adamah (213) - - SEP 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma has mild citrus, wood, and vinegar. It pours a dark brown color with a tinge of red and thin white head. The taste is mostly a malty sweet but rounds out a little with light sour tartness. I was hoping this would be a bit more acetic but it mostly malty. The sourness is nice but gets lost a little bit.
BeerViking (2005) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours dark red-brown with a thin white head and a sourish nose with faint hints of lemon. Body is tart, lightly woody, juicily dry-sweet, with some dry fruit notes and a slightly musty bitter edge. My one criticism is it’s too gassy.
kraddel (2341) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark but clear red/brown
Good white head
Smell is very attypical
. Grains ..
Low but sharp carbo . Not much taste . Bit metallic . Probably the least good fob so far . So tasteless ..
Btw , label states the beer is gold/ blonde . Did they ever even try it themselves ??
dresden (725) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown pour with a nice frothy head. Aroma is nice tart, dark fruit, some wood. Taste is lightly sour, some slight woodiness, light hops. A nice smooth easy drinking beer, light on the sour, watery, not bad.
tommann (2439) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small frothy head. Aroma is subtle, raisin malt and vinegar. Taste is watery, with raisin and some vinegar on the finish.
Headbanger (2862) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle 8/12/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-40° in Tulip-Pours a murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sourness, brown sugar, toffee, and malt. Taste of the same with a bit more sour. This medium bodied brew is not bad but the sourness is a little weak.
Vanbrewver (9) - - AUG 11, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: citric, acidic, not over-powering
Appearance: Reddish brown, 1 finger of head that dissipates quickly, nice lacing
Taste: tart up front, followed by some complexity from the oak barrels, mild malty finish, hops present but subdued
Palate: medium body
Overall: a refreshing sour beer, easy to drink, not overly complex, but not one note either. Would recommend.
vmilaxer29 (397) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sour cherry, oak aroma. Very dark amber body, tall fluffy head. Flavor begins with sour cherries, followed by hop and malt notes. Lingering sour/malt taste.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz served in an Allagash cervoise
A - Hazy dark brown with reddish hues. 2 fingers of dark tan head forms a wispy center island with a thick collar surrounding the glass. Thick spreads of sheet lacing.
S - Toasted bready malts, earthy grains, vinous fruit, plums, red grapes, berries, cooked cherries, caramelized sugar, molasses cookies.
T - Old brown sugar, sweet malt, raw brown sugar, cooked dark fruit, slightly acidic, cherries, plum skins, red globe grapes, raspberries. The fruit is tart but shares the load with sugary dark malt. Hints of earthy mushroom wood. Finishes slightly sweet and tart.
M - Firm medium body, moderate sudsy carbonation, sweet/tart finish
Good flavors with plenty of dark fruits but seems to be underwhelming in it’s style. Earthy wood comes out as it warms and creates another layer of flavors. This should be enjoyed at cellar temp or below.
Serving type: bottle
Fatehunter (1065) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured two fingers of tan head on a dark reddish/brown colored body.
The aroma is bold and rich: caramel, oak and wet hay. Simple, but nice.
The taste has caramel and a malt sweet beginning, moving to a mild bitter and then sour bite to end. Enjoyable, though the sour did not blend well with the profile.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation, a bit fizzy.
Enjoyable and different.