Mep3222 (487) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma of dark fruit, wood, vanilla. Taste is dark fruit and woody. Get some of the peppery flavors from the cab barrels and other wine flavors. So complex and so many flavors. Full flavored. Well balanced for a sour. Lactic but maybe 6 or 10. Could be more lactic but the amount of lactic sour is balanced. 340 ratings before giving a 5, but I think this deserves it. Absolutely an amazing sour.
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Mrnoluv (157) - long beach, California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The smell is dried fruit, sour/tart cherries, hint of sweet booze, the look is murky brown with a little light coming thru. White low head, the taste is tart, fruit, boozy, but smooth. Even after the swallow the sour taste is smooth. I know many can’t get a hold of this, but if you do, you will agree it’s the best sour out there, no question!
RussianDragon (467) - - MAY 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA. The taster glass arrived with virtually no head on this dark brown/hint of red wine-colored beer. Aroma is complex: sour cherries, wood and yeast. Flavor is tart and funky - delicious and quenching. Finish is vinegar and puckering. Delicious. From notes 2/19/13.
falco242 (257) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Their sours never fail...nice tart aroma and darker than most sours, and while I prefer some of the ones aged in white wine barrels, this is impressive.
GregClow (2891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 03X2. Hazy ruby-orange. Aroma is strongly tart, with wet wood & slightly rotting fruit. Flavour - bracingly tart & sour fruit with wood & caramel background. Some vinous notes, a bit of leather & tobacco. Feels a bit tired, but still a pretty great beer.
Beerenberger (1445) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Russian River Brewery - Aroma of currents, vinous, and Brett. Pours a dark translucent mahogany with no head or lacing. The taste is amazing! Vinous, Brett, currents and lip puckering sourness. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, I am moving to CA! This is an nice sour beer'
starcross (60) - Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour was dark amber with no head but a lively carbonation. Got a winey nose with a little funk to it. A little wood taste, a little funk. Tart and tasty.
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Ricoslim (116) - - MAY 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had thanks to VanS in a trade. Pours amber with a light head. What every sour wants to be. What a great beer. The sharpness of the cherries and level of sourness is perfect.
Jerm719 (109) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Superb! Wood, earth, barnyard. Focused on dark fruit, currants, black cherry, plum. Perfect balance, great sourness. Long unbelievable finish. I’m in heaven ....
biggsbowler (290) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Batch 7 - Pours a murky brown. Lots of currants, winey, grape, and funky in the aroma. The taste is very tart w/ a strong taste of the currants, grapes, and dates. Pretty solid!!!