DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2009 Draft at The Map Room. One of those beers popular in my beer geek circle, but that I kept missing... but NOT on Belgian Beer Monday! A little foam shows around the edge of a reddish brown beer. Smell of red wine and strawberries. Very sippable like a wine. Sourness would come across as intense, but it still manages to go down easily. Like a sour cherry soda. But that, I mean I like it.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2010 Murky brown-red pour with little carbonation and a thin white head. Bitter malt aroma with sour grapes. Sour fruitiness with some port-like malty nuttiness throughout. Touch of alcohol to finish
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. A dark translucent brown color with a little bit of a reddish hue. Nose of sweet cherries, spices, and a little bit of sour. Some smoked wood in there too. A lot of sour flavor; tart and fruity; strong cherries almost like a kriek lambic. A sticky syrupy body. Not what I expected, but very enjoyable.
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 (9011) - 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 (2352) - 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 (786) - 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 (5173) - 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.