bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Ahogony beer with a tan head. Acetic/sour aroma. Acetic/sour flavor with light oak and light red wine. Medium bodied. Acetic/sour notes linger with light oak, light red wine, and light earthiness.
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grenache Barrel. On tap. Pours with a hazed mahogany body with a minimal, off-white head that fades quickly. Aromas of dark fruits, vinegar, caramel, vinous, lightly oxidized. Dry red wine. Flavors are sour, fruity, dark fruit, vinous, vinegar. A bit watery. Acetic. Dry and thin, very light carbonation.
brokensail (12899) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a somewhat translucent dark red color with almost no head whatsoever.
S: Hints of vinegar, red wine vinegar to be precise, with a heavy dose of charred oak. Notes of sweet malts and a wine-like fruitiness to go with it. Sort of a bland, uninteresting nose.
T: The flavor is a tad more interesting. Heavy on the oak which gives the beer a fairly tannic feel and flavor. Some mild fruit, but a lot of pulp sort of notes to it--I guess that’s more of a feeling than a flavor, though. Not terribly tart, though there is some vinegar and red grape.
M: Medium in body with a low to medium carbonation.
O: Sort of blah and bland in all facets.