djd07 (9730) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 1 bottle thanks to Aaron. Pours a cloudy amber with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a strong cherry skin, oak, funk, vinegar. Thin mouthfeel with nice tart cherry, oak, lactic, very sour, really enjoyed this one.
dyan (31) - Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2013 release. Thanks, Abraham!Pouring a deep caramel with a dense,beige head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this looks great! The nose is bright, fruity, fragrant and sharp. Bright and sour raspberries and blackberries, the deep, fruity essence captured quite well, mildly jammy even. This is followed by a moderate dark honey and caramel aroma, mildly leathery in nature. Sourness is prominent with a blend of red wine vinegar and sharp lactic acid. Nice. The palate opens puckering and sour with a blend of jammy, raspberry and blackberry sourness, a noticeable vinegar note and a palate bruising lactic bite. The fruit character is fantastic. The mid palate has honey, brown sugar,vanilla, a little bit of rum and burnt sugar. The absence of seed derived tannins is impressive and allows the fruit to shine. Medium in body and highly carbonated, this beer has a long, sweet and sour finish. As it warms up, the vinegar character grows to levels approaching unpleasantness, but served cold, the fruit character really dominates and shines. Recommended.
Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with a white head. The aroma has some huge fruit notes. I get some cherry and cranberry as well as a decent amount of tartness and caramel malt. The flavor is similar. The juicy cherries and cranberries meld with some tart dark fruit and light funk. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle to tulip. Hazy amber hue with creamy off white head that held a ring. Aroma is musky, tobacco, figs, lactic, prunes, leather, raisins. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a dominating sour tartness that extends fully through the finish. Overall this is a nice sour beer.
Johnsense (1323) - - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown pour. Massive red wine and oak aroma. Sour red wine, cherry, oak barrel. Medium body, fairly lively carb.
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keeps up a good sourness from beginning to end. Foamer. Some lace. Medium brown.
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by phaleslu at Muckfest V on 7/12/14. Thanks Peter! Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Malty and sour nose with some cherry notes. Malty and sweet flavor up front, giving way to a sour cherry finish. Tasty.
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the DSH tasting thanks to Alen. Pours murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma of tart dark fruit, wood, cherries, funk, raisins. Flavour is light sweet and moderate to heavy acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured hazy reddish brown with a small tan ring. Aroma of sweet, sour berries, medium malt. Medium body, flavour of the aroma, rich and satisfying.
deanso (8655) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle courtesy of Kermis, shared @THT July
Thin creamy white head. Fumky aroma. Cloudy amber pour. Overpowering sour taste. Not my cup of tea.