madvike (3250) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle from hbmason...thanks Tim! - Pours rosy amber with lots of cascading bubbles up to a thin foamy light tan head. Nice tart cherry nose, SweetTarts, metal, light dry malt, funky Bretty yeast with just a hint of plastic. Taste has a bit more plastic, with a dry, bitter tart malt, muted dry cherries, a bit of mineral, and a long bitter finish. Lots of carbonation, and really puckering. A little too bitter for my tastes, but this was still worth a drink. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 10, 2012
On draft at Novare Res for Gasharoo... Pours a ruby copper color with a three finger fluffy head that laces out fairly quickly. Aromas are very earthy, fresh compost, black tea and a hint of sour cherries. The flavors are very similar with a lot of earthy dusty, mushroom flavors that are brightened up with a touch of the sour cherry acidity and a hint of bitter sweetness on the finish. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pours amber orange with a little haziness and a decent beige head. The aroma is my favorite part - sweet cherries and wild yeast. The flavor brings nice tart cherry notes that are smooth, not as earthy coming from the steel but still delicious! merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
A: Light Ruby Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
S: Tart Cherries, Mild Red Plum
T: Tart Cherries, Red Plum
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour
Overall, a nice sour cherry ale with a good subtle barrel presence. User37895 (3042) - - JUN 23, 2012
On draft at Monk’s Cafe. The pour was orange-ruby colored (much lighter than anything brown) with a nice initial head that thinned quickly. The aroma was tart cherries, some bret. The flavor followed, tart was tame but present, finishing each sip with a little zing. Dusty aftertaste. The mouthfeel was light, moderate carbonation. A nice sour if you like the drinkable ones vs. those that give you the: puckerup and pretend you enjoy the whole glass even though the hair stands up all over your body for up to an hour afterwards.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Draft at the Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a hazy dark amber/copper color with a one finger frothy off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Earthy, funky aroma with good lactic funk, oaky barnyard/musty horse blanket character. Also a but vinous with dark fruit, musty, funky bugs and earthy oak. Strong acetic solvent quality appears when it warns. Smells similar to real lambic.
Medium bodied with a strong puckering, sour mouthfeel. Very tart with strong lactic funk and acetic solvent character. A bit too stron in the acetone character but has nice sourness and funk along with dry earthy oak and subtle vinous fruit. Kind of one dimensional with only subtle flavors balancing out the funk and strong solvent presence. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2015
From notes. Tasted on 1/27/13 from a corked and caged 375mL bottle. Pours hazy orange-amber with a thick white head that leaves average lace. The nose is dominated by earthy, natural cherry with some caramel malt underlying. The flavor has a bit more caramel malt prevalent, but is a nicely sour lemon acidic, with tons of cherry. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long caramel and cherry finish. BREWMUSKCLES (2671) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2012
sweet and lightly sour cherries muddled a litlle with mushroom. some alcohol and a touch of turpentine in malt. hop bitterness more pepper like in the mouthfeel. sweetens out after some time. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle share with my buddy Blake and his wife Gina (both sour heads). Pours a nice light brown/reddish color with very minimal head. Good carbonation shown with the pop of the top. Aroma is slightly funky with hints of a good sour time. Flavor isn’t super tart or funky but somewhere in the middle. Not a bad showing here. andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Purchased at the Allagash brewery in Portland, ME; enjoyed at my hotel room after an awesome Acadia hiking day in Bar Harbor, ME. Bottled November 2011. Appearance is a very cloudy dark gold with a light red hue, very bubbly carbonation that quickly dissipates like soda. Aroma of light cherries, light funk, in all honesty not much else. Taste is good but not very sour. Has a high bubbly carbonation, goes down like seltzer water, very light cherry flavor. It’s not a bad brew, just not high on my radar of other Allagash brews that I’ve had.