FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Draft. Murky dark red-orange with a thin film of pinkish head. Candy sweet aroma with some tannin. Candy reaspberry with tinges of almond. Some vanilla and ruit skin astringency in the finish with a mild tartness. Mouthfeel is medium heavy, fairly sticky. Not sour, not even particularly tart. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Tap at O’Briens. Murky brownish orange with no head at all served in a De Koninck glass. Aroma is mostly just sour green apple. Taste is really sour with some tartness that stings the roof of the mouth. Not dry enough to take some of the sting away though. A really nice, unexpected beer from BP. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 19, 2005
sampled at the pizza port strong ale fest 2005. rdidish color, nice flavors mainly tart with a clean finish Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2005
The aroma was full of citrus, flowers, and light fermented fruit w/ a slight hint of spice. The flavor was soury fermented fruit, a malty sweetness, slight vinious note and citrus. The beer poured a purple/reddish brown color w/ reddish orange highlights; no head and thin lacing. The mouthfeel was aggressive and tart w/ great effervescence and a light body. papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - FEB 17, 2005
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Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2005
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: Purple ruby in color. Mine had no head. Light fruity/berry aroma. Flavor is sparkling burgandy with a tangy tart bite up front and a lingering dry fruity finish. Champagne like palate. Another winner from a San Diego brewer.
Pours with a red body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s sour and tart with a slihgt underlying blackberry sweetness and a touch of horseblanket. Medium bodied and dry. 21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2005
First off, i must start by asking what in tha hell this name means. It has a nice maroon color to it with some small eggshell head. It tastes like it looks, like a dark berry blend. It works well, has a little bit of a wine thing, definite berry flavor, more so rasberry and blackberry. Very decent. Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2005
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 Pours a reddish hue with a small slight off-white head. Aromas of funk, raspberries/strawberries. yeast. Flavors of raspberries, sourness, cherries, yeast funk, yeast. I normally dislike anything this brewery makes, but this beer is quite amazing.....thank to tom for sharing and thanks to todd for coming out to o’briens.... DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2005 An experimentation from the brewers at Ballast Point, and a thanks to Tom Nickel for sharing. This is the direction I would like to see Ballast Point go in, as this was a pretty damn impressive brew. It poured a purpleish/red color and complexities that it can’t be considered grape soda.emmitted a complex aroma of leathery barn and dark sophisticated malt with a superb fruity sourball character. THe flavors were semi-sour with touches of sour grape and a somewhat gritty tobacco-like finish. I’d say the start is quite exceptional but the gritty finish needs a little work. ITs got a sour grapey character to it, I’m not sure what they used in brewing it though. I’d say its somewhere between a lambic and a fruit beer, with enough sour re-rate draft Beautiful pink head on a red/pink body..sour woody aroma and perfect flemish sour flavors..a few points added!