JaBier (7458) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Winking Lizard Crosswoods. Cloudy reddish amber pour with no head. Sour aroma with oak, cherry and berry notes and winey grape. Oaky sour cherry flavor up front with a winey grape finish that is equal parts tart and bitter. Pretty good if you can afford it.
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by mspindler. Poured a orangish copper color with funky orange yeast particles floating around. Aroma was funky, vinegar, and apricots. Taste was very sharp and sour fruits, dry and sweet. Lower on the carbonation side. Overall very good.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from lone hill. Pours a muddy cola brown with a beige ring. Aroma is mostly tart funk and vinegar with notes of underripe fruits and red wine. Flavor is sharply sour and funky. This beer is all bugs and barrel. Dry, vinegary, oaky tannins, somewhat astringent. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
fiulijn (20063) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red-amber color, hazy; sparse bubbles, no head. The aroma is more elegant and balanced than usual, with caramel, oak, light vanilla, a touch of the BFM funkiness; vinous. Good body structure; there is caramel flavor, but mostly a wine flavor, a bit acidic, funky; the light alcohol presence is actually complementing these flavors; the final has also a light vinegar component. As usual, the Abbaye de Saint-Bon chien is a great beer, but I had better vintages.
Jow (3777) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Did a o6, 07, and 08 vertical tasting at the Captain Lawrence Rosso e Marrone release yesterday thanks to someone named Joe. Good carbonation, tart, with some cherry flavors. The sourness really lasts and I loved all three. This one is brightest which i enjoyed a lot.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from chyldking. Pours a flat burnt copper color. No head, few random clear bubbles. Nose is light sour and funk, some lemony notes and some apples. Palate is thin, slick, light tingle in the finish. Flavor is a light sour mustiness with some light apple notes. Very juice like.
WeeHeavySD (3385) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hello Mr. 2008 Bottle, you are a sour, I have yet to try, prepare yourself to be added to the many sours I have already tried. Pricey, yeah damn pricey (sorry chevy chase) but its way more than it would be at Holiday or some place in SD. Shared with my dad who drank his but wasn’t super pumped about it. Pour is reddish with a little tan head. Nose is quite funky, very vinegary with touches of that cherry funk that happens in many sours. Taste is pretty nice with some funky vinegar. The carbonation is though is way too intense. This was well taken care of through the barrel aging in all of those yummy BA versions of this beer, but this one, tickles my tongue a bit much.
argo0 (13891) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle. Almost no head atop dead yeast filled murky brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, wood, cherry/Brett/sour, some vinous, light funk. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry/Brett, sour, alcohol, some vinous, wood, light caramel. Woody aftertaste. Medium-full body, some stickiness, acidity, low carbonation.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great sour from BFM. 750ml bottle. Pours a lightly hazed copper color with instant carbonation and a small beige head that diminished quickly. Tart cherry notes with some oak tannin and vinous notes. Some tart berry flavors with dry oak and light acidity.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of a ’06, ’07, ’08 and ’08 GC Vin Juane vertical with EricE and brainlair. Definitely the funkiest of the 3. Slightly sweeter than the ’07, significantly sweeter than the ’06. Almost as tart as the ’07 (i.e. just a touch of it), much less so than the ’06. I think what really differentiates this one from the others is a really oily barrel character; lots of charred oak and vanilla, much less tannic than the other 2. Good dose of red fruit. Similar to the ’07 in the mouthfeel; very soft, very gentle carbonation; a touch of oiliness on the finish. I think I liked this one the best of the 3.