JAXSON (530) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, batch 001x4. Pours a clear cola color with a fizzy lil’ head. Oak, brett, sweat, and some nice red fruits in the nose. Beautiful explosion of flavors going on here. This one REALLY needs to sits at room temp for a bit before it really blooms, it should not be served cold. Sour cherry, grapes, some really pleasant woody vinegar, dry vinous flavors. Really really nice. One of the best from Russian River.
cgarvieuk (15171) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2013 Bottle at home ...With Fin ... Thanks to iowaherkeye for this one ... This one marks my 3000th ... and its my 4th of 5 TOP50 of the evening (or would have been if i handt knocked Cable Car out . Sorry folks) ... and now for the beer ... deep brown ... deep dull fruits and raisins in nose ... bit over fizzy ... OH NO .. its really not me and i was soo looking forward to it as the Dark sour of the evening ... musty clawing chewwie ... maybe some cherry ...yeah really not for me ... lets say REALLY glad to have tried again ...but even more pleased i had Fin to share it with ... TK 2 remain of the bottle the next day ... muddy brown ...light sourness some balsamic vinegar nose... tart apples ... quite a bit of the currants show ... quite acidic ... All three of the Sours ive tried the remains of seem to have improved a bit and this one shows the most change ... Its still not my thing but i drinkable now. prob about 2.7
bottle at home ... dark brown ... no head ... soft fruits ... soft red wine nose ... tart fruits ... sour berries ... ok.. not as bad as i remember it... 2.7
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft @ Monk’s: Had this at the Brett Pack Dinner during PBW. Poured a nice brown color with not much head. The aroma was sour, oak, vanilla and cherry. The flavor was very wine like, dry oak, cherry, currants, vanilla, sour and tart. Overall, FAN-tastic beer. I want more.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to whomever brought this to Redlight before the O-Town Throwdown! Pours reddish brown with a sour and tart fruity aroma. Flavors are sour fruits and a little malt. Very good.
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours chocolate reddish with a light beige head. Smell is tart, cherry like with dark fruit, from the currants. Taste is quite sour with tart cherries and berries, some light hops and noticeable funk. Medium body and carbonation and very enjoyable overall. Perhaps my favorite Russian River Sour, ahead of Supplication.
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Alvinne pre-ZBF09. Good fruity aroma. Very fruity flavour and aroma, cherry, sour, nice. Cloudy dark red colour. Very flavourful. Citric and nice.
HonkeyBra (3530) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
So pleased to crush this with CaryTheDude and Jakebra. Reddish brownish pour with a nice off white head. Funky, sour fruity aroma. Flavor is amazing. Sour with currants. Awesome, nicely carbonated mouthfeel. An absolute must try.
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Nice reddish/brown pour with an off white head. Aroma of funk, sourness, barnyard and some fruity red wine. Flavor is sour and vinegar with some caramel and fruit. I have to rate this high, I can see how well its done...but it is still not my cup of tea.
PhillyBeer2112 (2547) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
FRO Throwdown: Dark brown. Tight caramel chocolate nose. Touch of footy blue cheese, yay! Pecan pie too? Seriously sour, with alot of fruit to go with it: raisins, figs. Sweet sweet acid.
hopscotch (9558) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2009 Bottle… Pre-Chunk & Patriot’s Lick-Yo-Face-Off Throwdown!... This beer rocks!… Deep, dark, ruby ale with little to no head. Fruity, acidic aroma of berries, tobacco, wood and red wine. Full-bodied and very effervescent. The flavor is fruity, caramely and fairly sour. The lengthy finish is tart, mildly bitter, and then dry. Kudos to after4ever for providing this bottle of world class beer!