dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by boamr, thanks Ryan. Poured a dark reddish/brown body with a small light beige head. Aroma is tart and sour with notes of sour cherry, slight vinegar, acidity, slight band aid. Medium body with average carbonation soft carbonation and an acidic burn ont he finish. Flavor is tart and sour with notes of vinegar, band aid and sour cherry. Solid beer that will probably get even better with a few years under it.
djd07 (3481) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with small off white head. Tart aroma with cherry. Thin mouthfeel with tart sour cherry flavory and a bit watery in the finish. A good sour ale from The Bruery.
LIVEFAST (62) - Mount Misery, Valley Forge, - NOV 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL, final beer of the tasting. Pours a ruddy red/brown with a loose tan head. Nose is balsamic viegar, vanilla, cherries, and a slight metallic finish. A serious brown malt and creamy vanilla background try hard to keep up with a sharp, acidic sourness that includes balsamic and sour cherries. Great stuff, probably my favorite American made Flanders.
DalzAle (1977) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown pour, little ring of carbonation and a nice sour cherry aroma. Flavor is dry woody, light cherry, stone fruit, lightly sour and lingers dryly on the aftertaste. Nice easy drinker.
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 vintage thanks to Greg. Pour is slightly hazy brown, just a bit of head, no lacing. Aroma is brett, cherries, lactic, nice. Taste is cherries, light funky fruit. Light tartness. Not bad, but needs some age.
MaltOMeal (1091) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to Matt or Daniel at the tasting we held at the Sugar Land Saucer. Pours dark brown with tan bubbles in lieu of head. Nose is of tart cherries and wood. Taste is of sour cherries and wood. Mouthfeel is thin and slightly mouth-puckering. Good sour brew.
johnnnniee (2293) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a solid and clear dark brown with deep ruby highlights when held to light. I can smell the tart fruit as soon as I pop the cap on this baby. Sour cherries, lemons, sweet brown sugar, hints of vinegar, light sherry notes. Taste is a bit more sour than the nose lead me to believe. Huge lemony tartness with hints of barnyard funk hit right up front. Sour cherries and a hint of sweetness sweep across the gullet before finishing with a lingering sweet sour and funky aftertaste. Medium body and level of carbonation, tart acidic mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this one, I’m glad I got to try it.
sloth (2469) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium sized off-white head with good retention and lace. Cloudy, light amber hued brew. Spunky nose that jumps out at you, light fruits, citrus and wood with a lil grainy note. Body is med/light with a soft carbonation, nicely tart, lightly acidic, gently puckering. Tart fruity flavors, hint of cherry and wood, some berry notes with a small dose of malt. Dry tart finish is cleansing, enjoyable.
BoBoChamp (5415) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2010, thx to Wimenels!, complex sour brew, sour/fruity and slightly woody, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew, yet very expensive!
tastybeer (1714) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy reddish brown pour with a nice beige head. Aroma has lots of horseblanket, oak, leather, cherry. Taste is quite sour, lightly acidic, balsamic, more oak and cherry, light sweetness. Palate is tart, dry, soft. Very nice example of the style.