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.
danielecamo (522) - ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
In bottiglia. aroma di frutta secca, mandorle, poi frutta rossa sotto spirito, acetico. Al palato corpo medio e carbonazione non eccessiva. Inizia molto dolce, aspra poi segue l’aciditŕ spiccata, frutti rossi e poi nel finale qualche puzza di zolfo che scaldandosi lascia spazio a del solvente. Bottiglia sicuramente non fortunata che si fa fatica a bere.
jamestulloch (1566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear ruby body with with a massive off-white head. Lively carbonation. Aroma of soy sauce, salt and permanent marker. Flavour of balsamic vinegar with a very dry finish. Medium body with a spritzy mouthfeel. Very fizzy. Sour and salty - horrible.
Tsekouratos (346) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper red color, hazy with a thin off-white head. Aromas or malts, vinegar, funky. Taste is sour with vinegar and rotten fruits, with some candi sugar added. Light to medium body with medium carbonation.
dresden (938) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The hell? I’ve not rated this? Reddish brown. Aroma is a vinegar, red wine, fruity aroma. Tart, but not particularly sour, red fruits. Good stuff
puren (68) - POLAND - DEC 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Piana: bardzo obfita, pęcherze od drobnych po wielkie, ale redukuje się do ładnej dosyć gęstej pierzyny, bardzo ładny lacing;
Aromat: winny, przejrzałe owoce, troszkę słód, po zabełtaniu taki likier adwokatowy;
Smak: kwaskowy likier wiśniowy, ale czuć też jakby agrest, winogrona;
Odczucie: pełne, nagazowane, kwaskowy posmak bardzo krótki, nie czuć alkoholu, zalepia podniebienie;
Ogólnie: moje pierwsze kwaśne piwo - jest super :)
plaugher (202) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a deep mahogany with a velvety, lasting tan head. Nose of pear and dried fruits more akin to wine, trying to remember "it’s a sour, it’s a sour". Complex flavour, with a mix-bag of sweet and tart, with apple and cherry being predominant. Sweet, smooth finish. Lots of carbonation on the tongue initially. Different and tasty.
AlexGR (128) - GREECE - DEC 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sweet and SOUR beer. with lots of fruits and beries and very high carbonation. Not my taste.
woodychevy (432) - - DEC 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle at home. In a word, interesting. Or maybe complex. Pours a really appealing warm reddish brown with a nice tight tan head. Smells like a Belgian with some cherries. Taste is sweet upfront- notes of dried fruit (raisins), cherries, sweet malt. Tartness comes later- reminiscent of an ascetic apple cider. Somewhat vinegary and slightly spicy. Bit of a short, dry finish. Nice and tart, but somehow I am left with impression it is overly sweet. Great, but not amazing.
swieca (51) - POLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unique and legendary beer, with aroma of cherries, vanilla, grapes and almonds. Dark red/ruby, small head. Sweet and sour at the same time, a bit like sweet red wine. This beer is a must for every beer geek!
Procent (172) - POLAND - DEC 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromat winny, octowy, syrop z wiśni, lekko alkoholowy. Kolor burgundowy, piana niewielka, skromny lacing. W smaku sok z wiśni połączony z octem, wyraźnie kwaśne, ale wiśnie słodkie, lekko alkoholowe, wysokonasycone, lekko kłuje w przełyk. Bardzo dobrze zbalansowane, bogaty bukiet smaków, bardzo dobre. Warka do 12.06.2016