Trev (1821) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown pour with some sediment.
No real head to speak of.
aroma was nice oaky, vanilla, vinous fruit, tannic tang. Smells quite nice.
flavour was a bit underwhelming for me.
Woody, tobacco, light earthiness. dark cherry and tart grape. Decent.
gendv138 (246) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes, consumed on 3/25/13 at ChurchKey during CBC Week. Draft (2013) poured into a tasting snifter. Pours a dark brownish color with off-white head. Aromas of red wine, grapes, vinegar. Tasting notes of dark fruit, light herbs, sour grapes, tart notes, vinegar. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.
nuplastikk (4090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GTWM 2013. Deep burgundy brown body. Very nice beer. Sour red grape edges. Vinous tones merged with mellow brown malt. Balanced.
Calvinroots (15) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious sour beer!!! I only had a small taste at a beer share but would love to drink this again. Sour in the nose up front and following thru all day long in the flavor.
Howlader (392) - - JAN 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draught at Churchkey during the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, DC.
KingCecil (2030) - DENMARK - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home… from trade… It pours clear amber with small beige head.. Tart, fruity like apple, oak notes, red wine notes...
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep ruby, almost black... it’s got a small head that leaves some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is nicely pungent, it’s got a mild balsamic vinegar note, plenty of dark berries, and some light woodiness. It’s funky and a touch lemony.
The flavor is fruity & sour, it’s got some nice dark berry flavor. It’s really nicely tart and not overly vinegary. Modestly dry, cool, & easy to drink. Would re-pete.
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Deep burnt brown sugar, reddish notes, dirty and thick, moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing. Soft to moderate nose of unripened cherries and wood. Sweet vinegar as well. Comes across on the nose as a somewhat pedestrian Sour Red/Brown. Minor tartness up front, slightly dry, witih both ripened and unripened cherries. I would say ripened only because this one isn’t too sour, only slightly tart. Has a slight woody aspect, assuming from barrel aging. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Finishes like a very mild and pedestrian Sour Red/Brown. Both new and young cherries, sweet vinegar, and woody aspects. Decent, but could stand to be much drier and sour. Thanks Bob!
John25 (130) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours ruby. Aroma is funky, sour, and a little wood. The taste follows the aroma and adds more wood and red wine from the barrels with a touch of chocolate and tobacco. The brett provides a nice tart funk without being too much. Pentagram is dark and evil. Sour, tart mouthfeel but also chewy. Extra points for the sick bottle art and wax seal!!
Smurf2055 (1251) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours ruby, minimal head.
Smell is lactic tart, funky wood
Taste red fruit, oaky, minimal tartness
Sort of dissipointed in this one
Joe_M (24) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good beer from surly, but same problem... I can go buy 2 bottles of la folie and be significantly happier, or even 3 bottles of rodenbauch for the price of this bottle... otherwise good