FlacoAlto (4139) - 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.
hackobock (3409) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 13, 2016. Bottle at Bruery Bonanza 2016. 2013 edition.
Cloudy dark orange with a very small white head. Aroma is fruity and tart with cherries, peach, apricot skins, lemon notes, touch of spices. Taste is sour and fruity. Finish is dry and sour, a light touch of vinegar, lemon, tart cherries. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.
Fruity and refreshing, a bit too sour finish.
RickTheRick (923) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Une mousse quasi inexistante, une bière de couleur saumon, très marécageuse. Si je ne m’arrêtais qu’au visuel, je dirais qu’elle n’est pas très invitante. Au nez, c’est de la purée de cerises légèrement sucrées. Par contre, en bouche, c’est très acide ... tout un contraste avec le bouquet. Des tanins de noyaux de cerises viennent ajouter un peu de complexité. Un sucre résiduel discret coupe un peu l’acidité. Pas mauvaise, mais elle serait meilleure avec un peu plus de retenue au niveau de l’acidité.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Poured cloudy peach with a short white head. The aroma picked up sour oak, cherry, and other fruity notes with some deeper, darker backing. The flavor found sour oak and cherry notes over dry bready malts.. more oak and darker cherry vinegar on the long, sour finish. Sour throughout with lots of barrel presence.. very good overall.
Bule (1809) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle of 2014 Release. Pours a pale reddy orange color with a bit of head. Very sour and mild cherry fruit flavor.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2015
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pour is a murky dirty orange with a small amount of white head that fizzes away immediately. Nose is a bit medicinal, strong cherry aroma, band-aid brett. Flavor is harsh, highly acidic, moderate acetic acid, some cherry puree, and some band-aid brett. High carb, lighter body, dry finish.
MacBoost (1738) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a strawberry blonde. Aromas of oak and tart fruit. Taste is extremely tart. Flavors of soured fruit, yogurt, oak. This will remove the fucking enamel from your teeth. Kind of vinegar-y. Finish is super tart. Wow. Not the best but extremely sour.
RobertDale (5328) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle. Pours reddish gold with a decent white head. Aroma of cherry, citrus, and some funk. Taste is tart cherries, citrus, tropical, and wood. A touch of vinegar at the finish. Pretty good.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like many of their sours, I just don’t find much complexity here. Citrus sour, just like the rest of them. Not as abrasive as some.
kathouse (1607) - Nevada, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty red in color with a deep cherry aroma. Flavor is sour with a musty cherry blanket, sour grapes, and a heavy but pleasant finish.
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Darshan
Bottle: The aroma consists of cherries, light cola, vinegar, sour lemon, and just a hint of acetone. It’s a mostly transparent reddish-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of moderate sweet cherry with light cola and a hint of caramel. The finish has moderate-heavy sour lemon, light tart cherry, and a touch of acetone. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.