Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 26, 2010
I saw this bottle and thought "Hey lets give it a try" the price point was more than I like to spend on a unknown experience but it was a local wild ale so I bit. The bottle shared among friends in oversized wine glasses produce a slight white head with a rough pour, but the bottle did say lightly carbonated. The body had a great pinkish color to it.
The nose was pure funk with a light cherry and oak to it, but mostly I got tart funk from the nose. The flavor was reminiscent of a cherry sweet tart. You defiantly get the fresh tart cherries coming through in the taste but the barrel aging is somewhat less evident. I did get a slight mellowing as it warmed but the funk and cherries were the predominate tastes. It had a light to medium body with light carbonation as expressed before.
Was it drinkable ? Yes. But... at the almost 20$ they are selling it for with tax, will I be having much more ? No. I am sorry to say it wasn’t that much better than most imported Flanders or Lambic’s I saw along side the bottle I purchased that were cheaper
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2010
75cl bottle, thanks mdfb79. Minimal off-white head atop cloudy orange body. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, some musty, light tart. Taste is medium sweet, cherry, fairly sour, some tartness. Light-medium body, low carbonation, some acidity. fiver29 (1112) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle shared by Ogglethorp. Thanks! Pours rose red color with white head. Aroma is cherries, oak, funk. Lively carbonation. Flavor is strong with the cherry. Cherry juice, cherry pit, cherry skin. Its tart, acidic, funky. Woody. Really good. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
I had this beer at Orange County Brew Ha Ha in Irvine, CA.
Thanks to Ron B. for organizing a tasting.
Tart, cherry, nicely done. MeadMe (1683) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2010
A: Pours a nice vibrant red hue. small head and no retention.
S: Lots of fresh cherry, oak, funk. Both sweet and sour balance is great.
T: Fruity mostly funky with hints of sweet cherry. Light grain but good balance.
M: Medium in body, smooth, tasty.
D: Good I really like this on
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Pour nice pale red, preparing you for the nose which is a sour cherry with a hint of acid. No head and minimal carbonation.
The palate is clean and even. The sour cherry flavor does not fail to deliver on the appearance and smell. I liked a previous review that mentioned the idea of cherry soda.
Not a bad beer, but I like more of a natural cherry flavor like you find in the more funky Belgian beers rather than the fake feel of this beer. dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Pours a vibrent almost flourescent pink grapefruit pulp or juice color. Virtually no head. You can smell the acidity of the sour cherries and the rich fruity aromas. The flavor is both sweet and sour, the finish is a bit lactic. At first taste this brew is simply phenomenal and then the bugs and oak shine through a little bit too much and in a strange way. However this strange flavor grew on me equalling an enjoyable experience, yet leaving something to be desired at $22 for a 22oz bomber GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
750mL courtesy of mdfb79. Poured a cloudy pink, white zinfandel color with a fleeting head. No lace. Aroma is unreal: giant tart cherry pie, funky sour, full kriek nose with lactic sourness, slight vinegar, spicy oak. Wow! Taste is full on sour: slight acedic burn, nice sweet and sour cherry play with lemon squares, lime, sweet cherry pie. Really fantastic. deyholla (12242) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to brewedawakening. Poured a hazy pinkish red with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was a nice combination of a light sweet cherry note with a more dominant tart cherry note. Flavor was a bit sweet but quickly became tart with cherries and a nice dry finish. sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2010
Wash. DC tasting.
light reddish color, no head.
aroma, full of cherry sourness, light notes of vinegar and wood/oak sourness.
flavors, sour cherries that along with the barrel aging leave a nice tingly palate.
Med-high carbonation with plenty of cherries, there is some lingering peppery notes of the oak barrel with light mustiness and vinegar. Here and there, there are spots of sweetness that are balanced out by a more sour finish.
Lots of yum.