amorphiss (35) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 002 Bottle. Foam gushed from the bottle upon upening, but poured a nice clear copper-brown. Aroma is sour cherries, apples, wood. Flavor is absolutely fantastic! Wine, oak, sour, brettanomyces. This is really really nice!
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - poured a murky ruby with a slick of foam. Aroma dominated by sour fruits and slightly musty but no funk. The flavor is immediately sour with a pronounced cherry tartness that gives way to light flavors of oak/vanilla, yeasty spice & brett vinous notes.
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Expensive and unusual, this is not for anyone not appreciating tartness. White head on a golden body. Strong aromas, wine and cherry and wood. Complex taste of wine, cherry, wood. Balanced by malt, and while sour is not aggressive on the palate as I wouod expect. A sipper. Up there with the Cantillons but a top beer because of its similarity to wine?
holdenn (2094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3L bottle shared by drewbeerme at his wedding shower. Pours a clear glowing amber with a beige head. Nose of sour grapes, apples, oak, and brett. Whew that’s more sour than i expected. Grapes, pears, earthy, all around tart and oaky. The acidity is a little too much at times but this is a great beer. Big thanks to andrew for sharing this.
MadIndian (2614) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Bottle from Capones, thanks Stegosaurus. I don’t like flemish sours and this one doesn’t change my mind. Too bitter for my taste. It’s just not for me. I wont totally kill the ratings.
Updated 1/3/14 Tastes have changed considerably. 3.3 original on 2007. 3.8 in 2014
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
3 litre bottle, batch 2. Drewbeerme (also known as stripey) shared at his wedding shower. Red-orange with nice white head. Aroma was heavy brett, apple, citrus. Flavor was green apple, tart, a little acidic. Med body. F’n awesome. I loved this beer and thought it was pretty fantastic there was basically a never ending supply of it.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Blankboy, biegaman, and Hogtown Harry, Harry’s bottle. Thanks for letting me crash your little tasting guys! Neat orange rust pour - thin slick white head. Love that colour! Really strong aroma - sour, cherry, cherry skin, vanilla, leather - complex and stunning. Taste is sour, acidic, almost a little wine like. Very quenching. No alcohol. Complex. Maybe just a tad too acidic after a while. A pretty stunning beer.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gushed...Cloudy orange/brown with a rocky tan head. Musty nose with some oxidized red wine notes. Flavor had just the right sour/funk balance. Finished like a freshly opened Chianti. Lovin’ the sours!!
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy orange with a small head. Aroma of dust, funk, brett, oak and cherries. Vinous and tangy texture. Balanced and complex. Wonderful.
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle batch#2. Poured a red ruby body with nice thin head. Aroma is musty funk, yeast and cherries. Flavor is slightly sour, sugar sweet cherries. Some oak being felt. Nice mouthfeel. A complex beer.