Bone211 (7) - - MAR 1, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite beer. Great sour note with and oak and cabernet finish. If you have not tried a sour, this is a great place to start and never look back.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SanfordBrewer (1343) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
translucent amber brown with a creamy beige head. medium bodied. the sharpness of the acidity makes the medium-high carbonation feel quite prickly.
aroma: sour black cherries, dark crystal malt, brown malt, complex sourness, musty basement, black currants.
taste: clean sharp sourness, chocolaty malt, dark fruit (including black cherries, black currants, plum, and fig), malt sweetness, cocoa or carob powder, musty basement, and a medicinal cough-syrup finish.
there are elements of this beer that i love, but there are also some unpleasant and overbearing wine and medicinal notes that overtake them. i think i would enjoy it a lot more if aged in barrels other than cabernet barrels.
dctriman (37) - USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another excellent sour beer by Russian River. This is a great sour beer. Good flavor from start to finish
Imperial_Scout (133) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured at brewpub. Dark amber with thin white head. Sweet tart grape nose that carries through to the taste. Also get hints of some boozieness.
ryanfolty (1457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
May 19, 2013 - batch 6 bottle via trade. Brown pour with limited head. Aroma was sour fruit, wood and red wine. Taste was consistent with aroma, but heavier on the brett than red wine. Light carbonation. light to medium body and somewhat dry finish.
ajnepple (482) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle from Supermarket Liquors. Deep reddish appearance with a small, dissipating white head. The aroma is nice and tart with notes of dark fruits, wood and light red wine. Similar flavor, sour, fruity and dry. No sign of the 10% ABV. Very nice!
Nisse666 (3161) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wee bottle from adnielsen - many thx bro, shared at Linda and Björns, cons 2013-05-09, Lysekil
AR: tart, red berries, wee vinos, lemon juice
AP: murkey bourgone, wee reddish head
F: tart, black currant, kriek, horse pee, - great brew!
AZBennett (84) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Homer321. Pours a dark ruby and brown color with a quickly disappearing white head. Aromas are forest floor, leather, brett and rum raisin. Flavors are tart raspberry, blackberry and some grape flavors with a strong tannic flavor that reminds me of grape skins over a very nice brett sour characteristic. The mouthfeel is perfect with tons of carbonation to lighten this heavy ABV beer. Overall, this is a superb beer that leaves a long grass and grape/apple skin aftertaste that reminds me of my wine drinking days, excellent!
budznsudz (321) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a fizzy white head that recedes to a ring instantly. Aroma is oak, red wine, and sour fruit. The taste is tart sour cherries, oak, tannins, tobacco, and bitter, sour fruit. Nice carbonation and really smooth on the palate. Delicious.
OKplus (379) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a dark ruby brown color with an off-white head.
S - Red wine comes out strong along with lots of clean wood. Dried cherries, musty old church-like funk.
T - Sweet/sour cherries, tart raspberry quickly overtakes any sweetness with a lactic acidic bite. Malty sweetness barely bleeds through with notes of faint cocoa. The finish is a sensation of having plum/grape skins on your tongue along with a sharp punch of acidic sour right at the end.
M - Low prickly carbonation, thin body.
Wine and wood are strong components. Sharp and sour with lots of tart fruit character and was nice to have some good funk in there as well.
This would go great with grilled goat cheese filled mushrooms.
Serving type: bottle
KegOstertag (71) - - MAY 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank in tulip glass poured from 12oz bottle. Aroma - tart aroma with light blackberry notes. Appearance - amber colored with light froth. Taste - strong sour notes with a little bit of red wine taste. Palate - very sour and funky mouthfeel. Overall - really good sour but not my favorite