vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with timfoolery. Amazing sour brown ale. The guava works really well. Great aroma and palate, amazing taste, very balanced. Everything I want from a sour.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample on 3/21/2013. This sour/wild ale pours a somewhat cloudy dark amber brown color from a 750ml bottle. Small to medium sized off white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, sweet, tart and slightly funky. Some wood as well. A medium bodied sour/wild ale. The malts are fruity, sweet, tart and funky. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Kind of tropical and woody as well. Good balance between the funky, tart and wood, which in turn is balanced by the nice malt backbone. Hides the alcohol well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is moderately tart.
jredmond (4847) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at barcade. Pours a deep, rich brown with purple hue and light off white lacing. Aroma is tart vinegar and tropical fruit. Mouthfeel is tart, a bit mouth-puckering but not overly done. Notes of guava, sour cherry, berries, grapes, oak, and light vinous characters. Great sour.
gEUS (868) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle - sampled during our motohome tour in California. Pours dark amber with a majestic light marroon head. Aroma of raisins, plums and tart citrus. Medium body with nice sourness and sweetness in the end. Taste is blueberry and caramel. Special, nce!
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour with a decent white head. Aroma is sour fruit, a bit tropical, tart and acidic. Some slight caramel notes. Flavor is sour fruit, cherries, but not quite. Raspberries, but not quite. Iím guessing thatís the guava playing trick on my palate. Really sublime beer. Nice tart balance with some good fruit character. Itís a winner.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Dark brown red with a finger of frothy tan-khaki head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Sweet caramel malts, guava, vanilla, oak, sour cherries and other dark fruits, funky Brett and other yeasts, some lactic acid.
T - Sweet caramel malts, guava, sour cherries and other dark fruits, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, funky Brett, lactic acid, bit of booze.
M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sour, sweet, warming finish.
D - Great sour brown ale. Nicely balanced and the guava is a nice touch.
1FastSTi (3270) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle brought back from California. This beer pours to a red body with a creamy tan head. The aroma is sour chocolate, oaked fruits, and malt. The flavor is sour chocolate malts with light oak and guava juice. Complex sourness and acidic palate. Like very good chocolates.
hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Barcade w Andy, James, Erica (Bruery event). Pours a rich, dark red into tulip. Aroma is loaded with cutting balsamic vinegar and some dark fruit. Palate much the same, but not as acidic as the nose. I actually thought this struck a good balance between acidity and fruit flavor/tartness. Absolutely delicious - I drank in gulps b/c I couldnít help myself, whereas I have to sip most sours.
CloakedDagger (375) - - SEP 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a cloudy brown with a creamy, beige head. Amazingly complex aroma. Caramel, Brett and wood. Rich body, tart fruit and berries - raspberries in particular - with a lovely woody edge. Bretty, tart. Lovely. 130913
peteinSD (1232) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a nice froth of light tan foam that lingers for quite some time. Aroma is sour, light roast, cherry, and course grain. I dno not smell guave or any tropical notes. Taste is intense, thick and sharp sour and tart with dark fruit (perhaps currants), grain, and what seems like light roast in the malt. Smooth, coating and yet also precise lingering mouthfeel. Very cohesive and enjoyable dark sour. Great beer from the Bruery.