boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2011 Pours an amber color with a thin head to it. Has a sour smell to it sort of like an ode brune. Taste is similar to the smell. Pretty solid.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: An mildly sour unsweetened cherry pie in a bottle. Fun and easy to drink beer.
How: Bottle 750ml. A few times. This rating for a 750ml bottle from the first an only batch so far, consumed approximately 7 months after it was bottled. Bottle sent to me by H1N1. Drank side-by-side with a bottle of Late Harvest Batch 2.
The look: Cloudy copper body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention leaving good lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is both sour fruity ale and very toasted so it smells like a fresh out-of-the-oven overcooked cherry pie. Taste is just that, a nice sweet and sour cherry pie. Sweet toasted pie crust, baked cherries with a mild sourness, graham cookies, some oaky vinous notes, some tannins. The oak, bugs and tannins really hide the sweetness so the beer feels like some kind of unsweetened cherry pie. The finish is moderately dry and only mildly sour. Carbonation is very smooth. Far from an intense sour ale, this is actually very easy drink, borderline sessionnable. Straightforward but very effective, I could drink this all night long. So far the more intense Late Harvest Batch 2 is getting higher ratings but I personally preferred this fun not-so-Sour Ale. I drank a full 750ml of this Late Harvest and Late Harvest Batch 2 all by myself. All alone. I felt like I was Will Smith in I Am Legend. Except Iím white, and Iím not very smart, and I donít have a dog and there were no zombies. Basically, Iím just very lonely.
JRock72 (605) - - JUN 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Same bottle as pictured. Poured hazy dark brown with light tan head. Very light acetic aroma with hint of caramel. Sour taste that is kind of overpowering at first that gets better as you drink it. Very solid sour beer.
ontbeermaker (2152) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at volo, this stuff was something, it poured a nice head and typical soury aroma, one of the things that was nice about this was it wasnt over the top sour it was blended really well. Very drinkable sour, really enjoyed
MmmcKay (1038) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Nashville Beer Summit 1.22.11 - Smells sour and tart. Tastes sour and tart. Good malt balance. Apple and cider like notes and qualities.
Sammy (7718) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Volo. Pours dark with lots of lace. Signficantly tart, even sour to the person sharing the bottle. A saison only in the broadest of terms,an one of a kind. Yeasty and peppery aroma. I found the mouthfeel smooth. Not for everyone.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crisp, vinous aroma with a dose of light spiciness. Flavor is fairly acidic and reminds me quite a bit of Consecration only not as good.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown pour with off white head and lace. Sour malt and vanilla aroma. Nutmeg is the only difference in the aroma and taste. A bit thin and watery.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 750 ml
Aroma soft aromatic feel, phenols, cherry pit, cask, ripe dark fruit. Refined.8-
Appearance dark brown with medium beige top. Some rings noted on my glass. 3+
Flavor and Palate : medium full bodied. Frontal sourness followed by ripe fruits, sweet sugars with side tartness. Low carbonation. Hint of vanilla on top. Good. 13+/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a tulip. Big thanks to piclee for this.
4.0 A: Hazed deep amber color. Two fingers of creamy beige head with good retention and some lacing.
4.0 S: Quite interesting. The barrel comes through very strongly with this one. Lots of oak, lots of Pinot with an acid-like twang, and some tannins. Some peppery spiciness, but only a touch with a small amount of herbalness as well. The barrel components cover up a lot of the subtleties.
3.5 T: First sip was mighty puckering, but mainly due to shock. Lightly sour, but astringently so. Earthy overall and reasonably spicy with pepper on the forefront. Wood, Pinot, lemon, and light funkiness. Not bad, but itís missing depth at the malt level.
3.0 M: Light body. Carbonation seems to dissipate quickly with this one. I know it poured with plenty of carbonation, but by the end of the glass, I wish it had more. This could really use a bit more body. It would cut the sourness a bit, but it would improve overall.
2.5 D: Mouthfeel and lack of malt depth make this one not too drinkable. Indeed, the 750 of this was way more than I wanted. The barrel aging in this case seemed to be fine, but the base beer could use some work.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-19-2010 23:37:04