dchmela (2731) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Redlight for cracking this bottle (or, i should say, gushing as it spewed all over the place). Pours a deep brown and really chunky. Very floral hop aroma, lots of tart sour fruit in the aroma. Taste is smooth malt, slightly tart, fruity guava and a tart of oak. Finishes with a touch of tartness.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Phone rate. 750mL, thanks Jay. Hazy brown small beige, down to a ring. Some acetic notes, not terribly fruity. A little leathery, earthy old wood and mod bitterness in the finish, some ETOH heat. Sourness 4. Med full body, light carbonation. OK.
50belair (2667) - 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.
johnnnniee (2560) - 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.
Iíve 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 couldnít stomach. A little sweet for a sour, but I really enjoyed this beer.
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From (very old) notes. Tasted on 8/24/11 from a capped 750mL bottle , big thanks to Kan for sharing. Pours a slightly hazy deep red with a very thin pink tinted tan head that slowly recedes to spotty lace with a decent collar that sticks around. The nose is lightly sour with some barnyard earthy funk, oaky vanilla and cinnamon notes, along with some prune, molasses, brown sugar, and a bit of red wine vinegar. The flavor is tart with red wine vinegar and sour cherry, dark date, raisin, molasses, with the barnyard funk and light notes of oak underlying. The body is medium with light carbonation and a long tart red wine vinegar and tannic finish.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Tower of Sour Power. Iíve been looking forward to trying this since I had Marron Acidifie. Was there much of a difference? Honestly not really. This had that sour mustard type smell along with a sour tart flavor. I like them both donít get me wrong.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Reserve Society Celebration 2012. Pours a murky brown color. It is a richer version of M.A. though I think I like the brightness of that beer instead. The dates are strong in this beer and it dilutes the sour a bit too much for me.
merc7186 (2333) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Dark Ruby Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Apple Cider Vinegar
T: Vinegar, Leather, Dark Plum, Sour Mash
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Sour, Sour, Sour
Overall, a decent sour ale but the lesser of the two between Marron and ISO.FT.
umich03jm (2331) - 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.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml gusher. Tart fruit on the nose, guava, and oak. Pours very muddy with fruit solids in the glass, pours an amber red. Nice tartness upfront with the dates blending nicely with the oak the guave and funky tartness working great. Pours ugly but tastes great!