beertholomeus (791) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2014 Pours amber with a thin white head. Tart, fruit and malt aroma. Tart, rich fruit, malt, oak and wine flavors. Medium light body and a fruity tart finish.
JBPortland (780) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375ml bottle thanks to bytemesis! Pours hazy ruby red brown with small half finger pink head. Nose is musty tart funk, dark cherries, molasses, berries, grape, red wine. Taste is crisp tart funky dark berries, cherries, wet earthy wood, basement, touch of bread, wine. Carbonation level is perfect. Finish is balanced sour cherry, blackberry, strawberry, red grapes, dusty wood, occasional touches of sweetness. Spectacular, a true classic.
Leveejr (104) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice brownish red color. Big aroma of cherries and red wine as well. Taste is very sour but not harsh in any way. Cherry taste and wine sweetness as well. Delicious sour and one of the best ones out there
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batneil (284) - - APR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one has a very fruity taste. The impact was probably softened by the sour ale I tried just before it, but it has that sour kick nonetheless.
GRM (2990) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 375 ml, bottled on 102113, purchased at Belmont Station, savoured on April 11 2014; eye: auburn with a reddish hue, clear, average effervescence, tiny ring of khaki head, no lacing; nose: sourness, woody, light fruity, wild yeasts, slight tannin, alight cherry; mouth: sourness, woody, acidity, light fruity, wild yeasts, slight tannin, light horse, light cherry, acidity, sour finale with presence of musk, medium-full body, rather carbonated, slick texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 375 ml, 7,75 %, embouteillée le 102113, achetée chez Belmont Station, savourée le 11 avril 2014; œil : châtain avec une teinte rougeâtre, limpide, effervescence moyenne, petit anneau de mousse kaki, pas de dentelle; nez : aigreur, boisé, léger fruité, levures sauvages, très léger tanin, très léger cerise; bouche : aigreur, boisé, léger fruité, levures sauvages, très léger tanin, léger cheval, léger cerise, finale aigre avec présence de musc, corps moyen-corsé, plutôt carbonatée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
revolution2718 (229) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours reddish brown with minimal head. Nose is sour cherries, brett, red winey, sour apple. Taste matches nose, cherry, grape skin, vinous note, sour apple rather tart all the way through with the lactic acid sourness and some funk, but not much. Does not dry out a ton at the end, is dry on the whole, but I get the oak barrel character on the finish. It's really good, but I do slightly prefer consecration.
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown with no head to speak of. Nice sour character of cherries and wine. Tart and sweet finish. This is a good one.
RABinCO (1297) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
April 2013 bottle from some kind soul that I don’t recall. Pours a nice deep reddish pink, slight white head. Tart, fruity aroma. Grape, cherry, apple, cinnamon, wood. Taste is sweet, tart, slightly puckering, cherry, blueberry, apple, cinnamon, blackberry. Really lingers on the tongue. Imminently chuggable.
EricTeusink (687) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unreal deliciousness. Pours a orangish clear with small dissipating white head. Sour cherry earth smell. Beautiful sour yet sweet taste. Amazingly well carbonated. Sincerely great. Bottle - Received in Trade
Oregoncritter (10) - Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
First sour I’ve ever had (not that I hadn’t read about them for several months now). Got it and a few others from RR as a gift (and later found out the price- yikes!). Mine was from bottle, batch 007. I finally decided I’d crack it open. Smell from the bottle smelled more like a wine that an ale. Strong smell of oak, cherries and musty goodness - little bit like the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Knowing it was a sour ale, but not knowing what to expect, the first taste hit my tastebuds and made them all go running with excitement. It’s not a "beer" and it’s definitely not a wine. If I classified it, it wouldn’t be an ale either - I guess that’s why they call it a sour (ale). Tart initial taste, followed by just enough carbonation and a crisp finish (along with some flavors/layers I can’t do justice to). I dig it - I couldn’t drink a bunch of these, but it was worth the wait (and the cost - thanks to my brother-in-law John)!