EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyable sour ale that was more balanced than the previous sours tried. Brown in color with hints of cherries and dry spice to complement the tartness. A nice lasting head that left lace throughout the glass after sipping for a long while. A nice beer.
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet tartness! Layers of dark sweet cherries with fresh not quite ripe plums.Dark mahogany color with slight head.
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - NOV 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this was rather oxidized but I’m not sure if that is intentional or because it has come a long way... It was quite good though, sherry and apple cider aroma, cherries in the flavor good mouthfeel
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Root beer appearance; opaque with garnet as transmitted color. White wine aroma. 4 months after ’best by’ date, but let’s be honest, that shouldn’t matter much here. Apple cider vinegar taste. Sweet/sour dry grapes. No head retension; thick rings which slid back into brew. Bubbles spaced very far apart. Tried this warmer than normal. Thin Mouthfeel. No bloating, which is unique to this style for me. Resinous palate. Oaky with tart cherry undertones. Almost cloyingly sweet. Drinkable though.
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is ultra sweet malts, sour apple and cherry. Taste is sweet sour cherry, some caramel, vinegar, and a less that desirable aftertaste that takes away from an otherwise very good beer.
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2001
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
very pretty color,but ugh.
it was like drinking apple cider vinegar. i couldn’t finish it.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle, best before 17-03-06. Pours clear red-brown (Coke?) with decent head. Aroma is unlike anything I’ve ever had! It’s sweet but there’s something else. Taste was no different. It was so sweet that even my wife almost liked it (she hates any kind of beer!) with a pronounced tart edge. Definitely an intriguing beer!
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
After riding a Hop wave for months a local bartender poured me a glass without telling me what i was drinking. Really good. People are right, strong cider and vinegar flavours. Beautiful colour. I found some locally very soon in the form of a 1pt 9.4oz bottle. Poured on my own I can smell and see this wonderful brew much better. I very much enjoy that it bubbles from the bottom of my 23oz glass well after my initial pour. Certainly a welcome change from my usual 100+ IBU selections.
haggis03a3 (164) - Piedmont, California, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby color with nice, lasting off white head. Aroma is vinegary and a little fruity. Taste is better, sour, tangy, fruity, sweet, a little malty - caramel. Nice beer overall. Dry finish.
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Imbibed in November 2002. I really enjoy this beer as a result of the synergy of the flavors. A weird combination but nonetheless quite pleasing. A fruity wine aroma with a hint of vinegar. Pours a clear burgondy red color with a hint of brown. A medium head that rapidly disappears, leaving a small island of tiny bubbles in the middle of the glass that is surrounded by a thicker ring of bubbles on the edge of the glass. A medley of flavors on the tongue! Sweetness, wine, balsamic vinegar, faint soy, and currants. Mild carbonation but quite fizzy on the tongue. Medium mouthfeel with a clean finish.