dwm1034 (635) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from Sherm1016 bottle....thanks! Pours a nice red with no head....nose and taste is sour sour cherry.....soft carbonation with lingering sour palate....am not usually a sour guy, but this was a good one
sherm1016 (1136) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle courtesy of ablackshear. Thanks! Pours a ruby red color with no head. Aroma is fruity, raspberry, a little sour. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is slightly sour, cherry, a little bit of funk, with a nice dry, sour finish. Nice.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Murky, pulpy strawberry red-orange body, thin ring of off-white carbonation. Cobwebby, dusty nose with berries, dust, and fruit; modest tartness. Somewhat watery body that lacks cutting sharpness, characterized by cobwebs, dust, oak, and berryskin. Would benefit from a little more kick.
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a red color with a thin white head. Has a funky cherry smell to it. The taste is about the same with a nice tartness. The raspberries come in in the back but some what settle.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to OSCF for sharing Thanks Todd! Dark red pour with no real head. Nice tart berry aroma. Big tartness, lots of cherry and berry. By no means sour but definitely tart and quite refreshing
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Victor at the grand tasting at RBSG in Philly. Pours a ruby to garnet color with a thin white head. Fruit, soft acid, nutty acetone on the nose. Sweet berry flavors, light cherry. Long acid, and sweet lingering fruit.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours plum colored with no head. lively carbonation, however. dry, tart aroma full of funk, tannins..this opens up with tart berry and cherry. great. flavor is nice and tart as well, and gives rise to huge raspberry and cherry again. beautiful oakiness cuts the berried punch with some awesome woodiness.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet.
Pours a cloudy red color with an average white head and some sparse, spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries a ton of cherry aroma along with a slight bit of oak. The flavor is more of the same -- the cherries really dominate and there’s a bit of oak and light acidity in the background. Light body with a dry, slightly-acidic finish. Really nicely done.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-09-2011
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark ruby red color with dark golden orange hues when held to a light and a half finger fizzy pink head that quickly fades leaving no lacing. Visible carbonation bubbling up.
Funky, musty aroma with lots of earthy oak and barnyard character. Hints of old wood, wet hay and damp basement along with slight vinegary acetic acid and a boat load of fresh fruit. The cherries are pretty strong with a slight syrupy medicinal character but the raspberries are very prominent. I’m even picking up the pits/seeds. Not as funky as a Belgian lambic but kind of like an uber-fresh fruity American version.
Medium bodied but on the lower end of the spectrum with a very tart, mouth-puckering character. Sour without being acidic. Very dry with lots of funky bugs and toasted oak barrel character. This beer is bursting with fresh fruit. There s plenty of tart dark cherry but just like the aroma the tart, funky raspberries are more dominant. This adds to the sour, tart, puckering mouthfeel while being sweet and refreshing, not harsh or solvent like. Very dry and tart but not overly sour or difficult to drink. This beer is pretty interesting and I’m curious how it will hold up as the fruit fades.
Ratman197 (9704) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and casged bottle poured a clear redish amber with a lingering ring of amber bubbles. Aromas of raspberry, cherry, cookie, light barnyard and a hint of straw. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of cherry, raspberry, straw and light barnyard with a crisp dry tart lingering berry finish.