Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
b>In short: A Flemish Sour style ale with a focus on red-wine barrels and vinegar. Decent sipper, below average for the style.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when approximately 1 year of age. Bottle sent to me by kegbear, thanks a lot Craig
The look: Cloudy ruby-copper body topped by a medium beige head that quickly recedes to a ring of foam
In long: Nose is very tannic, red-wine barrels, cherry skin, a bit musty, light port wine notes. Basically it does smell like a classic Flemish Sour but with a focus on the oak/red-wine barrels. Taste follows through. A lot of oak, a lot of tannins, vinegar, berries, cherry skin, raspberry seeds, grains, lots of lacto and all that tied together by a nice caramel. Sour level is pretty high. The beer is unfortunately too much vinegary to be considered an good example of the style, Iím talking pure acetic acid here. I found that drinking a full 750ml to be a challenge, by the end I was really looking forward to opening something totally different. Intense it is, easy to drink it is not. The fruity version (Bruery Sour Cherry Oude Tart) was a lot better despite its lack of carbonation. Anyway, to me this is just another example that any vinegary American Sour Ale gets good ratings. But trends come and go, times change, thirty years from now some TV show is going to make our current shitty decade seem like the most awesome time ever.
Dogbrick (7669) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Bruery Provisions. Pours a ruddy brown color with a medium beige head that has large bubbles. Spotty lacing toward the top of the glass. Cherry, brett and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of tart fruit, yeast, and malt. Funk in the background throughout. Good Sour Ale all around.
Beerman6686 (4232) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a darker amber to reddish color with a biege head. Aroma was tart berries, lots of woody character, and mild funk. Flavor was much the same, very very tart, sour cherries, lots of oaky notes, and some graininess too. Pretty good stuff.
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper red color with ivory sheen. Red wine, tart dark fruit, wet wood, caramel aromas. Light to medium bodied. Medium tart dark fruit flavors with some wood, spicy caramel sweetness--good
tgncc (2753) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Paulís. The aroma is vinegar, cherry, wood. A lot like a bruin. The appearance is a hazy brown color, off-white head. The flavor is sour cherry, vinegar, wood, a bit like spicy brown mustard. h finish is sour, vinegar, fruit. Medium in body. Very good.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(on draught at the Bruery Provisions store). Pours a clear dark mahogany color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sour cherries, pit fruits and oak. Taste is sour with some vinegar. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Smooth, tart finish. Nice fruity sour.
DialSquare (2552) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2014 RERATE 5/9/14: bottle at Brett and Sarahís: nice berry and vinegar aroma, tastes sharp vinegar sour, very lively tingly texture. Nice - same score. 12/9/11: Bottle shared by drowland at Proof. Reddish pour (it?s dark, so hard to tell). Aroma is cherry and cheese funk. Tastes are lightly sour, cheese funk (again), cherry and vinegar. Well put together.
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/9/11. 750mL bottle thanks to dcschiller! Thanks, Dave! Hazy brown pour, lots of reds under the light, under a small khaki head that fades to a ring but lingers. Nice aroma that reminds me cherries, raspberries, cheesy funk, wood, and a bit of menthol. Slightly sweet cherry entry that transitions to a middle sour tartness, though slight, that fades to woody dryness, dry white wine, and a bit of metal. Not too shabby indeed.
jredmond (5261) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Paulís Dec 3rd tasting. Pours a deep, murky reddish brown body with light lacing. Aroma is sweet and sour fruit, light vinegar, and wood. Mouthfeel is perfect tart with notes of sour fruit and funky wood.
malrubius (1657) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy reddish brown with lasting head and lace. Very woody sour cherry farmhouse funk aroma. Tart quite woody sweet and sour cherry funky farmhouse woody very dry and clean finish. Nice effervescent tiny bubbles. One of the best surprise Iíve had in a while. Completely excellent. Ranks with the best Flanders Reds.