yespr (45514) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep red with a pink head. Butterish to slight farty aroma. Sweet and citric. Dry and light malty base flavoured. Dominantly fruity and dry citric into the finish. mcberko (17898) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Cascade Tasting Room, split with Matts_Property, pours a beautiful ruby red with a small white head. Aroma of sour blackberries, wheat and dry red wine qualities. Flavour of sharp, tart berries, citrus fruit pits and black currants, with a dry fruity tartness on the finish. Solid, though sharp. TBone (17589) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2011
[email protected]brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Barrel House, Portland (ABV 8.0%, vintage 2011)
Clear deep red color, steady pinky head. Milky blackberry aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Tart, fruity, black berries, cellar and berry stones in the flavor. Lingering tartness in the aftertaste.
A: The pour is a dark reddish, purple in the glass with a nice pink foam on top.
S: The nose is, unfortunately, somewhat buttery which covers up the tartness and acidity. The blackberries are there, but not as prominent as I would have thought.
T: Luckily, there is some improvement in the flavor with a nice lactic tartness which works very nicely with the sweet blackberry flavor. There is a mustiness and a mild funk which is very pleasing.
M: A lighter bodied beer with a moderate level of carbonation and a somewhat dry finish.
D: A good beer, for sure, but perhaps I was expecting more. The nose was a bit off-putting, but the flavors made up for it. bhensonb (15253) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Pours purple/reddish/berry/copper with a creamy pinkish head. Medium body with foamy carbonation. It is definitely a sour (based on balck berry-12 months in oak - 6 months with berries). It is berry sour. There’s astringent oak. It’s wonderful.
Ratman197 (14856) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2010
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured aclear garnet with a lasting pinkish head. Aromas of blackberry, barnyard funk, light oak and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with lightly dry tart finish. Flavors of blackberry, oak, some barnyard funk and a hint of spice with a crisp lightly dry lingering tart fruity finish. Lubiere (13916) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
A wine red ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, a superb sweet lactic berry with sweet wine, light Brett, very nice. In mouth, a nice kriek like ale with nice epsom salt, black currant, light but refreshing. Excellent. On tap at brewpub July 31 2011. Dogbrick (13040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2016
2010 sample at the Barrel House. The beer pours a hazy ruby red color with a medium pinkish-white head that evaporates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of oak, berries, and malt. Medium body with flavors of vinous oak, berries, earthy yeast and malt. The finish is tart with a blackberry and yeast aftertaste. Good beer all around. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
(Draught) Pours a hazy ruby body with a small white head. Aroma of vinous, blackberry, caramel, and plum. Flavor of blackberry, lacto, pedio, earth, mineral, wood, and vinous. hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Growler… This beer rocks!… Clear, beautiful ruby ale with a small, creamy, off-white/pinkish head. Smells like a blackberry SweetTart, if there were such a thing - tart and fruity (berries). Medium-bodied and caustic with lively carbonation. The flavor totally lives up to the aroma – tart and fruity (berries) with just a whisper of butter. Finishes tart, acerbic, and then Mojave-dry. Kudos to GoT for sharing his growler of this world class beer!