rd Annual Sour Town tasting on 5/26/12. Clear reddish copper pour with a thin off-white head. Malty nose with cherry notes and balsamic vinegar sour/sweet accents. Malty and caramelly flavor with a fruity, sour and somewhat roasty finish.
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 2012 vintage. Poured into a tulip glass a darker copper brown color with a slight tan head. Nice sour aroma mixed with some wood notes. Some caramel as well. Medium mouthfeel. Dark fruit tartness up front with a oaky and slightly bitter aftertaste. Not as complex and smooth as other offerings but not bad just a little rough around the edges.
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with michael-pollack. Pours clear medium brown color with tan head. Aromas of sour cherries, oak, and vanilla. Sour cherry and wood flavors with some caramel, and vanilla. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Very nice. Thanks Pollack.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear and dark brown beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, sour, dried fruit and wood. The flavor follows the nose with additional balsamic vinegar. The palate is acidic with sweetness. Overall a very good beer with a complex aroma.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2012. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, oak, sour, vanilla and dark fruit. Flavour is sour, acidic, dark fruit, caramel, grapefruit and oak.
Dedollewaitor (13761) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Odense Smagning, May 2012. Pours clear ruby amber with a small white head. Nose is vinous with lots of oak, berries and caramel. Pretty American. Slight scent of balsamic vingar. Dry finish. Good.
hallinghansen (1904) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from the odense crew, thanks. Vintage 2012. Unclear dark amber body with a small white head. Aroma is oak, dark fruit, caramel, tart, berries. Flavor is sour fruit, oak, caramel, dark fruit, vinegar. Quite nice.