FlacoAlto (3810) - 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.
GenDV138 (1833) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. 2014 Edition bottled on 4/7/2014, 6% ABV. Murky reddish orange with 1.5 fingers of off-white head that fades fairly quickly. Aromas of tart cherries, cherry juice, oak, vinegar, funk. Tastes of juicy tart cherries, spices, a little herb, big mouth puckering sour/acidic notes. Medium-light body with a very dry finish.
hayduke (3470) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Kick Starter event at the Humboldt Cider Company to help fund their new tasting room. Poured a cloudy golden color with white head. Moderate lacing. Nose of sour fruit. Medium body. Smooth mouth feel. Flavor is fruit and funk, with a long sour finish. Perfect for a sour fan like me.
alexsdad06 (5899) - Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy dark golden/amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have big sour cherries, additional tart berry notes, acidic, musty wood, some funk, but the tart/sour acidic cherry dominates this, even though the sour notes are forward this was easy to drink.
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craftheads. Nice cherry aroma, first sip is very tart, mouth drying. Lots of fruit, decent sourness, maybe not so much else. Refreshing and easy drinking. Good.
Tmoney99 (11090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy dark golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy tart fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer for style.
demmbonz (590) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared 750ml to snifters. Super tart aroma. Face puckering sour with cherry and oak on the finish. Sticky gum licking sweetness.
b3shine (5844) - Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by alexsdad06). Looks good; a hazy full apricot with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; tart cherries with notes of brett, funk, and oak. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant medium-bodied mouthfeel. Good beer!
MWMBeerguy (126) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Simply wonderful. Like Cantillon. Nice tart aroma and taste with a nutty, woody finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BucannonXC5 (935) - 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 (6090) - 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."