Frank (4235) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2017 hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (dregs)… RBWG 2013… Murky caramel-colored ale with a fat-bubbled, white head. The aroma offers vanilla, cherries, bread dough and a pleasant acidic nuance. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor is tart and loaded with bread dough. Surprisingly, this is not at all fruity. Finishes tangy, bready, then somewhat raspy and dry. Much better than expected.
This tastes kinda like tart apple juice with cherries in it. Honestly, not bad at all. It’s a bit sweet and undercarbonated so not terribly drinkable but this is frankly better than most Cantillion for example. Sour beer nerds are the worst. callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
Murky amber body, medium to large off-white head, soapy lacing. Plastic, metal, rancid cherries, and week-old tomato soup. Medium bodied, rough. PhillyCraft (7919) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
This was our "yard beer", by yard beer I mean everyone that got some pretty much tossed it all over the yard just so they didn’t have to smell or taste it for fear of suicide. The only beer I didn’t bother to rate but it was gross, acid, mothball, and shit jredmond (8644) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle at Ryan’s. Pours a deep hazy Amber with thick off white lacing. Aroma is funky hardware store, tomatoe soup and sour fruit. Mouthfeel is medium to full with awful chemical character, tomatoe soup and prunes and raisins. djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy red copper with small off white head. The aroma is hairspray and plastic. Medium mouth with light tart cherry and plastic. Best cib beer on the trip.
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2015
A dark cherry body momentarily supports a fizzing, fading, frothy, medium-light khaki head, which very nearly achieves complete dissipation
beastiefan2k (4082) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Aromas and flavors of tart-sour-juicy red, orange, yellow, and blue fruit with a touch of pure sourness complimented by cool minty accents over a mellow layer of wine marinated beef on a mildly spritzy, smooth, medium-light body offering juicy strawberry-cherry-blueberry-orange residuals with balanced sweet-tart character
Another CIB beer which seems to be the victim of reviewers allowing others’ statements to guide their own words, I felt this was an enjoyable brew with well-balanced, acidic, sweet and sour character
Bottle forced upon us but Prufrock, or I should say, bottle nicely gotten for me to tick by Chris. Just like expected, its poorly made high octane autolysis with cherry hints on the nose. The flavor is less autolysis and actually some decent sourness and a slightly fresh cherry finish. If the beer was all like the very end of the flavor that would be da bomb. Thanks again Chris. andrewje41 (4245) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle pour split at a tasting event. Pours a dark ruby red with a thin patchy head. Bit of a dark fruit aroma. Decently sour right away. Overly sweet cherry flavor with an almost sweet wine like finish. Not what I expected, but definitely doesn’t deserve the hate it is getting. Decent sour beer. wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2012 Vintagejackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a bottle at the RBWG Grand Tasting, "thanks" to the Nielsens for sharing. Pours hazy brown with a thick beige head that leaves rocky lace. The nose is sweet malty brown sugar, sweet maraschino, and grenadine. The flavor is oxidized, but overly sweet with grenadine, brown sugar, and maraschino cherry, only a bit of tartness at all. The body is full with average, smooth carbonation, and a long oxidized maraschino cherry finish.
Sample @ RBWG Grand Tasting. Thanks to the Nielsens for the garbage. Amber pour with a small head. Pretty farty, unappealing nose. Artificial berry concentrate. Taste is similar. Soupy and muddled. Not outright terrible, but fairly unappetizing.