BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 750ml bottle (25.4 oz.)
Glass: Westvletern XII Trappist glass
From: Beer Advocate’s heresy22
Consumed: Oct. 25, 2014
Misc.: 2014 edition; Bottle says 6 percent ABV; Had about 2/3 of the bottle left when I got it
Poured a dark pink lemonade color with light off white head that dissipated almost immediately. No lacing along the sides of the glass. No retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.63)
Smelled artificial cherry (on a sundae), sour cherry, black cherry, cherry ice cream, Sweet Tarts, Smarties, cherry Bubble Yum, Gobstoppers, light orange zest and very light vanilla. (Smell - 4.25)
Tasted even more cherrier than the nose. Got sour cherry, cherry Bubble Yum, Sweet Tarts, black cherry, cherry ice cream and light oaky notes. Cherry notes (lots of them obviously) are mostly sugary artificial. (Taste - 4.13)
Light body. Oily-to-thin texture. Average carbonation. Long, sour fruity finish. (Feel - 4.38)
Cherry is the only way to describe this beer. A nice sour, especially if you are into cherries. Yum, yum. (Overall - 4.13)
4.15 93 A-
slowrunner77 (7860) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"could be classed as a fruit lambic too i suppose. looks like a slightly lighter colered fruit punch. the white heady disappears rather quick, but the carbonation level is really good, and great for this style. fairly aggressively sour with the cherries definiteky making their presence known on the back end. great lingering finish. very bright aroma, and especially flavor."
vtafro (5248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy pink pour no head. Pink fruit, tartness, light funk. Berries and tart flavors, nice and tart.
suprchunk (2734) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange colored pour. Small amount of bubbles. No lacing. Sweet dough aroma. Taste is tart cherry pie.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Cloudy copper body, muddled. The fizzling head is literally completely gone before I can even decide what color it is. Aroma with some light must, damp cotton blanket, acidic & sharp cherry skins, hefty vinegar, a bit of perfume & floral notes, some yogurty lacto. Extremely sour flavor. WOW. Balsamic vinegar, white wine vinegar, underripe cherry skin, lemon flesh, acetic & lactic acid assault the palate & tear up the gum line in an instant. I get a little bit of strawberry alongside the cherry, too. A touch of musty wood toward the finish as the insane tartness finally subsides. Acidic, sharp finish with hints of yogurt, cherry, & vinegar. The masochist in me actually enjoys certain sourness to the extend that my face implodes in upon itself much like a dying star. Such is the case, here. So if you like ass puckeringly tart shit, this is to die for. Not very "Belgian", but sour as fuck.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a cloudy pinkish pale orange with a short lived orange head. Aroma is sour, orange, cherry. Flavor is sugar, cherry, acid, vinegar. Finish is acid and acetic. Loads of lingering tartness. Medium body, weak to average carbonation.
high_on_hops (797) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful hazy pink with an off-white head and lacing. It has a tart aroma with a bit of malt and some cherry. The flavor is tart fruit and malt up front with a cherry middle and balanced finish over a medium-might body.
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stevoj (3106) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample thanks to BuckeyeBoy. Pours out pale pinkish tinge with minimal foamy head. Fruity aroma, sweet and not too tart. Taste is cherry jam , a hint of yeast, and lots of dry tartness. Finish is bone dry, but overall halfway between a kriek and a sour. Nice.
beechner224 (977) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottleshare thanks to DrewFace. Pours an orange amber color. White head. Aroma if tart sourness, just a hint of cherries. Taste is light, tart, sour, refreshing. Pretty darn drinkable.
DrewFace (960) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly hazy orange color, minimal white head. Big tart, funky aroma, some acidic notes, some fruity notes. Very sour, acidic. Some funky barnyardy notes as well, cherries come thru but mostly dominated by sour. Dry and tasty overall.