Capa (1905) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 Pours a deep brick red with minimal head. Aroma is fruity, berries, funk, oak, a bit of spice. Medium bodied with tiny bubbles. Flavor is fruity, cherry, tart, medium funk, wood. A bit of a sour finish. A nice gateway sour. Very enjoyable.
Porterguy41 (18) - - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured a dark amber, with a fruity aroma, (i hope i donít offend anyone) it had
more of a fine wine quality, vary good.
robgibbens (340) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice rich deep reddish amber color. Head is clean, leaving little lacing. Funky aroma with hints of Brettanomyces. Definitely wine-like... Taste is mildly sour with berry/fruit notes. Like blackberries, I think. Clean and crisp going down.
DuffMan (5192) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Jeff. Very hazy brick red with a lively light brown head. Aroma of sour cherries, earthy wood, and caramel. Caramel and cherry fruit carry the palate with elements of spice, old wood, and mushrooms. Lactic sourness and tanginess doesnít overpower. Very good.
alexsdad06 (3042) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown with a small off white head. The aroma had tart cherry and berry notes, oak, some yeast, light vinegar and some alcohol. The flavor has more tart cherry and berry, oak, vinegar, with a touch of alcohol. This is better than what I expected, but still leaves me wanting a bit more.
Klause222 (1) - - JAN 21, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small head. Nice, dark red. Tart and fruity up front. I think I tasted Worcester sauce, probably from the oak. It was not a bad thing. Complex and delightful.
RmmHronek (163) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Buttery, vanilla, tart, some hints of fruit. It has a nice full body but man the tartness goes away so quickly! It has a beautiful red color and tan head. It has a nice strawberry touch.f
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brownish red, mostly clear, with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is pleasantly sour (ie: fairly understated, but there), with notes of oak, mustard, cherry, slight vinegar, slight vanilla, and subtle bourbon (?). Flavor starts slightly tart in a vinegar and mustard way but quickly adapts to cherry, oak, vanilla, slight toffee, and mushroomy funk. Finishes pretty drying and slightly bitter with oak, mushroom, cheese and ash. Medium-heavy bodied, and despite being kinda thin for 9%, Iím not surprised by the body. The lack of detectable heat is nice though. This is better than I expected from Sam Adams. Iím glad to say they can do a sour that at least competes with Goudenband and Duchesse de Bourgogne.
jgentgesdo (646) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear red/brown with no head. Nose is invitingly sour, with notes of vanilla and oak. There is a faint brett note. How disappointing the flavor then, which is malty and minimally sour. There is also a little of that American Red astringency. Medium body, mouthfeel is a little oily, fine. Not terrible, but it is as if some dudes in Boston tried to make a Flemish Sour O WATE.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Hazy deep amber colour, medium beige head. Sweet malty sour fruity aroma, bit wood too. Good filling mouthfeel. Fruity tart malty sweet woody flavor, pleasant