Reynolds314 (2749) - Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bellco33 (448) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 you’ve had it in the past and were "meeh" on it, try it again. You’ll enjoy your pint if you like sour / wild ales.
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DiarmaidBHK (3680) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a bit of a licorice feel to the nose. Looks a bit like jägermeister. Big sour notes on the tongue. Finishes a bit neater and cleaner than I’d like but it does go fantastically well with the pizza.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[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.
Alphadelic (1880) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
JK (4857) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From BDR’s 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.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
LilBeerDoctor (3512) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
dmac (4532) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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 I’m shocked to see that it’s listed as a sour. Not a fan.