Butters (3789) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the DC gathering at GT’s place. Awesome sourness. Nose is sour cherries. Flavor is even more sour and tart than the nose and the black cherry notes shine through. VERY TASTY sour. Thanks Kevin.
BeerandBlues2 (9794) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by MrChopin. Pours lightly hazy mahogany with an average, frothy off-white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is black cherry, sour notes, light caramel malt, straw and cereal malt, and light sugars. Flavor is sweet and sour black cherry, lightly medicinal, and a dry finish. The flavor kind of falls apart after the nice aroma. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
Travlr (12314) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of MrChopin, thanks! Murky amber color, large beige head. Aroma of barnyard animals and cereal. Taste is more than just soft sourness, as well as stone fruits and a citrus edge. Very nice.
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is probably their best beer. A nice American wild that isn’t over the top with vinegar or brett. This would be a good intro into sours. Nice balance of vinegar, funk and fruit. I bet that if Russian river or lost abbey released this that it would score much higher. Well done weyerbacher!
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky dark amber color with a small off-white head. A bit of sour cherry aroma along with some vinegar and damp, musty oak. Rather bland on the nose and the flavor. There is a little bit of tartness, but it’s somewhat sweet and bready. Mild acetic qualities and a definite mustiness.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Tastes like a great oud broun. Brownish red color with a nice white head. Tart and fresh, nice,
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a medium beige head. Aroma of plum, raisins, berries, and vinous. Flavor of vinous, balsamic, berries, caramel, some cheese, and plum.
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, wood, wine, berries, and wild yeast. Taste of wine, wood, dark fruits, wild yeast, and a sour finish.
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours thick but clear maple syrup amber in color with a decent tan head on top. It smells sweet and tart with light fruitiness, just so pleasant in the nose - Wow!. The flavor is light tart, light fruity sweetness that blends so well and the tart is just right as it ends on the palate. The body is just the right viscosity, a medium to light robust syrup characteristic. I’m not a big fan of bitters, but from my limited exposure, this one is quite nice.
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Cloudy singed-caramel ale with a small, white, quickly dissipating head. The woody, acidic nose offers oak, fruity black cherries and a small glob of caramel. Medium to full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor has both acidic and acetic components. Super-tart fruitiness, oak, more than a splash of red wine vinegar and very mild caramel sweetness. Finishes tart and fruity with a kiss of raw oak. Surprisingly great!