rgfellow (100) - - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Bottle at the Smiths. Pours deep amber with little head and no lacing. Fruity aroma with barrel character and hints of leather. Taste is puckeringly tart and fruity with no booze at all. Medium mouthfeel with high carbo. The usual excellence from RR.
nick_e (1) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very tart, but in all the best ways. Little sticky on the palate so best to pair with something to nibble on. Not too sweet, not too bitter. Sour, sparkling and refreshing.
Dapierce17 (102) - Pasco, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear dark garnet in color with little head. Sour nose with aromas of cherry, oak, and a little funk. Tart bite. Flavors of sour cherry, currants, and hint of oak. Has a good bit of tannins as well. Reminds me of a Cabernet Sauvignon with a slightly sweet and sour mixed. Great balance and complexity.
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htzpah (96) - - SEP 2, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A very boozy sour ale. Sips like a fine wine, very minerally texture. Stinky cheese surprises on the nose.
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amber brown, tan head great carbonation, could smell the complex woody malts from a mile away. Flavor has a complex vinious brown malt with some sour notes. Oak comes through in the multi dimensional A+ brew
kraddel (3334) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with Belgbeergeek .
Pours redbrown / no real head .
Smell is fleshy , oak, fruity , sour .
Taste is dry , sour, oak , fruity .
Nice and intense taste !
John25 (514) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber brown. Sour dark fruit aroma with a bit of an odd skunky note. The taste adds oak and a lot of Cabernet tanin notes. Cherry, raisin, light chocolate after it warmed. Good stuff.
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conway (1449) - - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark clear brown with almost no head. Aroma is dark fruit, red wine and musty funk. Taste is a little rubbery up front and adds some lactic notes and wood from the barrel. Medium sticky mouthfeel with no carb. Very tasty.
Zekada (143) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a friend. Smell is sour and has notes of citrus and some fruits. Pours a dark amber colour with a medium beige head. Taste is subtle sour but at the same time fresh and enjoyable. Palate and body is thin though the taste lingers in mouth. An enjoyable beer which, despite its sourness, is very fresh.
degbert (1129) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, deep garnet with a high, fine-grained, just off-white lacy head. That is an amazing nose; as I poured it waves of sour, fruity, woody, aroma came wafting towards me. There’s also notes of red wine and an acetic element. On the tongue, there’s a tart punch right up front, shifting quickly into the roundness of dark fruit, oak, and vinification; while there’s no sweetness, there is definitely a complex and deep element that keeps it from being too thin and emphatic in its sourness. I cannot recall ever having a sour that was this rich. Finish is long, fruity, tannic, and smoky. This might be the best sour I’ve ever had.
charule (1117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from my awesome landlord. Poured reddish brown with min head. Aroma very acidic sour some funk wine grape. Med carb and bod. Tingly fruit grape sour taste. Bleh.