toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JAN 3, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 PP SAF. Bottle thanks to cquiroga, thanks Chris. Pours amber with a slight off-white head, somewhat cloudy also. Aroma of funky sourness. Flavors were great, sour cherries, brett, and a little bready. A rare treat and make me look forward to Red Poppy.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Hazy deep dirty orangish color, film for head. Huge sour and tart cherry aroma. Plenty of tannins and earthy ester background. Flavor much the same. Sour/tart vinager light scidic character. Nice dryness form the woody/aok tannins. Very well done.
WeeHeavySD (3377) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
PP Strong Ale Fest 07. Bottle from cquiroga, many thanks Chris. Pours pink/red with a tan 1 finger head. Nose is simply amazing, full of sour notes, big huge, and damn nice. Taste is sour, bretty and really seriously nice. A rare treat.
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted from bottle from cquiroga at 2007 Pizza Port Strong Ale festival. Huge thanks Chris! It’s hard to read my notes (some cursing, kick ass beer, etc.. apparently I liked it a lot). Cloudy. Great aroma. Super easy to drink. Excellent. Can’t wait for Red Poppy (the new Le Woody Brune) to be released in Spring.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - NOV 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A spectrum of colors that emerge from the bottle is broad: copper, murky orange, deep cherry wood, ruddy brown, everything in between. A thin, finely lacing off-white head dissipates slowly. The nose is full of dried wood, floral/funk switches, tart fruits, caramel, earth, brettanomyces, vanilla creme and white pepper. Tannic notes and moderate alcohol further the spice melee. The flavor is absolutely breathtaking. More dark fruits explode onto the palate but only release modest acidity. Sweetness is high and vibrant. Bitterness is low, tartness immovable. Additions of caramelized brown sugar and pear join in the fun. The mouthfeel is sweet and loaded with ample maltiness in a glazing slow movement, softly carbonated and medium-full bodied. Delicious. Oh, how I love sour beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Tasting, Fest of 26
muddy brown, scant head, big sour oaky aroma with strong cherry pit essence, creamy body, big tart flavor, lots of woody cherry pit character,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
I would like to rerate this beer.
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750. Aroma is absolutely divine. Every time I go to take a sip, I am stopped short by the pure bliss entering my nose. Cinnamon, clove, clover, and very light sugar. White wine. Fresh baked bread and tart cherries. Wow. Like Rodenbach, but much more refined and complex. The taste is chewy and pure, cascades of tart fruits -- strawberry, raspberry, gooseberry, peach -- sit atop a brown sugar cookie. All of it dressed in 50 year old balsamic vinegar. Supremely refined and stunningly presented. Fantastic! Thank you, whoever sent this to me... sorry I can’t remember who! It was a treat indeed. This is going right back on my wants list, though I have a feeling I may not be seeing it again.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark coppery colored, cloudy appearance. Little yellow head. Strongly sour aroma, wood also there with perfume and cranberries. Rich, even lambiccy aroma. Medium bodied. Flavor is even better than aroma: strongly dry and sour, wood also with some cranberries coming up. Aftertaste dries even more.
oh6gdx (24919) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is brutally sour, fruity, woody and leafy. Flavour is very much the same in an excellent balance. Very complex, sour and lovely.
omhper (22999) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled, thanks cquiroga! Pale brownish amber, no head. Acidic lighly oaky strawberry aroma. Dryish with soft malt and gently sparkling mouthfeel. Complex flavour of wild strawberries, vinegar, oak and blueberries. Vinous with near Cantillon-like acidity. An ultra superb beer that left me speechless.