swanmann (606) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with pink/ purple hues and quickly dissipating off-white, pinkish foam, leaves no lacing. Aroma of cherries and yeasty dough. The flavor is sour cherries with a bit of barnyard funk and some crackling grain, dull bitterness in the finish. It’s highly effervescent with thin-medium body; tart aftertaste. It’s sort of perfume-y and doesn’t lack sweetness, but still a nice take on a sour ale.
jake65 (2676) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Glowing peach/amber colored pour with a short lived white head. Nose is malty with very light fruit and hints of oak. Tastes malty, earthy, sort of a stale tartness, cherries, and more stale malt. Overall the odd stale notes and lingering malt are a turn-off. Bummer
tastybeer (1738) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, courtesy Brigadier. Pour is hazy light pink/purple. Little retention/lace. Aroma is lightly tart, cherry, grape. Taste is light cherry, very light tartness, grape. Palate is dry, fizzy, thin, light sweet finish.
RABinCO (1365) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Not really so much of a sour ale. Pours a pale amber/red with a slight white halo. Leaves some lacing. Sweet cherry aroma. Taste is sweet cherry that is neither cloying nor especially fresh, natural tartness. No sort of puckering. Just a very drinkable, slightly sweet beer. Find it hard to believe this was meant to be a sour/wild ale and not just a beer aged on cherries.
TimE (3261) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber golden color. Slightly sour, strawberries.
Light bodied, but unbalanced and all over the place. Not really that interesting.
Marheb (2136) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Un peu médicinal, cerises mi-sucrées mi-surettes et fini très sec. Pas aussi mauvais que je l’aurais pensé.
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was not what people were expecting but it isn’t horible. Slight tartness and cherry, lighter appearance.
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle. It pours a cloudy red color with a large, but short lived head. Musty yeast and cherry nose. The flavor has stale, weak cherries, paper, yeast, and a slight tart note. Dry clean finish. Tastes like a dull spritzer. Light body with a dry clean finish. Certainly drinkable but not remarkable in any way in the world of sours.
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle .. . ruby amber .. mild muddled tartness . . what a bland sour... the name makes this beer- but maybe i didn’t enjoy it as much because i wasn’t naked..........?
Jesterdeal (1923) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of ginger ale, raspberry and yeast. Pours light red with a sudsy head. Taste is tart with cherry pie filling and heavy sour yeast. Reminds me of the Founders Cerise. Not the best.