CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Bruery’s 1st anniversary party 5/16/09: Pours a transparent dark copper mahogany with a huge pillowy froth of off-white head. Aroma of fresh cherry tartness and a touch of biscuity Belgian malt and toffee sweetness. Starts with good fullness and effervescence revealing a mild caramel sweetness and lots of fresh fruity berry tartness before a sweettart crisp lightly puckering finish. Very well-balanced and enjoyable.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For a "young" beer this really has flavor. Edging toward sour and tart but not too much. Easy to drink. Sampled at the Bruery’s One year anniversary party.
SamGamgee (2451) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The Bruery’s anniversary. Red-brown with a big head. Rich spicy and tart apple aroma. On the malty side for a sour, with a nice spice, light tartness, apple skin, and a medium bitter finish. Medium-light bodied with medium carbonation. Not very sour at this point, but has a nice malty and spicy balance.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Anniversary party. This was very mild, just the slightest tartness, very drinkible, could have drank it all day, very nice for what it was.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the anniversary party. Pours a light reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma is tart and oaky with some fresh fruits but very mild. Flavor is mellow sour and more wood. Very light on flavor and could use a good dose of funk. I guess "young" is the key word. Light on the palate and refreshing.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Bruery’s 1st Anniversary party, "young" is the operative word for this beer. Just a bit of sourness and funk, this one needs some time.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the Sour Bar at 1st Anniversary Party, labeled a Young Flemish Red.
Appearance: Light auburn with a decent 1/4 inch head.
Aroma: Grape skins, oak and a wee bit of funk.
Taste: Sour cherries followed by oak. Due to its youth ( I guess) the flavor fades away quick.
Mouthfeel: Thin and very carbonated.
Overall: I like where the beer is headed, need a bit more substance to it.
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Bruery’s 1st Anniversary party. Mild sour with some funkiness developing. Tart fruits, grapes and some oak. This will be a very fine beer in time.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - OCT 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Bruery. Tartness is mild. Dark amber color. Very easy to drink. Hint of acetic acid. Hint of ethyl acetate. Very good. Some oxidation. Heavy carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Last of the keg from the Anniversary Party. Pours with a huge khaki head over a hazed to murky amber body with sediment. Aroam is rich and has winter spices, sourness, bakery, persimmons, wood, and caramel. Taste is nice and tart, with vanilla oak, a decent amount of residual sweetness and a nice fruitiness. Lively carbonation with a dryish mouthfeel.