AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Hazy brown color with tan head. Caramel, sour cherry, wet wood, tart lemon aromas. Light bodied with average co2. Mild to medium mouth puckering flavors of tart lemon, sour cherries, with some dark caramel sweetness___drying finish---good 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle:   Nice aroma of sweet and sour vinegar, under and over ripened cherries, with a bit of oak as well.   Similar tongue, smooth, very tart, not an overly sour example.   Good balance.   Seems to have the right amount of sweetness to that tart aspect.   Clean, doesn’t linger too long.   Very solid example of the style.   Could stand to be just a touch chewier, but as is its fairly smooth.   I like how its not overly tart or has a long lingering sourness that makes my mouth water.   Better for us acid reflux peoples.   Good stuff! vyvvy (6834) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
At the Anchorage presentation at The Wine & Cheese Place - Pours dark amber / mahogany with a beige head. The aroma has a nice mix of toasty malt, brown sugar, and citric / vinegar sourness. It has a medium / light body with some richness to it and soft carbonation. The flavor begins with dark fruits, red fruits, caramel, nutty malt and a nice crisp sourness that balances well and bring all of the flavors together. The finish has a rich sweetness, but heavy citric / lactic sourness balancing. "Balance" would be the key to this beer. Excellent in every way. Countbeer (6589) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
[email protected]Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Fish tasting aka Haarlemmestraat tasting aka Elite tasting aka did Dean do something (stupid) today aka Benzais’ endless triangle travel aka Chris’ Birthday tasting:
Bottle: Thanks Julien: Served in a taster:
Deep dark red ish brown with a small head.
Aroma of wood, wild yeast, raisin, tart and some berries.
Flavour is tart, fruity, bitter, wild yeast, wood, some herbs, light sweet tart.
Aftertaste is tart, fruity, light dry and some wood.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, tart light dry texture.
Very good stuff, perfect copy of the original Belgian style!
Courtesy of Jason R
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of cola sour cherries, light lemon, vinegar, faint dark fruit, and vinous notes. It pours a transparent orangish-brown with a minimal beige head that quickly fades to a minimal film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of cola and a touch of vinegar. The finish has light sour cherries, lemon, oak, dark fruit, cognac, and oak. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and somewhat thin mouthfeel.
750 ml. bottle. It pours a dark black cherry color with a disappearing khaki colored head. The aroma is really nice with sweet/tart dark cherries, mild funk and dark malts. The flavor is sweet berries, cherry, balsamic, a little caramel and a decent amount of vinegar with some funk in the finish. I liked the dark fruity, sour aspects of this beer, and am curious how this would do with a few years of cellaring. Good stuff. DutchDrebus (6322) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle not thx to joes, not @ BBF. Dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Smells sour, red fruits, fresh. Tastes red fruits, sour, balsamico vinegar. Sour as fuck. Medium body, nice carbo. tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by Chris, thanks! Dark mahogany with a small beige head and little lacing. Aroma is mostly of red fruits along with acetic notes, light caramel, brettanomyces, oak and alcohol notes. Taste is quite acidic, but less than I thought it would be considering some the reviews. There’s a lot of red fruits (mostly cherries) along oak, cognac, vanilla, caramel, brettanomyces and light spiciness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry finish. Mouth puckering. One of my least favorite from Anchorage or Crooked Stave. A little over the top acidity. Tasty, but a bit unidimensional. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
(750ml bottle) clear deep amber, fine tan bubbles. Nose of sawdust, Brett C, earth, oak. Taste of oak, cognac, alcohol, cranberry, citrus, delicious. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Brown pour with a white head. The aroma has some toffee up front with some grapes and a bit of tartness thrown in. The flavor is also very nice. I get some grapes and orange notes as well as some light tartness. As the beer warms I start to get some oak and cognac notes. The fruit is very juicy and goes well with the tart notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Awesome beer.