bigguns22 (789) - Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have found a new love for sour beer and beers like this are why. Sour,sour and more sour. I think the red wine barrel aging is why you get the oak and fruit flavors. Over all just great beer.
reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is tart/soury fruits with oaky and vinous notes. Flavor is very tart...deep oaky balsamic notes and vinous...theres a faint metallic note...very dry. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is tart/sour and leathery oaky...very dry!
radagast83 (7301) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Churchkey’s Night of the Living Ales event. Poured a dark copper color with a wispy head. Aroma is tart funk, with some sour cherries(?), very mouth puckering, which I really really liked!
Iphonephan (6185) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at church key in Washington DC. Pours a hazy cola-like reddish brown with slight head. Leather aroma. Sour red fruits with a surprising sweetish finish.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Churchkey. Pours a dark reddish black. Aroma of oak and wood. Overly sour raisin on the tongue. Lots of oak and funk. Very metallic. Really acetic. Not very pleasant.
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The body is an opaque brown with just a thin tan head that has poor retention, still this is a decent looking beer.
S: Slightly sour, slightly sweet vinegar aroma. maybe some cherries or apples.
T: The intro is very mild with a light tart and vinegar flavor, fruity, that progressively becomes sour to a slight pucker.
M: Light to medium bodied with light fizzy carbonation.
O: I somewhat enjoy this and I appreciate that this is how the style should be, but this is something I can only enjoy in small amounts.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pricey bottle, but very dark pour with a slight red tint with no head. Aroma is nothing but strong dark fruits. Very tarty.
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent red ale. Typical bruery tartness. Some fruitiness. Good mouthfeel. The price is far too high though.
WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Im not usually a fan of tart beers, especially flemish reds but I’m really starting to come around to them. I think i may start trying more.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice red pour with a tan/red head. Aroma is sour, fruit, cherries. I’m not sure what I was expecting. THis was a really good beer, but also fairlt shallow? The sourness is there, but it lacked a bit of complexity. Still, those ar eminor knocks against an excellent beer.