wchesser (1948) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice magenta brown color with low carbonation and minor lacing. Almost no nose, just a little funk with some warmth. Very sour, and I say this cause I tried it after the Ermita and I was still all puckered up on the first sip. Taste is very much conchord grape-I should know I’m making a port right now with conchords. Nice sour.
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Avery, pours glowing red with soapy white head. Aroma has a nice vinegar, lactic, cherries, vanilla, some wood, and balsamic. Flavors hit hard with vinegar bite, vanilla woody character, sour cherries, rounded out by balsamic. Med bodied. Pretty freaking good.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught. Good cherry acidity in nose, with oak and plum notes. Cloudy, opaque burgundy with a thin head. Really well balanced with restrained sourness, deep thick sweetness, and a spicy wood character. Fully developed fruit tones and a syrupy texture. Top notch.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy straw with a moderate white head. The head fades slowly to a thin remnant, leaving behind a moderate amount of lace. On the nose, it is quite sour with Brett, tart tropical fruits and grape. It also has a slightly spicy character and a hint of banana. The flavor is sour throughout, with an initial light bitterness and a touch of spiciness. It becomes more sour and slightly more bitter as it progresses. The finish is long and sour with slightly dry malt. On the palate, it is light-medium with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice sour, with a slightly spicy character. The finish is particularly nice and the malts are very well balanced.
RSRIZZO (1970) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Avery Anniversary Party 8/7/11. Color is an amber orange with mellow carbonation and a thin tight head. Aroma is a fruity sour malt scent. Body is a lighter medium that gives a light crisp mouth feel. Flavor comes on fruity with cheery, pineapple, and apple this starts sour but turns sweet with some plum on the end. After taste is clean with a hint of spice. Overall its one of the best and fruitiest sours I’ve ever had.
BeerandBlues2 (12332) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy and bubbly off-white head, medium-short retention with fair lacing. Aroma is tart fruit (cherry, plum, raspberry), spices (cinnamon), vinous, and oak. Flavor is tart cherry and plum, wine, oak, light malt, old hops, and assorted spices. Medium body and warmth, low carbonation.
Ratman197 (13666) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of citrus, cherry, carmel, horseblanket and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of carmel, fruitiness, horseblanket, leather and light spice with a crisp dry tart lingering funky finish.
adnielsen (10538) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Boulder SourFest. Red orange appearance with a cream colored head. Sour, vinous, red fruity, slightly spicy nose. Spicy, red fruity, moderately sour, caramel, vinous flavor.