GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Thanks to orlgamecock. Sour cherries, funky socks, maple syrup and all kinds of other goodness. Great stuff. hopdog (12864) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Thanks Josh for sharing! Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a very small sized head. Aromas of wood, oaky, and nice funkiness. Tastes of wood, oak, and the same nice funkiness. boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle thanks to josh. Thanks man. Pours a nice amber color. Has a nice cherry and a bit of barrel. Taste is about the same. Overall a very well done beer. Drake (14045) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2010
375 mL bottle courtesy of CrellMoset and aimeefausser on 6/13/10. Thanks! Pours a hazy orange-brown color with a minimal head. The aroma is earthy and spicy with some toasty notes, caramel, soy. The taste is a very earthy tartness, big citrus notes and a spicy finish. Some berry and grape like notes in the finish, as well as some mushroomy soyness. Medium bodied. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Taste thanks to Sara!
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Drank next to Gargamel. Red-tan body, lightly hazy with a fizzy white head. Musky, lightly oaky nose with heavy vanilla, cherry, and grape. More oak in the flavor, definitely to a fault, also some light cherry and citrus before warmth brings an apple dessert quality to the profile. Well balanced and complex, yet the more I drank of it the less I found it to be so, probably because of the over-oaked flavor. The soft carbonation helps the dessert elements survive, but the oak and a watery finish reduce leave this feeling a bit thin and muddled.
Big thanks to Sarah for sharing this at our basically weekly tasting.
A-pours a cloudy, grainy copper color, rusty brown. a tight light tan head on the side.
S-oaky vanilla up front, wild yeast, grapes, balsamic, notes of tart cherries behind.
T-the taste has the wild yeast up front with notes of oaky wood underneath. a touch of earthy grain, very light balsamic notes, tart cherries and grapes in the back.
M-grainy on the palate, soft with a medium body. good carbonation with a crisp finish but not biting.
D-this is a well balanced sour with nice subtle flavors blending together very well this is a top notch sour. koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Appearance: Deep iced tea body with minimal head and the tiniest swirls of lace.
Smell: Wow the nose is a very nice vinegar, tobacco and leather mix. Not quite pucker inducing but complex and inviting.
Taste: This one really isn’t coming together for me and I’d in reality give it a 3.8 for taste if that was possible. Sweetness up front followed by wood notes, vanilla, butter, and nuts. The oak is probably the most dominant flavor. Minor alcohol note.
Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Very good considering its a 10% abv wild ale.
It’s good but I’m surprised I didn’t love this one....
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-13-2009 Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle: At first the dill really comes through in the aroma, but then pretty much disappears and is replaced by light maple syrup and oak. It pours a transparent reddish-orange with a minimal head. The flavor starts with tart plum and lemon. The finish consists of maple syrup and a touch of dill. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. FlacoAlto (4214) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Sampled March 2010frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2010
A soft pour produces a fat, one-finger thick, amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a dark, concentrated red color that shows a clear, rich ruby hue when held up to the light. Quite fruity smelling with raspberry seed notes, bright berry aromas, some light tartness, quite a bit of tannic, spicy oak. The more I inspect this the more the oak becomes apparent and the fruit falls to the background; almost smells like a freshly cut oak plank at times. The fruit aromatics come out if I take a break from the nose; this really is quite fruity with a spicy, fleshy raspberry, perhaps a touch of dark plum notes and some complimentary clove aromatics and brown sugar notes.
Quite tart tasting based on the light spiciness that was in the aroma. This has quite a bit of body to it, and it seems to have a lactic slickness to it that washes the beer off the palate; there is also a tannic texture to this. Oak flavors are perhaps the most dominant (at least after the initial hit of lactic sourness), with ample peppery, oak-derived spiciness, a freshly cut wood-plank flavor, some very soft butterscotch, and maybe just a hint of vanillin. The fruit flavors are much more subdued compared to the aroma; but still notes of rich plum, seedy raspberries and some soft berry notes are noticeable under the oak. A rich, caramelized, perhaps even maple like note mixes with oxidized, dry sherry notes and perhaps some hints of port sans sweetness.
This is just a bit too over-oaked; it gets in the way of the other flavors and can seem a bit heavy-handed at times; having said that, if you don’t mind oak flavors, this is actually a pretty tasty brew.
Thanks to swoopjones for sharing this rare treat. Chestnut brown color with a thin white head. Funky yeast, oak and bourbon aromas. Some dark cherries followed by a nice light acetic sourness. Oak, vanilla and bourbon flavors are also apparent. Dry woody finish.