Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is ruby red with a finger-wide white head. Aroma of port wine, oak, raspberries, and peat. Flavor is tangy and sweet at first but transitions into a tart finish.
jbruner (2715) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy copper red from the bottle with dissipating bubbly tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma is very nice funky fruit sourness with a hint of sweet vanilla. Taste is less impressive, but still much better than I was expecting from Sam Adams. Bubbly carbonation, nice lasting tartness on the tongue.
puboflyons (2311) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the barrel shaped corked, caged bottle. The pour is a slightly cloudy brown color with a modest little cream colored head. Good sour and wild characteristics on the nose with a bready malt sensation and a kind of wine-line ester. Yeast notes. Vague spice notes. Smells tart. Light to medium body. The taste has a modest malted bready flavor at first but it does not take long for the tart, grape and citrus zing to kick in. But at the same time I pick up a touch of clove more in the taste rather than the nose. Interesting all around.
michcam8 (321) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am fairly new to wild sours, but I enjoyed this one. Readily available, somewhat pricey, but overall a nice beer. Pours a murky brown, with a lively brown head. Funk, tart, sour, malt, and wood coming thru on the taste. Enjoyable brew!
kerenmk (2789) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear dark ruby brown with a big, frothy cream-coloured head. A little lactic aroma, sour, bretty, ripe fruit. Tastes a little worty, delicate sourness. Full body, a little cherry finish.
COMRADEJOSH (318) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Funky fruity aroma. Dark cola appearance and lightly carbonated. Sour taste in a tangy way. Very much reminds me of a flat cherry cola actually tasty in a sweet and sour way.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. More of a sour so no lacing head etc. aroma is mild. I'd say its something to start with. To introduce someone to sour/tart like beers.
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symmetric (65) - - DEC 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy, slightly phenolic and boozy nose. Slightly opaque ruby colour. Taste is slightly sour, but lacking a strong lactic component. The last bottle I had was much better, with more sourness - consistency issues?
BenH (2763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Paul. Dark red with off whote head. Spicy woody aroma, quite fruity, red wine, dried fruit. Taste of boiled sweets, winous, molasses, berries. Little sweet and only very lightly sour
tectactoe (2737) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 Bottle: Muddy brown & opaque with the slightest hint of red to it, capped off with a beige head that reduces quickly to a thin film & collar. Aroma is quite vinous & vinegary. Notes of toasty oak, grape, light cider vinegar, tart apples, & some musty cellar floor in the periphery. Even a little hint of cocoa underneath? Taste is not as tart as the aroma suggests. Lots of spicy oak, red apples, wine-like grape notes, a little raisin, some caramel malt underneath, & a dry finish with a big tannic note. Some mustiness in the aftertaste, too. Not up to par with some other American wild ales, but still quite tasty, & one of the better Sam Adams beers I’ve had.