jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2007 750. Tulip. Pours a red brown, very tart, more tart than the duchess, vinegar aroma, taste of sherry vinegar, soy sauce and iron. Very acidic I finished the bottle but had too eat something to calm down the acid in my stomach. Definately not for the uniformed. it was good but I would not drink another 750 alone.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2007
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2007 Unclear reddish brown color with little head. Aroma of vinegar and sour rotten apples and formaldehyde... not my favorite. But Iíll forgive anything if it tastes good, and this does not disappoint. Quite tart of sour cherries and cranberries, yet balanced beautifully with just the right touch of sweetness before the acidity becomes too much. Subtle oak character rounds it out. My co-tasters couldnít get past the nose, so I had to finish the entire 750 by myself. A challenging beer and maybe an acquired taste, but I loved this at first gulp. A memorable experience and one of my favorite beers which the rating canít really express enough.
SHIG (4060) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Pored a dark reddish brown with thin light brown head. Sour bitter grape fruit aroma. Tangy sour flavor with dry finish.
scotty (1107) - SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely deep tawny colour,good firm tight off -white head. There is a persistent bead of small bubbles....looks superb, thereís a nice lace too.Still has that distinctive slightly vinegar like nose, although it seems less "in yer face" than when I first tried this, granted, that was about 5 years ago so the old memory might be playing tricks again! The sour character dominates the palate but that gradually softens and is replaced by an increasingly mellow fruitiness combined with a gentle acidity. A unique brew (or is it?) complex, yet refreshing. Unless you knew otherwise, youíd probably pour it away and never buy it again, and put "infected" as a rate. Unusual and delicious!
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2007 Caramel color. Smell of sour apples, sour grapes, vinegar, malt, oak, wood, rotten eggs. Taste of malt, sour apples, hops, vinegar, salt, sugar and alcohol. Dry, sweet bitterness at the end. Nice and tart with hints of lemons too! Thanks brewblackhole.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby red color with a thin tan head. Aroma is fruity and sour, with heavy yeast, bread, and hay components. Smells like Wet sour candy. Flavor is off, I havenít had many flemish sours, but this one tastes like hairspray. Thick and sticky with a long tart finish. I feel like these beers should be refreshing and delicate, and this one just hits you over the head.
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium to dark amber color with ok head. Aroma is quite strong, sour fruits and quite interesting. Flavor is quite strange, like sweet ans sour fruits. Probably not that bad but doesnít really taste like beer.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color was amber with orange hues. The head was light brown and fizzy. The aroma was strong grape, tart, and a very strange, very slight, paint smell. The flavor hits you like a tun of bricks. It is extremely sour with a very strong grape background. It has the effect that sucking on a lemon has. It makes your lips pucker. The palate was a bit harsh, but in a good way (as far as the degree of sour goes). The finish was extremely long-lasting and tart.
emacgee (4457) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2010 Re-rate. Pours a deep ruby red with a crisp light tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma bursts forth uncoaxed with notes of almond and balsamic vinegar. A closer inspection shows cherry skins, acidic notes, mild wood, and a port-ish character. Flavor has a nice palatable acidity with plenty of dark fruit, cherry pit/almond, some phenol, a little oak tannins. A little less acidity than I remember if having. Delicious.
nearbeer (4392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 0.33L bottle, no date discernible. Beautiful dark red-brown color and nice pour, with brownish tint to the medium-sized head. Strong vinegar and sour cherry nose. The sour aroma dominates all else; tastes and smells mostly like malt vinegar, stewed tomatoes and prunes, or worcestershire sauce? Could not discern any sweet or alcohol overtones, except maybe a slight sherry hint. It might be interesting to douse fishíníchips with, but I am guessing my beer tastes will not ever be refined enough to appreciate drinking this. Could not finish in one sitting, but by God Iíll knock the rest of this $5 beer out tomorrow, or die trying. Címon people, if you leave any high gravity beer out in a glass at room temp for a week it tastes like this beer - vinegar - and that isnít real complexity!