1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Thanks for sharing, Jason! The beer was the highlight of the evening. It pours to a deep mahogany body that is extremely hazy with a creamy dark tan head. The aroma is sour. Things like rhubarb and currants. Elderberry like St. Germain. The flavor is very tart with rhubarb, currants, Flemish yeasts, and acetic sourness. The palate is rich and medium bodied. Tart and acidic. A little aceticness. Amazing beer! Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2011
interesting brown hue, tan head and minimal lacing. aroma of alcohol, wild blackberries, some herbal punch and a light funky kiss. light sweetness, just right on the sour side. ass belter. nuplastikk (6313) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
DC tasting. 750ml bottle Unfiltered. Off the hook De Dolle Reserva sour beer. Big sour notes, balanced by thick, sugary brown malt. Maybe the best CCB I’ve ever had. Red wine vinegar. World Class. Wow. hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Draft… This beer rocks!… Murky and dark brown with a small, fluffy, off-white head. The aroma is acidic and fruity with interwoven notes of sour and dark cherries, red wine vinegar, funky socks, mild cocoa, a rumor of armpit stench and maybe a hint of nail polish remover - or maybe not. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The flavor profile is such a treat – super sour and black cherries, mild yeasty bitterness and a very light notation of toasted caramel. Tart, funky, tongue-numbing finish. Weighing in at 10%, the abv could not be more disguised. Acidic, funky and acetic – everything a Flanders red should be! World class collaboration by Cigar City and Saint Somewhere! MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - MAR 31, 2011
I poured it, rightfully so, into my Cigar City snifter. It poured out a deep reddish brown color. The head was a bubbly light red to tan color. It was an interesting color for a brew’s head.
Oh you know it’s a sour ale. I could smell it just from pouring it and well before sticking my nose in the glass. Vinegar, cherries and raspberries in the nose. Some funky yeast notes in there as well.
To say the taste is mouth puckering would be an understatement. It is tart with tastes of lemons and sour cherries. But it is also funky with vinegar, hay and other barnyard like tastes. The alcohol can be picked up a bit but I’m surprised how well it is hidden at 9.96% ABV. Super complex.
shrubber85 (11460) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle. Musty sour black currant and malt aroma. Murky brown with small head. Sweet-sour black currant and hibiscus flavor. Excellent blending. Great. stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Thanks Tim and Rachel. Deep muddy red with tan head. Aroma of red wine vinegar and red fruit. Tart. Sour. Very sour cherry raspberry. I wish there were more bottles of these around. steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2011
pours an awesome dark brown with a thick white head. aroma is sour fruit, pineapple and kiwi. taste is very tart with lime and pineapple. just an impressive brew. Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle, aged for 1 year, I think it benefited from the age. It was really quite a nice sour ale. It tasted a lot like a typical american sour ale and it is a very tasty one. it had a very nice souriness lots of flavour and a good solid body, this is a nice offering. Definitely under rated, maybe it was the age. If you got a bottle hold it for a year I would say redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2011
draft @ redlight redlight. Tart raspberries on the nose, reminds me of Rodenbach Grand Cru, funky with traces of vinegar. Pours a reddish amber with a thin white head. Tart and funky upfront, a sharp souress, with tart raspberry and wild strawberry flavors, with floral hibiscus coming through and traces of caramel with a mild acetic finish. For almost 10% is very drinkable! Great job!