TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Naked City, Uber Tavern and several other spots. Dark, reddish-brown pour with a minimal off-white head leaving minimal lace. Nose is sour and spicy, with hints of cherries and apples. Medium body with light, fine carbonation. Tart cherries, caramel, ripe plums, some Brett and woody funkiness and umami, cinnamon and mace. I’ve had one sample of this which was quite acetic - overly so - but the other times it’s been superb.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Uber, on multiple occasions. Reddish-brown with a slight head. Sourness came through in the aroma. Flavor was moderate-high sourness, very well balanced with some fruit and dark malt elements. Overall, a highly drinkable, delicious sour, that is deceptively strong at 8%.
nimbleprop (5785) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF. Served as Prieta. Pours a caramel brown with some off white head. Acidic nose, vinegar, malt, caramel, roses. Sweet flavor, red grapes, red wine vinegar, caramel, vegetal. Full bodied, acetic finish. Loved this, a really awesome Flanders.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish amber in color, clear with a thin head. Tons of sour notes and flavors. This was a very intresting beer had a spakling taste to it.
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at The Yard in Seattle. I wonder if something went wrong with this one, didn’t much like it. Snifter. Deep gray with red tinge, very loose soapy head. Meaty nose of sour fruit and meat. Dry tart, plums and cherries. Real odd, off sourness to this. Nothing his in the right place and it looks pretty weird. oddly dark malting and appearance, no thanks
ManvsCity (183) - Redmond, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very drinkable dark sour ale with an unexpected twist on the wild style. Served in tulip glass from Malt & Vine growler. Had this at WA Brewers Festival and now found on tap. The brewer described this as a Flanders sour black ale - a blend of sour red and stout with a secondary Brett fermentation. Pours deep brown - almost black with a two finger light tan head. Perfect lacing that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Aroma is sour green apples, caramel, and hazelnut, with a bit of oak. Some mild toasty malts for flavor, but along the lines of a dry stout, nothing heavy. The sour/brett character is also pretty mild. Has a dry-ish oaky finish that leaves a nice pucker. This beer makes me want to visit Sunnyside soon to try more of their beers.
trevor211 (1408) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby-brown, soapy head. Acidic - vinegar and grapes (balsamic) on the nose, which is actually not bad. Flavor kills it a bit, adding brown sugar,blackberry, and a lactic note above the vinegar. Hmm - something odd here.
after4ever (6627) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at special brews. Pours jet black with no head or lace. Huge boozy bitey vinous nose, very sharp with a lacerative blackberry acidity. Watery flat body. Boozy, bitey, vinous mid palate. Long sharply acetic tannic berry finish. Tastes far more infected than innoculated.