TH28 (365) - - MAY 6, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
375ml bottle. Bottled 8/25/15. Appearance: Tea colored light brown, with reddish orange tones. Clear with a moderate off white foam head that hangs in pretty well for a sour.
Aroma: Cherry is strong upfront, along with lactic acid, light toasted oak, and a distinct vinous note.
Taste: Starts with a light sweetness with a touch of cherry, that quickly turns to a funky, earthy, puckering sour. Back end is distinctly vinous and acidic.
Mouthfeel: Light body and moderate carbonation
Finish: Very dry, with a lingering musty oak and cherry. Tart.
Overall: A very unique sour in that the vinous quality of the Pinot noir barrel absolutely dominates the back end of this beer. This beer is puckeringly sour and tart, with a musty, funky quality. Leaves your mouth watering.
ippopotamo36 (1610) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa, CA-USA. Cloudy Amber pour, off-white head. Nose: fantastic! Sour cherries, vinegar, red wine. Terrific. Mouth: very acetic, extreme, some sweet ripped fruit. Top beer!
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Biroholik (821) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 1, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, California (20.04.2016)
Sour Brown Ale leżakowane w beczkach po czerwonym winie Pinot Noir z lokalnej winiarni z Sonoma County. Leżakowało przez 12 miesięcy w beczce z kwaśnymi wiśnimi, dzikimi drożdżami Brettanomyces, bakteriami kwasu mlekowego Lactobacilllus i Pediococcus . 7 % alk. 15 BLG
Kolor ciemnego bursztynu, lekko zamglony. W aromacie mocna wanilia i potężne Bretty (stajnia, koń, siodło, siano). Po drugiej stronie barykady beczka, mokre drewno i ciemne owoce. W smaku umiarkowanie kwaśne, mocno owocowe. Zarůwno smak, jak i aromat są bardzo złożone i wielowarstwowe. Kwaśny, dziki i owocowy posmak jeszcze przez długi czas po degustacji utrzymuje się w ustach. Potężne ciało, oleista, gęsta faktura. Ogromna pijalność! Coś pięknego! Mega-zajebiste!
stchloe (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
10/10 would beer again, incredible sour ale, sweet banana and sour cherry notes against a sour and slightly puckering strong wild yeasty flavor in back, the smell alone is enough.
donandres (325) - , Washington, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap room@ Santa Rosa,CA
A: amber, small head, hazy
A: grapefruit, ooverripe pomelo, sugarcane
T: tart heavily sour like grapefruit
MF:long follow through/finish
OA: Excellent beer for the style, not to repeat, look for- not my preferred style, overpowring sourness
Drank: April 14, 2016
Alengrin (4467) - BELGIUM - APR 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
At an American beer tasting in Bruges, many thanks to Bart for sacrificing this upon my request - glad I can finally have a taste of this classic American sour. Medium, off-white, loose head, hazy peach blonde colour with amberish hue - less dark than expected based on the deScription. Lovely sour ale aroma indeed: sour apricot, sour cherry, sour yoghurt, sherry, passion fruit galore, mouldy orange, wet wood, wet leather, gooseberry, sour cream... Very estery taste, peachy, starfruit, tons of gooseberry and passion fruit, dryingly tart with sweetish side to it providing balance but the drying effect lasts till deep into the finish as it ought to be for any sour beer type; some soft caramelly and bready malt sweetness lurks underneath and provides balance and structure. Tart, dry, long finish with lovely but subtle woodiness, tons of lingering fruit esters and true fruit sourishness, complex, bit earthy. This is every bit as great as I have been reading in past years.
ByTheirLimpin (277) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle acquired and shared in some weird menage-a-trade with Sloth and Coldbrewky. ... Wow. Split from a bottle. Muddy brown in the glass. Head is fine thin and clingy. Nose is super appropriate for popping my trade cherry...black cherry farmhouse funk. Palate is perfectly delivered. Sour without a throat punch, crisp cherry wang, enough sweetness to keep it pleasant. Complex enough to keep the mind busy. .... Yum.
thepatrickman (781) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. This is one of the absolute best smelling funky beers Iíve ever come across. Thereís a wonderful Brett aroma thatís really earthy and definitely "barnyard", but itís mixed with the sour cherry fruit smell and itís just fantastic. As I started drinking it I got light sour and more funk, and then the cherries and booze showed up, like Nyquil (but delicious, homemade, probably organic, classy Nyquil). This is just fantastic -- one of the best examples of this style anywhere in the world.
glennmastrange (2652) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate hay for the malt, fresh cut grass for the hops, heavy damp basement for the yeast, with big notes of wood, cherry and vinegar. Head is small, frothy, off-white with good slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy medium red/brown, with some small particles at the bottom. Flavor starts heavily acidic and acetic, then finishes heavily acidic, lightly bitter and sour. Palate is light, watery with a fizzy carbonation and a tart finish. Maybe Iím just starting to appreciate these, since this is the first true to style Red Sour that I really enjoyed.
Tstamba (725) - Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to a snifter. Amber brown , off white head. There is red wine, oak, sour cherries and funk on the nose. Flavors are layered, complex, tangy, tart , sweet , funky, red wine and cherries... One of the best sours I have tried... Outstanding effort.