want1DIPA (151) - - SEP 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle pour at home. This sour lives up to the hype, but then again so does every other RR beer. Iím loving the deep red wine flavors coupled with the strong sour cherries!
VinegarStroke (115) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Medium tawny brown. froth fades very quickly. Huge lift. Very sour and extreme. Sour fruit, floral, hint of malt. Old oak. Just funky. Dry. Very sour. No bitterness. Acid level is like sucking on a green lemon. Flat sour palate. Long but acid driven. Medium to light medium weight but long. Oak, fruit and floral. Caramel and berries. Savory. Very old world. Like drinking Rioja!
ACD (528) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at Toronado. Deep reddish purple pour. Loads of deep red wine notes on the nose - delicious blackberry, blackcurrant and prunes - great tart critic notes, red wine vinegar, decent barnyardy musty funk. Taste is an explosion of dark berries - so juicy - huge vinous notes, lemon juice, musty funkiness. Lingering tart berries and lemon juice. Great balance. No hint of the ABV. Shit me, this is wonderful.
Nische (442) - SaltsjŲ-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from backlog. Dark red color. Lots of fruit notes, very citrusy, vinous. Very tasty and complex.
burg326 (2762) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured an amber red from the bottle with aromas of wine, sour cherries, light funk and some acid. Flavors are the same, tart cherries, dipped in wine, a solid beer overall thanks for the share.
weihenweizen (1384) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 375 ml brown bottle corked and capped poured into a tulip. Pours dark brown with crimson hue with no head. Aroma is sour, body medium, no carbonation, and no lacing. Taste is tart, some wine, and some vinegar. Expected a lot more based on other ratings.
Doofgoblin (237) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Itís unbelievable that this is 10%; seriously, you canít even tell through all the complexity. Aroma is over the top: sour cherries, spice, faintly cinnamon, prunes, stone fruit, and oaken character. Taste is sour cherries, sweet earthy undertone... This is not the kind of sour brew that is reminiscent of vinegar. The finish is sour with a jaw aching dryness. Seriously, if you like sour brews...if you see this... buy it...Iím seeing stars...
hackobock (665) - SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 On tap at Russian River on 062013. Clear copper with a minimal head. Nose is acidic cherries, sherry, oak, dried fruits. Like a funky barley wine. Taste is somewhat tart with sweet fruits and sweet malt with a dry tart finish. Smooth body and soft carbonation. Warming and refreshing.
umich03jm (1315) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby color with a small fizzy head that quickly fades to nothing. Aroma is red wine, sour dark fruit, light raisin, and oak. Taste is fairly sour but not as much as other RR beers Iíve had. Red wine presence is strong. Tart finish with a hint of raisins. Solid sour but Iím surprised to see this is the top non-retired sour red/brown. Iíve had better but Iím not the best sour judge.
mfrato (95) - - AUG 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out of bottle. Pours hazy red. Very fizzy pour, excellent beer. Up front sour, tart middle and a very clean finish. Wish it lingered a little more.