Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille. Couleur, euh, bourgogne, clair. Mince mousse et léger lacet, trace le verre. Arôme vinaigré et sucré. Goût sucré-sûr, balsamique, finale sucré, se transformant en douce acidité. Effervescence modérée. Équilibré et complexe. Se boit très bien.
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Dilly Deli. My first foray into the world of Sour Ales. Deep ruby red color with a small white head. Aroma of sour fruit and yeast. Excellent complex, mildly sour and tart fruit flavor (cherries, raspberries, apples, apricots, plums, currants, etc.) with some oak and yeast in the background. It’s almost as if some beer was poured into a glass of wine. This would pair very well with many different foods. A wonderful and unique beer that everyone should try.
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Red-brown beer with a tiny head. Aroma of caramel and oak. Tastes like Glühwein (or red wine). Very surprising and enjoyable!
mjmcend (209) - USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red color. Intense scent. Smell of wine. In mouth it is warm and wrapping, and sour notes prevail. Tasty but not entirely drinkable in quantity.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic growing, now billowing flesh-colored head, ruby/amber body and effervescent carbonation. Definite tart cherry aroma, but accompanied by other dark fruit, light cocoa, and a waning acidity. Starts out nice and sharp, followed by a curious, steak flavor...not really bad, but unexpected. Cherries and berries abound. If was a bit more sour, and a little less acidic, it would be excellent.
pomko (208) - UKRAINE - MAY 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of wood and balsamic vinegar. Sour taste of vinegar, sauerkraut and fruits. Aftertaste of fermented apples. Not really my cup of tea.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red, brown appearance. Aroma of cherries. Sour, sweet cherries and figs. Overall very nice and palatable.
ska (207) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, dark amber/brown color, small tan head, the apple and wood aroma with fruity notes (raisins, cherries) and the sweet/sour flavor makes it similar to ours aceto balsamico (balsamic vinegar), medium body, dry finish with "roasted" apple aftertaste. It’s the first sour ale that I taste so I don’t know this style, in Italy we say "I rate it by nose" (means "by istinct")
hiddenvariable (206) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours a dark crimson with a decent cream head that thins out but sticks around and laces nicesly. before i finished pouring (at nearly arm’s length), i could already smell the tart cherries. a sniff gives more of those delicious sour black cherries, with grape and raisin and oak and grapefruit. the smell is nearly knocking me out of my chair. the taste is something new entirely. the first note is a pretty strong candy malt, with tart red cherries coming in right behind, but that soon changes to a bit of apple and pear, and maybe even a slight grapey note. both the taste and smell are amazingly complex. finishes lightly sweet and quite tart. good creamy carbonation and a tight astringent mouthfeel. delicious!
crazy_cat_lady (206) - - MAY 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
May 10, 2014. 750mL bottle from citybeer in SF. My favourite sour beer. Lovely dark brown with off-white head. Aromas of malt and balsamic vinegar and sour grapes. Lovely smooth mouthfeel, sweet malty flavour. Just as good as I remember!