ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a phenomenal sour. Deep red cherry ale. Lots of oak, hints of vanilla, horse blanket, oak.
PriorL (1134) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home.
APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: sour, cherries, wood, red wine, dried fruits, little hoppy.
TASTE: sour, cherries, wood, red wine, oak!
Lupulucid (185) - - DEC 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled 10/21/13 Supplication is a sublime manifestation of the style. A true palate bender which does its work quickly and becomes very accessible by the third sip, this amazingly complex beer is rather unique. The balance of flavors makes room for contributions from all quarters. There is a bit more funk than I’ve experienced in sours of this quality. The beer evolves in the glass.
VinegarStroke (202) - Napa, California, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: hazy, amber brown with a red hue. Low to moderate white head. Massive bretty nose. Dominant barnyard and funk. Very wild. Just a hint of sour cherry. Could easily be a bretty red wine. Dry, sour and bitter. Long, question balance. Loads of flavor that’s all off because that’s the stilly. Mid weight , long and tight. Like liking a horse.
Classic but I’m not convinced this is what the style is about. Totally over the top like the rest of the beer from this house. Hard to see the cherry.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: 375 ml. bottle from bytemesis. Thanks Mike! Pours a nice copper color with a thin white ring. Huge bretty nose with lots of tart cherry and oak notes. Obviously sour up front with nice, bright fruit notes, light oak, and a light sweetness after the sourness subsides. Light to medium body with just enough carbonation. Absolutely delicious.
dansac (70) - Loa Angeles, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 A game changer in many ways. Superlatively balanced; big brett, oak and wine notes in the nose, pours amber with about an inch and a half of head. Very tart, with the malts creeping on the back and an amazing sweet middle of the mouth warming up to more oak. A masterpiece of brewing, and a new standard for the style even (superior to the Lost Abbey products).
VastActiv (1973) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries and sourness.
Cockaigne (1) - - DEC 6, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perhaps the best beer I have ever tasted. Certainly the most expensive.
Love the pinot noir barrel tones.
Crash_the_dog (92) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at the brewery poured into a tulip. Perhaps the most perfect sour I've ever tasted - tart and crisp with light malty undertones. Amazing nose and beautiful on the eyes. Absolutely lived up to its reputation.
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tmrmwel (721) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Bailey’s Taproom, Portland, Sixth Anniversary Barrel Aged Fest. Lightly hazy brown with a finger thick head. Nothing too unusual, it seems. Oh my, how wrong. Astonishing aroma with oak barrels and balsamic vinegar, as well as a full fruitiness with nice whiffs of sour cherries. Medium body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sour with oak and tart fruits, and nice notes of green apples and wild cherries leaving a nice fruity tartness in the finish. Superb sour!