MaBeer1972 (1306) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium amber color. Citrus aroma. Flavor is certainly unique. Mouthfeel thinner than expected, making for a rather refreshing brew. Tart oak notes are well defined. Whereís the 9%? Very well masked.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: A nice red leaning amber color with a mild pinkish-white head.
S: A really nice nose on this one. The typical wild ale aromas of oak, sour cherries, a bit of vanilla, lactic acid, and perhaps just a hint of vinegar and berries.
T: Nothing too exciting going on here. Mildly tart and a light fruit note, but not at all complex and a bit of sweet cherry flavor.
M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation.
D: A decent enough sour with a really nice nose, but the flavor is sort of bland. Still, a good one to give a try and something unexpected from Sam Adams.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours deep ruby with a tan head. Aroma is brett, oak, light lactic (berry) and light acetic (cherry balsamic). Flavor shows basically the same. While I must say that I was rather impressed with this offering, in the broad spectrum of the style I think itís a little one dimensional. Donít get me wrong, iím not sharing my bottle, but there is much room for improvement. I wish that I had bought another while I was out there to put some age on it, oh well. Hopefully this will continue to be available in the future.
jpoelma (5) - Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2010 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown red color with tan lingering head. Dark fruits, Tart, oaky, alcohol. bitter finish. Fuzzy foamy mouthfeel
thehurt01 (261) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
the beer poured a nice deep amber body and a good light brown head. The smell and taste a just as the label says. A citrus tart is a sweet beer. good carbonation.
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from the brewery in Boston. Pours a deep clear ruby red color with a two-finger tan head that eventually fades. Aroma is sweet and tart cherries and a little funk, for the most part. Some vinegar as well. Fruity, sweet, and tart flavor. A little vinegary, as it should be, and just a little sweet for the style. Iíd like a little more dryness on the palate, but itís a solid beer overall and not terribly off-style.
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very unique bottle split among friends in tulip glasses produced a slight brown head that disappeared quickly. The body of the brew was a slightly hazy reddish brown.
I got a hint of Brett in the nose as well as cherries. The smell has a slight sourness to it as well. The brew was a tad to sweet to be called a Flanders in my book I did a side by side with a local Flanders and this one was by far sweeter and fruitier to me than the other. The oak barrel was present in the taste as well. The body was a medium with a ton of carbonation to it.
This was a really drinkable brew to me I easily could have a second glass. A quality beer well worth the try
Nikiel (877) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has an interesting sour flavor that reflects an almost cherry-like undertone. The barrel aging has little reflection on the beer, except that it has a slight taste of red wine/port. Okay as far as sour beers go, disappointing as far as barrel aged beers go, and decent overall.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Thanks JohnGalt!! - Pours a hazy ruby with a small tan head...aroma is woody, cherry syrup, toffee, cherry skins...flavour is similar, lightly sour cherries, lt wood, lt syrup...light everything, not the best example of the style, but Iíve had worse...
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear, amber-red colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is fairly tart cherries and dry wood with a moderate caramel malt. A hint of toast from the oak with some yeasty esters and a hint of funk. Nice smelling beer. Flavor is solid as well. Fairly sweet and caramel malty up front before some smooth cherries and oak come in. Some yeasty esters, vanilla, and a light funk. The tartness grows nicely into the finish before it completely dries with a light acidity and toasted wood. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light to medium, clean body and soft, light carbonation. Just a touch of warmth enters the chest. Overall, a really nice beer. I liked the aroma a bit better than the flavor, but there wasnít a lot to complain about here. The barrel aging plays a subtle role, but adds a decent complexity and made this very enjoyable. Definitely better than the Kriek.