Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle to glass. Pours a beautiful pinkish reddish peach color with an off white pinkish head. Aroma is tart cherries, slight funk, latex. Flavor packs a solid sourness to it, with a nice cherry funk. Superb. superspak (5672) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/26/2016. Pours slightly hazy pinkish orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Slight lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge sour cherry, raspberry, strawberry, lemon, orange zest, green apple, fruit skin, hay, straw, oak, almond, wheat, and bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, leathery funk, pepper, and white wine vinegar. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge sour cherry, raspberry, strawberry, lemon, orange zest, green apple, fruit skin, hay, straw, oak, almond, wheat, and bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, leathery funk, pepper, and white wine vinegar. Moderate fruity/lactic sourness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, berries, lemon, orange zest, green apple, fruit skin, hay, straw, oak, pepper, wheat, bread, and light leather/vinegar on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tannic/sourness balance. Lightly puckering, but not overwhelmingly astringent. Light-moderate dryness from acidity/tannins; increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, acidic/tannic, and fairly grainy/creamy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden, a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible sour kriek style! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the elevated level of acidity. Awesome balance of fruit, Lacto, Brett, and oak flavors; with just enough malt to keep this from being overly puckering on sourness. A highly enjoyable offering. jgb9348 (6316) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Super pink coloured body with an ultra-fast dying light pink and tannish coloured head that leaves nothing on top only seconds later. Light-bodied; Dry cherry flavour that leads to some hay and grassy elements than opens up wide to sour grapes, cherries, lemons, citrus and more yeastie funk, very nice and incredibly complex. Aftertaste shows mostly sour notes with the cherries and some dry oak hitting hard at first, then a more robust fruit sweetness with kiwi and strawberries noticeable and ending with the dry and funky yeast strain, but very nice. Overall, a very well-done and complex beer that shows a lot of cherry and sour flavours and a dry funky quality, coupled with some sweet notes that make this very nice all the way around. An offering definitely worth trying, even if it’s at a premium for the large-format bottle size, but i’m lucky to get mine on draught. I sampled this sixteen ounce pour on draught at Whole Foods in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia on 15-June-2017 for US$8,00, sampled at the end of my driveway. RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 14, 2015
taster at the bruery. Beautiful pink-red colour. Oak and cherry aroma/flavour, very tart. Really excellent sour beer. GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle (2015) at the nuplastikk returns tasting in VA. Hazy orange with off-white head. Aromas of cherries, berries, tart acidic notes. Tastes of big tartness, big cherries, berries. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
slowrunner77 (12133) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2016
it had been a while since I had an older one, but not seeing enough of an obvious difference to be a separate entry. Still quite sour and acidic, perhaps a touch maltier than it used to be. Fruity, but the fruit takes a back seat to the bracing sour aspect. Mep3222 (1574) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Dry almost tannic cherry aroma and flavor with some oaky woody complexity. Sour maybe 4 or 5 of 10 and mostly lactic but also has some earthy aspects. Good but like some others slightly better Bule (2188) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2015
750ml bottle pours a bright pink color with a bit of head. Lots of sour and some mild cherry flavors showing through.
JaBier (8027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2016
2015 bottle. Hazy pink pour with a medium light pink head. Aroma of funk, cherry and tartness. Malty flavor with big cherry and peppery yeast before a sour fruit finish. MarcoDL (5028) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Aroma of sour cherry, oak, tart and mild vanilla. Smooth taste of nicely balanced sour cherry, oak, tart, subtle vanilla and a nice soft afterburn. Great sour.