MrHangover (2069) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Hops&Pie, Denver, Colorado. Pours a hazy amber beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma of oak, sherry, fruits and big vineous characters. Flavour is medium sour, vineous, medium dry and very well balanced. Long, light sour finish. Good brew for sure.
tcane7 (1518) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Batch 008 - for tonights dreg farming mission. Pours a fairly clean reddish amber with thin white head and soapy lace. Nose of horse blanket, vinegar, lactic acid, citrus, caramel. Medium body, assertive tartness and carbonic bite. Really well balanced sour. Horse blanket, mild vinegar, sour cherry, caramel malt. Haven’t had one in a couple of years and almost forgot how delicious these are.
SpongeRuiner (530) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big thanks to tectactoe. Really tart and puckering. A fantastic beer. Really glad I had the chance to try it. It’s also got a nice funky back flavor. Very refreshing and drinkable.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a bright amber/copper with a thin white head with lacing.
Cherry is the predominant smell, but also some oak and a touch of tobacco. Also some other lighter fruit smells.
Wow usually don’t like sours, but this is unique like nothing I’ve ever had. Starts out very champagne like with just a hint of cherry and lots of oak. As it goes down, the cherry flavor brightens significantly and leaves a good pucker by the time its down.
Fairly light mouthfeel and a very dry champagne like finish with high carbonation.
This beer is amazingly complex and delicious. Finally a sour I could drink every day and it has to be one that’s expensive and comes nowhere near the midwest. I’ve got another coming in trade and will definitely seek this one out again.
ineedbeer (516) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is fairly fruity with a nice tart cherry character, some medium light oak notes, light acidic character as well. Hint of malt character with some light plum and prune notes.
Pours a fairly murky copper brown with some amber notes. Thin tan head recedes fairly quickly but hints of it linger on the edges.
Medium tart character with a nice lactic character and a hint of acetic acid. Medium cherry fruit note with some plum, prune and hints of raisin. Medium light oak notes. Medium light barnyard character adds some nice complexity. Light bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low acidic astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a fairly enjoyable sour cherry beer but I think I like it more when fresh. The fruit is in an odd stage where it is fading but still somewhat assertive; it is in a transition period.
pjames317 (29) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Arguably the best sour I have ever tried. Pours an orange-amber with mild fizz. Aroma is complex, like a fine wine. Sweaty Brett, sour cherries, brown sugar, burnt creme brulee-like sugar, toffee, Pinot Noir. Flavor is Funky tart, oak, SOUR. Faint traces of its "brown ale" roots. But this sour is a man among boys. Worth the price of admission. A true sipper. Amazing.
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle from czar - thanks, mate. Pours a sediment-filled orange amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is grapes, cherries, brett funk, wild yeast. Flavor is wild, fruity, sweet, cherry, unripe fruit, white wine. Finish is wild, sour, vinegar, grapes. Medium body, strong carbonation. Everything is right in its place.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden orange/amber-ish with an off-white head. Aroma is funky, citrus, floral, cherries, bread and some red wine. Taste is funky pungent citrus lemon, sour cherries, bread, and oak red wine. Medium bodied, very balanced refreshing beer. Good carbonation. Awesome Sour!
czar (3679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours hazy golden orange with a nice off-white head, some retention and lacing. red grape acidity, bretts and overall complex flora, fruitiness and woodsiness - cherries, spices and a bit of wheat, low acetic. bright to average carbonation, light body, grassy-peppery dry bretty and astringent tea finish. excellent!
stefannilssons (1269) - SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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