Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Richmond Industry Gathering. Pours a hazy purple color with a small head. Aroma of tart fruits, berries, plums and a funky finish. The taste is tart cherries, berries, stone fruits and some funk. Medium bodied.
wchesser (893) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great tart crisp fruit flavors and nose. A little heavy on the wood. Not one for the cellar. Great aperitif with some cheese.
Concealer (461) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew pours out seriously red with head to match. Smells of cherry and funk. It starts with a nice fruity sweetness, some funky woody/malt and than that wonderful tart finish with good carbonation. A tasty treat.
peteinSD (1178) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Scott - thanks! Clear, auburn color in the glass with a quickly fading collection of white bubbles for a head. Steady, aggressive carbonation. Aroma is dry oak, funk, underlying cherries, and a bit of lemon with a very dry and clean finish. Taste is dominated by dry cherry followed by minimal funk, tartness, and a sour, cherry burn down into the finish. Clean and dry. Definitely closer to an american wild/sour than a proper lambic but there are some fruit lambic aspects to the aroma and taste. I particularly like the tart cherry flavor and the clean, dry body is spot on for the style. Iím impressed overall. Great beer.
brystmar (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 Massively over-carbed, despite having zero head. Pretty body. Fresh raspberries initially in the nose, turns sulfuric, then back to fruit. Taste is quite nice but subdued. Seems slightly watered down. Gimme a more concentrated version and my cheeks will turn red.
Just had this again (3/23/13) and enjoyed it much more than last time. Fruit is more pungent, not as aggressively carbonated, tasty.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked this up recently for $16 despite passing on it earlier in the year. Itís dark purple-red-burgundy and had a head for a moment then it disappeared. It is carbonated fine though so maybe my glass was dirty. Smells very woody like barrels and a hint of cherries and Brett. Taste is cherries, tart raspberry, very strong wood barrel flavor, not bad at all. This really doesnít taste like lambic to me but as an American Wild Ale it works. Only problem is the price tag, the quality if this beer does not justify $16 and I would never buy it again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-04-2011 16:54:15
kevinator (558) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good sour, but more wild than sour. I had this on cask (firkin), which I believe was an added benefit. The aroma was sour cherry but not vinegar as some of these can seem. Nice dark ruby color with no head. Smooth and oily palate with zero carbonation. Nice mix of fruit and malt. Very little alcohol presence. At times seemed a little dry. Good job.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml C&C bottle served in a Portsmouth Tulip. Not sure who shared this guy, but thanks!
A: Pours a dark cherry color, very much like a Kriek. A thin whitish head forms on the pour and leaves some splotchy lace behind.
S: Tart cherry flesh, grape skins, light funky cheese and some cherry pit.
T: The body has a sweet malty base which is odd. There is some light Greek yogurt, tart cherries and some cheesy funk.
M: Medium bodied with a low end carbonation. Itís alright.
O: This was alright, but the taste was just slightly odd compared to the nose and the low carbonation hurt it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-21-2012
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(At the brewery) cloudy red-amber, little soapy bubbles. Nose of cherry pie, tart macerated cherries, honey, light funk. Taste is very tart, low carb, cherries that are fresh, delicious wood linger with the cherry.
DuffMan (5795) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Dave on the momentous occasion of his 40th birthday celebration. Very hazy bright ruby body with a rapidly receding pink head. Aroma is pleasantly sour and full of tart cherry and unripened berry notes. Flavours are equally tart cherry and tart raspberry, moderately intense lactic acidity and sourness. Woody dryness in the finish. Another terrific brew from Odell.