MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] pours hazy rusty brown with a small dissipating head. Aroma is red fruit, moderate acetic, light oak, a bit of sweet malt, caramel. Flavor is lightly sour, a touch oily, moderate carbonation, light lactic, a touch sweet, but something just a little off. It just doesn’t taste ’clean’ if that makes sense.
umich03jm (3299) - 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.
iowaherkeye (2703) - 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.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Woody, mahogany color, semi-clear with some haze to it. Ecru cap fades in a couple seconds to a quick collar. Aroma of semi-vinous grape, cherry skins, prunes, moderately acidic lemon, light bourbon soaked woodiness, tannic oak, & some very faint perfume. Flavor has some more red wine-esque vinous notes with lots of boozy soaked oak, cherry, lemon, mild vanilla, & a touch of cola. Hints of oak, prunes, raisins, toasted malt, red grapes, & some mild bourbon-ish hints towards the finish. Not getting guava but it’s got a strong fruity essence throughout. Finishes pretty acidic, gurgling in my belly. Hint of cotton. Mouth feel is oily yet dry. Not bad, the 9% ABV definitely comes through.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2011 750ml bottle
This beer pours an opaque copper color with a quickly disappearing head.
It’s lightly bodied and the flavor is sour/tart with notes of sour fruit.
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.