zmanzorro (83) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a very dark amber color with a slightly yellow head, that fades to almost nothing quickly. Smells sour and almost vinegary with a small hint of fruit. Taste is sour on the front taste and the after taste is very vinous. Moderate carbonation but leaves a dry taste in your mouth like a red wine. Very interesting beer. Might even be a beer to suggest to people who are more interested in wines.
beastiefan2k (2082) - Lawrence (formely NYC), Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle split 3 ways in stemless wine glasses at my wedding with close friends. Pours a murky red color. Generally, the beer is very surprising. First of all, Sam doesnít make a sweet and cloying mess of a beer. Secondly, unnecessary hoppiness is left out. What is left? Well, a rounded light to moderate lactic beer. Not sour but definitely lactic with a light malt sweetness and light cherry character. Comes off similar to a lot of the commercial examples that come out of Belgium. More interestingly, why is this call Stony Brook... my alma mater?
Leighton (6961) - London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bruceís, London - thanks to Jack! Pours hazy red with a creamy, yellow-beige head. Nose has yeast, Belgian candi sugar, some bread, hints of tang. Light to medium sweet flavor, some tangy berries, bread, mild yeast, toasty sugars. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Mild dry wood to finish, further tangy berries, some yeasty toasty bread, vinous texture, Belgian yeast. Very nice beer overall. Well done, Sam.
AndyW68 (394) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity. Amber pour with white head. Aroma is sweet raspberry and sour note. Taste is sweet and sour. Nice balance. Tastes like a Belgian framboise lambic mix, not really a red.
crossovert (4565) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not really a sour, it does have good almost spice that works with the woody oak tones.
chalicemaster (34) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma from this thing is deceiving to say the least. Great aroma, very vibrant belgian style. What you actually get is closer to a cheap sparkling wine. They say this was aged in a barrel but it left me wondering "for how long, five minutes?". Not worth the price, thereís so many better beers in the same style for less money.
wildbeercat (120) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 fl oz / 750mL corked and caged large bottle into a tulip glass. Served cool.
Aroma: Berries. Dark red fruits, but mostly raspberry. Slight alcoholic smell. Jam.
Appearance: Dark, translucent ruby. No real head on it, but it is quite handsome.
Taste: Exceptionally fruity. Tart and jammy. Mild boozy flavor. This one is all jam, with a hint of spice throughout.
Palate: Full bodied, but doesnít feel heavy. Rich. Flavors linger a bit.
Overall: More jammy than what I was expecting. Quite a unique beer. I donít know that itís one of my all-time favorites, but I appreciate its uniqueness. Delightful treat.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3977) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured a medium brown color with a medium sized soapy beige head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was tartish and savory with a vague odd spices, an herbal presence and was a touch medicinal. The flavor was tartish and fruity with notes of caramel, a hint of vinegar, toasted nut, vague herbal notes and almost a medicinal element. Medium length finish of fruit and herbs. Medium body. Interesting.
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml->snifter. Dark reddish brown with faint head. Aroma: sour cherries, yeast, funk. Taste: tart yeast funk with notes of oaky malt. Good.
Pinball (9671) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
unclear brown small offwhite head.
aroma is mild, sweet caramelly, malty.
flavor is wood, sweet malty notes, faint fruity notes, in fact a pretty complicated and complex beer, but with a rather unsiohustucated taste profile. good sour and wood play.
OxfordBeer (14) - 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.