Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottled. Poured cola brown with a short cap of dark beige head. The aroma picked up sour cherries, jammy fruits (with some Zin character), and figs with strong accents of sour oak barrel, peppery alcohol, and a hint of cherry-infused vinegar.. complex and intriguing. The flavor found sour cherries, vinegar, and oak on the tip of the tongue, and that stuff carried the whole way through.. more vinous, woody, and peppery toward the back-end.. dry, fruity bugs and a bit of oxidation rounded it out.. tasty, but just a hair on the medicinal side. Medium-bodied and assertive on the palate, with low carbonation.. good balance, but a little too skewed toward the barrel.. overall some very good stuff. weihenweizen (4111) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2013
chilled 12 oz. brown bottle poured into sample glass, part of a three side-by-side. Pours dark brown with no head. No lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and tart aroma with a hint of soy. Taste is tart, some oak, and a hint of dark malt. JStax (7175) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
12 ounce bottle thanks to adnielsen awhile back. Pours a dark brown with a grey head of foam. Aroma has notes of cola and malt with a noticeable acidity. I’m getting a nice plum note in this as well. Fairly malt forward, but the sourness does not get lost. Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a creamy biege head. Nose is a dark sour with cherry, some vinous notes, and a sweet tartness in the finish. Taste is similar- nice oak, sour cherry, vinous fruit, and tartness. Great beer. mcberko (18956) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
12 oz. bottle, sent from Alen (thanks man), pours a deep dark mahogany / dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is extremely vinous, with strong red wine notes, wild yeast, tart red fruits, and some slight counteracting sweetness. Flavour is extremely complex and vinous, full of red wine barrels, wood tannins, moderately tart red berries, and some moderate wild yeast presence. The red wine barrels are the most prominent flavour characteristic, adding deep layers of complexity. Excellent stuff.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to adnielsen. Bottled 8/17/11. Dark brown color. Decent thin khaki head. Impressive washes of lace. Nice musty, tart wine-barrel nose. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Great sour, tart woody taste. Good strong tartness, just short of puckering. I’m enjoying the level of sour, makes for a great tasty after-dinner sipper. Just a very light bite in the finish. Red grape skins... Hints of chocolate. Big, tart raspberry flavor. Took me a long time to finish, but I enjoyed every bit of it. crossovert (13909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Such a solid series of beers. This one has more dark fruits, tannins, wine, and of course a buttload of sourness. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
12oz bottle split two ways (thank God because it’s intense). Dark cola color, short fizz if a head and decent lacing. Smells like sour fruit, alcohol and barrel. Tastes like sour fruit, wood, hint of chocolate which I was not expecting and some alcohol. This was very intensely sour and the flavors seemed combative but I still enjoyed it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-07-2011 20:03:11 Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Served in an Avery goblet. Prune like with some wine notes. Oak and dark fruits. Some tannins. Fairly acidic. Just sour; not complex at all. Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle at home shared with my wife. Poured a dark brown, with a red tint and no head. Wood, vinegar, cherry, vegetables, acetone, and hairspray in the aroma. Taste is red wine vinegar, cherry pit, light funk, nail polish, oak, and tang with a mouth-puckering sour finish that continues to linger sip after sip. Light body with little-to-no carbonation. A very sour beer with wine-like characteristics. Nicely balanced with wood, vinegar, and sweetness all melding very well.