bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours hazy reddish brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of cherry, oak, mustiness, and light horse blanket. Flavor of barrel, cherry skins, and light funkiness with a dry finish.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Night of the Funk. I wish I could read my handwriting, but my notes basically describe a fruity, cherry beer that is a bit on the acetic side.
BeerandBlues2 (9005) - 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.
Ratman197 (8873) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a clear brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of sour fruit, barnyard, horseblanket and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour fruit, earthiness, horseblanket and light spice with a smooth dry lingering tart funky finish.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
NOTF 2010. Deep ruddy amber pour. The nose is quite oaky with a soft lactic back note. A lot of sweet/tart cherry along with a rich sort of vineous wildness. The sourness is fairly simple with a kiss of acetone fruitiness (I’d normally consider the latter a flaw, but it’s so subtle that it adds an interesting flavour). A little bit of muskiness that I quite like. Oaky with a touch of light vanilla and some soft tannic character on the back. Nice brew.
NielsenRatings (8124) - 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.
j12601 (6585) - 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.
arminjewell (5591) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BBF 08 NOTF. Muddled dark brown light carbonation and a thin fizzy short lived head. Aroma is a bit bretty but not overly so- lgiht barnyard and some wet musty blanket- fruity esters raisins soaked in alcohol- a bit boozy, and some earthy toasty malts. Flavorr wasw a bit thin for the supposed 10% and a bit more alcohol comes through as it warms, some light bretty slick funk and some dark toasty lightly roasted malts to a charred crackery dusty finish.
notalush (4588) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boulder Sourfest ’10 - fairly still pour - cloudy rust color - subdued compared to the other beers at the fest, but with a decent sourness and funkiness - quite a bit of charred oak, with some moderate fruity sweetness underneath - a little bit of a slick mouthfeel, leading me to believe that the bugs were still working on this one - better than I was expecting.