Theydon_Bois (10647) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split at CBC Clerko, thanks to KTBP, 06/01/15.
Hazed reddish amber with a decent beige covering.
Nose is bitter red berries, acidic tunes, musty wood, faint ashtray, tarte cherry skins, light smoke.
Taste comprises cherry skins, bitter berry, dank wood, sweeter berry elements in places, tangy raspberry, must.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, acidic strokes in the close, light puckerings.
Sledutah (5483) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the RBWG grand tasting, Tampa
Cloudy amber with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma and flavors of oak, cherries, tart and fruity
Homer321 (2376) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG gt. Nose is dried cherry and pie crust. Light chest burn acidity. Very enjoyable. Still has a nice malt character.
madvike (3010) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours hazy amber with a thin tan ring of head. Nose is sharp oak, cherry, lemon, and dry bread. Taste is tart cherry, lemon, mellow breadiness, and a long cherry finish. Smooth and mellow body.
DrSilverworm (7693) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, big thanks to alexsdad06 for donating to the share. Labeled 8.2%. Bottle was a slow gusher (my favorite kind of gusher -- nothing wasted). Totally hazy brown red color, sort of a brick color. Ring of off-white head. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Satisfyingly bigger sour taste, lighter sweet, mild dry finish. Awesome big blackberry, some chocolate, mild cherry, oakiness. Love it. Fantastic sour ale. A great one to sip, sip, sip.
b3shine (6106) - Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml to taster (shared by alexsdad06). Looks good; a cloudy amberish caramel with fizzy light caramel head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes tart and lactic with a nice dark berry presence. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly lively medium-bodied mouthfeel. Good beer.
madmitch76 (16572) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6th January 2015
Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Hazy reddish brown beer, small peach - pink colour head. Palate is light, dry and crisp. Starts with a burst of sharp sourness, cherry and a little lemon acid. Nice balancing toasted coconut comes in and then a little balsamic. Finishes crisp. Pretty tart and fruity but the coconut really helps to smooth it out.
mR_fr0g (4391) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at craft clerko. Thanks to Ken. Aroma is tart, raspberry, cherry, smokey, solvent. Hazed orange / pink coloured pour with a lasting loose pink greyish head. Flavour is composed of smokey, tart cherry, raspberry, semi sweet sour, crisp and clean. Palate is medium sweet and sour. Bit of toasted coconut lingers. Highish carbonation.
Leighton (12668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Kenny. Pours murky red with a frothy, off-white head. Interesting aroma, some tart citrus, berries, wood, sweat. Medium sweet flavor with some apple sauce, tangy wood and berries, lemon rind, citric twang, decent acetic bite. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with some woody dryness, more acetic burn, leathery berries, toasted coconut, spicy wood. Novel.
Scopey (7884) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, big thanks to Ken. It pours hazy red/dirty amber with a medium white head. The nose is rich, earthy, funk, wood, vanilla, toasty coconut, cherry, jam and blackberry. The taste is crisp, tart, sherbet, wood, jammy, cherry skin, raspberry, blackberry, granny smith apple, some acidity (but not too much) and wood, with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Juicy and tart. One of Bruery’s best sours for sure.