Lukaduke (1475) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a surprisingly clear ruby sienna color witha two finger white head that laces out nicely. Aromas are vinous almost Willamette valley pinot coming to mind. Ripe cherry, touches of earthy oak, good hints of funky brett and a touch of juicy candy. On the palate you get alot of the sour fruit, funky brett flavors on the front end and then some malty earth really takes over with an almost leathery bitter finish !
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Split a 750ml with my wife.
A: Beautiful ruby color with a whipped meringue head that lingers for several minutes, leaving big lacing. Awesome appearance!
S: Sweet cherries and wild yeast, definitely in that order
T: SWEET! sour. This is beer is much sweeter than it is sour. I was really expecting and hoping for a better balance between the two. Sweet cherries and cherry juice dominate the flavors, so much so that I feel I may be missing out on other complexities in this beer. There is only a hint of sourness, along with a yeasty, bread-like quality. The flavor is tasty and done well, but heavily favoring sweet cherry.
M: Sweet and smooth. Average feel.
D: I couldn’t even finish my glass. The sweetness becomes very cloying, and quickly.
Damico (2210) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light ruby amber with a creamy sandy head. The aroma is light sweet candy fruity and a bit viney. The flavor of light sweet malts with some cherry notes very smooth on the palate with a faint tartness. The ending is smooth on a light creamy body.
Beerman6686 (3546) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a reddish brown color with an off whitehead. Aroma was of apple vinegar, light funk, some candy sugar, and rotten appples. Flavor was much the same, some dark fruits notes, toast, acedic vinegar and apple cider.
superspak (1904) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing on the glass as well. Aromas of big tart cherry, cherry skin, apple, cranberry, earthiness, funk, grass, oak, light acidity, and yeast spices. Nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of tart cherry, cherry skin, apple, cranberry, pepper, earth, grass, light vinegar, oak, and yeast spices. Light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart cherry, apple, cranberry, pepper, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. Nice tart and sweet flavor balance and complexity; with cherry sweetness being more prominent. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly slick and syrupy mouthfeel as expected. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Very smooth to drink but is a bit of a sipper. Overall this is a fantastic, very pleasant, and enjoyable Flanders red ale. Nice complexity and balance; and very smooth to drink. I had no trouble finishing the 750.
Beerenberger (1108) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A ruby amber color with an off-white head and some lacing present. The nose has a funky-sour fragrance while the taste is sweet upfront with a slight sour dry finish. The body is medium and effervescent. The aftertaste is metaly, which unfortunately ruins this beer for me.
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DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a tulip. 2012 vintage. Lovin’ the classy synthetic cork.
4.5 A: Hazed plum color. Three fingers of pillowy pinkish tinted white head. Retention is very good and tons of lacing is left.
4.0 S: Holy shit! This is now the second beer I’ve had that smells just like Pez candy. The other one was a winter warmer. There’s some funk underneath, but this is dominated by the Pez. No need to describe this any further.
3.5 T: While the nose was straigh up Pez, the taste is like Pez flavored beeer. Pez dominates giving a pleasant fruity, sugary sweetness. There’s much more funk than in the nose. Barnyard notes with apple and apple orchard funk. Definitely more sweet than sour. There’s just a touch of acetic with more lactic acid presenting. In any case, not bad.
3.5 M: Lighter to lighter medium body. Carbonation level is fine, but it’s not as spritzy or as creamy as I’d like.
3.5 D: Decent beer. Nothing to write home about though. It costs about as much as Rodenbach, though, so I don’t see a reason to buy this one again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-27-2012 22:21:39
oRos (827) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from kupros. Nice cherry sour taste. Aroma is sour.color is a brownish red. Great beer.
pilgrimoutlaw (641) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours reddish brown with tan head. Apricots, nail polish, light fruitiness. Quite sour and moderate sweetness. Thick, smooth body.
cocoapuph (10) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Struggled uncorking this one... poured a rich ruby red-copper color with a thick head. Smelled of tart cherries and grapes. A hint of raisen and sugar sweetness comes through. Taste of tart cherry and a bit of metallic flavors. Little coconut and vinegar. Mouth feel was tangy and smooth. Decent brew, definitely had better. May drink again if given a bottle.