Ionlyrate5s (24) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma of airy cola. wild grare sour dark cherry flavors permiate. Very complexbeer, so multi dimensional!!!!LOVE IT
Steve_0 (2605) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Scott’s Summer Saison tasting 2014. Pour is clear amber brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Cherry pit, slightly tannic, vanilla, pie crust, graham crackers, lacto and cinnamon in the aroma. Taste is sour cherries, cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar, light caramel, and red wine with a medium sour finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Good Kriek.
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle... RBSG 2014… Jack was nimble, Jack was quick, but Jack couldn’t avoid this beer’s roundhouse kick!… Dark brown pour with flashes of dirty-orange and a small, fizzy, white head that doesn’t stick around for long. The bouquet is mainly earthy and woody with some sour cherries also sneaking their way into the mix. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is an intermingling of funkiness, sourness, fruitiness and woodiness layered nicely on an underpinning of caramel. Finishes tart and fruity. World class beer!
anders37 (16586) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an amber reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour woody aroma. Fruity woody sour tart weak cherry flavor. Has a fruity weak sour tart cherry finish.
DrSilverworm (6318) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste from the bottle at the brewery during RBSG. Clear red brown color. Thin ring of off-white / khaki head. Awesome flemish sour cherry oak wood aroma, light spicy tannin. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Slick texture. Great bigger sour taste, light to moderate sweet. Great spicy woody kriek.
brokensail (10808) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Perennial. Reddish copper/amber pour with an off-white head. Tart red fruit such as cherry and berries. A bit of apple, red wine vinegar, and some lemon. A light malty/caramel sweetness and some vanilla. Flavor is a bit heavy on the Jolly Ranchers. Lots of apple, cherry, and berries. Lemon juice and vinegar sourness. Hints of sugar and caramel. Not my favorite of the beers offered during RBSG.
Homer321 (1876) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at brewery during RBSG 2014 Bus Tour. Lots of dry fruit and cherry, with some light vinegar and a touch of woodiness from the barrel. Taste is smooth and has a moderate apple and jolly rancher character to it. Didn’t get an overpowering cherry aroma or flavor, but a nice sour beer nonetheless.
Frank (2832) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is copper brown w/ only a little bit of head. It has a big pineapple brett nose. While it’s quite tart, it is also a bit sweet which is something I generally find a bit off-putting but in this case high-carbonation cuts it down and the result is still pleasant. I am getting lots of fruit and find the brew dries out quite a lot in the finish which is lemon juice tartness and a bit of tannins presumable from oak. This really has the right kind of sourness for my tastes and each sip begs for another.
brystmar (1238) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent application of barrel. Tannins in the beer pair perfectly with the wine barrel. Quite good!
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) clear ruby-brown, tan head. Nose of cinnamon, mashed cherries, touch of acetic acid, caramel. Taste of cherry, very very light vinegar, red wine, delicious, no throat closing.