Fukito (682) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear reddish copper with a small white head that lasts for some time. Aroma is acetic, some green apples, and some slight red fruits touch. Flavor is sour, with some ripe apple, slight lemon and a viney wood note, very good. Medium to light mouthfeel, dry sourness but plenty of favor with a rather gentle aftertaste, refreshing.
prawlie (861) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Trappist in Oakland. Sour, a little tart, but otherwise smooth and flavoursome. Very dark red with a creamy head. Nice mixture of sour and cherries. Very palatable and quite deep.
TwinBeer (50) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy brown with little to no head. Aroma of sour fruit and lite oak and funk smells. Taste is definitely sour but not over the top and cherries with some leather/oak flavors. Overall it is a great sour and a hard to style to duplicate this quality.
BlowOffTube (53) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iím new to sours but really enjoyed this. Pours light brown, thin white head that disappeared. Smells tart with a cherry hint to it. Taste is well balanced with the sourness and perfect amount of tart cherry bite. This might be my gateway to sours.
writerljberg (226) - Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL bottle from Belmont Station. 121712 batch.
A: A darker reddish brown with an inch of foamy off-white head. Leaves moderate stains on the glass. Bright and clear with carbonation running throughout the body.
N: Lots of wine grape, vinegar, grapefruit sourness, sour cherries, and rhubarb. Iím getting a whisp of the wood and thereís a distinctly cheesy funk (think irish cheddar for the saltiness). Has a sour doughiness and a fair amount of wet leather and peppered earth from the pinot noir.
T: Moderately sour with a touch of vinegar and acid over the top of a light, fruited sweetness. Thereís a touch of salt here which I attribute to the vinegar. Does tend to muddle together a bit.
M: Very well carbonated and itís very assertive on the mouthfeel. Medium-light body with no alcohol presence.
O: I really want to like this one more than I do. Itís got a lot going for it, but in the RR pantheon, I prefer Consecration, and in the grander scheme, for fair comparisons, Iíd probably go with a Rodenbach Grand Cru for about half the price.
Brouwerij (414) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy darker, burnt red-orange with a quarter finger of head. Settles quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma is cherry, smells like kriekbier, fruity, vinous, tart, lactic. Flavor is cherry, vinous, oaky, tart finish. Strong cherry but not overpowering or syrupy like many kriek beers, nice oaky balance, delicious. Vinous qualities become much more pronounced as it warms. Moderate to lively carbonation, light body, crisp texture, and dry finish. A very crisp, tart, refreshing, dry, cherry sour.
flylikeabanana (158) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dark amber with a thin, rapidly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is tannic, Pinot grapes, and alcohol. Taste is acerbic, sour cherry, some wine character, and of course Brett. Nice palate, smooth finish for a sour.
podey (489) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
375ml bottle, Batch 008, at Monkís in Philly. Pours slightly hazy reddish amber with a reddish white head. Smell is sour/tart cherries, wood, oak, tannin and lots of funk. Taste is cherries, citrus fruits, pinot tannins, oak and funkiness. The taste is tart but incredibly smooth. The finish is absolutely beautiful. The beer is funky, but not overly so, itís extremely delicate and balanced. Perfect carbonation, perfect balance. An amazing beer.
whicheck (66) - California, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing sour.. nice tingle as soon as it hits ur tounge. Sour finish.. not to much fruit hits behind it.. I like this type of sour.
adamah (63) - - APR 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Possibly the best beer Iíve ever had. A very tart beer, vinegary, acidic, and funky. You can definitely taste the influence of the pinot noir as well. Wow, if only I had more than one!