ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 Rerate: 8.4 oz bottle. Pours with a copious, fluffy head; quite lively in carbonation; dark reddish brown color; lovely, yeasty, brandy-like aroma with definite hints of oak; sourish, acidic, maybe some cherry, grape, (iced-tea?) flavors; medium body; pretty malty and dull;
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Winey aroma, some alcohol. Some sherryish notes, and some oak aroma also in there. No hop aroma-fine for style.
Appearance: Quickly disappearing head with large bubbles. Clarity ok. Murky reddish color.
Flavor: Winey, vinous flavor with some metallic notes. No hop, which is fine for style. Flavor tastes cherryish, probably from the oak or extreme carmelization. The caramelish flavor is very pleasing.
Mouthfeel: Very, very slight sourness, accompanied by some alcohol warmth.
Overall: Nice beer, not sour or acidic to the point of hard-to-drink, would have had another bottle if I had one.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a deep cherry red with a small off white head and some lace. The aroma is dry and woody like a dry red wine. The flavor is sweet, with sour overtones. The palate is fairly rich with some cleansing. Overall, not bad.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyable brew...on tap at Taco Mac with Wunderbier and Shag...aroma and flavor of sour cherries and vanilla.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown-amber body with an average sized, off-white, creamy head that is slowly diminishing. Aroma is dominated by sour cherries with hints of oak, nutmeg and vanilla. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a lightly bitter, lightly acidic, moderately sour finsh. Medium-heavy body, oily texture, fizzy carbonation. The bottom line is: sour, rich, smooth...that's good in my book.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Subtle aroma of toast and apples. The taste is carmelly and woody with a wine-like fruit aftertaste. very pleasant.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 Malty fruity complex flavour that’s lightly sour. Great beer, the only problem was I only had a 250ml bottle...
Rerate: 2006-02-09 Not nearly as good this time, lighter body and hardly sour at all 13/20.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - APR 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with magenta hues. A medium fine bubbled tan head. The sweet rich fruit scent of prunes and the tartness of Green apples. A zesty tart flavor of sour cherries. The oak casking also imparts flavors. Quite tasty, this beer has helped me appreciate Sour Ales.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer has a red/brown body - hue apperance and a fine light white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a low carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is acid.
Crockett (1029) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red/brown. Aroma of ripe fruit. Very tiny head. Flavour of prunes and vinegar (if you like that sort of thing). Sits nicely with a light malt, hopped, and peppery background. Very refreshing. Clean and nice, but somewhat unbalanced.