The_Osprey (2916) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage, shared at Cotteridge Wines. Hazy red, still, small white head. Aroma is mostly raspberry, but has a mixture of fruits, slightly sour. Body is medium, slightly foamy, a touch of carbonation. Taste is tangy, sweet raspberry, slightly sour, no bitterness. Nice refreshing fruit beer.
Centje (32) - Bruges, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rodenbach have been using cherries in their beers for years and they certainly used their knowledge to good effect when producing this lovely brew. Reddish hue to the brown body, on top a pink topping. The sour fruits and their aromas ooze out of the bottle to attack your nasal and taste buds, you could smell the beer being passed up the table, or I thought I could! Bitter, sharp, tart and sour: really enjoyed my sample of this unique beer.
tommann (2980) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma is vinegar and raisin. Taste is sour, with dark red fruits and vinegar.
BlackHaddock (4691) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24th Jan 2015: Bottle, shared at the Cotteridge Wine meet, thanks The_Osprey. Rodenbach have been using cherries in their beers for years and they certainly used their knowledge to good effect when producing this lovely brew. Reddish hue to the brown body, on top a pink topping. The sour fruits and their aromas ooze out of the bottle to attack your nasal and taste buds, you could smell the beer being passed up the table, or I thought I could! Bitter, sharp, tart and sour: really enjoyed my sample of this unique beer.
imdownthepub (11197) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, sampled at The Cotteridge Convention, many thanks to The_Osprey for this one. Reddish brown with pink head. There are certainly sour fruits to this, bitter cherries, redcurrants, spicy banana and yeast. I was worried about this one but it was lovely. Great stuff.
Garrold (2340) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Rosé pink. No head. Big, fresh, floral, juicy red fruits. Lightly tart. Dry refreshing. Very pink.
maneliquor (3406) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Well fuck me this is just superb. The nose is juicy plum and date with raisin sweetness, oak, vanilla and red currants. Slight tartiness and you can smell the acidity. That acidity comes through in spades in the taste. Absolutely sour cherry forward stuff with a massive oaky feel. The acidity is what makes this world class, cuts through and leaves length. Sensational drop
neongolden (725) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(750ml bottle from Mikkeller and Friends bottle shop) Pours clear medium red with a orange-brown tinge and a small whitish active head that dissipates quickly while the bubbles keep coming. Aroma fresh and fruity with cran-raspberry juice character. A sweet and tart quality with a bit of cherry in behind (builds as it airs), soft lactic acid. Some leathery wood. Maybe a floral hint underneath. Cherry comes out much more on the tongue where it is sweet at first and acidic in behind. Raspberry also there in the middle especially. Barrels lends a mix of oak, leather and dried herbal undertones. Finish dry with cranberry tartness and a lingering sweet fruit note. Body is medium but syrupy with very light but sharp carbonation. So freaking fruity, lightly tart and juicy! Love it. Wood plays its part and it’s not too sweet but definitely isn’t the most sour of the style either. Very drinkable.
Suttree (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Against my better judgment I decided to buy a bottle ($25.99!). Man, was I glad I did. This stuff was fantastic, with lots sour, tart flavors at first, then notes of raspberry to sweeten it at the finish. Subtle oak note throughout. Really Good!
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pink sour! Aromas and taste of fruit, oak, and wonderful tartness without too much acidity. Overall, one of the best sours I've had.