boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured deep, brownish-red with a beige head. Aroma had some acetone but not overly evident. Sharp acidic and vinegar tones on the initial taste. A powerful sweetness helped balance the powerful sourness. Oak, wood tannins, vinous and dark fruits and champagne-like yeast with a drying finish.
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac at Johnís house. Pours dark amber with off white head. Nose/taste of dark caramel and dark chocolate, slightly sour dark fruits, wine barrel, oak and vanilla. Great balance with a relatively low acidity. Medium body.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. pours a dark mahogany red brown with a quickly fading frothy tan head. ton of red grape tannin and woody oak. bonedry. leather dusted chocolate covered cherries emerge as it warms. taste is apple cider, red wine, oak. moderate lactic acid sourness with a touch of balsamic. touch of carmalized brown sugar provides a touch of sweet balance. tasty, vinous royal tannin bomb of a beer (cite: goose island). Great beer. like quite a bit .
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2011. Pours with an off-white head over a hazed golden to copper hued body. Aromas are huge and vinous with a good amount of barrel. Fruity, brett, funk and a nice acidity. Flavors are acidic, vibrant, vinous, dark fruits (specifically plums), and wine notes. Good and dry. Nice acidity on the finish.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle... bright caramel, light tan head... kind of smells like a generic American sour, yeast, light oak, a bit of cherry... taste is ok, a bit boring, a little vinegar, oak and cherries finish is fake... ok
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart citrus and earthy notes, faint buttery malts. The taste is tart citrus, earthy notes and funk. Medium bodied. Nice.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to MrChopin for this one! Cloudy amber pour with some serious sediment going on. Nose holds lots of black cherry, and dark saison-like notes of pumpernickel bread, plum, and lots of pedio/lacto and earthy funk. The flavor is disappointing, sort of like a mediocre oud bruin with the aforementioned dark fruit and funk but watered down and lacking complexity. Still nice, but didnít live up to its promising beginnings.
dagimp (951) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2016 Update: after a few years, the fizziness died down and the flavors really intensified. An excellent fruity flavored sour!
Purchased at the brewery. 750ml into a snifter. Pours with a lot of fizzy head, no lacing. Aroma of raspberries, cherries and some tartness. Mouthfeel is very carbonated. Unfortunately the fizzynes takes away a lot from this beer. Taste is of cherries, vinegar, raspberries and funk. Nice dry and tart finish. Not one of the best sours Iíve tried but very, very good. Kind of like Riservaís little brother.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with beige head, large-bubbled. Nose is strong cherry, brown sugar, bit seedy with low acetic notes. Flavor is cherry, bit of stalk/plant, sticky brown sugar and sweet malt, vinegar emerging in the finish. Thin body, cherry and skin-like, lightly tart. One of the most dialed down Weyerbacher beers Iíve had, but muted as a result.
TURDFERGUSON (4045) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by MrChopin. Nose of black cherry, plastic, oak, cough syrup. Flavor is similar, slightly muddled, very woody, and not all that sour. A disappointment but it is Weyerbacher.