harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours a plum red with excellent clarity. No carbonation evident despite exceedingly audible ’pop’ when cork came out. Looks like a Pinot Noir honestly - beautiful.
S: Grape skins, farm, funky horse blanket. The cab bals come through here. Nicely woven with the bacteria in the juice.
T: Wow, grapes, oak, grain. French oak. straw, currants play nicely here too. Very complex beer, hard for me to articulate everything going on here.
M: Medium body with decent carbonation. Leaves palate a little dry.
O: Excellent sour. I prefer the supplication series, but this is a close second from RR. Good job again Vin.
Serving type: bottle
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch date 1/13/13 12 oz bottles shared amongst the family Xmas gathering, brought from Belmont Station by STEVE! Pours a very dark burgundy/reddish purple with an off white head and some nice effervescence. Aroma has grapes, plums, heavy wine and oak, with spices. Taste is strong, smoothly sweetly fruity with strength, solid oak-y/wine backbone. Full bodied and syrupy. This took some getting used to as it was wild, but was quite excellent.
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. BATCH 7.
APPEARANCE: clear red beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: wood, red fruits, somewhat sour.
TASTE: wood, sour, fruity.
jonnyguns (799) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at City Beer, SF. 2011 version aged in Pinot barrels with currants. Pours a clear copper/amber red with a small tanned head. Nose shows loads of currants as expected, Pinot, tart, brown sugar & cloves. Smells like a good red. Upfront sour currants and red wine barrels on the taste. Syrupy brown sugar like sweetness comes through. Almost like sucking on a warhead the sugary palate is felt. Fucking different shit. Booze is felt at 10% but well hidden. This stuff knocks you around. Great sour beer.
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DTM (780) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a brown with a slight hint of red. Tastes of dark fruits and even a hint of oak. Solid brew.
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Atheist_Peace (884) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sort of a dirty mahogany pour with beige head that doesn’t last at all. I think this beer has the noisiest head I’ve every noticed. Sounds like especially violent Rice Crispies. There’s a significant red wine note to the nose with lots of wood and funk. The currants are definitely noticeable as well. There’s also some tobacco in there. Quite sour on the palate with lots of that red wine flavour coming out. Good funk levels with enough fruit to balance everything out. For me the alcohol level detracts from an otherwise excellent brew. The carbonation is also really prickly.
VastActiv (2201) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa. Colour is clear dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries and sourness.
jjgmd (1224) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with no head. Nose is wonderfully sour and tart with distinctive Cabernet notes. Taste is a romantic sour tart mixture of fruit, tart citrus and deep tannins . Finishes tartly on the palate, A wonderful sour. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1181) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a red brown with a tan head and tart aroma of fruits and wine. Taste is tart and sour, complex with dark fruit, grapes, red wine, wood, vinegar, currants, and oak leading to a long, dry sour finish. Great sour ale with tons of flavor
stoutnick (385) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky red. Aroma is mild tart and winey quality. Taste is big sour, significant cab sav wine flavour. Very dry finish which is perfect. Overall, a great sour - not too sweet, good level of sourness.