mikeq215 (24) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge thanks to VanS for the bottle! Pours copper with light tan head. Aroma is sour cherry, grapes, and red wine. Taste is all sour, with great cherry and red wine flavors. A dry finish and long after taste that sits in your mouth for a long while. Terrific sour ale.
BVukelich (36) - Algona, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Part of a special "barrel" week at The Beer Junction. $4 for a 4oz pour, 7% ABV. Rich, red-copper color. Tremendous lace sticking to the glass. Aroma was a bit sour and unfortunately, I think I was picking up hints of the sanitation in the glass. Flavor had a mild puckering tang, no hop bitterness and not too sweet. Carbonation was average and viscosity was above average. Delicious aftertaste. This was worth the price for a special treat.
HopRedHead (321) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle once again due to jonnyguns being a gentleman. Pours murky dark ruby with a khaki head. Immediate aroma of sour cherries and grapes, musky dark fruits, lemons, molasses and burnt caramel. Wow, what a nose. Flavours are upfront sweet and sour - lots of vinous flavours mixed with sour tartness. Almost has a Belgian style malt character - molasses again, dark caramel and fruits. Dry finish leaves you so thirsty for more. Fucking good beer.
Calvinroots (15) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted a couple times thanks to good friends. This beer is great. Wish it was more readily available to me.
Cubatobaco (5) - Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wild ales have become the craze, but nothing can take away from the sour goodness this beer provides. Layers of cherries and lactase accompanied by mouthwatering acidity. Top notch!
gendv138 (245) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle (10/21/13 batch) poured into a snifter. Pours a dark copper/amber color with a finger off-white head. Aromas of grapes, cherries, dark fruit, red wine, tart and sour fruits, vinegar. On the taste, big acidity and vinegar with grapes, cherries, red wine, Brett, funk, a bit of oak. Dry finish, medium body.
Did a vertical with the 12/17/12 batch. Less head on the 12, a bit under a finger off-white head, and seemed to fade quicker. Faded aroma, a bit of an off-smell I can’t quite determine. Taste is still pretty acidic and vinegary, maybe a bit more tart and oaky with bigger cherries.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Lovely amber with a blush of pinkish-orange. Aroma is yoghurty-sour, with cherries and oak. Lovely fresh sour cherries and lactic tartness, woody and vinous traits throughout. Very drinkable, fresh and lively. So good!
wchesser (989) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Fire on the Mountain, Denver. Cloudy lightly reddish mahogany. Nose of tart cherry, red wine, lactic funk, wet wood. Taste follows with great cherry and red wine character and fruitiness lending a perception of sweetness nicely balanced by the actual lactic bite. Benchmark standard bearer cherry sour.
ChinoSkillzian (132) - The Hills, California, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite a few bottles at various times. Pours a light mahogany/brickish red color with minimal head. Nice nose of wine barrel, wet wood, sour cherry, Carneros/Russian River Valley Pinot spice, and acid. Dry, vinous palate that tastes of dried cherry, light leather, funky Brett, and a nice tartness. This, along with Rodenbach GC & Cantillon Classic are what hooked me on sours.
kevinsenn (946) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at La Trappe, SF. Pours hazy brown with lacing. Aroma is sour and tart, with slight toffee and bread notes. Taste is very tart, with cherries and a looooong-lasting finish. Smooth mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Good!