aleigator (440) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many thanks to Michael for the bottle.
Pours a fiery dark red color, with a fizzy, small head.
Smells of an intriguing tart funkiness, part barnyard, part sour, fermented fruit. Both smells blend very well together, supported by a pleasant, wooden malt note. The currants got a sweet, pungent hint to them, which enhances their sour aspect. The fruitiness turns even more present, while the brew warms up.
Begins with musty, wooden malts, joined by prickly currants, on which a dry, funky sourness settles, accompanying the fruity acidity. The barrel character provides wooden oak qualities, setting the balance of the beer. Then the sourness gets even dryer and more acidic, drying-out the tongue. Drinks dangerously easy, the alcohol is extremely well hidden. Finishes with matured, slightly wooden, leathery malts, with the addition of ripe grapes, while the tartness covers the outside of my teeth, leaving back a melange of joung currants and slick acidity.
Welley_Alves (225) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excelente sour barrel-aged da Russian River. Vermelho-escura, com média formação de espuma, desprendendo aroma cítrico e vínico, com notas secundárias de oxidação, como molho inglês e cassis. Na boca, acidez pronunciada, com baixo amargor, corpo baixo e boa carbonatação, permanecendo as notas vínicas do aroma, seguidas da percepção do barril e envelhecimento. Final seco, ácido. Excelente breja!
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Scouser (297) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of dark cherry, vinegar and alcohol. Pours a coke colour with no head or lacing. Taste is sour black cherry, vinegar (not too much), nice nutty dry finish. I always equate a good sour to eating a good sharp cheese. I love this one.
GlasgowTAD (588) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep caramel brown, reminds me of Cola. Very lively in the glass with no head. Smells like red grape and cherries though aroma is weak. Taste is tart initially, followed by vinous and cherry notes.
daniele (6506) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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BrewHaMeister (230) - - NOV 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Compliments of my bro Bytemesis! Bottle pours a reddish brown with a thin ice tea head. Aromas of cherry, oak barrel, and distinct Cabernet. Flavor is intensely complex sour and tart cherries. You do not drink this, you experience it. Yum.
Garlic_of_Doom (558) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Felix.
Pours ruby red, a fizzy head rests down to a ring around the edge of the glass.
Aroma has loads of red currants, slight yeast and funk, wet wood, perhaps some leather, slight alcohol.
Taste is a really great blend of tartness, woody dryness and some slight sweetness hidden somewhere in between; currants, cherries, some red wine and earthy bitterness, vingeary tartness, cigar as well?
Medium body, high prickly carbonation, dry mouth feel.
Something strange in the after taste, can’t put my finger on it.
Overall, a very good take on the Flemish red ale!
Ron (3005) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Russian River. Pours slightly porterish color. Aroma is port, sour cherry, lemon, roast, caramel. So much complexity. Taste is sour cherry, coffee, and roast fading into lemon juice, lemon zest, long finish.
thomashall (313) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours reddish brown with no head. Strong sour cranberry grape smell. Good sour grape flavor. Great beer.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
10/14/2014. From bottle. Medium brown with a tan head. Funky sour aromas with hints of wine and oak. Not overly sour, but very balanced and complex. Truly an awesome beer.