ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed 1/15/2013. 11.2 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a dark red color with nice clarity. Typical of a sour, there isnít much head, a one finger eggshell color that fades quickly.
S: I love how the cherries intermingle with the oak qualities the aroma provides. Sourness is subtle, enough to create a delicate interplay between the other aromatic notes. Not explosive, just wonderful to inhale.
T: A bit of a letdown from the nose, which isnít really saying much. Immediately, cherry flavors combine with a balanced lactic tartness. I love how cherry forward this comes across without going overly sweet. The finish is mostly grainy malts and some diacetyl; however, after a few sips some of the cherry qualities bleed past the midtaste to drown out the buttery notes - exactly what I want in a Flemish red. Keep in mind this is about 3/10 sour, so those looking for an enamel beatdown wonít find it here.
M: Light and crisp. A very light tannic quality appears in the aftertaste, but this isnít particularly dry. Itís well carbonated and refreshing, and goes down quickly.
O: One thing that deserves to be mentioned is how inexpensive this bottle was - about $1.75 for a single 11.2 oz bottle. Itís not the greatest sour ever, but as a refreshing thirst quencher, Iíd take this over many standard fruit beers any day. Itís cheap (for a sour), itís well made, and itís a panty dropper. Enough said!
Hanuta06 (257) - Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serving: from tap at Doyleís Public House.
Aroma: overripe fruit.
Appearance: average-sized, frothy, off-white initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, dark-orange body.
Taste: lightly sour, cherry initial flavor and finish with short duration.
Palate: light-to-medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: excellent. Lasting aroma, great flavor, nice palate, easy to drink.
Emeister84 (664) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of fresh tart cherries. Mostly clear, rusted bronze hue, with a minimal yet lasting lacy head. Dry, sour and refreshing, like champagne and cherry soda. Light-medium bodied and finishes clean.
RyanE (107) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown. Thin head. Sour nose, citrus. Crisp, acidic and mouthwatering. The acidity is balanced nicely with some soft, sweet fruit. Good beer to pair with food.
AgentAle (334) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a rich fruity aroma with some cherry hints possibly from the wine barrells? Most notes dissipate fairly quickly. Taste of a sour wine character. Hard to detect any maltiness. Clear amber head with a well retained head.
EHopper (618) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some time back we had a number of visitors staying with us. For fun, they took turns going out and picking up varieties of beer. I kept notes about what we thought about each, but can not find them anywhere. I did find a bag of empties from that time period, so thought I would at least record those w/o commet and ratings from memory. This is one of those. (When I do find the notes it will be interesting to see how close I came)
undercurrent25 (1296) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep red colour, taste is of red fruit with a sour finish, I quite like this style of beer and would like to try more
Mejs (75) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear, deep red-brown, with small, short head. Very carbonated, medium to dry body. Aroma of vinegar, apples, cherries, wine; very refreshing. Taste is fruity and sour, really refreshing. Good beer, but i like my sour beers more intensive in taste and aroma.
s_hartshorne (473) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Two brothers beer tasting night beer 11. Mahogany red colour slight bubbly head. Aroma is sweet vinegar. Taste is sweet sour cherries mouthwatering finish. Thin body soft carbonation. Decent sour.
ytrewqaz (17) - POLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby to brownish colour. Minimal, tanned head that dissipates rapidly to a ring. Red wine, cherries, barnyard, yeast and a hint of vanilla in aroma with noticeable malty, somewhat caramel aftertaste. Moderately sour, tart. Average carbonation, very low bitterness.
DandyWolfFloyd (559) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - there is an undeniable basement aroma about this brew and a vinous nature as well
Appearance - body color is garnet; liquid is clean and clear; the head is about 1/8" and beige ~ it rings out somewhat quickly
Taste - sour with a slight sweetness . There is also a wine-like vinous nature
Palate - body is light; texture thin; carbonation is lively; the finis is vinous and it coats the tongue in itís sour qualities.