antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2007 Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with little head and a trace amount of carbonation. The smell is of tart cherries, with some oak scents as well. The flavor is really smooth. The tart cherries come through, but not in an over bearing manner. As the beer warms the oak flavors come through. A tremendous beer!
NOTE, the 2006 version seems to have some fermentation issues. No carbonation, nothing like the previous years.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber red with a decent off-white head. Aroma is vinegar, funk, oak. Taste is nice and sour with the oak coming through nicely balanced in the finish. Palate is excellent with perfect carbonation and medium body. Very nice sour.
VinegarStroke (314) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750ml): Hazy, brown and no head. Malty, old oak, sour, lactic, sour red fruit, rhubarb and hints of citrus. Dry, moderate to highly sour and low bitterness. Unripe fruit and citrus. Clean, lactic. Not bretty. Layers, food friendly.
Very interesting. Amazing cleanliness for an extremely sour beer.
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch # 10 2008 bottle 1058 Pours dark amber color. Not much head to it. Smell isn’t as strong as I was hopeing. Taste is a little milder than I was hopeing. Overall good beer but not as sour as I would like.
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredible. Bitter, wine-like, sour, very enjoyable throughout. You need to be fairly knowledgeable to accept this as a good beer in North America.
Anova167 (303) - 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.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a hazy brown light head. Aroma is tart grapey peppery sour. Taste is light tart woody grapey earthy tart peppery. Good.
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Batch #12 - Bottle #755 - Snifter Glass) Pours a nearly opaque brownish red color. Has a sour aroma notes of sour cherries and sherry vinegar. Medium sweetness, heavy sourness and very little bitterness. Has low to medium amount of carbonation and a pleasant dry sour finish.
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle 0048, batch #8. Pours a nice foamy red. Nose is of vinegar, cherries, cranberries, and horsebanket as well as a thin metallic note in the background. Flavors of sour cherries and must are very pleasant. Palate is somewhat thin, but smooth and enjoyable. A very pleasant suprise tasted at the hopleaf.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cL bottle, thanks Marc, the Alpha King! Brown color, some head but not a bunch. The aroma is really tremendous, sweet and sour like Rodenback, plenty of acetic. The flavor is pretty sour, not too sweet. The oak is pretty pronounced. It does get sweeter as it warms and probably tastes even better. Pretty drinkable actually. Great beer if you are into bacteria! And I definitely am!