FlacoAlto (4011) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled July 2014
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a fizzy, somewhat quickly disappearing, two-finger thick, amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a plum amber color that shows a clearish, gold tinged, red hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells tart and fruity, with raspberry notes leading the way. This is backed by soft toasted oak notes, and a toasted, whole grain cracker like malt character.
The beer is quite tart tasting, much more sour than I was expecting, and has me wondering if this is all from the fruit and rhubarb; Ah, I see this is listed as a sour beer, which makes more sense. The beer has a certain lightness to the body, but has a bit of texture that allows it to cling to the palate. There is a touch of an herbal quality to this beer, not quite minty, most likely rhubarb like. There is a touch of sweetness to this beer that is noticeable after wading through the sourness for a bit; this accentuates the raspberry flavors, and the rhubarb pie like notes. The dominant note is definitely the sourness here, but there are subtle notes of wheat cracker like whole grain in the finish, and a touch of juicy, sweet fruit character.
For a beer of this strength, this beer is dangerously drinkable, though it is quite sour, so may be challenging for those that are not used to that.
Martinus (4065) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale hazy brown colour, white head. Aroma of raspberry, rhubarb, spices, sour notes. Sour flavour, light sweet, spices, pie. Sour finish.
(from 75cL bottle @ Sunday Bottle Share, CBC Clerkenwell; RBESG 2014, London)
bytemesis (4944) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber red, small fizzy off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly with out much lacing left behind. Aroma is light overall, fruity, some acetone, light funk. Flavor is quite acidic, tart, some raspberry and other fruit, a mineral water feel along with a biting tartness and acetone which does die off a little as the beer breathes and I get used to it. Medium body, low carbonation. Not one of their best.
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Douglas. Thanks!
A: Cloudy red with a thin off-white head.
N: Raspberry, cherry, rhubarb, even a hint of blackberry underneath. Grapefruit rind and oak. Some red licorice and green apple; vinegar.
T: Tart and lightly sweet.
M: Light body, crisp carbonation, alcohol does scratch the tongue.
O: Nice sour. The raspberry and rhubarb take center stage here, though I wouldn’t quite compare this to pie. And since it’s the Bruery, it has their usual sharpness which, in this case, really ought to have been rounded off, I believe.
douglas88 (7431) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy brown copper color with a medium white head. A big fruity oak strawberry nose. The flavor is big sweet tart berries, oak, rhubarb, tannins. Lively.
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From my backlogg:
RBESG 2014 in London, Sunday Tastinraisins aroma. g at Craft Clerkenwell. Clear amber beer with an offwhite head. Sourish fruity spicy floral vinous aroma. Sourish woody floral spciy citrus fruity flavour. A nice sour refreshing beer :-)
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the few Bruery sours that sets itself apart. The differentiating quality is that the fruit comes through strong even though the tartness is dialed up. Nice clean finish.
asceticbrewer (69) - Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled August 15, 2013) Bomber to tulip. Pours a dark, leathery red with a thin, light brown head. Aroma is acidic, with faint berry notes and a tart, lemony finish. Taste is sour, acidic, with lemon, berry, and tart rhubarb. For some reason this beer feels strangely chalk to me.
umich03jm (2901) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky reddish brown pour with almost no head. Great aroma. Raspberry and rhubarb pie filling, light brett, light oak, and red wine vinegar. Taste is moderately sour. Pretty intense stuff. Lots of vinegar, acid, berries, rhubarb, and red wine. Very solid but it might be hard to finish a full glass.
Pailhead (5803) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of umich03jm
Bottle: The aroma consists of consists of tart cherry, cola, lemon, and a hint of acetone. It pours transparent dark amber with a minimal off-white head that quickly fades to a very fine ring. The flavor starts with tart cherry, caramel, and cola. The finish has moderate sour lemon, sour cherry, and a touch of oak. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.