MacBoost (1605) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red Amber pour. Aromas of mossy oak, sour fruit. Taste is decidedly tart. Will remove enamel from teeth. Solid.
Bule (1405) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle is 2013 Release. Pours a reddy brown color without much head. Huge dark cherry aroma and flavor.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The badboy showed up on the bus tour back from Athens. In a big day of beer this was one of the best. Acidic berries, wood, cherry, nicely carbonated. Very nice.
drfabulous (5231) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared at Todd’s. Vinegar. Red wine. Acidic. Light and body. Not that much for me.
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled February 2014
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a three finger thick, overflowing, creamed amber colored head. The beer is a dark, concentrated amber / dark-brown color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright red stained, amber-highlighted hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of dark, pie cherries; floral, richly berry like, and with a tart, freshly crushed blackberry character. The fruit character is huge and expressive and is easily the dominant note; it is actually quite hard to smell anything else. If you really dig there seems to be a touch of phenolic character that is not quite plastic like, and in truth this seems to come from the dark cherry skins rather than the fermentation character.
Tart up front, but this moves to a sharper sourness as the beer rolls across the palate. A big fruit character is here with the blackberries leading the charge up front, but with the cherries adding a tannic skin character and a rich concentrated cherry flavor to linger in the long finish. A touch of malt character plays a barely supporting role, but adds some toasted, browned grain character, which is accentuated by a toasted oak character that is also fairly restrained. The body has a certain fullness to it without being heavy; the beer is actually quite quaffable. The finish has a light sweetness that is brought out by the fruit character and the acidity, and may in fact just be a perceived thing as I am not sure there is much in the way of residual sugars left in this beer. The acidity is predominantly lactic in character but there is a bit of sharper notes that seem to be more fruit derived than something like acetic acid, which I find to be too sharp at times.
This is a nice, simple, sour fruit beer; it could certainly use a bit more funkiness, or a richer malt character, but the truth is that this would then detract from the clean showcase of cherries and blackberries that this beer achieves.
umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle. Muddy brownish copper pour with a huge foamy pour that fades to a thick ring. Aroma is funky cherry skins, huge vinegar, oak, and berries. Moderate to strong sour taste and a very big tartness. Packed with vinegar, cherry skins, and tart blackberries. Intense and hard to drink. Very acidic. Sorta fun to drink but it’s way to extreme for me to love.
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle. Super tasty. I believe this is a blend of Oude Tart and Bruery’s Anniversary ale with maybe one more component. Drinks mostly like Oude Tart with a bonus big malty touch and extra fruit. Oak, fruit, sweet malt. Solidly tart finish. Pretty different and very good.
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG. Nicely done sour. Cherry, citrus, caramel malts. Tart, acidic. Crisp and nice.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - 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 (6252) - 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