illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Beneluxx in Philly. Pours copper amber with an off white head. Aroma or rich malts and cherry. Medium bodied with a fine spritzy texture. Typical sour ale flavors of fig, plums, some cherry, all countered by a moderate sourness. I thought the finish was too acidic for my tastes.
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This has to be a love it or hate it style - it can be more closely compared to a red wine than a Bud. Very sour and tart, with a dry finish and a interesting fruity smell. Impressed to see it on tap - very classy look to it. Cant wait to have it again soon.
irishpenguin13 (35) - Leesburg, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2007
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
this has got to be the most disgusting thing i’ve had in my life. i appreciate beers that are made the way this is made, but oh my goodness. this is the only beer i’ve ever poured out. well, i guess somebody has to make the nastiest beer in the world. nasty moldy wine beer....congrats!
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark ruby brown in color with no head to speak of. Smell is very tart and sour on the nose with just a hint of vinegar if you really are looking for it.
Taste is much the same as the smell but much more enjoyable. A very good amount of tart taste. Lots of dark fruits in the taste as well. Grapes, plums and raspberry. Very crisp, tart and lively on the mouthfeel. This is a good brew.
Furseth (2066) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: (thanks to rickgordon)from 2002!
Red clear colour, with a bit thin head. Aroma of sour,yeasty,citric and has a alcy nose in the end. Flavor has almost the same, and had a nice smouth mouth feeling, medium body, and nice medium compleyty finish. Nice
oakbluff (434) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky reddish brown with quickly dissipating off white head. Nose is tart cherries, and some funk. Taste- pretty straight forward sour cherry. Slightly acidic but nothing crazy. Citrusy finish to it. Carbonation is high which suits the style. Very good beer, but not mind blowing. Some woodiness comes through as it warms. Definitely an approachable beer for the style.
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good sour ale, though I can’t claim to have had too many. This one pours a clear, very dark reddish brown, with a fairly thin light tan head. Nose is...well...sour, with some noticeable vinegar notes. Flavor is sour, as well, but not in an unpleasant or overpowering manner. Mixed berry flavors come through, as the beer begins by biting at the front of the tongue, with a sour, and also sweet berry flavor in the middle, before a sour, dry finish. Also of note is the generous carbonation, throughout.
fonefan (42844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber red color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate vinegar, berry sweet / sour, wood. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate acetic (vinegar), salty, with average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. ;o)) (241107)
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating off a pile of forgotten notes. Pours slightly hazy dark amber with ruby lights and lacy white head. Light body, active carbonation. Sour cherry and vinegar in the aroma and taste. Well rounded. Dry on the finish.
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bourbon colored, clear body with off-white head. Aroma is woody, vinegary with some notes of malty carmel and fruits — plum and raisin. The flavor is heavily sour and slightly sweet. Thin body, watery texture. Lively carbonation. Enjoyed sipping this though it didn’t knock my socks off.