JStax (3316) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle corked and caged. Pours a vibrant, clear red with almost no head. What head there was, fizzled out quickly. The aroma on this one is massively acidic. I get some fruit character, but the acidity really takes the show. The taste is more of what the aroma had in store. Huge sourness. Heartburn immediately set in when we started drinking the upland lambics. Holy shit. Thankfully it didn’t last all that long. Medium body with high carbonation.
Sledutah (5219) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG grand tasting
Cloudy reddish with a medium sized white head and some lacing. Aroma is sour fruit and vinegar. Flavors of vinegar, blackberries, citrus with a dry finish
Nice and tasty
chinchill (2282) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Upland blackberry from a bomber (thanks BShine) at the 2014 RBWG in Asheville.
Sour funky blueberry/blackberry.
Vinegar (which I can’t abide) but mostly gone in the taste.
Too wild and unbalanced.
Drake (9274) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #106. Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy purple color with a thin fizzy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of earthy, peppery funk, bright blackberry and citrus. Taste is intensely sour blackberries, fresh blackberries, bright citrus, mild funk and must. Awesome.
jbruner (2560) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting! Pours a hazy purple with bubbly pink head. Aroma is sweet and tart fruits and an Wesson’s sour funk. Taste follows, thick and chewy, sour tart awesomeness. Damn, this is amazing!
BeerandBlues2 (10261) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy ruby with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is blackberry, lactic acid, wheat malt and earthy yeast notes. Flavor is lactic blackberry, light malt, hops and bitterness with oak and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
decaturstevo (5267) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Peachy red pour with white head. Aroma is large sour berries. Super tart with subtle blackberry tones. Medium body with aggressive carbonation. very nice superman couldn’t drink a whole bottle though
Leighton (12259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting. Pours hazy pink with a white cream head. Tart, jammy berry aroma, some definite acetic kick. Quite sour flavor with moderate sweetness, blistering tart berries, high acidity. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lip-pucker sour finish, loads of jammy blackberry. Ballsy.
DuffMan (7147) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, courtesy of b3shine-- thanks! Lovely deep ruby colour, with a soft pink head. Aroma is funky and fruity, and definitely sour! Stemmy blackberry fruit, very sour, moderately acidic (acetic, lactic). Dry sour finish. Delicious, quenching, gets the salivary glands flowing!
musinj6 (423) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden ruby with white head one finger height leaving moderate lacing. Strong blackberry aroma , hint of peach. Strong tart flavor. Medium sour finish.