kraddel (8718) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2017 TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of DuffmanSW. Thanks, Sean! Poured into a narrower fluted tulip. Pours an opaque murky rusty berry color, tinted with deep crimson hues, purple, and a sort of brown. Almost a dark pinot, but hazier, darker, more opaque, with a dirty whitish reddish head that is moderate, dies to a small film and laces a bit. Aromas are sweet blackberries, a touch of lactic sourness, slight vinegar, wet oakiness is smaller, but there. A touch of faint vanilla, a light sour and sweet mix. Initial is lighter bodied, a bit blank up front, moving into tart blackberries, with some subtle sweetness lying beneath. Berries, faint vinegar, vanilla on the backend, wet wood, lactic sourness is light, but heavier in some sips. Berries stick to the palate in the aftertaste, as some light tannins make their way in on the backend. A bit underbodied, and sips seem to vary on intensity of flavors (Not sure if this is a strength of weakness). Overall, I like the idea of the brew, a good mesh of sweetness and sourness, that is quite sessionable. However, the shortcomings on this beer’s complexity are there (A bit underbodied, inconsistent, could use a touch more sourness), but can be overlooked for a quality sessionable sour like this. Very nice. I can see why ratings that did not get a proper pour (And serving size) might be lacking for this beer. Try and get a good 12 oz. to get a full feel, and not just from the top of the bottle.
Sampled at the tderoeck tasting for adamchandler. Pants are optional ! Pours unclear peachy red/purple. Small white head. Smell is sour, dry, mild fruits. Taste is intensely sour, dry, oak, bit lactic. Mild fruityness ( fleshy fruits ) very dry ending. tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2017
27/V/17 - 75cl bottle @ Adam Chandler Visiting (for real this time) Tasting (home) - BB: n/a, 2014 vintage (2017-669) Thanks to kraddel for sharing the bottle!AdamChandler (5149) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2017
Little cloudy rusty red brown beer, small creamy off-white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: acidic, vinegar, fruity, funky. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: lots and lots of vinegar, mouth puckering, some lemon juice, some tannins. Aftertaste: same, very dry, slightly fruity in the finish, mainly vinegar.
75CL. How have I now had this one?
Pinkish Purple Appearance. Smells insanely sour like a nectarine and grapefruit aroma. Holy moly, this is sour. Like biting into a lemon with chalk, blackberry jam, juicy fruit and vinegar. remaining flavor is all oak. 77ships (10771) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2017
Thank you kraddel! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ "Adam Chandler Visiting (for real this time)" Tasting. 2014 Vintage. Dark berry red, head fizzes away. Nose is mellow vinegar, blackberry skins, acidic, blueberry pulp with vinegar qualities. Taste is puckering medium vinegar blackberries, acidic, acidic vinegar. Too carbonated, some vinegar fizzy. Not the best Cascade but a decent USA Vinegar forward sour, bit too fizzy. Simple but not bad. bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2016
Rating #1800 - 2015.06.29 - 750mL Bottle - Pours a deep reddish brown with a bubbly head that disapparates rather quickly. Aroma is blackberry ham, sour plum tartness - rich, fruity texture. Palate is well balanced - lots of tart berry notes, oaky vanilla sweetness from the barrel component - Nice.
Nickls (2576) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle. Ruby red that’s hazy. Thin white head. Wild blackberry, earth, dark berry sourness, and seedy aroma. Like biting into a wild picked blackberry. Early, tart, blackberry tart, and seedy. Medium to lighter fizzy carb. Lovely. hirigalzkar (3242) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle (thanks finol). Nice sweet and fruity aroma with a small berry seed-like dryness. Crisp, tart taste with a high fruitiness and sweetness. Small vinousity. finol (3466) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
Pours dark copper without a head.
Aroma of blackberries.
Tart, fruity lambic like taste. Malin_aiisa (1217) - SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
Red, no head. Nice!
Aroma of blackberry, sour, cellar organic
Taste fresh sour. Blackberry mild. Sweet. Hint of casics
Tart. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a deep dark red w/ quick dissipating pink head. Aromas of big berry, vinous, and a little funk. Flavors of sour berry, vinegar notes...funky sour greatness!