Willimantic RoadenZok
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
RoadenZok Ė A recipe by homebrewer Paul Zocco honoring Belgian Sour Ales. Brewed with Belgian malts and Styrian Goldings hops a sour beer infused with tart cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (3269) - Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2014
Much better then the rating suggests. Comes in as more of a fruit beer with heavy cherry, nutty rich maltiness and a light funk and tartness on the back end. If this had a bit more funk and sharper tartness it would be fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (686) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2014
On tap in a pint glass: Pours amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma is malt, cherries, sour funk, grass, horse blanket. Taste is great, it has a lot of flavor which is dominated by tart cherry. Light to medium body, never overwhelming but still plenty of flavor in every sip. Reading some of the previous reviews, this one has stepped it up for this year. If youíve had it in the past and were "meeh" on it, try it again. Youíll enjoy your pint if you like sour / wild ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2013
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 Bah, they have been doing mix better with their sours but missed the boat again here. Very faint vinegar tartness, on a flat thin amber ale Retry: 4/22/14 Much better. Lacto-type tartness, reminds me a lot of rodenbock vintage. Rich caramel with tartness. Very very nice. Most improved award.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (4151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2011
Has a bit of a licorice feel to the nose. Looks a bit like jšgermeister. Big sour notes on the tongue. Finishes a bit neater and cleaner than Iíd like but it does go fantastically well with the pizza.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2010
[Growler] courtesy of BDR. Pours a beautiful caramelly amber with little to no head. Aroma offers little tartness, lots of toasty malt, a touch of caramel, and a light fruitiness. Flavor is mostly toasted malts, light cherry, very faint tartness, and not much else. Thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Alphadelic (2129) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2010
Clean as a whistle brown. A heavily malted nose with the slightest hint of powdery chocolate. Sour, metallic with some dog breath flavour to it. A cereal finish lingers for a short while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5631) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2010
From BDRís growler. Red color. Caramel aroma. Lightly sour, just barely. There is some yeast in the flavor, and the lightest hint of acid and hops on the tongue. Clean, flavorless finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2010
The aroma is sweet and cherry like. A little chocolate in there. The taste is very grainy. Faintly chocolate. Cherry. A little tart. Smooth finish Thanks to Cletus for the growler.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3701) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark amber with a thick tan head. Aroma of cherries and sweet malt. Flavor has a slight sourness with tart cherries and sweet malt. A decent sour ale -- no acidity, more of a "mild" sour, and pretty drinkable. 7/4/7/4/14 [3.6/5]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (5377) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Growler at the CL Rosso release. Poured a clearorange body underneath a smaller white head. Aroma is all over the place with notes of wild flowers, orange, rye, chocolate, cherries. The flavor is tart and tangy and reminds me of a sweet and sour candy waffer from twenty years ago. This beer was all over the place and Iím shocked to see that itís listed as a sour. Not a fan.

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