DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Proof (by Tim and Rachel I think...). Tasty green apple tannic. Medium tart. Seemed good but wore little thin. Bit of nail polish vibe. Vinegar, wood, lemon. 7.0
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber brown with no head. Nose and taste of apple brandy, oak, grape, caramel, dark fruit, malt, Brett, low acid cherry vinegar and light spice. Medium body. Moderate acidity.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another tasty bottle shared by EricTeusink. Aroma was caramel, fruit, tart apples, grapes. Flavor of oak, some Brett, fruits, malty, spice, citric acid, some vinegar, green apples. Pretty nice. A touch dry in the finish.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown pour with no head. Body is flat with no carbonation. Tart and slightly funky aroma with hints of apple and alcohol. Watery mouthfeel. The tartness comes across up front, and then the sweet brandy flavors. Finish is a bit acidic. Marks for uniqueness and creativity.
kayres (827) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark hazy brown. Thin tan head. Sweet apple aroma. Huge puckering sour. Medium bodied a bit of vanilla. Dry finish
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mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at Proof courtesy of Scotchzi. Pours a deep amber with a touch of deep red. Heavy apple in the nose with a touch of earthiness. Taste is nice tart apple with some dark fruit (fig and plum). Some of that earthiness comes through too. Medium/low carbonation and medium-thin body. Great apple aftertaste. Not really any of the sour I was expecting from the description, but still a damn good brew.
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, wow this is crazy, completely flat and really sweet from the old ale. The flavors are all good but the intense sweetness and boozyness is too much, sorey
TBone (16194) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky amber color, small brownish head. Tart with some calvados and roasted notes. Medium-bodied. Tart, apply, green apple!. Nice sour beer.
TheAlum (6956) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Fear Tuesday Tasting (Downers Grove, IL). Pours a deep brownish hue, ruby glow and some nice brown glow, a nice firm haziness and darker dulled body let’s way. Small frothy tannish head atop dies to a loose ring, laces small and sticks around small. Aromas are a bit acidic, cherries and raisins, sour fruit and mellow brett. Aapple brandy, wet wood and touches of vanilla. Some gentle sweetness, toffee and toast. Initial is firly sour, crab apple and apple brandy, some lactic elements and gentle brett. Fruit apple brandy barrel shows some life, crab apple, lemon, and gentle carmelized and biscuity malts. Some vanilla, tartness. Middle is tart, a bit of warmth starts to hit. Mellow fuzziness, some toffee and toast, carmelized and gentle vanilla. Firm apple acidity and brandy barrel element. Backend is a gentle dryness, subtle Belgian yeast, with subtle bready malt, touches of sourness are firm, a bit spirity, some depleted caramel and toasty malts. Overall, it’s an odd experiment. The Apple Brandy barrel seems to provide some synergy with the sourness. A bit of body, well sourned with some odd spirit, barrel falvors are pronounced throughout. Odd but interesting.
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 11/17/2013. Pours deep purplish brown, dark ruby highlights, thin hazy head. Aroma is moderately sour dark berries and cherries, touch of chocolate with toffee highlights, earthy red wine vinegar, subtle vanilla, fruity brett and wood. Taste is brandy soaked dried fruit, sweet vinegar, vanilla maple with roasted notes. Medium bodied, almost a bit chewy. Really tasty.