dogfish120love (1053) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brownish red with a light boron egg shell colored head. Highly carbonated, I’m guessing from the champagne yeast. A nice sour blend with distinguished oak flavors and a vinegar esc taste from the cabernet barrels. Berries and oak accompanied by some funkyness.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank to TheCheeseMan for this! Pours an amber color with a medium white head, with little to no lacing. Aroma is very pungent with some sour funk, and some grapes from the Cabernet, along with some oak. Taste is sour funk, grape, oak, with a relatively smooth mouthfeel with some toffee-type characteristics in there. A tastey, and thick sour!
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks for my brother for sharing this and the Cheeseman for hooking him up!!! Pours a rusty brown color with minimal white head. Aroma is of wood, red wine, grapes, some dark fruit and light tobacco. Taste is wood, red wine, yeast, alcohol and dark fruit. Finishes clean but the pino seems to lend to a dry finish.
Ungstrup (31416) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. An unclear dark amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma is sour with notes of fruit, berries, and wood. The flavor is very sour with notes of berries and lighter notes of wood, leading to a dry and tart finish. The alcohol leaves a slight burn on the palate.
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a clear dark reddish-brown with a white ring. Huge sour aroma, of fruit and malt, cherries, lemons. Huge crisp sour taste, lots of fruit, cherries and currants, a hint of sweetness, and red wine
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 001x1. Pours a medium to dark brown, opaque, with a smaller head that reduces to a thin lacing. Aroma is indeed sour, slightly fruity, slightly floral, and of brown sugar. Flavor is very tart all the way through, and overpoweringly so. There is some sweetness and cherry/berry underneath the sourness, as well as breadiness, yeast. Pretty Belgian in character outside of the tart. You can also taste the wine cask the more you drink it. Very acidic; I feel like this is eroding the enamel off my teeth. Mouthfeel I found quite nice: Good medium carbonation and medium viscosity. Nice chest warmth if you need it. Not my favorite style so far, but still pretty enjoyable after all is said and done. Overall, very good minus.
josephselander (42) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2009
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is batch 001x3.
Appearance - Pours a beautiful dark mahogany color that absolutely shines when held up to the light. A light cream colored head rises up about half a finger and recedes to a small ringaround the edge.
Smell - Tart dark cherry, definitely a lot of wine coming through in a big way. It has a real, clean smell to it, like its, perfect? It is just an amazing smell, hard to describe with the right words.
Taste - This is my first real sour, so the fact that it is sour comes out the most first. It didn’t hit me like a freight train though, it was, refreshing! This is hard to explain, like the smell. Whatever those Bretts and other bacterias and yeasts are contributing is something completely foreign and completely amazing at the same time to me. This tastes like a tart berry picked fresh from the bush. What kind of berry is that though? I am guessing it would have to be black currants, another new taste for me.
Mouthfeel - Wow, it is light, and it is perfectly carbonated. This is the kind of brew that I have been waiting for. It tickles the end of your tongue with every sip. It feels like it coats the mouth without giving you that feeling that it just won’t go away.
Drinkability - I am glad this is a 750ml bottle, I will gladly drink this entire bottle to myself and wish I had more. This has opened new doors for me and I will be searching out sours in the very near future. This beer is amazing, and it is very much worth the hype. Wow. This will have to suffer from the fact I wouldn’t be able to drink another bottle if I wanted to, not really looking to get krunked over here!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured a dark brown with an off white head. aroma of tart cherry and dark fruit. flavor was much the same as well. had a medium body and high carbonation. i would like to have the chance to re-rate in the future.
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle,I love sours and this was excellant with a nice funky flavor that poured a nice dark red with afizzy head and nice carbonation,it had a nice strong smeel with hints of cheery and oak overall this was very enjoyable and worth the wait to try.
Pinball (11703) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
#13 at papsø blind tasting
cloudy brown, large thick brown head.
aroma : caramelly sour, slight alc. stable.
flavor : dry, citrussy, lacto, very dry. solt of blended feel to it. acid from berries