GuillaumeCL (309) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours a deep brown with a bit of white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Smell is quite sour, with some cherry and oak barrel. Body is good, but carbonation is a bit weak. Taste is overbearingly sour a tiny bit of sweetness in the aftertaste, but it’s kind of like drinking sour patch kids.
Anova167 (210) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excited for this one. 2011 batch #14. Poured into my Ommegang tulip-esque glass with a mahogany clear pour. The nose I just what I was expecting - old wood, funk, and a touch of basalmic vinegar. The flavor is initially sour, followed a bit of undesirable graininess. The finish is smooth and woody. Nice beer.
faber (15) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
birra equilibrata dove predomina il vino rosso e le note legnose con una punta di dolcezza (vaniglia?) che ci lascia una splendido retrogusto in bocca. Bilanciata e non banale. P.s. wiiiiild ....
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch #12. 2010. Bottle #1057. Served in a wine glass. Pours a fairly-clear reddish-mahogany color with a good white head that fades relatively quickly before falling to a thin cap. The nose brings a nice acidity and underlying red fruits plus a bit of oak and lactic acidity. Flavor pushes those components a bit further, but also has an underlying tannic graininess that detracts a bit, especially from the mouthfeel. Not a bad beer by any means, though I preferred the nose to the flavor/palate.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy brown with huge white head. Aroma is sour just like the flavor. A nice bit of malt balance though with the flavor.
bunget (318) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange-brown body with a very small white head, almost no retention.
Aroma is sour cherry, yeast, old wood barel, old dried hops, fungus, even so, it’s fresh and crispy.
Taste is tart, wine like, sour cherry, same old hops, some herbal nunaces, apple vinegar.
50belair (1335) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, ’06 vintage shared at 4:20. Muddy brown pour. Red wine and oak aromas. A little sweet, but not overly so. Red wind, caramel malt, oak, and maybe a hint of vanilla. Good mouthfeel and balance. A very nice wild ale...
neongolden (166) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(shared 1yr-old 750mL bottle from LCBO) Pours a cloudy reddish tea with a thin off-white thin head. Aroma tangy sour apple, a little cherry, leathery wood, a bit of vinegar and funk. Flavour is fairly sour and a little vinegar, with tart cherry and apple cider, oak, earthy barnyard funk, acetic acid, malts in the finish. Mouthfeel is quite full and oily but still with some champagne effervescence. Complex, surprisingly quenching and good with food.
Elwood (2493) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: 750 ml bottle from Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a slightly cloudy, deep tea like color with a frothy off white head. The nose has a tangy sour apple note. The flavor is slightly earthy with a slight metallic note, apple cider, a little vegetal wood, and a touch of lacto. A little "meatier" than other sours I’ve had. I think the cognac barrel adds a nice dimension to this. Different but good.
cyrenaica (941) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tried this beer on March 23, 2012 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO outlket in Toronto, Ontario. The beer pours a deep, semi-translucent copper colour with a very thin white head. Aroma is earthy funk, and tart cherries. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with mil;d carbonation. Flavour is sour funk, wood, and tart fruit. There is a definite vinegar tome to this sour.