JStax (3815) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Pours a semi-hazy brown with a beige head of foam. Aroma is bracingly sour and dry. Some cherries and green apple come through. Super tart and dry. Dries the mouth out immediately upon first sip. Holy shit is this sour.
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Madison, WI, which means I’ve had this over three years. Opened 4/9/15. Hazy dark rust, thin creamy tan head. Good retention. Aroma of acetic sourness, cherry, mild oak. The taste is tart acetic sourness, citrus, cherries, oak, hints of vanilla and alcohol. Medium bodied, low carbonation, lingering tartness.
djd07 (6213) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy copper with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is vinegar, cherry skin, wood. Thin mouthfeel with nice tart cherry, balsamic vinegar, light tannins, really enjoyed this.
BiiruBierBeer (651) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is malt, mild sourness, and licorice. Taste is malty sour red. Medium carbonation with some foam.
Homer321 (2840) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the hotel share. Tart nose with a ton of cherry pie and bread crust. Taste is malty smooth and bready. Held up well with only a light but of oxidation. Very nice.
ineedbeer (1257) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle.
Aroma is very fruity with a lot of tart berries, cranberries, tart cherries, and cassis with some prune and plum notes. Light raisin with some light oak as well. Moderate acidity with a hint of acetic acid. Light toasted bread, caramel and toffee notes.
Pours a slightly murky, burnt amber with a small, fairly thin, tan head that recedes quickly to the edges where it lingers for a bit. Light lacing and small legs.
Flavor is moderately tart with a little less fruit than in the aroma. Medium light acetic character. Some berries and tart cherry with prune and plum, but also some raisin. More malt and oak than in the aroma with toasted bread and caramel. Medium light bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a nice beer and better than Oude Tart. The fruit character is a bit different and better integrated with the malt and oak. The acidity is also not as bright and strong.
DrSilverworm (8666) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, big thanks to Mike B. for sharing at Jay A.’s party. Dark red, slightly brown color. Mostly hazy. Thin off-white slightly khaki head. Few dots of lace. Awesome big dark fruit, chewy, wood, and acidic. Great moderate to bigger sour taste, moderate sweet. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of slick texture. Fantastic, awesome woody mildly spicy flavor profile to this.
Beerman6686 (5381) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a dark amber to brown with a beige head. Aroma was of oak, leather, vinegar, and sour dark fruit. Flavor was vinegar and leather, some brown sugar and dark fruits.
ben4321 (4826) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14
This is a pretty nice one. It pours a reddish-brown. It has a nice sour flavor. Fruity, tart, and woody. Overall, good stuff.
slowrunner77 (7196) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"and here i thought the night would go downhill after the awesomeness that was Friek. they nailed this one across the board. wonderful aroma of oak, funk, and some fruit that at first you think is cherry but has a more tropical smell and taste to it. in the flavor there’s oak, fruit, substantial funk (though not nearly as sour as Friek) and some leather, which i just loved. lasting impression. will seek out again."
Iphonephan (4612) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 75 cl bottle at the Beer Heads bottle share Meet Up in Falls Church. Pours a cloudy brown with an ecru head. Funky tart apple nose. Flavors of tart cherry and caramel. Smooth tart finish.