onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
At Epic Beer Fest 2013. Clear dark amber, with a nose like malty vinegar. I want to put this on my fish and chips, not necessarily drink it. Flavor is roughly as I expected, sour, malty, with an earthy weird fruitiness on the edge. It’s like the beer form of malt vinegar. I don’t like drinking it but I’d love to sprinkle it on some British street food.
olio (4814) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. BBE 18.07.2014.
Pours deep dark red color with a small head. Aroma is quite intense with sour fruits, oak, some earth and yeast, lots of spices also. Flavor of sweet dark berries, ripe fruits, spices, yeast and wood. Quite tart and somewhat sweetish fruity palate, aftertaste is also sweet. Would rather have had this more sour than sweet though.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At cellar temperature and into a Duchesse de Bourgogne chalice. Quite a lively pour. The clarity is exceptional. Deepest ruby with light streams of carbonation. All a mess of salt-wash atop; well held, off-white foam that laces wickedly. Aroma is initially spicy and herbal with a long list of complexities coming through. Quite vinous, sour with lots of fermented plum, sautéed aubergine (?), toffee brittle, oak, rose water and nail varnish, Balsamic vinegar, pinot noir grapes, and the list goes on and on.....
Mouthfilling, fruity, tangy and sweet. Oozing with ripe plum and tangelo, pinot noir grapes and apple cider vinegar. Not as what was expected at all. Juicy and plump with a fruity finish. Soft, wine-like body. Plenty of length. Quite impressive overall. Manicured and streamlined. A very easy drinking Flemish Red. (25cL, BB 16/12/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Headbanger (2730) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle 7/24/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-50° in Leffe Glass-Pours a clear reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of Dark sour fruit, caramel, and oak. Taste of sourness, oak, sweetness, and tartness. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. I am impressed with this sour.
PapaSkeetSkeet (788) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 Mahogany with a film of beige-tan head. Smells like toffee ice cream , tart with light caramel. Bit of candy. Body is Medium syrup with somewhat prickly carbonation. Flavor is vinous with a healthy dose of lactic and an acetic bit in the end.
Imaena (1628) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GCB: Last call. Wish I had this first. Beautiful beer. Well aged and smooth. Best sour I’ve ever had.
drdisque (454) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle. Flavor is woody slightly sweet and moderately sour. A bit juicy as well. Great complexity without being too heavy ir bitter. Really good.
savnac (2353) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Belgium. Reddish brown with a small head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar, sweet toffee malt and plums. Flavor is fairly sweet with some vinegar sourness and light oak. Medium body. Excellent beer but couldn’t drink a lot of this one, sweet and sour.
burg326 (2714) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the brass tap, poured an amberish red color with aromas of light cherry, wet wood, and a touch of vinegar. Flavors are tart cherries, and wet wood, light sourness overall, could drink this all day.
jbruner (1674) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a thick hazy brown from the bottle with thin bubbly tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma is shite cherries and oak. Taste follows, kind of sweet. I’ve had better sours honestly.