RRistow12 (269) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a dark ruby looking almost identical to a port wine with thin white head that quickly fades. Aroma is very complex. Smells vinous with the Cabernet definitely prominent. Cherry, prune, figs,, plums, brown sugar. Taste is very similar to smell. Moderate to heavy sweetness followed by a moderate sour flavor. I'm not a big sour fan but this is very good. Medium bodied with sticky and clingy mouthfeel. Flavors of cherry, prune, Cabernet. From a guy who is not a big sour fan even I'll admit this is a very complex and tasty beer.
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MrFecesious (1065) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share. Batch 013113. Pours a cloudy burnt red. Aroma of dark fruit, wine. Taste is tart. Brilliant crisp mouthfeel and dry finish.
dfroms (317) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours slightly garnet hued porterish color. Aroma is currants, port, sour cherry, lemon, roast, caramel. So much complexity. Taste is sour cherry, coffee, and roast fading into lemon juice, lemon zest, long finish. Amazing. Probably my favorite regularly available Russian River sour.
Tide (1831) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Westend tavern. Dark ruby color, white head. Bitter/sour taste with tart, cherry, acidic notes, tannins, hops and ripe fruits. Bitter/sour finish with cherry, ripe fruits and tart. Exquisite sour red.
Mep3222 (539) - 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 (172) - 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 (505) - - 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 (286) - 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 (2910) - 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 (1515) - 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'