bigbish (596) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pretty good sour. Nice round flavor profile, but it isn’t as complex as I would hope. Still a really good beer.
cheap (4616) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Way too expensive. $12 for a glass at bocktown. Yes, very similar tot he last blue sunday I had a couple of years ago. Tart, but with a bitter backnote. Smells pretty good and overall this is not a bad sour but I really had a hard time with it once I got my bill. I could have got a sixpack of mixed micros for what I paid for this. Ii wish they would tell you the price before you order, that’s the only drawback at bocktown. Shucks, I paid much less than that for a liter bottle a little while ago.
Earlier Rating: 6/18/2011 Total Score: 3
I apologize Brian, my wife popped this open and gave it to me when I asked for another beer, drat! From a purple label bottle. Pour is dark brown with hints of tartness in the aroma. Smell is almost like some cantillons I’ve had. Yes quite tart on the first taste but not over the top. Does have some fruit in the background. You would never know this stuff is near 9%. Some sizzly co2 in there. Easy going with a little bite but that sour flavor keeps poking thru, again, it is not over the top in sourness; its just the right amount to keep your attention. Finish is not a big sour jingling, its more laid back and it leaves just a tad of medicinal feel to it, just barely. Yesserie. goes down way too easy for a high alky beer. Uh huh, alarmingly hides alky well, except for that hint on the finsh.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep red with a brownish hue, thin sudsy tannish head, spotty lacing. Oakish and kriek on the nose, slight vinegar sweet and sour aspects. Similar on the tongue though not as tart. Slightly dry. Not as big as others, fairly moderate overall. Slight wood and kriek notes on the finish. Average, but still enjoyable. Thanks Kevin!
snapple2 (12) - Dallas, Alabama, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The barrel aging really mellows this sour down a bit but it is still mouth puckering sour.
johnnnniee (2975) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 vintage Bottle from Food and Friends in Philly.
Pours a crystal clear reddish brown with a decent sized tan head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. Funk and oak permeate from the glass as soon as the cap gets cracked. Vanilla, lemons, sour cherries, brown sugar, and a hint of balsamic round out the nose nicely. The flavor is tart lemony acid. There’s a brief sugary sweetness up front that quickly gets swallowed by lemons tart cherries mouth puckering lactic and carbonic acid abounds. The finish is fairly dry with a sharp lingering tartness. Very little of the oak or brett funk survives into the flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart sharp mouthfeel. This smells wonderful but the taste is bracingly tart. I enjoyed it like munching on sour patch kids, but on the plus side I forgot how hot it was while I was drinking this.
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells great...promises a tart candy/cherry/apple flavor. Deep amber/brown color but lacking head. It’s dry as shit. It’s got a bit of a carbonic bite to it, that somewhat resembles some type of spice.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Complex aroma of vanilla, dark fruit and maybe some alcohol. Taste is complex, but nicely balanced between sour, sweet fruit, and oak/vanilla. Well executed with each of the elements playing off each other nicely.
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber - Pours rosy and clear with a thin tan head. Nose is cherry tart, oaky, with a little caramelly sweetness. Taste has some caramel sweetness, smooth oak, and a lot of cherry tartness. Real soft and smooth in the mouth. Very pleased with how this aged.
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by Matt, thanks! Pours a brownish red with an off white head, the aroma is all berry, a little funk and sourness is in there but the berries really come through, the flavor has a nice amount of cherry and raspberry like notes on the front end with a really soft mouthfeel and finish, not overpowering sour at all, actually pretty nice.
swoopjones (6966) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, berry brown color, berry forward aroma, medium oakiness. quite tart, blueberry, oak cuts slightly into berry tartness, far from a lip pucker but decent sour tartness. Enjoyable. Bought at Bruisin Ales, Asheville