Slubgob (141) - West Hartford, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into wine glass. Cherry wood color. Thin white head, cherry in the nose and a touch sour. In the mouth itís like a rounded cherry, the batter hint of sour.a bit of found woodiness, finishes long with more wood and cherry, maybe a hint of chocolate?
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml split with my wife.
Served in a Southern Tier tulip
A - Pours a dark reddish brown color with a fleeting tan head.
S - Acidic, lemons, dark fermented fruit, cherries, plums, salt, wood, slightly funky, dark caramel malts.
T - Not as tart as the nose describes. vinous fruit, cherries, plums, sweet caramel malts, salty wood on the edges, has a pecan-like bitterness on the finish.
M - Smooth buttery feel, medium body.
Excellent nose and while the flavor was good is didnít live up to the aroma This isnít a sour beer. Itís tart and has itís own complexities. A good price for the style of beer will make me buy alot more.
Serving type: bottle
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong alcohol and malt aroma. Light hazy brown color with a medium tan head. Light sweet beginning with a moderate sour finish.
ontbeermaker (2155) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours an amber red, aroma was of funk and so was the flavour, this one was a surprisingly enjoyable and refreshing sour, it was quite refreshing and had a nice funk, the mouth feel was great it was yummy
JStax (2400) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker red to amber with a beige head of foam. Decent retention. Aroma is lightly fruity with just a hint at some tartness. The taste is more fruity sweet than sour. There is definitely some tartness there, but itís not in your face by any means. This would be a good introductory Sour. Itís kind of mellow.
Dansrc51 (39) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a tulip snifter
Aroma is sour cherries and stone fruit with a little metallic finish
Appearance is the nicest part of the beer. ruddy red in color with a little cloudiness
Taste is tart fruit, wood, maybe cherry
Palate is nice, malty and good finish without much lingering
Overall, this is a solid beer from a relativley large brewery at a good price point
SnoopDoug (16) - Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a blind taste you may never guess this is from Sam Adams. The aroma is metallic, however it belies the malty and tart flavor that is oh so good. Worth checking out.
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thegreenrooster (2980) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dull brown with a small tan head. Aroma is vinous with a lot of brown sugar. Flavor is about the same. Very wine like with some vinegar, sweet molasses and brown candi sugar. Someone into wine would really like this. Also this would be a great entry beer for those looking to get into sourís. The sour is there but not over the top. A decent beer in small doses.
Shanebrews (100) - - JUN 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is of berries and rot. The taste is dry, tart, and finishes quite sour. The hops peak through in the finish, a light presence. It has many wine characteristics. The beer is beautiful in a glass. It is not for the un-initiated beer drinker.
hockeyplayer66 (1) - - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light hoppiness. Nice woody overtones. Fruity pear flavor and cheery sourness. Definite dry finish. Nice beer lots of depth to the flavor. The more I drink, the more I like it.