Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle. 2009 Vintage. Huge pop from the cork and cage with a bit of a vapor trail. Pours a rich ruby red with a small layer of bubbles. Surprisingly there was still lots of raspberry in the aroma with some subtle notes of funk and wood. Flavor is decidedly tart with some residual sweetness lingering in the background. Has a highly dry and effervescent mouthfeel that feels a bit like pop rocks candy. Some funk in the finish from the wood and Brett aging process. Alcohol is undetectable and its hard to believe how strong it is until you finish the bottle. Definitely wish I had more of this around.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 vintage, 750ml bottle into a tulip. From notes.
A: Pours a hazy pinkish color. Thereís about one fingers worth of white colored head, and it retains pretty well for a 11.4% sour. No lacing, expectedly, but there are some (faint) alcohol legs.
S: This freakiní smells like a kick in the teeth. The tartness from the aroma is twisting my nose around - so are the oak tannins, to a lesser extent. I even get raspberry, but holy crap, is it ever playing second fiddle to the acidic attack.
T: Yíknow, for a second, this has a nice blend of raspberry and cream...then the sour shock takes over the finish. This is brutally tart, in a good way. But you know what stuns me? Itís 11.4%, and there isnít a hint of alcohol anywhere. This will satisfy a sour craving - and then some.
M: Dry and tannic, with some dryness and tannic qualities, backed by more dry tannins and even some tannic dryness! All this dry tannic-ness covers the alcohol superbly...and the carbonation, for that manner. I didnít even cop out and write down "meh, medium carb." like I normally do during the note-taking process.
O: No doubt, this is among the tartest beers Iíve sampled. Itís a really nice brute-force sour - it isnít particularly sophisticated or complex, but it brings all the tartness I like, without being moronic. Well okay, itís a bit moronic, and thatís exactly why I find it so charming.
krompt (611) - - FEB 24, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I donít mind these. I had to pour one out one time. Iíve never had to pour out a beer before and it hurt my feelings. It was like rubbing alcohol. Something went wrong somewhere. Way wrong. The other ones Iíve tried proved that not all of them were poison.
Phillies08Champs (649) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle from my cellar split with Keith and Greg. Pours murky medium rown. Nose is mild rasperry and sour cherries, oak, mild napthalene, acetic acid and funky notes. first sip is similarm with brown malt like a sour brown with boozy astrigency. finish is dry and acidic.
biznizness (1061) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found a bottle in the Ft Myers Total Wine labeled 2012. Split with brother in law. Very tart and acidic, raspberry flavor, alcohol is really not noticeable. Other than a little heartburn later on, I really enjoyed this beer, although I am far from an expert in this style.
matty (143) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle labeled 2012. Poured into a Chimay glass. Pours a ruby red color, turns a little amber at the edges. Very brief and thin white head that settles into the center of glass. Plenty of carbonation. Aroma is strong - fruit, raspberry, oak, sourness, acidity. Tart sour taste with some fruit in the background and a medium body mouthfeel. There is a brief sweetness in the finish. Iím not fond of sour/fruit beers, but I gave this a try, it was worth it.
callmemickey (2077) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy reddish body, pinkish-white head, spotty lacing. Raspberry, oak, acetic vinegar, creeping citrus. Medium bodied, aggressive acidity, lingering finish.
Dfonorow (1037) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is ruby/amber with no head. Aroma and flavor are both slightly acidic with notes of raspberry, sour funk, oak, vinegar, and yeast. Alcohol is well hidden behind the sourness.
pete4999 (961) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle, shared with my family over Christmas. Poured a deep reddish brown and was quite tart with a nice fruit finish. Iíd only had small shares of this beer in the past and it was nice to get a full 2/3 bottle of it. Fizzy with a little bit of funk, but overriding fruits, mostly raspberry. Good stuff.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 Bottle from Danís Taphouse in Boonsboro, MD. Pour is hazy burnt orange with a quickly dying off-white head. Aroma is fruity and acidic with definite notes of raspberry, oak, caramel, and fantastic bretty funk. Flavor shows sweet raspberry, vanilla, caramel, oak, orange zest, and more yeasty goodness. Overall body is moderate and sweet, followed with a drying moderate/heavy acidic finish. Great stuff. Imo, could use a little while longer in bottle to round out some rough edges, but overall a nice sour.
harrymel (1434) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours blood orange with a lightly pink thick sheet. Smells of sour raspberries, some oak, graham and lacto. Flavor is sour with a slight sharp sweetness and a nice grain feeling. There are some vitamin flavors as well. I like the flavor of this one. Medium bodied with plenty of carb and an off dry finish. This beer is a surprise for me - Iím not a weyerbacher fan, but this vintage of this beer is good. Iíve got a "flat" 2010 in the cellar still, and hopefully itís nice, but this one was quite enjoyable. 3.5/4/4/3.5/4
Serving type: bottle