OxfordBeer (16) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 750ml into snifter.
Aroma: Sour tart with woody notes
Appearance: Dark red/Brown, Slow bubbles rising from bottom of glass into foamy tan head that dissipates quickly.
Taste: sour and bitter, maybe somewhat salty.
Palate: Medium bodied sticky texture with slight carbonation. short astringent finish
Overall: The Aroma was pleasant and the taste and palate were fit to the style. Not sure if I would buy this one again but definitely something to try. Resembled Rodenbach Flanders red.
Stuedmaster (198) - Vista, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh yeah baby, I really like this one. Aroma of sour cherries and plum with a hint of oak. Reddish mahogany pour with little head and no lacing, quite normal for the style. This would be considered an Oud Bruin in Belgium, and a nice one at that. Tart flavor dominates but is not excessive, well balanced by the malt, giving the impression of dark sour cherries and a vinous character (tannins). Medium bodied, thin texture, lively carbonation, and sour finish. An excellent representation of the style and worth repeating. The 9% abv packs a punch but isnít noticeable in the flavor. I used to associate Sam Adams with generic American beers in the old days but they have really raised the bar recently with their barrel room collection.
Caytinator (899) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1.5 year old bottle. Translucent almost-red color, no lacing, little head fades to a ring. Nice aroma, sour but muted. The taste is good, and I agree with the description for the most part - it is definitely tart, and I can taste the toasty oak - its age mutes it a bit, but itís still strong. Itís honestly not my favorite, but enjoyable nonetheless.
jb (2156) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seems like it fits in the red category pretty well, very similar to some Belgian Redís Iíve had. Clear and reddish and dark with a very nice full lacing / retention. nose is fruity and sour. Lots of funky sour. Palate is sour and red and fruity with a dry dry finish. Oh I like this a lot.
jonas (5595) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut, cappucino cream.
Wooden, grape, raspberry nose.
Medium to light dry body.
Berry and light lactose finisher
JonLaRue (13) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beer opens lemon scented malt. Light maroon with a lofy head. Taste is an earthy sweet that smoothly transitions to a fruity oak. Palate is smooth but ends overly sweet. A great beer for a great time careful guys its 9% abv
HighlanderOne (989) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from big bottle. Apple and wine barrel aroma. Good lookin mahogany with no head. I have to say at this point that I am not a fan of sours. I taste fermented apple ciders with malt for balance and definite sangria flavors. This I think is a great example of the style.
arnold931 (452) - Iowa, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark ruby white off white head. Nose is tart citrus and cherry. Taste is same. Nice and tart.
daafisch (30) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Deep red color with a nice head. Funk and tart on the nose. Taste has tart cherry up front that slightly lingers. The finish is dry and tart. Enjoyable.
shrubber85 (7341) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Tart cherry, caramel malt and hay aroma. Dark amber with small head. Boozy tart cherry and caramel malt flavor. Nice body. Not bad.
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark amber color with light fizzy head. Tartness, funk, and some citrus fruity notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a tart fruit note.