jcartamdg (2356) - 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.
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, 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.
oRos (1320) - 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.
cernjoh (151) - Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a cloudy dark burgundy color with a small tan head that dissipates rapidly. Nose is like a cherry sweet tart. Taste is puckery for sure but a great sour with cherries. Good carbonation. A favorite sour of mine.
bhensonb (12139) - 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.
joeneugs (3979) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Bruery. It pours a dark, reddish brown color with no head. The aroma is rich with balsamic reduction, cocoa, alcohol and cherries. The flavor is intense with rich cherries, sharp balsamic, plum and hints of cocoa and cordials... Really nice.
marcus (7301) - 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.
after4ever (6563) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, capped. Thanks j! Pours an opaque dark ebony with no head or lace. Big tangy sweet lactic and pie cherry nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Big tart pie cherry and heavy lactic mid palate. Some oak showing. Long tangy tart finish.
burg326 (4438) - Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an amber red color with aromas of sourness that will melt your teeth enamle and some cherries. Flavors are light oak, cherries and some sourness. Decent sour couldn’t drink a whole bottle though.
fitwitchik (396) - USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bomber into a The Bruery snifter a dark burgundy brown color cloudy with a ton of sediment & little head.
Aroma is acid cherries with a favor that is shocking cherry pie with a touch of oak. Wow wow this is a great sour brew!
Overall an incredible sour and I might add I am not a huge sour fan. o_O.