merc7186 (1502) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Tart Cherry, Mildly Acidic, Mildly Bready, Mildly Oaky
Appearance: Reddish/Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Thin White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
Taste: Tart Cherry, Cranberry, Mild Oak
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Drying
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Randall. Murky burnt orange pour with a white head. Tart as hell. Aromas of sour cherries. Acidic with vinegar, malt, and sour cheery highlights. Decent body and mouthfeel..
djd07 (2537) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a cloudy orange red with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is cherry skin and oak. Thin mouthfeel with strong cherry tart and very sour finish. Very good sour.
Experiment_Ale (380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 at Ryanís. pours cloudy peach. Aroma is acidic, very tart, sour, cherry. Taste is super acidic sour bomb, salt, very nice, heavy on acidity.
TheAlum (4989) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of a daknole trade. Thanks as usual, dude. Continuing my progression through all Bruery bottled sours. Pours a nice deep copper reddish hue, healthy deep copper orange glow, a bit dark in the middle, firmer haze, brighter striking glow on the edges and bottom. A small offwhite head dies to a smaller ring, laces small overall. Nice color. Aromas present striking Oud Bruin characteristics, bigger lactic edge meets red wine, cherries, tart and tannic, firmer oak, a bit of balsamic, berry melange meets. A bit biscuity still, almost some spiciness there, some cinnamon, firmer to bigger lactic edge is lemony, lotta cherry, touches of vinegar, firm oak elements. A bit sharp, cherries and raspberries. Nice. Initial is a bit sour up front, sharp lactic twang and some vinegar meets a good deal of red fruit. Fruit punch, raspberry, cherry and seedy loganberry. Some lemony lactic life, touches of vinegar, brown and biscuity malts. Good cherry, red wine and oak presence. Red grapes, more cherries and raspberries. Firmer tannic skin, oak, some sharpness. A bit flat overalll, the carbonation needs some adjustments. A bit slick and yogurty as we press on, lactic life meet some of that toasty and biscuity malt base, some good vanilla, toasty and tannic oak. While this has a firm red wine and cherry slant, some good lactic elements, I donít get the acetone or sharpness Iíve gotten from some other Bruery beers (and as some other reviews point out on this one). Backend is tart cherries, red wine and bigger lactic vibe, subtle Balsamic but more red fruit driven, still fruity and firmer sour/tart edge. Lactic life, tannic oak and touches of biscuity and toasty malts. It certainly bites when it needs to, but this isnít as offensive as some other Bruery sours. Itís main problem is itís carbonation. A bit bretty and dry into the back. The finish is sour and a bit toasty, some spiciness/cinnamon waft, firmer oak and almost that lingering spice, vanilla, red wine and cherryskin. I wouldnít call this one as that complex but it flows well, an assertive sour that lacks enough carbonation. I dug it. Nose a little deadened. Nice beer with a good fruit presence albeit perhaps it could be found a little harsh to others in some ways and that lack of carbonation may be part of it.
kbutler1 (1335) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish tinged brown color with a very slight head. Carbonation looks minimal. Acid acetone aroma, apple and cherry. Medium/light mouthfeel. Sour cherry flavor, acetone. Pretty sour and mouth puckering.
jbeatty (850) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 08/18/2013. Pours reddish brown, practically no head, few spotty swirls on the surface. Aroma is tart cherries and berries, brown sugar and caramel, vanilla cookie dough, with heavy sour barrel notes, balsamic. Taste is sharply sour, acetic cherry, burning vinegar, sweet vanilla caramel, tart oaky notes. Medium body, but really a bit harsh. Over the top sourness for me, not one of my favorites.
Scopey (4713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Kenny at CBC. It pours murky brown with no head (akin to pond water). The nose is wood, vanilla, toasted coconut, tangy, earth, over-ripe cherry and jam. The taste is initially rather tart, highly acidic, vinegar, tart lemon, tangy berry, lemonade, earth, wood, faint mustiness, sour candy and a touch of alcohol with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. No real depth and a bit acidic, but I still kinda like the taste...!
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a ruby reddish color with a smaller sized head. Cherries, funky, tart fruitiness, berries, and some woodiness. This one was nice and sour.
DesertDevil (326) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750-ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby red with no head. Sweet and sour cherry nose with light lactic acid. Flavor follows the aroma with a nice sublime blend of cherry and Flanders tartness; excellent balance. Very graceful, well-crafted sour.