arminjewell (6982) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Avery Sourfest 2012, slightly hazy dark reddish pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of dark red cherry, raspberry, hints of red wine, dark fruits and caramel, slight funky earth with some dusty blanket, hints of lactic lemon as well, smells fairly nice. Taste is pretty decent, some nice funky notes with a big wine character, slight berry notes with a hint of lemony lactic finishing fairly bitter. Very low to almost no carbonation killed it slightly, but overall a decent attempt.
onceblind (4843) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ 2012 Avery SourFest. Murky brownish orange, no head. Kinda smells like honey and earthy toffee aged in some light sour oak. Tastes the same, kinda sweet and earthy with a light sourness on the end that lingers. Not too sour, very enjoyable and kinda sweet and sessionable.
BeerandBlues2 (10345) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Avery Sour Fest 3. Pours hazy brown with a small, bubbly off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cherry, plum, and fig esters, oak, toast and cookie malt with brown sugar notes. Flavor is faint molasses, apple, cherry, plum, and fig esters, oak, light malt and a dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation.
adnielsen (9605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Avery SourFest III. Copper appearance with a tiny head. A bit spicy, tannic, dark berry, vinegar aroma. Tart dark berry, grape, a bit citrusy, vinegar, oaky flavor.
Steve_0 (2968) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at 3rd Annual Boulder SourFest (06-02-2012). Poured a murky amber with no head. Smell is oak, cherries, light funk, barnyard, and tannin. Taste is vinegar, cherry, oak, funk, and a touch of brett. Light body with absolutely no carbonation. Meh.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ BBF:NOTF. This one seemed like an acidic belgian amber ale. Boozy with banana, apples, bourbon, wood, some acid and honey. Flavor has a solid malt hit somewhat balanced by acid. A bit more tartness in the finish.
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Night of the Funk in Boston. Pours a clear orange with no head. Warm acid, toast and malt, vinegar. Sweet vinegar, malt and acid. Nutty acetone, long acid on a nutty finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/7/2010 Total Score: 3.7
Pouring at Night of the Funk on the Friday night of Belgian Beer Fest in Boston. Pours a hazed ruby brown with a thin white head. Light funk. Thin, sweet and funky. Tang and faint fruit. Acetic vinegar notes on the finish.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2010. Some spice and tartness on this beer, but it just wasn’t enough to be impressive, or quite frankly memorable, which is why I have no better notes.
Jblauvs (1350) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddled dark red pour. Aroma is acetic, some funky wood, and red fruit, spice. flavors are nicely developed, some wet funky wood, spicy malt, some sour acetic tones near the end wraps it all up. A really nice one from Sam Adams, I was a bit suprised.
craftbeerdesign (2197) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample @ the Denver Rare Beer Tasting II on 9/17/10. red pour with no head. light funky nose with a touch of oak... would really like the nose to be stronger - I had to search for these aromas - but given a better glass it would have been a bit easier. medium body - tart over the mouth with cherry notes, oak, vanilla... finishes much better than the rest of the experience with a tart / oak ending and somewhat sour. Overall a light sour with more cherry presence.