boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewpub. Pours murky brown with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has tart apple, grape, cherry, wood, vinegar. The taste has a medium tart, apple , pear, almost a brandy.
cpetrone84 (1776) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the source. Pour is dark hazed chestnut brown with a tight bubbly tan head. The nose has a lot of wood, some light vanilla notes, sour cherries and a hint of bandaid. Taste is fairly sour with high carbonation and a medium to light body. Taste has a fair bit wood and some vanilla undertones. Hints of brown malt meld with a strong balance of cherry, berry brett.
egajdzis (5695) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, dark fruits, cocoa, nuts, and wild yeast. Taste of dark fruits, dark malts, wood, and a tart finish, with high carbonation.
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy chestnut, murky with thin cream ring. Strong balsamic nose, high acidity cuts sweetness. Flemish dominates front, moderate acidity with good lactic and acetic combo, chestnut and cake malt support mid as co2 foams, drowning out acetic quality into the lime heavy end, softly sour with yogurt accents lasting. Very balanced, acetic kept low and still sparkling from co2 offset.
Beerman6686 (5615) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a dark red to brown with a beige head. Aroma was of overrioenned apples, brown sugar, light vinegar, toast, caramel, and mild funk. Flavor was tastey, toasted nutty cherries, followed by a lactic sourness, that’s not tongue voting at all and not too funky. Really nice stuff
callmemickey (3891) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2015 Amber-brown body, medium sized off-white head and sparse lacing. Acetic with cherries, tannic red wine and leather. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, pleasant acidity and a clean finish. Definitely a beer that should be drank now.
rentonj7 (93) - Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful surprise at the tasting room.
A: Nose is pungent with fruit that is perhaps past ripe - in a good way.
A: Lovely deep reddish brown. Head falls quickly but the lacing never leaves.
T: Sour cherries with some of the barrel oak.
P: Started syrupy with a dry lingering finish.
kramer (5499) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark amber body, small fizzy off-white head. The nose is sweet and sour with lots of cherries. Nice light woodiness. The flavor is well balanced between the sour cherry notes, woodiness, and darker malts. Medium bodied, sweet up front, but drying out a bit on the finish. Some nice lingering tannic notes. Medium bodied with a slight clinginess and lively fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice stuff.
merc7186 (2706) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Oak, Plum, Mildly Tart Cherry, Mild Vanilla
Appearance: Brownish/Mildly Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Red Plum, Oakey, Mild Apple, Mild Cherry
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Sweet
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle at the brewery: Clear dark brown with a wonderfully fizzy head. A nice lacing remains. Aroma is more fruity than funky with a bit of wood. Flavor is clean yet complex with a bit of fruit and wood. Malty enough backbone with moderate tartness. The alcohol is well disguised. A nice drinking experience.