Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ML C&C bottle served in a Lost Abbey teku glass. Batch 007. Big thanks to Matt (mfavoino) for sending this my way.
A: Pours a dark ruby color with a light tan head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin ring. Not much lace is left.
S: Big sweet currents with mildly tart undertones. Some lighter malts are present with a nice cab body showing itself on the finish of each sniff. Pretty earthy and bold, yet restrained enough to let the beer show.
T: Much more sour than the nose would suggest. There is some lactic sourness with a tart current body. The cab gives some dirty grape punch to cut through the sourness. Just a little bit of earthy and leathery malt to counter balance the tartness as well. As it warms a little more of the barrel comes out with some dry oakiness and light sweetness. The booze is so well hidden. I would have guessed, 6% or 7%.
M: Medium bodied with a nice prickly carbonation. There is a little more body to this beer, but it doesn’t take away from the drinkability. The finish is slightly drying.
O: The Cab didn’t overtake the base beer which is awesome. It gave it just enough earthy undertones to provide some more depths of flavor. This is right up there with Supplication as my favorite RR sour. The booze is extremely well hidden as well. Well put together.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-13-2012
Dapierce17 (94) - 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 (86) - 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 (3117) - 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 (498) - 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 (1430) - - 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 (137) - 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 (1119) - 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 (1101) - 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.
bcabaday (3) - - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours I deep redish amber, almost like a watered down cab. Poured into a tulip glass. Slight red hue on head that quickly diminishes. Aroma of sour cherry and dark fruit. Slight sweetness that fades into tart candy in the most pleasant way.