Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source, RBWG Asheville. Cloudy maroon color. Aroma of sweet and sour cherry. Taste reminds me of the old Rodenbach Grand Cru.
brokensail (12498) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Thanks, Justin. Dark amber pour with a khaki head. Nose is kind of fruity and has a nice berry note to it. Sweet plum, some red wine, mild vinegar, and caramel. Hint of dates, too. Flavor has a decent balance of sweet and sour to it. Fairly heavy on sweet date, berry, and caramel. Somewhat acetic, but a lot of green apple sourness as well.
Tmoney99 (11690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Poured clear dark ruby color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and dark fruit with an small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted complex sour flavor with a medium to heavy complex sour finish of moderate to long duration. This beer also exceeded my expectations.
BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear ruby with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is tart and acetic cherries, vinous notes, oak, light cookie and toast malt with stale earthy hops. Flavor is sour cherries, oak, light sweet malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
jtclockwork (10441) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours reddish. Nose and taste of cranberry, sour cherry, light lactose and mild acidity. Good balance. Medium body.
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF. Dark brownish/red pour, white head. Red wine and balsamic vinegar, cranberry, cherry, light toothpick. Nice brew. WW kills it almost every time.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Wicked Weed. Pours a reddish violet appearance with a white head. Bright berry / cherry, slightly acetic, leathery, a bit tannic aroma. Moderately tart. Nice fruit. Fairly dry. Low bitterness. Nice pucker. Kind of cool.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #9. Draft at the downstairs tap room. Pours a hazy copper color with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of sweet berries and mild tartness. The taste is sour berries, cherry Life Savers. Medium bodied, lingering tartness.
Sammy (9322) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big red flanders. On tap at the brewpub. Lacy. Very drinkable though palate
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Tap ][ Wicked Weed ][ 4oz ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Clear amber red pour, weak yellow bubbles. Nose is mild bourbon barrel, vanilla, bright cherry pie. Taste is lime citric forward, brighter and saltier than the Dark Angel, but so citric tart that this could be reblended back into non soured base beer and cold crashed to give it some sugar to balance. Palate is drier, woody, heavy lemon lime.
<!> too citric, could be reblended into base beer