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 (4352) - 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 (1335) - 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 (2794) - 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 (3790) - 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 (4793) - 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 (13025) - 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 (1687) - 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.
Christian (10367) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2012. Chestnut colour with a small off-white head. Classic American Sour aroma of dried fruit, caramel, fresh oak barrel and mild balsamic vinegar. Sweet and sour flavour of caramel, fruit and vinegar with strong oak character.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 1/12/11. 22oz bottle, vintage ’10, poured into a chalice. Pours a dark ruby-tinted mahogany with a thin beige head on top. The nose is full of sour pale fruits, apple, white grape, musty wood. Very nice nose. Begs me to sip. Moderate carbonation; mellow finish. At first sip this reminds me distinctly of New Glarus Unpl. Enigma. Seriously. This could be a clone. Mushy old apples, slight funk, sour grapes, hints of oak. Lots of flavor on this one. The finish is short and somewhat of a disappointment. What tarteness is there, disappears quickly. This is so easy to sip, dare I say gulp, that the alcohol sneaks up on you. Beware. This is my first of the style, and not sure how true-to-form it is, but I enjoyed it. I liked Enigma, and I like this. Good beer.