nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 750 ml. bottle at Churchills. Minimal whitsh head with a murky brown appearance. Great sour fruit aroma wakes you up. Tart sourness on the palate and mild carbonation. Light. Flavors of vinegar, cherry, sour apple. Great long tastes on your tongue. Superior ale for sure.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours brown/red. Thin off-white head that fades to nothing. Smells of sweet and sour red fruits. Tastes of sour and then sweet cherries. Medium body with crisp carbonation. Awesome brew!
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar: Deep cherry-burgandy color with a fast fading light beige head. Aroma is sharp acidic red wine vinegar: Flavor starts tart black cherry and red grapes followed by green apple, red wine vineger, some wood and a dry acidic finish. Medium body is crisp and tangy with champange like carbonation.
marcus (8685) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. This dark brown ale poured into a Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip with a decent beige head, eliciting a sour fruity aroma. The flavor is complex, yet mellow - predominantly sour cherries, oak and yeast. This is very drinkable.
StefanSD (2302) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from Liar’s club. Poured a murky chestnut brown with a big khaki head that receded to 1/4 inch. The aroma was complex with sour fruits in the forefront--mostly grapes but also cherries and currants; also present are notes cognac and oak. The flavor is pleasingly sweet and sour with elements of sour grapes and sweet currants. Very nice effect. The mouthfeel was a bit thin but it seemed o suit the ale well, what was a bit distracting was a slightly gritty and astringent mouthfeel that developed during the finish. The finish was otherwise long and sweet with lingering cherries. Overall: If I was to brew a sour beer this is what I’d shoot for. Recommended.
asedzie (784) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sour vinious aroma, with hints of toffee and musty yeast. Flavor is woody, lightly fruity sourness.
charlotte (5088) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber reddish colour with small head.Taste of Grapes and Raspberrys,slight sour but mild.My first sour ale so its was o.k.
kevd193213 (953) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Amber red pour with thin tan head. Aroma of cherry and oak. Little carbonation. Taste of sour cherry and some apples with a really smooth finish.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft @ O’Brien’s. served in a trappist glass, poured a deep amber with a hint of a ruby glow. My initial reaction to the aroma was the little coke bottle candies. Other aromas of sour cherries and vinegar. The bartender was pissed i didn’t say it right the first time.....lol
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a Roenbach Grand Cru tulip. Poured very deep amber with a small off-white head that left spotty lacing. The aroma was tart black cherries, oak, vanilla and barnyard funk. The favlour was cider-like and tart, with a decent amount of acidity, but nowhere near was a gueuze has. There were notes of licorice, vinegar, orange peel and a ton of tart, sweet cherries. Dry, champaign-like finish and a relatively full body and oily mouthfeel make the palate nice and suitable for the tart, robust flavours. I nice lingering of face-puckering sour apples and cherries coats the mouth. I like this better than the original.