Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle shared by OldSock at the DC Summer Saison & Sour Tasting, 7/12/14. Pours a hazy copper color with a thin head. Fair head retention. Aroma of tart sour berries, peppery funk, jammy fruits. The taste is tart jammy fruits, mild vegetal notes. Medium bodied.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Mad Mike, thank you! Cloudy brown color. Aroma of dark fruit, roast. Taste is softly sour winter fruit.
djd07 (3564) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a cloudy brown ruby with small frothy off white head. The aroma is strong oak, cherry skin, and tannic. Medium mouthfeeel with strong vinious and oak flavors, tart raspberry, and lingering dryness. Very good.
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of raspberry here with a little cherry. Finishes sour and very tart, with a good dose of underlying bretta. Pours reddish brown with ok head and lacing. Thanks to Oldsock for sharing this bottle.
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by oldsock. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates and figs with earthy hops and bitterness. Flavor is acetic cherries, vinous notes, light hops and bitterness, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Culmination Fest: Poured a reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is sour fruit. Taste was tart with raspberry, woodsy, and sour finish.
Ratman197 (9800) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at WTF poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of raspberry, toffee and light roastiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of roastiness, raspberry and toffee with a crisp dry tart lingering roasty raspberry finish.
AdamJackson (2599) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crimson red head. Small light head. Nose of cherries, yeasty and raspberry. Tiny bit of duct tape. Hmm. Not as sharp and acidic as the nose suggested. Tons of tart and sweet raspberry. Tough of balsamic vinegar. Very raw and fruit salad with melon, cherry and grapes. Very akin to kombucha in the mouthfeel.
Errl (1594) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewery..Pour is very dark red with no head but some bubbles..Nose is nice raspberries, cherries, wet oak, berries, some mustyness and yogurt...Taste is nice fruited raspberries, bugs, barrel, faint dark malts with some nice funky tartness..Very solid carb and balance.
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep ruby black with a coarse tan froth. Fresh clean raspberry aroma, like a nice sorbet. Flavor is pleasant as well: juicy dark ripe raspberries are really captured in this beer. It also has less acetic influence than many of their other beers. Nice yogurt/sorbet throughout and lingering with the tartness. Their best offering so far.