Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red with small wisp of head. Sour funkiness hits you from the start with hints of raspberry/cherry. Very tart from start to finish almost hiding some of the complexity of this ale, but as it warms you pick up more vinuous characteristics. Finishes very dry.
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A mild sour ale with subtle flavors of vinegar, sweet fruit, and oak. Thin and watery. There are more flavorful offerings out there, and this one did not live up to its price tag (15$).
Hoppypocket (414) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy reddish-brown nice head and little lacing. Fruity aroma of sour cherries with pleasant sourness, a tiny bit of oak. Taste is fruity, cherries, abit of berries, some lacto, little caramel sweetness (really just a bit), oak, vinious presence. Medium-low mouthfeel with good carbonation. Very surprised by this one. I might buy a few more next time i go to ontario.
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
LCRBM.Nose is of a classical good Flemish sour ale. Woody, sour, cherrylike, vinous. Sour taste, woody, dry finish. I liked the nose more than the aste, still a more than decent Flemish sour ale.
temporrari (396) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2006 Sour and oaky. This is more sour than what I can enjoy, personally. I tasted this right after Southampton Biere de Mars (which I did enjoy), and I found them to be quite similar, but this much more sour. I wasn’t exactly shocked by the sourness, but it wasn’t what I’d call pleasant. I can’t knock it too hard though, because I know that’s what they were going for. -- I’d like to try this again sometime.(9/06)
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: sour with some semi-sweet chocolate, mustiness, minerals, and coffee grounds
Appearance: dark, dark brown-->black, tan head, lacing
Flavor: very interesting--sourness with coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, dark fruits, maybe some red grape skins, and oak
Palate: smooth with sourness; interesting coffee grounds/semi-sweet chocolate chip aftertaste
Overall: interesting combination of flavors, never had a sour ale quite like this one.
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009, batch 11. pours bright clear amber no head. aroma is earthy, sweet smoke, dark fruits. drinks heavy with earth, dark fruits, slightly tart plum. finishes lightly tart and dry.
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
AROMA: Right off the bat, big sour cherries and black dirt - strong, musty, fruity - very earthy; APPEARANCE: dark red-brown, murky, very little head and lacing; TASTE: Sour; PALATE: creamy, slightly spritzy, longish and a tad astringent, a tad.; OVERALL: I have had better - not really. This really works for me.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled in 2005 (750ml).
Pours a hazy, very nice dark plum color, with a small head that fades away immediately. There’s a small ring that leaves behind a minimal lace. If it wasn’t for the color of this, it wouldn’t be that much to look at. On the second pour, which was a lot more aggressive, I was able to get a quarter inch head that disappeared just as quickly.
Smell; sour apples, tart cherries, oak and mildly alcoholic. Some spices are present, such as cinnamon and pepper.
Taste; as with the aroma lots of sour apples and tart cherries. The oak barrel flavor is very good, and there’s a definite acidic quality. There’s a touch of vinegar that kind of sits in the background, and this finishes with some mild spices and just a touch nutty. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with very little carbonation. As far as drinkability goes, I don’t think that I’ve ever come cross a beer as drinkable as this one. I love tart flavors, and this style is quickly becoming a favorite of mine, and so far this is the best I’ve yet had.
chris__hartley (370) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours murky chestnut with red and golden yellow highlights; the head is mousse-like and off-white. The aroma has notes of: fermenting apple cores, barnyard funk, sour cherries, slight leather, and apricots. The taste is high sour and medium acid, it finishes with a malty drier note; there are notes of: sour cherries, dry cider, slight raspberry, straw, and a malty aftertaste. The palate is medium-light bodied with a long sour finish; light carbonation; sticky. Overall, it’s a little unbalanced but very appetizing.