harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottled Sept, 2012
Pours a brown ale with a broken sheet of dusty whites. Smells of dust, raspberry skins, oak, acid and some wine. Flavor is raspberry, oak, lots of raspberries, acid, some nice acidity in this one. Medium bodied with moderately hi carb and a dry finish. Nice beer, I’ve always liked it. bytemesis (8443) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Awlcordell. Pours hazy cherry amber with a small creamy long lasting tan head that laces well. Aroma is oaky, tart cherry, vinous, a bit of basement and funky horse blanket. Flavor has some initial raspberry sweetness that dries out into medium tartness, some acidity from the barrel. Light but noticeable funkiness going on there too. Oaky, a bit tannic, fruity and vinous. Very nice; comparable to a cross between Supplication and Consecration. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2014
This one poured a murky brown color with a small beige head. Aroma was big tart raspberries, some red wine, oak, and lemons. Flavor was moderately tart, but not mother puckering, lots of raspberry skins and seeds, some wine barrel for sure. Very well blended and a treat fo sure. olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2014
12oz bottle pours a dark reddish brown with a thin off white head. Tart Raspberry and oak taste. BuckeyeBoy (7699) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to toby. Pours out a clear crisp brown topped with sand head. Nose is tart berries funk and some sweetness. Taste is as the nose with lots of funk pucker berries and sweetness.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2014
[Bottle / 09-2012] Thanks, Jason! Dark, muddled copper body with a more brown-ish, murky centers... No real head to speak of, just a timid beige collar outlining the top. Aroma has a nice mix of sour lemon flesh & tart, acidic raspberry skins... Some woody oak notes, not as much of a vinous presence as I’d expect from the Carernet barrels, mostly just hefty oak. Slight medicinal cherry notes in the back-end. Taste opens up with a helping of tart raspberry juice, lemon peel, & a borderline yogurt-y, mainly lacto sourness leading to a lightly puckering finish. Drying oak with some tannic presence; again, not exceedingly wine-like, but that’s okay. Hints of cherry, but raspberry dominates. Sour, dry, tasty with a light, crisp body. This stuff would be lovely to have in four or six-packs. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to trade with JStax. Shared at Jeff’s. Pours reddish-orange with a small head. Sour raspberry aroma with wood and vinegar. Great tasting sour. Raspberries, vinegar, and vanilla. Not much red wine, maybe just a touch in the finish. Nice light acidity. Really good beer. Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Courtesy of umich03jmGTAEgeek (2220) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of sour raspberry, lemon, and light vinous notes. It pours a transparent brownish-orange with a minimal off-white head that quickly looks still. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sour raspberry. The finish has moderate-heavy sour lemon, light oak, and just a hint of vinous notes (could be power of suggestion). It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Sample at First Sunday. Pours orange, with a small, off-white head. Aromas of caramel, raspberries, and lemon zest. This has a very sour flavor, with some citrusy sweetness. Medium body, crisp and acidic, and effervescent. Nice clean finish. This is an outstanding sour, with aggressive sourness, but still somehow approachable. alexsdad06 (10436) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear caramel color with very little head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, tart fruit, raspberries, apples, acidic, wood, with some vinous influences. The flavor has more sour character than the nose. Tasty stuff.