thornecb (4107) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light brown into a snifte. White head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Sour cherry and raspberry aromas. Tart with dark sour cherry front to back. This is quite nice.
dfinney23 (1377) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy brown with a small beige head. Sour cherry, funky woodiness, puckering sweet-tart finish.
Brouwerij (846) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper with quickly settling, minimal off-white head. Aroma is mildly funky, tart, oaky, vinegar. Flavor is mild, tart, cherry, berry, oaky, vinous, mildly tart and sweet. Overall, the flavor is mild and lacking. Light body, moderate carbonation, feels a little light and watery. Pretty mediocre in terms of flavor and texture. Had high expectations for this beer, was let down.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (2013 vintage).
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy dark amber, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), lightly yeasty (barnyard), with notes of sweet cherry, oak, cinnamon, sour apple, orange/lemon zest, cranberry.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly to moderately astringent.
Very tasty stuff, since it avoids the things that I usually dislike in the style. There is no hamburger, ketchup, or vinegar odor. And it’s neither too sweet nor too sour. Very enticing aroma and very well-balanced, so it’s hard not to enjoy. The only mediocre aspect is the mouthfeel, which is kinda syrupy and fizzy, but that’s fairly common with the style.
rougeau13 (1834) - Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown-amber with a big light beige head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of wood, funk, bread, and faint caramel; it’s pretty weak. Taste is slightly fruity sweet and plenty sour. Medium bodied, dry.
DocLock (7428) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, edition 2013 from State Line. Pours turbid clay-muddy brown with no head. Nose is fruity tartness, some off smells. Tastes very tart, with cherry/berry notes, earthy notes, and a medium palate heft. Almost no carbonation in this. Decent, but not a great sour.
hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 2013 Vintage. Poured a cloudy amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of manure, woody, musty, cherries, and lighter vinegar. Tastes of vinegar, cherries, some funkiness, green apples, and wood. Tart and sour finish.
olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours murky brown color with a small head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, cellar notes and malts. Flavour of malts, ripe fruits, caramel and some nutty notes. Medium carbonation, sweet fruity finish.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours murky copper. sorta like mud. frothy off-white head with poor retention. lemon, cherry, vinegar, raspberry, slight bread. medium-heavy sour, lightly sweet. medium body, slick feel, fizzy carbonation, astringent finish.
thewolf (10701) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Beermania, Brussels.
Pours murky dark red with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Aroma has apples, funk, light cherry, mild lactic and citric on top of a fine caramel base. High, prickly carbonation, dry and somewhat oily mouthfeel. Flavour has fine funk, quite tart, sour grapes, lactic. Long, lingering quite tart finish. Fresh.