BucannonXC5 (932) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 11.2-oz. bottle
Glass: Westvleteren XII glass
From: Albertsonís in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack)
Purchased: Sept. 30, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 1, 2014
Poured a dark auburn, mahogany color with one finger of khaki, gray head, which dissipated fairly quickly. Light spots of sporadic lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention. (Sight - 3.95)
Smelled sour fruits up front in sour apple, plum, kiwi, grapes, faint cherry and raspberry. Altogether not as potent as I anticipated. (Smell - 3.64)
Tasted similar to the nose, although I was hoping for something better. Got sour apple, sour plum, raspberry, black cherry, caramel and purple grape juice. (Taste - 3.66)
Light-to-medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Somewhat bitter, but mostly long astringent finish. (Feel - 3.79)
I was expecting a bit more, but this was decent nonetheless. Especially for the price. I guess Iíd have it again. (Overall - 3.70)
3.69 83 B
Suttree (5259) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bonus appearance point for the cool art deco label. Pours reddish copper, with a frothy head. Smells like grape juice, and pretty much tastes like it, too. Kind of artificial in a way.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Red amber with small head. Lightly tart, but not really sour. Flavor decent, but lacking in complexity.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"Not sure what exactly they were going for it, but it didnít really work. Muddled malts and only slight hints at anything sour in the aroma or flavor. Just a twinge of tart really. slight lactic feel, but if you werenít being told this was a sour, Iíd say average belgian ale. Light fruit in there, but not much of anything wild or sour."
northropfrye (2305) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was hoping, fingers crossed, that the reviews were wrong, that this was actually a really great sour, that maybe people just found it too intense (something Iíd love in a sour), but, alas, the reviews were all correct. This is a watered down sour. Red body, kind of like a dark iced tea, not much head. Faint metallic tart aroma. Taste is a little sour, maybe some cranberry there, but basically if you take a Duchess and made a radler out of it...except instead of making it 50% soda, you did 50% water, then youíd have this. Still a half power Duchess is better than a lot of beers.
HeadyDE (521) - Delaware, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle pour..reddish brown tint..nose has some sour presence..light bodied..not much sour action at all..a slight sour cherry presence..overall a bit thin in texture and not very complex overall..
Pailhead (5062) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light tart cherries, cola, caramel, and a hint of vinegar. It pours a dark orangish-brown with some transparency when held to the light. It has a large khaki head that has decent retention before eventually fading to a thick film. There is some heavy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate cola with a hint of caramel. The finish gets some light-moderate sweet cherry with just a touch of tartness. There is also some faint vinegar notes and oak/wood. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, itís too light in the sour/tart and too heavy in the sweetness for my Sour Brown preferences. Itís certainly not bad...just not what I want when Iím looking for this style.
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 Sept 2014, bottle. pink/light brown. nose is sweet, yeasty bread, faintly tart, red fruit. med body and mildly fizzy. yeasty bread, some tart cherry, a tad earthy. meh.
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
11oz bottle that is brown .. deep tawny .. medium foam.. . stupid flanders! .. . leather, brown, dark berry, and pit of said berry .. . aftertaste is where this goes wrong, old bottle flavours and mud .. . could be a really nice beer but the finish is off .. . . who names their kid fucking Rusty!?!?
dfinney23 (1836) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours auburn with a thin tan head. Fruity and lightly tart but not really sour.