EithCubes (5369) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2015
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A bottle at Tria in Philly, corked and caged. I went into this expecting something very different than what I got: expected heavy ethyl lactate, tobacco, intense acetic character, instead got incredibly dense leathery Brett that was bold and lasting, somewhat like smushed cherry fruit leather at times, but more often like actual leather, a Brett assault unique to my experience. Medium wood component that thankfully isn’t gobsmackingly "oak" helps with the firm vinous character. Lovely dark red hue, a touch sweet only to start (that quickly faded into roughness), not overtly/extremely sour (though a few bottles might have me worrying about heartburn), full, earth-rich, and complex, killer mouthfeel, simply world class. Only thing lacking for me was a better nose, and that owed probably to atmosphere; anyone willing to donate a bottle for home consumption can BM me for the address :)
Gerbeer (2681) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml swing top bottle. Pours a clear dark red/brown with light bubbly head. Aromas of oak, sour red berries and red wine vinegar. Flavors of cranberries, tart cherries, oak, and vinegar. Solid and quenching. But overpriced.
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 3, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sour wine grapes in nose. Some sour tart fruity aroma as well. Taste very crisp with very acidic tartness. Sparkling white wine fizz and quick disappearing head. Complex flavor of oak wine and wonderful fruits.
Nephilium (1593) - Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice clean aroma of lacto and funk. Pours a slightly hazy ruby red with a full light tan head. There’s a hint of sweetness at the beginning of this beer, perhaps from the currants. This sweetness fades quickly to a complex blend of sour, funk, tobacco, and a touch of wine. The sourness is not overpowering, and fades out quickly, leaving a touch of a tannic note. This is an amazing beer, and if you have the chance, you should try it.
MexiRevo (5) - Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed from bottle dated 11/06/14. Good carbonation but no head on pour. Nice effervescence in glass. Very pleasant sour taste with cherry and currant tones present up front. Just the right amount of funk on this one. A real pleasure to enjoy. I wish Russian River still distributed in WA - I would drink this regularly.
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Alphadelic (2010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rosy brown. No head. Perfect cranberry, candied orange and vanilla with a hint of tartness on the nose. Aggressively tart, then it opens into a twist of vanilla, a burst of orange, then a long sweet grape/Berry fruitiness. A touch of dry wood too. Really immaculate stuff.
canadiankiwi (77) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
smells like fruit and tobacco leaves. Pours a copper colour with no head. Tart taste of dried fruit slightly sour with crisp tart finish.
mike5326 (1399) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Medium copper color, no real head. Light fruit aroma. Medium body with a quick slight tart fruit flavor and a lift finish.
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Luvystypotables (1294) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of cigar leaf, raisins, and grapes. Pours a clear copper color, no head. A mildly sour taste with hints of grapes, tobacco and raisins. Delicious with a light body and a mildly tart finish.
kidobutai (576) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Little head, effervescent and yellow-orange. The aroma is a decent sour, very tasty taste. Tobacco and lemon.