Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
6/16/13 drank on deck on Father's Day. Shared with Doug. Was bought from a gift cert from M&D. SOOOOOO SOUR! I'm stunned this is a style of beer people like. Will be the last sour for the foreseeable future
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
superspak (4572) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2013. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big sour cherry, green apple, pear, clove, pepper, oak, vinegar, hay, straw, funk, red wine, leather, bread, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with great complexity and balance of tart fruity/spicy/funky lacto with wine barrel notes; and great strength. Taste of big sour cherry, green apple, pear, clove, pepper, oak, hay, straw, vinegar, red wine, leather, bread, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, green apple, pear, clove, pepper, oak, vinegar, hay, straw, red wine, leather, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of sour fruity/funky lacto, wine barrel, and malt flavors; with a great malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a crisp, smooth, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an insane wild ale! All around fantastic complexity and balance of sour fruity/funky lacto with balanced malt and wine barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the balanced acidity. An amazing offering.
canary dog (733) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unusual, if not especially delicious, aroma. Woody/hot wood aroma. Extremely full and dominant profile of acetic wildness. Very sour from start to finish. Like most sours, palate is almost electric. Faint note of pencil shavings that lasts throughout the 750ml session. Exciting and, overall, quite enjoyable.
shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted a small sample at a BeerThief gathering. Peachy colour with very little head. Aroma is really funky, with almost a burning in the nose (but in a good way). Taste is really sour, like sour cherry candy. Finish is dry and very long lasting. Great beer!
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vintage 2013 - Aroma of Brett, barnyard and hay, with citrus and spice notes. A one-finger, rapidly dissipating, rocky white head sets atop a cloudy copper pour providing minimal lacing. The taste is vigorously acetic. Sour cherries and grain give way to a slight touch of spice in the finish. Medium-light body and crisp effervencent carbonation. Puckpering dry mouthfeel. Overall, EXCELLENT!! This what a sour beer should taste like.
Paz (71) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Bruery. Pours a golden yellow. Aroma is great sour cherry. Tastes of sour cherry. Awesome!
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Purchased at Hillside Liquors. A reddish-orange body with a quick dissipating almond-coloured head. Sour nose with hints of leather. Very tart, cherries, vinegar, wet oak and raspberry seed. Great life in this body, low carbonation with a surprisingly short palate. Pretty amazing sour ale... Don’t drink on an empty stomach.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tart fruity aroma. Medium/light mouthfeel with a nice dry finish. Sour cherry with a bit of a light bready backbone. Very nice
drfabulous (6420) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from Brusin Ales. Big sour aroma. Vinegar and cherry. Some white grape. Tart and puckery. Pretty nice overall.
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A really good sour ale. And has that strong vinegar note that I love. A little high on the price. I’m glad this is in Michigan now though.