johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery.
I’ve been sitting on this one for a little while and since company came over I thought this would be the perfect beer to shock some people! I guess the first shocker was the self pouring bottle. She opens with a huge hiss and foams violently for a few seconds until the pressures equalize. Pours a slightly cloudy reddish brown color with a huge bubbly tan head that piles it high but recedes almost instantly. Initially I got lots of banana and tropical fruit but that seemed to quickly give way to more of a lemon and tart cherry thing on the nose. Earthy funk with a touch of yeastiness and wood round out the nose. The flavor still holds a bit of sweet brown sugary malt which is a bit surprising! The funky earthiness is more prevalent in the flavor and mixes well with the dates which add a bit of sweetness. Light tart tropical fruit with just a touch of wood and alcohol round everything out. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet tart lightly tongue pricking mouthfeel. Hugely interesting beer, that most of my guests couldn’t stomach. A little sweet for a sour, but I really enjoyed this beer.
Huhzubendah (3543) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by craytonic. Thanks Matt!
The beer is slightly hazy and appears orange to red in color. The aroma offers a strong lactic and acetic presence with some mildly sweet fruit. Smells like a fruity Flanders ale. The flavor is sour and funky, with some lingering notes of cherries. Moderate carbonation with a funky acetic finish. The feel is a bit rough. A good beer, but not great, I would have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-08-2011
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mostly clear reddish-brown pour with no head. Aromas are cherry skins, light funk, and light cheese. Tastes like a cherry flavored liqueur with a light sour funkiness and light barnyard. Dry finish. Interesting but not great.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Sean for this... A semi clear light brown, light tope head... The nose is acidic vinegar, a hint of cherries, pretty complex... The taste is boring, vinegar, tart cherries, very oaky finish... Not bad
50belair (3427) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with no real head. Pleasant stone fruit and citrusy/woody aromas. Tart stone fruits, acidic citrus, and muddled earth/woody flavors.
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Clusterfork #3. Pour is cloudy and bubbly. Nose is tart. Taste is tart, funky and ruddy. Nice, decent.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bruery/cigar city iso:ft. 750ml bottle obtained through the reserve
society... Pours a deeper reddish caramel, for the most part opaque
although a smidge of light seeps through. A thin creamy barely off-
white rests on top... Aroma of subdued sour oak upfront, not too
acidic which is nice, sour cherries and dark fruits to coincide. A
touch of acidity surfaces midway through and lingers for short
while... Flavorwise much of it renders similar to what the aroma
suggests. Semi-sweet upfront with a mild acidity that follows closely
behind. Dark fruits, cherries, dates and figs withstanding. An earthy
following presents itself which curtails any developing sharp acidic
qualities. Lighter to medium bodied with an equal amount of
Minderbinder (3297) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy brown with very low beige head. Aroma is of sourness, acetic, lambic-style, malt, caramel. Taste sour, acetic, lambic-style, malt, fruits (raspberries), alcohol. Hot feeling in the back of the tongue. Overall: Nice balance, very good.
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2011 I am rating this shit because it is fucken rare. Shared by Merv. Smells like plum, soft cheese. Some acetone in the flavor, a touch of malt sweetness, sherry, fresh chopped wood. Medium sourness. Not too much going on. Fucken hell.
jcartamdg (3146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into my bruery tulip. Pours a hazy amber brown with decent carbonation and a paper thin head. Aroma is of oak, tropica fruits and red wine. Taste follows the nose, sweet and sour tastes, acidic but not too much, the oak is there but not in your face. I tried this at the 100 bottle release from ccb and the fruit was more present then. This has aged into a sweeter marron acidife Which isn’t a bad thing by any means just different from the fresh. Mouth feel is smooth despite the pucker and acidity. Overall this is one amazing sour that I am glad I kept for myself. I would be the first in line if this was ever released again.