Obfuscate (444) - Minneapolis, - FEB 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2016 4oz tap at the brewery. Not a style I enjoy but wanted to give it a try. If you like this style Ignore my rating. Get all the funky stuff in the deScription. Meh.
Thechasm442 (661) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 draft tulip. Brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is sour berries and funk. Taste is sour pear, apple, red wine, and oak. Average mouthfeel and nicely tart and dry. Excellent.
hfmejias (1245) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 Fl. Oz. Bomber. (2015) Dark reddish brown, with a small off white head, no lacing. Aroma of wine, certainly funky, and some fruit notes. Taste is tart, with a bit of sweetness from fruit and malts, some wooden notes and some hops. Very good, very enjoyable.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, thanks to Paul & Jamie. Shared with local raters. 2015 bottle. We were a bit confused, as we thought that this was the same beer as Surly Five. But different name, different ABV... Hazy brown red color. Ring of off-white head. Some bits of lace. Mild funk in the nose, and a hint of vinegar. Nice cherry aroma in the flavor, mild tannic oakiness, a bit acetic too. Moderate sweet taste, with a mild dry finish. Light to moderate sour. Some very nice blackberry shows up briefly. Medium-plus body. Kind of slick, lighter carbonation. Solid, nice one to try a bit of and share, but it’s not without a bite, and a touch of paint thinner.
drsordr (2182) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by DrSilverworm pour light hazy brown copper with minimal tan head. Nose funk, cherry, red wine, light tannin. Taste tart cherry up front. Then red wine, oak, sweet malt. Cherry comes back in the finish.
PartyFowle (952) - - FEB 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky copper like an old penny, fuzzy off-white cap. Aroma blends balsamic, sweet cherry, oak, lemon, plum. Flavor is less bright and complex, a more muted version of the same. Tartness is nicely controlled, however. Fairly thin body, mild CO2, some oaky tannins. Not pushing any boundaries, but a very flavorful, drinkable sour.
commonshawn (1000) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at dark horse. Light ruby cloudy with small white head. Smells tart and slightly yeast. Tart and sweet with some hop. Not quite a sour, which works for me. Pretty good balance.
Dogbrick (11033) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 bottle. The beer pours a hazy reddish-mahogany color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries, oak and yeast. Medium body with flavors of tart cherry, funky yeast, oak and biscuit malt. The finish is moderately sour and oaky with a tart cherry aftertaste. Good beer all around.
Jokestereo (281) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with a very thin line of white head that disappears rather fast. Aroma; tart, red grapes, cherries, oak barrel and fresh cut wood and earth notes. Flavours; cherries, red grapes, oak, earth tones a touch of caramel with a wine characteristic finish.
linusb (648) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: Deep red/brown, thin light lacing. N: Cherry, gooseberry, marzipan T: Bitter almond, cherry O: Quite watery, bit bitter and some butter... Not very tart...