hopscotch (9957) - 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!
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour was hazy reddish with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of red grape, tart red ripe fruit, hints of tart lemon, some nice funky barnyard with notes of oak as well. Taste is some nice red berry and red grape, some slight wine notes and funky notes lead into some caramel and bread notes, finishing slightly tart with some funk. Wish it had a bit more lactic notes in it, but it is a nicely done funky brew.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of wood, tannin, oak, light vanilla, light barnyard, slight acetone, light coconut, and slight funk. Poured orange/red in color with a small, fizzy, loose, tan head that disappeared except for around the edges. Opaque. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet and medium tart. Tastes of tannin, oak, light vanilla, slight coconut, funk, slight cheese, and tart fruit. Medium body. Tingly, then lightly dry texture. Lively carbonation. Heavily sweet, medium tart, oak, vanilla, tannin, funk finish.
50belair (2806) - Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared bu destructo. Burnt orange pour with an off white head. The style is very similar to a Flanders Red or an Olde Bruin. Big vinegar, and sour cherry notes that are offset by smooth malts and just a hint of oak and vanilla. Tasty....
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Cloudy deep golden / amber pour with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of funk, berries, wood, some vinegar, and fruity. Tastes of funk, light vinegar, berries, grapes, cherries, and wood. Softer body with a lighter tartness.
italianjohn (2439) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale amber pour thin off white head .... aroma of tart and sour berries/cherries light vinegar and brett/vinous pinot noir ..... taste is of sour and tart berries/cherries, little vinegar and acidic with a great pinot noir/vinous flavors, brett and oaky ..... very dry sour tart finish .... tasty and balanced brew .... way better than the Riserva they came out with
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour at GABF. Pours a deep reddish brown with some haze. Persistent offwhite head. Nose is distinctly pie cherry and some soft tartness. Bread malts make an appearance as does some funk. Not bad, but a bit one dimensional. On tasting, crisp acidity that falls off. Some noticeable brett character and more of the cherries come through, but it just seems flaccid and doesn’t really have the bombast that you’d like to see. Okay.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy dark amber, small white head... loads of oak initially, fruits, not the cherry/apple tartness but rather a winey fruitiness, a definite red wine aroma... lively, medium body, tart red wine flavor with big oak tannins, puckering a bit, really excellent, vanilla, peppery finish... amazing, shocked this came from weyerbacher... please turn your focus to beers like this...
pineypower (2667) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #1600....pours out a cloudy reddish brown with a light white head. Aroma is tart and funky with some vinous notes and some wet wood. Taste is complex and a really nice blend of sour and sweetness. Funk, light oak, vinegar, some fruity notes and a nice tartness to it. This is a pretty awesome beer, definitely one of the best, if not the best thing Weyerbacher has put out.
Chalsk (1090) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with (and thanks to) Damico. Pours a deep amber brown color with a decent caramel colored head. Aroma of tart and fruit, with a nice roast layer in there somewhere. Sweet tarty caramel taste. Perfect amount of tart mixed in with the maltiness. Excellent!