daknole (10007) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reddish pour. Off white head. Aroma is loaded with cherries, wood, vinegar, berries, cheese and more. Flavor is fruity and tart but not crazy sour. Cherries, red wine, vinegar, oak. This is a great example of the style. Delicious.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First vintage bottle from CaptainCougar. Thanks Tom! Nose is quite thick with refined wood, dark cherry, and light tart. I was shockingly reminded of Rodenbach Vintage 2007. Nice dark pink color with pretty persistent creamy head. Flavor is a pretty great cherry character with admittedly a certain dry US hollowness of flavor. One of the best beers the Bruery makes, for sure.
vtafro (4215) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ NotB ’10. Brune pour with some tan head. Oaky, some light raspberry, and a good amount of brett notes. Aroma is mouthwatering. Funky american sour with some citrus and woody flavors.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled on 2/26/2010. This sour ale pours a dark ruby color from a 750ml bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and floral, woody and tart. A medium bodied sour ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, tart and woody. Lively carbonation. Very tart, and the residual sugar is pretty low. Nicely balanced by the wood and oak. Hints of leather and must. Nice beer, glad I have 4 more bottles. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly tart.
blklab2007 (2059) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks iowaherkeye poured for my birthday afternoon beer! color is a brown orange with nice lively carbonation on the pour and a light coating of dark tan head that fell to a ring on the glass. aroma has medium sourness, cherry, sweet red grape, nice earthy yeast, light wood, and a little leather. mouth feel coats well with carbonation present. flavor gets a bit more tart, medium acidity, dry earthy yeast, dark grape skin, a poke of pear sweetness, and a finish that ends dry and sticks to the tongue for a minute. definitely got better once it had a bit to open up. really nice base American Flemish red that shines due to the barrel aging being on the more gentle side flavor wise.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating number 1900. Bottle from a trade with deliriumfest from BA. Pours a lightly hazed crimson hued brown with a large creamy dense tanned beige head. Sweet cherry and fuzzy funk, sweet caramel behind it, some balsamic tones and a touch of wood. Initially sweet and biting, almost a root beer beginning. Slightly young still, lots of caramel and sour patch tartness. Finishes long and dry, leathery wood, and lingering acid. Delicious. Wish I had a second one of these to check it out again in a few years.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a bottle thanks to Greg. Dark brown reddish in color. Tart fruity nose to it. Smooth in your mouth with plenty of prickly carbonation. Lovely flavors of sour cherry, and some underlying raspberry. Fairly light in body but not thin. Easy to drink and not overly sour or puckering. I would drink this anytime. Good solid sour beer.
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a murky light brown with a reddish tint and a thick tan head. Aroma of sour malt, sour milk, sweet candy. Flavor is quite tart initially with sweetness following and a malty, bready finish. Nice palate, very easy to drink for a sour. Tasty!
BBB63 (6343) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from my main man Jon and served in a Corsendonk glass: Deep ruby and mahogany hue with a lasting fizzy and frothy slightly off-white head with nice lace. The aroma is wild yeast vinegar and damp basement vapours, tart cherry and peaches, floral and dusty esters with a moderate french oak note. The taste is surprisingly not as tart or funky as the nose let on. Moderate fruity acidity, wheat husks, biscuity and caramel malt, well balanced but missing the knockout punch I thought would be here. The fruit character seems more pitty and aspirin like on the tannic oak finish. Some brett and cheesy tones are hidden but hint of their presence. The mouth feel is quite lively and moderately refreshing but does seem to medicinal and tannic at this moment. Perhaps time will smooth this out and also allow for new characteristics to come into play. For now it is a good but not earth shattering brew. If I could take the appearance and aroma from this brew and the taste and palate from the Kuhnhenn Olde Bruine before it then I would have a world-class masterpiece!
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to DuffManSW. Ruby pour with a loose off-white head. Oaky vinous aroma with moderate caramel and ripe fruit. The flavor is cherries, faint citrus, a nice moderate tartness and apple cider on the finish. Very nicely balanced flavor. Dry medium body with lots of champagne like carbonation.