bhensonb (10803) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Capped 750 shared by oRos. Pours dark ruddy brown with a transient light tan head. Aroma of lightly tart cherries. Med body or so. Flavor is grabbingly tart cherry. Could be real cooking cherries. It’s very pleasing - never losing the cherry. And finishing woodily astringent. Extremely tasty.
marcus (6363) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours dark brown with a short tan head and a cherry and dark malt aroma. There is a well-layered dark malt, cherry and oak flavor that sticks to the palate. Very tasty.
oRos (1054) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the bruery.com. pours dark ruby with tan head. Taste is very tart sour with a nice tart cherry finish.
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from a trade via BA. Thanks! Pours a deep oaky brownish hue, sun tea and reddish copper glow from the edges and bottom strikes a nice note in the light. Lively carbonation shows a light brownish head atop that dies to a mellow film, laces small down from a large cakey layer. Aromas are tart and acidic, nice lactic notes meet firm red wine, cherry skin, tannic oak and vinegar, sharp and potent with some nice cherry skin, red wine, large potent bite on the nose. Some balsamic, gentle biscuit and toastsiness beneath. Initial is lighter end of the fold, a potent cherry and lactic zing up front is sour and inviting, lactic yogurt, some red wine. The acedic qualities the nose seemed to indicate don’t really come on, making this sour but not harsh or vinegar driven like I expected. The middle shows some more cherry, red wine, big lactic kick reallyt sustains. Yogurt, vanillin, and cherryskin. Lemon and citric elements, a bit biscuity and toasty, bready malts show through just a bit in the middle. Still, some decent fuzziness, carbonation, and lactic elements make this light and sour, to the point. The cherries seem to step the game up compared to the already wonderfully done base Oude Tart. A bit juicy, firmly lactic, and a bit slick as we turn the corner, some gentle oakiness, biscuit, faint Balsamic elements. That toasty/biscuity touch isn’t bad and let’s you know there is some depth back there. This is more sour than the more fruity and luscious regular Oude Tart, but I really do dig it. Where the nose seems to promise a more intensive, abrasive sour, the beer itself is potent, but lays off any vinegar, a strength of regular Oude Tart as well. Tasty stuff. As a fan of Oude Tart though as it is, it’s hard not to like this a lot too.
jcartamdg (1876) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of cherries, sour fruit. Taste is sour, cherries, slight malt, caramel. Lots of cherries, very sour.
Ontape (226) - Valley Village, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dang, this is an intense beer. And that’s coming from a sour enthusiast! Like a mouthful of super sour cherry pie. Wine and vinegar characters show up and almost take over. Couldn’t drink it all the time but certainly would never turn it down!
Ratman197 (9542) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of caramel, sour cherries, spice, light horse blanket and light leather. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour cherries, caramel, spice and light leather with a crisp dry tart lingering cherry finish.
czar (4153) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clear brown-reddish with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. cherries with its puckering citric acid, woodsy and acetic, very spicy - cinnamon, few nuts and dates, hint of maple. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, spicy and sour finish. some complexity for sure but this one is hard to drink - better stick to regular oude tart.
mathieuc (1183) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark red with an agonising white head that quickly disappears without leaving any lacing. Aroma is clearly of cherries, fruity and real over a vinegar base. Taste is really sour, over the top. Some fruity flavors survive but they are not that enjoyable. Acetic acid is strong in this one and really just harsh. Mouthfeel is slightly juicy/winey. Unbalanced and not that good to me.
tom10101 (2662) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). From pandableh, thanks Dan! Dark red with a small ring of beige foam and no lacing. There’s an astonishing amount of sour cherries in the nose along with acetic presence, vinous/red wine notes, oak, light spices and vanilla. Taste is also completely dominated by sour cherries and is even more sour than the aroma. There’s also wood, tannins, light spices and vanilla. Medium body. Low carbonation. Dry finish. Mouth puckering. It’s an extremely sour beer that is not quite easily drinkable, but it’s enjoyable nonetheless.