jvhemert (346) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at euclid hall denver
AROMA: tart fruit, mustard, vinegar, roasted nuts.
TASTE: very sour, bit of sweetness
OVERALL: good sour, but lacks the subtle blend of aromas of a Duchesse.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mikesaum (615) - Newark, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with little head. Aroma is slightly tart, and lots of raisins. Taste is very tart and vinegary, and a overly sweet raisin taste that lingers for a minute. Good, but wouldnít buy again
arminjewell (8024) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at Avery Sourfest 2013, dark brownish purple pour with off white head, aroma brought strange notes of bread, roast, some vinegar, touch of caramel, slight dark fruit into a bit of lacto, red fruit, some honey. Taste was a mix of tart lemon, berry, vinegar into a bit of dark cherry, dark fruit into some caramel, finishing slightly tart.
Alphadelic (1866) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2015
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Murky, muddy and with no head. The nose is vinegary, like some of the bad Flemish Browns Iíve tried. There is a little underlying roast in there. At some point during this process did no one once say "wait, are we... Are we totally sure about this?" This beer is so vinegary and I get no barrel at all. Itís just not good. Itís a Dijon beer. Iím not sure I want to be a gangsta.
bluejacket74 (1485) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7 ounce wax capped bottle. Served in a chalice, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head that fizzled away quickly. Pretty much no lacing at all. Aroma is tart, the brew smells like vinegar, tart berries, lemon peel, and some chocolate and roasted malt. It tastes like vinegar, tart cherries, lemon, mustard, chocolate, oak and some red wine. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this brew, and the mustard seed made it really interesting. But for the most part itís a good sour ale, as the tartness stood out in this brew. Iíd like to try this one again. $8.99 a bottle.
JaBier (5204) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Dark brown in color with a thin tan head. Aroma is sour, peppery, roasty and lemony. Malty flavor giving way to sourness and peppery yeast before a sour finish.
Mep3222 (745) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Let this one warm. I started with it at velar temp and from there as it warmed some more flavors really came through. Very good sour. Smoky roasted malt aroma with lactic sour (smoky is mild and reading the label maybe it is the mustard seed). Get a bit of the sweetness from raisins in the aroma as it warms, some in the taste. Taste is very pucker sour. Very lactic sour and maybe 8 of 10 sour. Behind the lactic sour is some roasted malt, but the sour really dominates this one. Maybe get some almost meaty smokeyness as well but again predominantly pucker sour. I like it. But not as balanced of a sour as some others and has some odd other flavors. Still good if you like sours, but a step below trinity old growth Flemish brown as trinity sours go. But a very good sour with tons of lactic sourness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SudsMcDuff (6580) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a unique gem.. . mild mustard, sweet grain, tart sweets, and good dose of raisins .. silly mouth, good finish .. . an odd duck but very nice, i love trinity brewing .. . . iím gonna need a bigger drill...?
swanco81 (1) - - MAR 26, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance- Poured steadily into the side of a slightly tilted tulip producing a light beige head that dissipated after a minute ring around the glass. A clear purplish red color frames the deep, dark mahogany center when held to the light.
Aroma- The aroma is barny and delivers some very pleasant berry fruit notes with a little hidden bitter chocolate.
Taste- The heavy lemony/lactic acidity awakes all the taste buds as it travels over the tongue opening them up to flavors of tart cherry, blueberry and brown sugar accompanied with a blend of lacto and pedio funk. It has a oaky quality that is more apparent as it warms which also presents a black currant undertone that is muted.
Palate- The beer provides a medium with a subtle carbonation that seems to be slightly amplified by the tartness. As the beer warms the intensity declines. The beer finishes slowly in layers as the acidity mellows and the fruit becomes more prevalent and the funky flavors stick around under your tongue and on the roof of your mouth.
Overall- This one I will most likely have again. Perhaps it could be a bit much for some, with the assertive sourness, but it was interesting and pretty complex. It had a lot going on and I donít know if 375 ml was enough for me to figure it out.
DialSquare (3197) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2015 12.7oz botte for $8.99 from Savor Pint. Blackish pour with a thin tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma of tart fruit, raisin, woody. Tastes are sweet and sour, oak, toffee, dark fruit, vinegar, cherry, sugary and acidic. Fairly puckering. Low carbonation, slick full palate. Ok overall. Way too pricey to seek out again. 3/27/15: so I got it again anyway. This time on tap at Growl for happy hour $3.50 - at that price it unsurprisingly tasted better...