TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2014 Rating (Denver, CO). Pours a nice hazy reddish crimson hue, berry colors, cherryskin and table wine. A cakey thicker reddish tinged head stays as a firm layer, nice stick around and lacing. Aromas are a bit balsamic, gentle vinegar and cherryskin. Faint leather, gentle oak and carmelized malts. More tart and sweet cherry play as it settles. Initial is sweet and tart back and forth play. Gentle sweetness, cherryskin and juice. Touches of gentle toast, carmelized malts and earth,m a bit lactic and yogurty, creamy as we round the corner. Subtle carmelization, earth and sweeter cherry as we round out. A bit sweeter back here, mellow and tart. Solid, a bit sweet.
brokensail (14038) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ GABF. Red pour with a small pink-white head. Nice sourness to the nose. A touch of acetone, oak, cherry, cherry pie, and some lemon peel. A hint of spice. Flavors of cherry pie, cherry candy, and sour lemon. A hint of spice, some grass, and oak. Pretty nice beer overall.
jtclockwork (11783) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GABF. Pours cloudy reddish. White head. Nose and taste of cherry, oak, light funk and light sourness. Medium body.
BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GABF. Pours with a clear bronze body and a lasting white head. Aroma of sweet pie cherries, acidity, acetic acid, vinegar and a bit of funk. Flavors are sweet cherries, big acidity, biscuity malt, balsamic vinegar. Lively bubbles and dry. Very tasty!
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour at GABF from notes, nice reddish pour with slightly pink head, aroma brought notes of dry oak, vanilla, sour cherry, tart lemon and lactic notes, some hints of funky barn and dusty in there as well. Taste was a big bouquet of sour and sweet cherries, some lemon tartness and hints of funk, some oak as well finished it off dry and tart. Nice brew.
zizzybalubba (1691) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2011. Reddish-brown pour. The aroma is of apple cider vinegar, sour cherry, and some lactic notes. Great sour cherry flavor with some lactic qualities detected. Very good overall.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours a red body with a medium pinkish off-white head. Aroma of cherries, yogurt, vanilla, and wood. Flavor of sweet cherries, wood, and lacto. Nicely done!
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
First Rating! sample at GABF on 9/20/11. dark red pour with a small off white head. deep cherry notes across the nose with a light tartness. medium body with big tart cherries. light vinegar notes. aggressive finish with a big tart cherry presence and light wood notes.