gunnfryd (14869) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, sourness, dried fruit, caramel, vineous. Flavour is dry, sourness, vineous, caramel, dried fruit. Nice beer. Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2013
Dark brown, cola colour, dissipating beige head. Aroma of caramel, malts, chocolate, light red fruits. Somewhat sour flavour, berries, chocolate, apple vinegar and citric acid. Sour finish, citric acid, lemon, cola and sour cherries.
Foffern (1877) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2013
(From 33cL bottle @ home)
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark nut brown colour with a small khaki head. Pretty carbonated. Aromas of sour berries, red currant, leather, heather and forest floor. Sour flavour of bitter berries, goose berries, plums and apple cider vinegar. Has a rich and slick mouth feel, and a heavy berry bitterness. A very sour ale, but is balanced in a way. I feel I need some food to tame this beer. cubs (10634) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Supermarket Liquor Fort Collins. Pours a hazy, deep maroon appearance with a bubbly brown head that doesn’t have much retention. Tangy acetic, dark berry, dark chocolate, oaky aroma. Sprizy, tangy, quite acetic, woody, light vanilla, big blackberry/raspberry, plum, fig flavor with bubbly carbonation and a moderate amount of acid on the finish. Not super smooth but not horrible either. cgarvieuk (24456) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2013
bottle at jans ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... tart sour woody nose ... tart sourness ... little woody ... little balsamic ... not me
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2013
From bottle. Poured redbrown with a large white head that quickly disappeared. Aromas of caramel, malts and yeast. High carbonation and a sour finish. An OK beer but not for everyone. Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2013
33cl Bottle at home. Brown coloured beer with quite some carbonation and a medium but fast diminishing brown head. No head left after few seconds. Enjoyable refreshing sour sweet balanced slight wooden noted aroma. Medium to full almost dense palate. Finish is special, starts out slightly sour fruity but develops into a more tart sour ending, rather dry slightly woody. Atypical brew. RuneStumo (2672) - Haugesund, NORWAY - APR 4, 2013
16.03.2013. Bottle. Cardinal, Stavanger. Brown colour with a thin layered head. Very sour at first with fruity flavours of red berries. Moderate body with almost no bitterness. Flavours of red currents (rips). Aftertaste is sour and leaves a dry mouth. Ratman197 (14822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2013
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, plums, grape, tobacco and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, grapes, plum and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering tart earthy finish. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is a murky and placid brown that looks very unappealing. The head is tall and velvety in texture, but is very thin in density which is apparent by how quickly it dissipates leaving no trace of a head after a minute.
Aroma: The aroma is restrained with hints of cherries, tartness, sweet cocoa, and a touch of caramel.
Taste: The sourness is moderate, but not very strong even for a beginner to sours like me. The sourness is similar to a stronger Shock Tart candy, with blue raspberry and cherry flavors. I taste a bit of cocoa lingering with the sourness.
Palate: Medium bodied with lively carbonation.
Overall: I’m new to sours so I’m probably not judging this right, but I think this is a fair assessment of this since my score isn’t far off from the others.