kegbear (437) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at The Bruery, Pinkish orange color with small whit head. Aroma of lemon zest and vinegar. Tastes of tart cherries, mild vinegar bread, barnyard
and vinegar. Nice and refreshing.
TheAlum (4289) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of mencansail. Thanks, Andrew. Finally got around to opening this. Pour a well hazed really almost murky golden amber hue, darker with some reddish haze. Frothy whitish head dies to a film, lingers as loose bubbles atop, mellow lacing. Aromas are oak, bready malts, and pitty cherries. Cherryskin, lemon and yogurt. Touches of bready malt, Belgian yeast and a growing funky quality as it warms. Initial is firmly sour up front, grapefruit and cherries, lemon, some sweet tarts. Lime, yogurt, cherryskin and pitty cherries. Sour cherries, wet oak and some yogurt. We start to hit the middle and the sourness prevails. Spritzy and citrusy meets some more tannic cherry into the backend. Spritzy, some bready and straw malt presence still show a bit. Oak, good yogurty presence, some funk and some vibrant grapefruit rind, sour white grapes. Pretty sour punch up front and into the middle tapers off a bit as we round into the backend. More tannic cherry, oak and yogurt back there. Straw, spritzy carbonation and some mellow funky brett dry this out a bit more. Grapefruit, wet oak, and dryness, lingering cherryskin and fruit. Vibrant. Not acedic, but that punch up front is assertive. Quite tasty, good flow from the front to back. Nice fresh and vibrant grapefruit with cherries, lemon and lactic presence. Mellow oak, mellow funk. Nice beer, I think. Cherry lemonade. The nose was a bit small, but the beer itself really delivered for me. I wouldn’t call it complex, but it certainly offers the flavors and experience I desire.
thomas15 (521) - USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is lemon, leather, only slight sour cherries. Glowing pinkish gold. No real head or lacing, but it is a truly unique color that is ver inviting. Taste is lemony sour, slight cherries, mostly just lasting sour. Pretty clean, crisp. I like it.
angrypirate06 (1330) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
High 5 to bman1113vr for bringing this one to me for Formula 1 weekend. 2012 bottle, happily enjoyed in April of 2013. Copper, reddish pour with a white head. Nose was light cherry, fresh oak, wine barrel, lovely tartness, pedio. Flavor is super tart and sour, faint friend cherry pies, oak, great beer! incredibly bone dry with an effervescent mouthfeel. Fantastic!!! Look forward to having some more of this guy.
djd07 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is a strong funk, cherry, and fruit. Thin mouthfeel with strong oak flavor and cherry flavor with nice tart finish. Easy to drink, a very good sour ale from The Bruery.
Jesterdeal (1043) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma peaches, apricot, and great band aid funk. Pours peach rose colored. Tastes super sour with slight grenadine, peach, tart citrus and just a hint of melon. This is fantastic.
AndySnow (1199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craft Heads, Tokyo. Red colour with a small white head. Sour aroma of cherries, fruit, citrus. Flavour is cherries, lemon, sour fruit.
TimE (2586) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy Autumn color, Uber tart nose with tons and tons of cherries, white wine and oak. Huge oak character starts on the first sip, then cherries, and a touch of vanilla. Light bodied, very tart. Well balanced. Lingering tart, cherries and oaky finish. Fantastic. Loved this beer
writerljberg (222) - Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL split. Thanks!
A: Ruby grapefruit with lively carbonation swarming the glass. Zero head.
N: Loads of cherries and ample oak. Some grapefruit, lemon and fresh leather. A little funk and some zesty pepper.
T: Oak, high levels of sourness and some chery. Strappings of leather. Grapefruit juice and lemon zest. If you wanted to point to the normal taste of a Bruery sour, this is it. Could use more fruit to differentiate.
M: Very lively. Light mouthfeel in keeping with the style.
O: A good beer that needs more fruit to distinguish itself.
FlacoAlto (3450) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled February 2013
A steady pour into my Teku glass produces a 1/2 –finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a bright, red, almost pink, tinged gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, pale red tinged, copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of lactic acid, light cherry skins, a touch of yogurt like character, a hint of woody mushroom, and perhaps a hint of grain character. After the second, murkier pour, the beer gets a touch yeasty, and perhaps a touch of hay like grain.
The beer is amply tart, and has a bright fruitiness that leans more towards pomegranate, tropical fruit skin notes, some cherry skin notes and a light cherry fruit flavor. Very cleanly lactic, with an almost yogurt like flavor. There is a persistent, medium level of carbonation here that adds some prickly texture to this quite light bodied beer; there is a touch of lactic slickness here that keeps this from being watery.
Quite clean tasting, lightly fruity, lactic and quite tart. A good beer, that is technically well executed, but lacks dimensionality, depth, and / or complexity that would make it a great beer.
MIBRomeo (2346) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
If its in there you’re not a virgin. Words of wisdom from uncle Paul.
Cloudy off orange pour with a tiny whispy white head. Funky aroma lots of blanket leather and sour cherries. Lightly tart palate well coated. Mellow well blended flavor cherries and a lot of wood tart swallow leather notes in the finish. Really good.