Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Whole Foods Glen Allen, VA. Pours a hazy amber color with a large creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart fruits and a mild bit of funk. The taste is tart fruits, earth, mild funk. Medium bodied, and the finish falls flat.
mathieuc (1816) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ EBF. Pours a light copper with a thin white head that leaves fair lacing. Nose is of berries, lightly sweet and generally fruity. Taste is nicely tart, not too intense and lightly sweet even. Fruity and lightly winey/oaky. Both body and carbonation were moderate. Overall a pretty good option, I’d get that again!
czar (5147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample @ EBF 2015. almost clear dark golden pour, mahogany tint, with a very nice light beige head offering good retention and lacing. wood-forward ale - tannic and astringent, citric acidity - from blueberries i guess - linear but at a good ph; caramel and toffee maltiness, few danky fruitiness, pepper. light carboantion, light body - oily, tart and pleasantly fruity-grassy finish. not very complex but it’s a nice barrel-driven fruit sour.
Ratman197 (10640) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, light cherry and light horse blanket. Palate was light bodiued and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, cherry, citrus and light barnyard funk with a crisp dry tart lingering citrus finish.
rjmc64 (35) - Deer Park, New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22oz. bottle, a dark amber with ruby highlights. Low off white head that fades quickly. Nose is that of apples, sour cherries, with some floral notes. Mouth feel is thick and oily. Taste is tart up front then smoothes out with some sweet grape notes.
DialSquare (3164) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bob’s Bar: ruby pour with white head and pink tint. aroma of tart berry, vinegar. tastes are light sweet tart, grape, leathery, vinegar. - 7 4
merc7186 (2409) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Chestnuts, Mild Oak, Mild Tart Cherries
Appearance: Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Oaky, Mild Chestnuts, Mild Cranberry
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @DC tasting ][ ? ][ mini tumbler ][ 02.15.15 ]
translucent chestnut, large bubbled white ring. Sugary sour cherry nose, lightly dusty with considerable sweetness. Front is thin, juicy cherry, low sourness until mid when citric acid tingles the jaw, thin and sticky in the bright finish, singular but buoyed by zesty carbonation. Way sweet finish, red apple sweetness with tart skin.
Emeister84 (1394) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sharp tart fruity aromas, sour apple, some pineapple, some floral notes. Very dark brown, almost black, beige head has decent retention. Dry, sour. Light bodied, pretty refreshing
tastybeer (1826) - Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 2015 ed. Pours murky ruby/brown. Big beige head, little retention/lace. Aroma of berry, oak, funk, dust. Taste is tart, funky, berry, grape, a bit sweet. Palate is slick, average carbonation, tart finish.
M82 (362) - Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A mahogany body sports vibrant cranberry highlights gradiating to sunset amber at the edges beneath a short, tight light khaki head falling to a solid ring and a few dots of lace
Aromas and flavors of natural fleshy over-ripe fruit, plumb, blackberry, hints of dark cherry, citrus, solid tartness with added depth of oaky barn on a spritzy, juicy, oaky medium-light body creating solid sour-n-sweet residuals of the previously mentioned components, very solid
22oz bottle served at 45º into Orrefors Beer Taster