brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle divided among 5. Thanks goes to NKS for getting this one to Chicago. I wasn’t expecting it to be such a big and sour ale. There was a punchy level of carbonation that helped it deliver all that tartness. Much darker too - it has a dark red-brown hue with a tan layer of foam that didn’t stick around long. The tart and sour aspects gave way to some nice woodsy flavors as things tapered down after a few good seconds of mouth swirling. I like how it wasn’t very sweet, it had an aged and dry character for the style, and didn’t remind me of pie or candied cider, as you typically find with sours.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, Jeff! Nice vigorous pour, reddish-brown with a fairly bright countenance. Nose is fairly nice, a dose of tart cherry that leads things off, nice mellow brown beneath and plenty of barrel character. Mouthfeel is nice, balanced with appropriate carbonation, and moderately acetic. More complexity emerges to taste, with plenty of tannins and wild yeasts coming through along with the aforementioned notes. Good one, sure to get better with age.
Reynolds314 (2563) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Odell continues to impress me. Great balsamic vinegar, tart cherries, wet raw wood, leather, and tobacco with a druity tart finish. Tons of flavors and really blends well.
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours an amber brown with a thick off white cap.
Aroma: Fresh bread, bulk foods area at wholefoods with grain and seed, carob, raisin bread.
Taste: Red wine tartness, chocolate malt, subtle spicy hop. Sturdy barrel notes. Finishes tangy.
Mouthfeel: Lively active carbonation.
Overall: Very tasty, and quite unique compared to other sour reds. Not super sour but still funky and tart.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5099-20130202] Bottle. Chemical floors and smooth wooden floral malt aroma. Murky, amber brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Sour floral toasted malt flavour. Medium body. Delicious sour yeast balance. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ Sourfest 2013, Buffalo, NY)
Overheard: "I don’t want it to get too far."
Ernesto987 (4200) - Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best oud bruins, huge tart and oak flavors, cramy and fruity, very very nice awesome beer
BrewDad (5085) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown in color, thin tan head. Super Flemish flavors and aroma. Love the sour on this beer and the finish. Very complex beer with a great additions of yeasts.
Lukaduke (2444) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep umber with touches of ruby color and a finger of eggshell foam. The nose is roasted malt, sour cherry, acetic vinegar and a touch of woody funk. The palate follows with a focused palate that is true to style with nice tart cranberry and cherry mingling with brown nut like malt structure. Dry finish that lingers of wood, vanilla and vinous grapes. Thanks adnielsen !
radagast83 (5273) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2. Poured a ruby brown color with a wispy white head. Aroma is notes of tart malts. Flavor is sweet, tart notes. Pretty refreshing for almost 9%.
GT2 (8930) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL thanks to the RB crew at my going away tasting. Pours muddy brown. Weak tan foam. Nose is salty, musty, cranberry, mild cocoa. Taste is salty, dusty, sour cranberry. Lactic body, mild acetic heat. Quite nice. A bit seltzer and thin in the finish.