Treebs (733) - , 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
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 (126) - 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 (466) - 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!
dmbsnuts (307) - Carpentersville, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a default message... As I do not wish, nor have time to comment on each beer I try at this time.
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Nisse666 (3157) - 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 (78) - 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 (320) - 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 (355) - 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 (70) - - 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