valderwort (7) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very Crisp and delicious. Prominent wine barrel flavor with an acidity reminiscent of red wine that has been left open a little too long. Not as complex a five, which makes it actually fairly refreshing
Ernesto987 (4070) - Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid sour, sweet with light tartness, muddled body and blended flavors, was decent
RobertDale (3778) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of tart fruit, funk, and malt. Taste is tart cherry, fruit, funk, malt, and some wood. Very funky.
thomashall (179) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared. Pours hazy brown with minimal head. Strong vinegar sour smell. Taste same with bitter dry finish. Really good.
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. First beer! A blurry really warm amber brown colored one this. A nice medium sizes beige head on the top. Lovely tart red wine vinegar nose. Red berries. Yeah, it’s definitely betted with something this. Lots of funky woody dark charred matches. It’s lovely prickling on the soft bubbles and oily in the mouth. A bit watery perhaps? Well, not really after a few sips. Lots of flavors, quite bitter as well. Sour strawberries, sour apricots, red wine and fruity strawberries. Really lingering aftertaste. A wonderful start. 02.05.2014
ACHops (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Brouwer’s. Pours hazy dark reddish brown with medium lacy mocha head. Aroma is tart cherries up front, followed by dry oak, leather, and more red berries on the back. Taste is clean light caramel red malt, crisply tart smooth finish with big vinous red wine flavor on the finish. Very restrained tartness and ABV, but plenty of flavor.
andrewje41 (787) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at the Brouwers Big Wood festival. Pours a reddish orange color with an interesting sour peach, cherry aroma. Really dry sour fruit flavor. Tiny bit of a wheat finish. Tangerine and sour cherry flavor too. More dry finish. Solid beer. Fits right in with other great sours. Great beer.
vyvvy (4178) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the STL Hops 7th Anniversary Party - Pours light brown with a tan head. The aroma has sourness, berries, oak, vanilla and light vinegar. It has a medium body with some mush and light carbonation. The taste has the Flanders red aspects of the aroma, but it is more malty and more sourness and a salty aspect. Very well done.
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown and a cream head. Brett, tart cherries, wood, acidic, and light wine. Smooth palate, wood, cherry, yeast, bugs, and funk.
JohnnyJ (4624) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Clear brown mahogany, with a light tan head. Acidic, berries, fig, raisin, balsamic vinegar, leather, slight funk, and notes of tabacco. Decent, but not great dark sour.
Nuffield (3718) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was surprised to see that this beer is a sour rather than an Imperial stout--the trope of hell, damnation, devil, satantic, etc. usually telegraphs a stout. Instead we get a dark sour, and even then, only slightly dark--lighter than mahogany, darker than chestnut. The impression is strikingly sour, but when some complex plum and blackberry fruit. Good lingering notes, though the palate seems unremarkable after the sour hit. Still, a nice, solid beer. Bottle.