brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: This beer is an incredibly vibrant red color with a minimal off-white head forming and dying away quickly.
S: Certainly smells kriek-like. Nice cherry aromas along with a mild funk, primarily of oak and grass. Some wet/dampness to the oak aromas. The cherries are a bit on the sweet side, but there is a nice acidity.
T: Semi-sweet/cherry pie-like, but there is a nice tartness which is fairly refreshing. Plenty of cherry flavor with only a minimal amount of funk. Still, some oak is there and helps to provide a bit of dryness.
M: Medium in body with a somewhat soft carbonation.
O: Solid beer overall, could have used a little more tartness, but it was good.
Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at The Funky 7, Brooklyn. Pours hazy, red-brown with a moderate, off-white head. Aroma holds plenty of tart cherries, some grassy hops, light funk. Medium sweet flavor, some malts, lots of cherries, some hints of raspberries, brett, wood. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a stinging tartness. Tart, sweet finish, more cherries, light funk, light dryness, some acidity. Very good American sour beer.
Ratman197 (8469) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival. Pours clear light ruby with a medium-low white head, some retention with fair lacing. Aroma is medium malt (straw, grain) with sour cherries, earthy hops, and funky yeast. Medium sour and sweet cherries balanced, medium malt flavor with no hops. Medium-light body, medium carbonation, and a dry finish.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle … Fantômepalooza 2011… Pours cloudy and light brown with no head. The fruity aroma furnishes raw white oak, bourbon, caramel and yes, cherries. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The flavor is all about sour cherries, caramel and raw oak. Finishes tart, tangy and sandy – dries out. Bottle courtesy of Dstructo!
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle (RBSG). Poured a pinkish tinged color, hazy, with a smaller sized head. Aromas of brett, funky, cherries, and wood. Tastes of cherries, wood, funky, and fruity.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reddish pour. Great cherry aroma, oak, vinegar, lacto. Flavor is sour, cherries, berries, vinegar, oak, dank wet basement. Best beer from Odell to date. Fuck yeah.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reddish pink. Layers of richness and complexity. Big raspberry cherry oak aroma. Great cherry. Thanks Americo.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed red body and a small white head. Aromas of cherry, marzipan, dull fruit, raspberry, wood and tartness. Flavors are sour, tart, smooth, raspberry, cherry, malic acid, light aceto, some wood. Dry, tart and very tasty.
adnielsen (7557) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 Bottle @ home. First time around I was moderately impressed, though not overwhelmed and was tasted soon after the release in February. Here’s my updated rating. Reddish purple appearance with an off-white head that doesn’t last. Funky, oaky, dark cherry, interesting tart sour nose. Initially an oaky, tart red fruit flavor followed by a more pronounced tart raspberry, cherry, moderately tart, funky, light barnyard flavor. Tart cherry, berry aftertaste. Awesome brew that matured nicely in the last six months.