Ratman197 (8873) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared with Doodler and company poured a hazy pinkish amber with a lasting offwhite head. Aromas of cookie, spice, light fruittiness and light straw. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of straw, sour berries and a hint of spice with a crisp dry fruity finish.
NielsenRatings (8124) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2012 Bottle with Doodler and Co. Thanks everyone! Mildly hazy, ruby orange appearance with a white head. Really nice, oaky, mild tart cherry, almost pie-like aroma. Very tart cherry, quite tangy, dry, vinous flavor. Awesome!
TURDFERGUSON (3879) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another Upright shared by emacgee! Thanks Ethan! Pours a pinkish orange with a small white head. Nose is pinot, lacto, red fruit tartness. Flavir is similar. The barrels add some nice complexity to the four which I found to just be okay. Enjoyed this one. Boobies!!!
JoeTheYounger (1123) - Claremont, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from DA. Hazy reddish pour. Aroma is mild tart cherries and funk. Taste is nice delicious like with cherries and barnyard. Dry fruity and delicious.
ardiesr (62) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great aroma, very strong cherry aroma dominates, with sourness mixed in. Light pinkish colour, great clarity. Small head forms and dissipates quickly. Taste is tart, strong cherry flavour with a little malt. More sour and tart as it warms. Some funky notes. Overall a very well balanced fruit sour.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by the Bastardos at Muckfest II on 6/25/11. Pours clear amber with a thin off-white head. Tart fruit aroma with less of a peppery yeast note and more fruit. Tart fruit flavor with a bit of sweet fruit in there as well before a nice crisp sour finish. Very good.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Renny for sharing this Portland gem. Pink color with a frothy head. The aroma is tart cherries and a good dose of brett. The flavor is nicely sour with a lot of lacto and some supporting cherry tartness. Remains light and drinkable with almost no alcohol presence. Very crisp finish. Nice stuff. Upright may just be carving a new path to sour beer in portland right now, and Cascade had better take note.
illidurit (2007) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the May Santa Cruz tasting. Pours hazy dark pinkish orange with a small white filmy head. Aromas of black cherries, candied lemon peel, and a touch of chlorine. Flavor is very kriek-ish but without the punishing sourness. Not to say it isn’t sour, because it is. Tart cherries and unripe citrus dominate, with wine-barrel tannins really sticking the acid to the tongue. A very nice beer despite a silly label.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy brown/yellow. Aroma and flavour of sour fruits and cherries. Lively palate, dry and semi artificial tasting, but I love the sours.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a deep grapefruit, nice interesting color, light pink head, a bit watery but lasting... really great nose, lots of tart fruit notes, peaches, maybe cherries, subtle tartness is really great... the taste dies a bit too much on the finish, so its not epic, but certainly crushable, more of the brett comes out here, some candied cherries, a lactic tart finish... really nice overall, wish it was a bit tarter and pronounced but super solid