SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on-tap at Bocktown tonight. It was the only one I had not sampled (actually I had never heard of it). The waiter told me it was a sour ale so I ordered it. It was served in a snifter and had a beautiful appearance.
Translucent and foggy red body with nice 1 finger white head. Retention was excellent and plenty of lacing was left behind in the glass.
Nose and Taste were very similar. They were strong on sour cherries-but not overpowering. There wasn’t much else to the taste other than the medium tartness. It was sour cherries the whole way through. Very consistent.
Mouthfeel was medium to low carbonation and medium weight body (not thick as most lambics are...which helped the drinkability.) Overall this was a pretty darn good fruit beer. The best cherry flavored one I have had as of yet. Yes, I will have this again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-28-2007 04:52:12
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured orange and reddish with a small white head. Aroma is sour fruit, sweet, with little hop presence. Flavor is mostly tart, a bit sweet, with light cherry notes and perhaps some other fruit as well. Moderate carbonation and a bit thin. It’s alright.
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this in bottle, had a ncie head, cherries were very subtile, and the ale behind was nice but not all that malty. Some lacing and a clean finish
dolphinfront (1) - USA - APR 1, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 20/20
yo this beer is best very cold very refreshing its gonna get girls drunk if they dont hate it since its sour
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This poured a cloudy medium brown color with an off white head. Aroma was mild artificial cherries and some brown malts. Flavor was alot more malty and sweet than i expected. Artificial cherries mainly, not tartness like i was hoping for.
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2010
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
sour. not sweet, hardly any noticeable cherry, except maybe black cherry. again very sour. headless, light on the fizz. very disappointing. bottle from Stop and Shop, Miami
pete4999 (932) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a nice dark amber red/brown with a frothy white head. Smell is definitely earthy, some gay and "barnyard funk" to it. Some fruit, but not overwhelming. Taste is a bit of a letdown. Sharp taste and very crisp mouthfeel. Tastes like a pilsner but with a lot more lemon than usual. I was disappointed with the lack of cherry that I was promised. Overall: meh.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bacchus. Pours a lightly hazy ruby orange brown with a medium sized almost pink hued beige head. Fruit, sweet pear candy, little tangy, caramel. Medium bodied, almost tangy floral sweetness. Some sort of esters going on here that I can’t quite place. Definitely perplexing. Finishes up with more fresh plum sweetness and tartness.
PorterPounder (4944) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark orange to crimson with a sticky off white head. Label reminds me of a Pokemon - but Smuttynose always has off the wall labels - I kinda like them. Aroma has some spiciness to it with some hints of ginger if I have to pin it down - hint of caramel as well. Flavor has a bit of an odd fruity twang to it - pick up some honey, some fruit roll-up kind of flavor, some green tea. A bit odd to say the least - kind of reminds me of something that Dogfish head would put out. Mouthfeel is nice and sticky.
williamherbert (1167) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007: Hazy, deep cherry red look. Impressive pink head. Clear but with a slight haze. Almost looks like wine. Some thin lace that quickly goes away.
Nice estery ale smell with a hint of a deep cherry. Only a slight sweetness. There is a hint of bitter pine hops. Normal ale with a little more. Flowery.
Excellent ale flavor with a sour/pungent cherry flavor. The sour instead of sweet is perfect for this brew. Delicious. Like a sour cherry wine.
Bubbly like champagne, and yet it’s quite dry. Dances on the tongue. Excellent summery drink that actually has some body. Dynamite. I was sad to finish it. Not so much a beer as closer to a lambic or something, but hit my taste buds just right. I don’t like fruity beers but this one is outstanding.