brokensail (9128) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: This one pours a pretty dark brown color with lots of reddish notes and a finger of tan head.
S: Smells really quite nice. A touch of vinegar, but solid oak aromas and a bit of grass and wet hay. A light caramel sweetness and a lilttle bit of fruit notes. Some nice oxidation to it.
T: The flavor is not quite as good. There is a bit of a sweet, grape Jolly Rancher type flavor to it. Slightly tart with some vinegar and a decent amount of oak. Not quite as much of the grass and hay notes that were present on the nose.
M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation.
D: I liked the nose quite a bit, but the flavor was definitely a let down. Good, but not worth the rather hefty price tag.
GT2 (7033) - Riverside, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL at DC Elite. Pours a hazy mahogany with a small, tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, big spice, spicy red wine vinegar, Flemish red complexities like spicy oak, chocolate ganache. Taste is dry, bland, chalky, tart but not sour, metals, lemon, cardboard. Softly carbonated on the palate. Too much lemon tart and not enough Flemish red oomph.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly clear brown pour with a light tan head. Bretty aroma with sour fruit, apple and pear. Pear juice flavor with lots of tartness. Bitter hop finish.
nimbleprop (3854) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a thick, hazy brown with a creamy lightly beige head. Nose is apples, pears, tartness. Flavor is apples, grapefruit, lemon, vinegar. Full bodied, tart finish.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet caramel and vinegar nose, lots of cherry. Taste is sweet, lightly sour, lots of cherry, some plum skins, and tobacco.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Large beige head that mostly dissipates atop murky dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, sour Brett/cherry, light caramel, dusky. Taste is medium sweet, cherry, fairly sour, lacto, some duskiness, vinegar. Medium body, some acidity.
Peregrinari (142) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is beautiful dirt brown with weak head and strong sticky lacing. Flavor is bold sour with strong Bret and mild lacto. There are notes ofmild grass as well. Finish is a bit sour but dry for the style. Lingers on the back of the tongue. Overall I loved this beer!
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Nice tart malty flavor with a lingering finish.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Monument Wine. Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head and a vinegar aroma. There is a sour fruit and smoked malt flavor, quite vinous and tasty, that improves with warming. A good brown ale.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid sour brown. Sour, balsamic aroma with fruit. Flavor is lightly sweet, some sugar, dried fruit, and more balsamic. Medium palate and low carbonation.