tom10101 (2698) - 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.
Minderbinder (1740) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish with very low beige head. No serious lacing. Aroma is of cherries, fruits. Taste is of cherries, tartness, bile, acidity, vinegar, acid stuff. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Too heavy on acid/sourness for me. Still decent, but I don’t think this is a reasonnable drink.
DesertDevil (496) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle. Old leather and cherry purée are the primary tones for the nose, along with a pleasant vinegar funk and light wet oak. Clear reddish-mahogany in color. Lightly tart-forward on the taste with a nice sour-cherry tone, slight lemon juice, and balsamic vinegar. Prickly, gritty mouthfeel. An enjoyable fruit sour.
Sammy (8520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 Dark sour, with cherries. Big cherry aroma. Lace rings. Great sour and complex flavour
ABUSEDGOAT (2350) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red color, minimal head, virtually no lace/retention. Aroma is sour cherry, wood, funk. Medium bodied, moderate to high tartness, low sweetness. I’m starting to really like their sour offerings.
deekyn (1165) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - pours mahogany dark cola with no head. S - smells like a sweet cheery pie. Metallic canned cherries and buttery pie crust. Notes of dried dates (those weird clif bars made from dates) sweet. M - lacto lemony tartness to a sweet sweet palate with a dry sticky end. No carb. T - can't decide about this one. Tastes are tart canned cherries, brown sugar, dried sweetened dates and nuts. This really really tastes like that cherry date paste clif bar. I'm not even kidding. And a hint of soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Lacto lemony tartness. 3.7
Homer321 (1851) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Randall. Pours with a medium light brown head that does quickly. Hazy reddish brown in color. Nose of tart cherries. Imagine that. Some subtle pie-like aromas. Kind of doughy. Taste is initially tart and quickly reveals the cherry flavor. Malt flavor is a little flat, more focused on the sourness and fruit. Very nice.
Sarlacc83 (702) - Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Chris. Thanks!
A: Lightless red, almost black. Very light head. Not much in the way of legs.
N: Big cherry, oak, bubble gum, vinous grape, earth, leather, acetone.
T: Big sourness rounded out by soft cherry and grape. Nicely balanced for such an acetic beer.
M: Light bodied, hidden alcohol.
O: A winner. Nice complexity without overpowering acid. One of the Bruery’s best.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Aroma is sour cherry, oak, vinegar. Taste is tart and sweet. Medium bodied and dry palate. Good.
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yes. This is one of the best sours that i have had. Very good mix of alcohol with a bite that isn’t too pukcering.