That1Guy (2241) - Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2011
It’s dark, and it’s damn sour. Very dark, reddish-brown pour. Aroma alone made my mouth water. Very vinous, tart and fruity on the nose. Almost overwhelmingly sour, which might put some people off, but it is definitely my style. Wine, tart cherries, and a very dry finish. Excellent. arminjewell (9744) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Pour out of bottle lots of nice carb in this one versus the meretrix. Nice dark brown almost black, some tinges of red with a creamy tan head. Aroma is fairly muted, main notes of the zinfandel, some tart fruit, some funk, earth, slight touch of some dark fruit even. Taste is way more assertive, lots of dark fruit and cherry notes, with some nice wine, sharp tart acidity, with a nice funky middle, finishing with a touch more wine, slight bit of heat in there as well. Nice brew, could use some age but tasty. Ratman197 (15746) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottlepoured a clear dark redish brown with a lasting tan head and great lacing. Aroma of sour citrus, grapes, oak, barnyard and light carmel. Palae was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of grapes, sour citrus, barnyard funk and ligjt carmel with a crisp dry tart lingering funky vinous finish. cubs (10745) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark brown-black appearance with a foamy, brown head. Mildly vinous, mild to moderate cherry, roasty dark malty, slightly tart-sour, mild chocolate aroma. The aroma is nice but not super assertive. Big cherry (almost pie-like), slightly roasty, dark malty flavor followed by an intense, acetic, vinous sourness that finishes with a nice, sour cherry tartness. Even though the appearance implies a darker malty flavor, the cherries and huge sourness as well as the woody, wine elements really mask some of those characteristics. Big dry, tart aftertaste. I was a touch disappointed by the aroma but the flavor is quite nice. A very nice beer on par with Eremita I but I prefer Meretrix and Dépuceleuse slightly better. Doodler (473) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
12oz bottle picked up at the release party. A surprising dark cola brown pour with a one inch foamy head. Great carbonation straight out. Produced a nose of dark, sweet fruits and cherries. Warned it would be sour. I found it more tart than typical for a wild ale but pleasingly balanced and delicious. The time spent in vinfandel barrels adds a sweetness to knock down the mouthpuckering sharpness that slaps you up front, leaving a refreshing finish overall. Nice job by the gang at Avery..