mcg80 (5) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like BeerOrlando found this beer at Redlight Redlight. A quality American Sour Ale, with an inviting color and presentation. The level of sourness is above many others I have tried from this style but remains at a pleasant level. Look forward to trying it again.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a lightly hazy, blood red hue with a thin, fading head of beige foam. Settling to a skinny surface ring, the head leaves minimal wet spotting behind. The nose is very acidic, showing citric tendencies amidst notes of rich, bright berries and tannic skins. It’s very reminiscent of a fresh mash of under-ripe raspberries, both juicy and strikingly acidic. Intensely sour, flavors follow suit, touching on lemon and mashed raspberries, along with other mixed berries. The grain base fades into the background as mildly sweet fruit sugars provide much needed balance for the acidity. Crisp, dry, and tart in the mouth, the palate is just a little papery on the back end and somewhat thin throughout. Overall, a very solid sour from Smuttynose.
DialSquare (3197) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at redlight redlight. Red brown pour with little head. Aroma of strawberry and berries and more berries. Taste is salty sweet then a kick of sour. Dry finish. New to sours but liked this.
nimbleprop (5498) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz pour at Max’s in Baltimore. Pours a totally clear, bright candy apple red with a thin, creamy white head. Nose is big on strawberry, cherry, raspberry with a hint of tartness. Flavor is all berries, a touch tart, sweet, like a liquid Jolly Rancher. Finish is watery. This has a touch of berry-ness you don’t always see in other sours.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at redlight redlight. Pours raspberry red with a thin white head. Great fruity aroma with a touch of vinegar. Flavor bites with a tartness and finishes with a shortcake biscuit quality. Fairly watery, though, and that is my complaint. Good beer, but is watered down and could be better.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Tart and sour raspberry on the nose, with wild strawberry and hints of blackberry. Pours slightly hazy red with a pink head. Sour berries upfront with vinegary sour, finishes extremely dry with a slight biscuity flavor. The aroma is great but the flavor leaves me wanting something?
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had to say I didn’t finish this one. Too sweet not in an artificial way but in general, almost like a decent beer with a shot of mountain dew code red. Not overly complex either. A decent try, but this is a true girls beer. Ok Smuttynose, now get it right!
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well attenuated beer, moderately tart, bright fruit, minerally and oaky finish. Moderately carbonated with a soft texture. Solid.
scottw86 (1140) - Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2010 Poured a dark red with an off-white head. Aroma is very ... sour. Taste is very...sour. For my first sour ale this is hard to rate because it is so different. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. I’m not sure I like sour ales.
TaktikMTL (6317) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût. Verre de 8 oz dégusté chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de cerises sucrées avec une pointe sûrette. Apparence: La couleur est rouge foncée. Présence d’un mince col rosâtre mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de cerises légèrement sûrettes avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sûrette. (Rating #3077)