Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
A lot of berry and funk in this one. It comes in a bomber and I split it with my buddy. I would love this in an 8 ounce serving. Beyond that amount it got to be a bit much and overpowering. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
[4593-20120706] Bottle. Light fruity yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, dark amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Sour yeasty fruits flavour has just a hint of fresh green peas in the finish. Medium body is quite sour. Really interesting and sour. (8/3+/8/3/15) 3.7
Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
(w/ blankboy, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs, tupalev)
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Sucré, acidulé et vinaigré en harmonie...Rien d’extraordinaire mais bien balancé quand même. blackflag321 (689) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bomber pour to snifter. Red/brown with faint head. Aromatic. Sour, tart fruit on palate, slightly acidic--in a good way--on the finish. Overall, very nice. It went nicely with my steak and salad. I saw a comment on how tough it was to get the cork out and can confirm that. I used pliers to twist it and break its bond to the bottle before I worked it out by hand. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle shared by a kind soul at PaulUnwin’s sour tasting. Pours a hazy orange-red with a white head. Nose is fruitiness with funk: vinegar, cheese, yeast, and tart berry, earthy funk and some cherry and berry. Medium in body and interesting overall.
HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
July 6, 2012 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs, mabel & tupalev. Green 750ml bottle c/o j&m. Ruby-amber with a creamy/rocky beige head. Aroma is sweet and floral, just a little funky, some sour cherry, quite yeasty (7+). Taste - waaaaay more sour cherry, lovely and acidic/tart, not sugary at all. Airy mouthfeel, but overly carbonated, dry and sour and a bit floral in the finish - simple and lovely - good sour fruit beer. crossovert (12667) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2012 vintage. It is a horseradishy but sweet red ale. There is some sourness but not too much. Along the lines of a duchesse. blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a hazy orange-amber with lots of little floaties and an average size creamy beige head. Aroma of tart berries, light spices, yeast and caramel malt. Flavour of tart fruit, spices, funky yeast and caramel malt. Medium bodied. Great stuff! jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
2012-07-06. Hazy dark red-brown body, nice foamy beige head. 3+ Modest aroma, light funk and sour cherry. 7+ Flavour is modestly funky, sour cherry fruit, earthy cherry notes in the middle. Muted malt. 7+ Average bodied palate, light carbonation. Pretty decent, enjoyable but fairly simple. Bottle via trade with flandersnedPailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2012
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UPDATED: MAY 11, 2012 Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate sweet and tart cherry, light cola, vanilla, and just a hint of vinegar. It pours a transparent copper with a soapy one finger orange tinged off-white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a soapy ring. Some light webbing is left on the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of lightly sweet cherry before quickly turning to more tart cherry. The finish has light-moderate sour lemon, light oak, faint vinegar, and a touch of vanilla. The lemon sourness and vanilla notes increase as it approaches room temperature. It’s a little thin and watery with minimal-light carbonation. Overall, it’s similar to Big Rock Chop House Maple Road Farmhouse Ale/Reserve Farmhouse Ale. A higher level of carbonation would probably really improve this.