Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2010
UPDATED: APR 4, 2011 Bottle shared by Vferg. Pours a hazy bruin body with an off white head. Brett and leather tones, hints of oak and light vinegar notes. Vinous oak hints, light grape character, and berries. Soft and chewy with a mild leather like dryness. Sour and funky with a mildly tartness very low acidity and a slight warming. A nice sour ale. j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle at Peter’s 2nd annual spring gathering. Pours a murky brown with a thin beige head. Woody malt, sour notes, fruit up front. Nice and crisp, good malt with some caramel tones to it. Tart and tasty and full of long tannins. Long wood fueled acids on the finish. Rather tasty. Definitely looking forward to the bottle I managed to get. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle: The aroma consists of cherries (sweet and tart), caramel, and a hint of acetone. it pours a cloudy orangish-brown with a minimal head. The flavor starts with a quick rose of sweet cherry and caramel. The cherry quickly goes tart in the finish with hints of vanilla, acetone, and oak. Medium bodied with mind carbonation. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2010
750ml corked and caged bottle, #95 of 378. Pours a hazy, dark reddish cherrywood color. A small, smooth head of beige foam leaves behind a wash of minimal, wet spotting that mostly rejoins the body. The nose is quite acetic, showing notes of soured wood, lactic bugs, and tangy cherries amidst a softly sweet, amber caramel malt body. There’s a hint of vinegar, along with some fruit skin tannins as well. Flavors are well balanced, with notes of tart, tannic cherry and dark fruit notes being countered by some soft, fruity malts and sweet Balsamic notes. Light, buggy oak funk shows more on each sip as the acetic nature seems to intensify. Medium bodied, and initially crisp and refreshing, the palate is very nicely rounded with subtle residual sugars on the back end. This is a very good sour in the Flemish red mold. Another nice one from Bullfrog. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2010
In short: A tasty and a bit rustic/dirty sour ale with a classic Flemish Sour personality.
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2010
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed relatively fresh a few months after the beer release. Post Mondial 2010 tasting session.
The look: Cloudy dark dirty red body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose has a lot of oak sourness, rustic character and cherries undertones. This almost smells like a classic Flemish Sour. Taste follows up on the nose. Very grainy cereals, lots of lactic acid, strong oak sourness presence, sour cherries, some berries, some almonds, woodchips, caramel. Meidium sournessa and acidity. This is a tasty beer. Overall I found the beer to be a bit “rough”, almost dirty. I liked it a lot but a little cleaner and this could have been fantastic. This beer was very good, almost excellent. Thanks Rciesla for bringing this bottle to a party at my place. Much appreciated. I do the same. When I’m invited to a party I always bring beer. I always bring at least a six-pack for missing child search party.
(750ml, bottle # 370/378, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of cherry, oak, chocolate, caramel, toffee, and horseblanket. Flavor of cherry, earthiness, light oak, caramel, and grass with a dry finish. bhensonb (15976) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2010
In a snifter. Very hazy amber leaving a bit of sediment. Nice woody sour oakish aroma. Puckers my mouth just to sniff it. Medium plus body. It’s sort of sour/oak/plum. Nicely sour/puckerish. But far, far from vinegar. An ale to savor. It is excellent. madvike (3306) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle 151/378 from hbmason...thanks Tim! - Pours rosy amber with a small bubbly tan head around the ring of the glass. Lightly bretty on the nose, nice oak notes, light fruit and a bit of citrus sour. Not terribly pungent, and a bit disappointing. The beer makes up for the aroma on the first sip. A creamy, light brett funk is overlaid over a velvety cherry base. Sour, but not terribly tart with a bit of vinegar funk. Really, really smooth in the mouth, with little bubbles that give it a nice creaminess. If this was a little more funky on the nose this would be out of this world.