Terminus (2940) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle-Thanks to Daknole’s friend (whom i forgot his name) for bringing this to a tasting at Dak’s house. June 2012-pours dark amber with a small fizzy off-white head. nose is grape juice and dark sours-flavors of metallic grapes some lite tartness. This is not really all that bad however, tastes a little artificial to me (like welch’s grape juice).
OKplus (549) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - Pours a dark ruby brown with a creamy head that creates a thin ceiling.
S - Tart plums, brown sugar, hints of banana peel, tart cherries, ripe figs, woody, acidic.
T - Acidic and fruity, not as sour as the nose indicated though. Tart raspberries and cherries, plums figs, apple skins, some brown sugar and cooked caramel, woody oaky flavor, and a bit of funky yeast residing.
M - Moderate carbonation, smooth light to medium body, semi-dry finish.
Good balance of sweet and tart. Nice yeast profile and went down very smooth. I will be buying more of this.
Serving type: bottle
dagimp (602) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Greeks in Narberth PA. Pours a beautiful ruby red. No head or lacing. Tart raspberry nose. Mouthfeel is light and very dry. Taste is tart but not overwhelmingly so. Nice mix of raspberry, lime and other berries. Very drinkable for a sour. Reminds me of Duchesse de Bourgone.
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beerproject (117) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is pretty strongly sour/tart with some dark fruit. The taste is mildly tart with oak notes, sweetness and a bit of a boozey finish.
dwyerpg (4092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fairly strong sourness to the aroma. Looks fine. The flavor has a bit of sourness to it but some sugary sweetness as well that I don’t really like. The flavor is okay as a result but not the finish. Better sours out there.
kramer (3908) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby body with a nice frothy beige head that left some nice sticky lacing. The nose is a mix of sweet caramel, oak, tart cherry fruitiness, and a touch of vinegar. The flavor is pretty weak, there’s not much intensity to it, making it seem a bit watery. Some light cherry like tartness, some minimal light vinegar, a bit of woodiness on the back end. Finishes with a bit of a wet cereal grain note. The lightness of flavor makes it pretty easy drinking, but I’d like a little more body. Light bodied with soft gentle carbonation. Not sure I care for this one all that much, it needs a bit more of an edge.
Suttree (4498) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish red, huge beige head. Smells like cherry, balsamic vinegar, and maybe a little oak. Flavor is pretty much the same - cherry. balsamic, and oak. Perhaps a few citrus notes, too.
wedgie9 (1593) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on 3/3/13 from a capped 330mL bottle purchased at Grand Cru. Pours dark auburn with a very thick beige head that slowly recedes to thick and rocky lace. The nose is dark cereal malt with some caramel, and a sour red wine vinegar note underlying. The flavor is the same with the cereal up front, moving to a nice bready caramel malt, and finishing with a nice red wine vinegar note and sour tinge. The body is medium with very lively, stinging carbonation and a long sour red wine vinegar finish.
brinehart (159) - Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice ruby chestnut color. Very slight haze. No head. Complex nose: slightly sour, some bread, some hay and other funk. Pretty complex taste too: herbal sourness in contrast to the more typical lemon and cherry. Light caramel malt. Dry and very quick finish.
FlacoAlto (3506) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A steady pour into my New Belgium Globe glass produces a two finger thick, pale amber tinged, light tan colored head that leaves some nice lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a concentrated amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, deep red / amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of fermenting fruit (raisins, dates) and perhaps even something floral like hibiscus; really it reminds me of concord grape juice though; tart and fruity, with a light acetic character to boot. As the beer warms up it picks up a toasted, nutty character in the aroma. Not a bad nose, but for some reason not overly appealing either.
Sweet, lots of fruity flavors, a touch of tartness (with a lingering lightly acidic bite in the finish), a nutty oxidized malt character, and perhaps a touch of funky, off fermented fruit character that lingers a bit too much on the palate. Fruit notes of green raisins, sweet concord grape juice, touches of hibiscus, and just a funky fruit character. This has a medium light body to it, with a touch of palate coating character.
Sort of seems a bit like poorly fermented fruit juice that isn’t quite done; it isn’t horrible, but I can’t put it much better than that.
illidurit (1683) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle poured into tulip glass. I’ll save my breath on this one. It was really bad. Cloying dirty sweetness, rotten fermenting fruit, and off-brand cola. Drainpour.