dcschiller (2154) - 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.
italianjohn (2145) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear maroon/brownish pour ... poured out a thin beige head, but that receded quickly and your left with a flat but nice looking brew .... aroma is acidic and very oaky with a sour dark fruit/berry to it and brett .... taste is very dry and oaky with a tart and sour dark fruity flavor ..... flat carbonation, bittersweet with brett and a mild acidic flavor ..... finish is dry with a light bitter bite .... abv hidden well excellent
JulienHuxley (2136) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample shared by someone at HF anniversary afterparty. Brownish-red pour with no head. Aroma of tart cherries, brett and sour dough. Taste is quite sour, very fruity, lots of cherry flavors with a dry finish. Great Flemish red.
Sparky (2132) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#2000. 750ml courtesy of John. Pours cloudy maroon with a beige head. The nose is fruit, sour berries and red wine vinegar. The taste follows suit with the aroma. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Very good – thanks again John!
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft 2 oz. pour @ Brewvival on 2/27/10. pours a murky brown with a 2 finger off white head... big tart nose with notes of sour apple... medium body with a slightly above average sourness throughout... some darker fruit notes linger... nice sour finish... overall a solid Sour Ale - but lacking the depth of others.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle – Shared at a local BA tasting. Dark brown, thin white head. Old wood and cherry aromas ride a soft wave of balsamic vinegar throughout. Tart cherry and oak tones round with a hint of sour funked berries and vanilla from start to finish. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, soft bretty, dry cherry-berry finish. The Bruery rarely disappoints…
_angst_ (2084) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ the Sour & Bitter event in Copenhagen. Pours hazy reddish brown with no head worth mentioning. Smell is sweet and sour with burnt sugar, hay, lemon juice, dark bread, vinegar and ripe dark grapes. Taste is sweet, sour and malty with dark sweet bread, ripe dark grapes, hay, wild strawberries, lemon juice, barnyard and hints of vinegar. Mouthfeel is round, tart and medium bodied. Finish is tart, slightly sour and tiny bitter with bread, grapes, lemon zest and vinegar.
Gr0ve (2077) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle at Olympen. Dark brown and crystal clear. Vinegary aroma. Crisp acidic sour nose. Notes of bread, toffee and grapes. Rich malty flavours balanced by a strong acidity. Well balanced though. A little too much alcohol perhaps, but overall a really nice flemish red ale.
craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey for Night of the Living Ales on Halloween. Deep red wine colored pour, minimal bubbly head. Nose and flavor bring big oaky vinous dark fruit, balsamic and red wine vinegar, acetic acid, and plum. A bit aggressive and not all that complex. Tasty and definitely sour, but not impressive as a brew.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a faint scent of fruit, taste is better than the scent. Has some nice lemon and cherry like flavors with some sour funk, good finish.