Jamesthebrit (323) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lot of different smells... Oaky. Some red wine. Raspberry. Musty Barrely smell,. A little strawberry.
Appearance is reddish brown hazy. Head retention is nice.
Taste is very complex. Oaky finish. Sour. Raspberry. Strawberry. A little light almost on the taste. A hint of malt on the finish as well. I dunno. I’m having a little love hate thing. It’s good in its own right...... A subtle fruitiness but the oakiness dominates.... But maybe that makes the fruitiness more appreciable. Some plum maybe.
Palate is very sour. Great flavor development. Smooth.
A really interesting beer. Excited to see a sour come from a small new brewery (and more excited to be a part of something after moving to South Carolina after living in Grand Rapids with founders..) lots of great flavors. Good for a special occasion. Check it out if you can grab a bottle.
ericdevin (985) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from unknown via Will P. Bottled 11/4/13. Pours a reddish brown, little to no head. Aroma pie cherries, oak, tannins. Finish slightly tart, green apples, chocolate chips. Good but not great.
jhgrantjr (439) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-pours a deep brown, reddish color. Aroma is tart with that funky smell. Taste is not very sour, has some sweetness. I can taste the aged aspect. Very good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Martinus (3489) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish colour, off-white head. Malty aroma, caramel, wood, light fruit, light yeast. Malty sweet flavour, light acidic, tart berry, wood, indeed reminding of Oud Bruin. Finish berries, tart wood, light cherry.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours hazy and burnt-orange with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma is a collective swirl of caramel, oak, sour cherries and dustiness. Full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is lightly tart and fruity with a small splash of dry, acidic, red wine. Tart, mildly raspy, dry finish.
neongolden (704) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 19 2014) Pours a clear dark amber-red with a small white head, dissipating rapidly with no lace. Aroma has lots of tart red berries, red wine type vinousness, a large helping of oak, light vanilla, decently sour. On the palate, bright juicy red fruit with tart/sour lemon juice character, a little vinegar, light malts, tannic oak with red wine character and very subtle vanilla building in the middle. Drying and nicely acidic in the finish with wood, tart red berries, maybe a bit of yogurt?, wisp of funk. Doesn’t linger extensively on the tongue. Light to medium body feels slightly watery with average, prickly carb. Quite a berry driven Flanders red with pretty prominent oak from long ageing. Maybe a bit light, but fruit and wood do mask that. Pretty elegant, like a sour gamay noir for sipping.
ekstedt (5733) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle (bomber), courtesy of _angst_. Cloudy amber, low white head. Fruity aroma with some red berries, soft vinegar notes. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium acidity.
_angst_ (3274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought through craftbeer.se. Pours hazy reddish brown with a frothy offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour and malty with dark bread, lemon juice, cherries, moist wood, hay, dry soil, barnyard and lemon zest. Taste is sour and malty with bread, caramel, lemon juice, yoghurt, sour cherries, moist hay, dry soil, barnyard and lemon zest. mouthfeel is soft, dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour with bread, lemon juice, yoghurt, cherries, moist hay, dry soil, barnyard and lemon zest. Solid sour red.
blutt59 (6136) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, rusty red color with soapy foam head, woody tannic nose and soft rustic fruit body, great carb, finish could be a little tighter but excellent overall
bierkoning (10843) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ZZTX. Deep amber color.
Vinous aroma, soft red fruit and hints of vinegar. Mellowed sour beer with red fruit, vinegar and vinous notes. Caramel.
Surprisingly short aftertaste. A bigger finish would get this beer the 4+.
caesar (5581) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZZT X, small sample, thanks all for sharing! Hazy reddish color, short head. Aroma is fruity, slight tart, bit funky. Bit sweet in taste, bit sour. Great refreshing fruity sour in between the RIS madness.