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 doesnít take away from the drinkability. The finish is slightly drying.
O: The Cab didnít 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
Welley_Alves (222) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excelente sour barrel-aged da Russian River. Vermelho-escura, com média formação de espuma, desprendendo aroma cítrico e vínico, com notas secundárias de oxidação, como molho inglês e cassis. Na boca, acidez pronunciada, com baixo amargor, corpo baixo e boa carbonatação, permanecendo as notas vínicas do aroma, seguidas da percepção do barril e envelhecimento. Final seco, ácido. Excelente breja!
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Scouser (261) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of dark cherry, vinegar and alcohol. Pours a coke colour with no head or lacing. Taste is sour black cherry, vinegar (not too much), nice nutty dry finish. I always equate a good sour to eating a good sharp cheese. I love this one.
GlasgowTAD (128) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep caramel brown, reminds me of Cola. Very lively in the glass with no head. Smells like red grape and cherries though aroma is weak. Taste is tart initially, followed by vinous and cherry notes.
daniele (5792) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap ramata nocciola vinosa liquorosa amaro cognac fruttata tannino aspra buona acidita tabacco
BrewHaMeister (178) - - NOV 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Compliments of my bro Bytemesis! Bottle pours a reddish brown with a thin ice tea head. Aromas of cherry, oak barrel, and distinct Cabernet. Flavor is intensely complex sour and tart cherries. You do not drink this, you experience it. Yum.
Garlic_of_Doom (488) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Felix.
Pours ruby red, a fizzy head rests down to a ring around the edge of the glass.
Aroma has loads of red currants, slight yeast and funk, wet wood, perhaps some leather, slight alcohol.
Taste is a really great blend of tartness, woody dryness and some slight sweetness hidden somewhere in between; currants, cherries, some red wine and earthy bitterness, vingeary tartness, cigar as well?
Medium body, high prickly carbonation, dry mouth feel.
Something strange in the after taste, canít put my finger on it.
Overall, a very good take on the Flemish red ale!
Ron (2688) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Russian River. Pours slightly porterish color. Aroma is port, sour cherry, lemon, roast, caramel. So much complexity. Taste is sour cherry, coffee, and roast fading into lemon juice, lemon zest, long finish.
thomashall (160) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours reddish brown with no head. Strong sour cranberry grape smell. Good sour grape flavor. Great beer.
Beergeek23322 (2480) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
10/14/2014. From bottle. Medium brown with a tan head. Funky sour aromas with hints of wine and oak. Not overly sour, but very balanced and complex. Truly an awesome beer.
keith0718 (395) - Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Cellared for four years. The sour flavor is pretty subtle, but itís there.