alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2012
A:A: A little murky but nothing too bad. Very nice red hue and a decent amount of carbonation. Looks nice :) Strong fresh fruit sourness. Definitely cherry.
T: Excellent! This is smooth and has a perfect amount of sour and funk. I think this is well balanced (or at least to my liking) it is. The tartness attacks the tongue and prickles the back of your throat but it still has a nice crisp after taste.
P: Well balanced not too thin and not a syrup. I think this is about right for a sour.
O: Absolutely fantastic. One of my favorite sours and its also impressive that this was their first attempt. If you can, GET SOME. nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Thanks to Chris at Jake Melnick’s for this one. Pale amber with no head. Strong nose of cherries, cinnamon, and ginger. Good carbonation bite that quickly fades. Sour apple, cherry, oak...slight fishiness....? ...let’s just call it funk. Good, but not exceptional. Glad to have tried it. portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle corked and caged and poured into snifter. Pours hazy amber with a quick soapy white head that fades to a faint slight film and tiny collar. Aroma is sour funk cherry wine corks. Taste is acidic yet calm and I get cherries and wood with wine cork and tannins. Palate is medium and acidic with a oily dry finish. I found this quite tasty and sour, nice brew. Well done! crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2012
750 corked bottle.
It pours a nice rosy pink color with just a slight bubbly head. I love the color though.
The smell is god. Lots of funk here and lots of oak notes. It doesn’t have that sourness in the smell though. The cherries are there, they have that distinct processed scent that only comes form the way the process door county cherries, there is something about that scent that always puts door county beers above others. I think it has something to do with the cherries and their skins.
The flavor follows though it isn’t as funky or oaky. A bit more sourness creeps in but it is still decently mild. There isn’t a huge vinegar kick but there is a nice bit of tartness from the cherries themselves.
I think this one could be aged, and I wish I had more than 1 bottle. DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Bottle. Clear brownish red pour, very little carbonation and a subdued sour cherry aroma. Flavor is earthy and a llightly malty, very mellow wood and cherry, a little sour on the aftertaste which was ruined by some odd off flavors. i could see this being outstanding, but some off flavors kept it from being slightly better than average.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Deep copper color with an amber hue. There is a faint earthy aroma with a hint of cherries and no carbonation. The tart, sour flavor is only intensified by the cherries. The body is smooth and slightly sweet with a mildly dry finish but overall the flat, tart taste dominates this beer. Not bad but I would have liked a stronger oak presence from the barrels. arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Deep orange almost red. Nice pop on the cork. Mild barnyard, citrus, lactic acid. Moderately sour sweet tart flavor, citrus fruit, mild cherry, faint funk, and a hint of vanilla. Dry, sour finish. Pretty clean palate-wise. A pretty solid sour from the limited that I have tried. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Draft... Ugly murky brown... Dead aroma, light sour... Tastes terrible, sweaty feet, pond water, gross
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On tap at the GTMW 2011. Clear amber with next to no head. Aroma of oak, cherry, tannins, bourbon and caramel. Nice job on the sour beer as its reminiscent of wine with a nice barrel component. Taste of oak, vanilla, bourbon, cherry and yeast. Tart and sour, I hope this gets into bottles. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Tasted on draft at FoBAB 2010. Pours cloudy brown with a pink tint and a thick white head that leaves decent lace. The nose is sandy (like wet beach sand) with chocolate, cherry, brett funk, and some tartness. The flavor has that same sandy thing with chocolate, cherry, and more sour than expected based on the nose. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long sour and milk chocolate finish.