ThisWangsChung (747) - 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, it’s very well balanced within the (restrained) sugary sweetness.
T: The opening is moderately tart, nothing to rape the palate, but something that’s 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 it’s too sweet, but I won’t. This is too drinkable and refreshing for me to care.
O: If anything, this is something of a middle ground between Lindeman’s sugar bombs and a proper sour ale. The sugary sweetness is quite prevalent, yet it doesn’t overpower the tart qualities. I can see this being very approachable to sour ale beginners.
Bygers (685) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a hazy brown colour with a frothy white head. Aromas of cereal, herbs and barnyard. Taste of tart apple, light sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour.
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Mark_Eck (484) - - JUL 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark red. Aroma is tart and fruity. Taste is a great balance of sweet and tart.
snoworsummer (1932) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Distillery. Pours dark brown with copper undertones. Tastes like sour cherries, plums, vinegar, and alcohol. Light body and low.carbonation. smells like apple cider.vinegar and white vinegar.
MarcoDL (2057) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Flemmish sour beer. Taste of oak, old hops and sour fruits. I like it, but it’s more toned down than other beers of this style. Perhaps they did it to sell more of it.
jh773 (81) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First sour I have tried. Transparent, dark ruby-brown, plenty of bubbles. Smells exactly like red wine (leathery tannins, fermented grapes). Taste is slightly sweet, balsamic vinaigrette; sourness builds up as you keep sipping. Crisp, fizzy palate.
wxman (1397) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a somewhat cloudy reddish/brown with a decent light tan head. Aroma is sweet/sour fruit and a bit of funk. Taste is caramel malt, sour fruit and the odd funkiness that wild yeast brings to the table. Mustiness of old cloth is there as well, yet this remains a well balanced tasty brew. One of the better sours out there.
hawanna (2051) - GERMANY - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown, hazy, frothy, white foam, cereal, herbs, barnyard, basement aromas, light sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation,
Fluxing (265) - POLAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Warka 2015-10-16. Kolor bordowy, dosc mocno zmetnione. Piana bardzo obfita, powoli opada, zostawia gruba warstwe i piekny lejsing. Niestety piwo bylo przegazowane, gushing i te sprawy. W zapachu spora slodycz, dzikosc, czerwone wino, lekka slodowosc i karmelowosc, suszone i kandyzowane owoce, lekki zmywacz do paznokci, lekki alkohol. W smaku pelne, oleiste, lekko slodkawe i karmelowe, kwasnosc na srednim poziomie, reszta smaku to powtorka z aromatu. Odczucie w ustach nieprzyjemne, zaklejajace i piekaco-drapiace w gardle, bardzo nieprzyjemne, pijalnosc spada prawie do zera. Wysycenie wysokie.
JonnyConga (70) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark and cloudy but looking through into a light a lovely deep ruby red beer appears. Aroma is tart and fruity. Taste is amazing. Fruity, cherry and sour apple with a tart clean finish. Very refreshing and drinkable. Really like this beer. Surprised.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BBHansen (76) - Køge, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Ørsteds ølbar:
Pours dark red with low off-white head and low carbonation. Aroma contains cherries, berries, vinegar, wine and raisins. medium, body, medium sweetness and lightly sour, overall very refreshing