ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle into a New Belgium goblet.
A: Pours a dark burgundy color. The off-white shaded head, in typical sour ale fashion, is quick to fade, but starts at three fingers high due to an aggressive pour. Nice specks of lacing left on the glass, though.
S: It starts off with a load of wine grapes and lesser notes of cherries. As it opens up in the glass, it develops more and more acetic vinegar notes. Still, itís very well balanced within the (restrained) sugary sweetness.
T: The opening is moderately tart, nothing to rape the palate, but something thatís definitely palpable. It develops into a leathery finish that I find quite offensive at first - after a few sips, though, the palate adjusts to its presence. The more I sip, the more its fruity cherry notes come forward on the back end. After a while, I start to enjoy its sweet/tart balance. As much as I enjoy it, the musty strangeness (especially on exhales/burps) brings it down a touch.
M: The palate is never fully beat down by tartness...the sweet finish does a great job of keeping it in check. I would complain that itís too sweet, but I wonít. This is too drinkable and refreshing for me to care.
O: If anything, this is something of a middle ground between Lindemanís sugar bombs and a proper sour ale. The sugary sweetness is quite prevalent, yet it doesnít overpower the tart qualities. I can see this being very approachable to sour ale beginners.
daigoon (106) - - AUG 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle.
Dark brown with red tint. beige head with lacing. Sour and sweet taste.
williamherbert (1486) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lovely brown-red color; dark prune juice.
Aroma is dark grapes, musty basement funk,
Flavor is an incredible combination of prunes, dark sugars, sour Brett funk, seeded strawberries, plums, sugared raisins,
Feels slick and chewy, with a slight burn on the way down. Hides the alcohol well, but not completely. Itís just one of the most enjoyable beers Iíve had, consistently.
castor010 (155) - Krakůw, POLAND - AUG 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromat - bardzo winny, ale růwnież delikatnie czekoladowy, kwaśny, cherry; złożony.
Piana - średnia, ale drobna, jasnobeżowa, z lekka oblepia szkło.
Klarowne, rubinowo brunatne. Słodko kwaśne. Wyraźne czerwone owoce, lekka czekolada, Lekko nagazowane
wyldeturkey101 (69) - - AUG 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
the aroma is a great powerful hit of vinegar, there is more there but i find it hard to recognize anything other than the vinegar. flavor is much the same but it transcends to a salty savory after the sweet vinegar has dissipated. it poured int a clear dark body with a creamy white head.
ulrikolsen (273) - DENMARK - AUG 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear red brown with beige head. Aroma has caramel, wood, nutty notes and some sweet sourness. Taste is sweet and lightly sourness with complex winey character, with walnuts, dried fruit, wood and malt. A classic!
jaromir74 (1) - - AUG 6, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Refreshing, fruitful, aroma is slightly hoppy, color dark almost like stout, very fine sparkling almost like champagne.
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angel77 (2348) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2016 Botella 25 cl. Colecciůn (r2749) tomada en junio 2008. Fcpref 13..12..2009. Original en su momento para repetir cuanto antes. Buena.
Rob_D_UK (1367) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark reddish brown with almost no head. Aroma is strong dark fruits. Taste is nice and dry.
GlasgowTAD (1336) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear deep burgundy red with a large light brown head which soon recedes to a layer of bubbles. Aroma is cherries, dark berries, wine, oak and vanilla. Taste is sweet berries, tart cherry, oak, medium-high sour, cinnamon, balsamic vinegar.
cmacklin (814) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a clear dark ruby with a medium, long lasting, beige head that laces. Aroma of sour fruit, balsamic vinegar, red wine and oak. Sweet flavour of cherries, apple cider, red wine and oak with a sour finish. Medium body with a watery texture and average carbonation.