argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2003
(750ml bottle, best by 9/06): Cherry red body with virtually no head. Aroma is sour cherry, some barnyard. At start, taste is sour cherry, minimal sweetness, light barnyard. As it warms, sweet cherry taste joins the other flavors. Light-medium body. Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2004
750 ml bottle, red with a thin pinkish head. Sharp cherry aroma, medium bodied, Sweet tart flavor that quickly becomes sour and acidic, ends very dry quick and almost watery. Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2004
Red with small head. Cork, cherries (over-ripe!?), wood, citrus. Soft, medium body. Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Hazy mass wine ith light red hues. Powdery cherry, chalky in aroma. Sour cherries and lactic acid sourness, with apples in finish. Light bodied but pleasant. biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Pours bright red with little head but you can hear the carbonation. I can smell the tart muskiness at arms length. Some sour cherry aroma with muscat and cherry pits. Very sour. Funky barnyard flavor with just a hint of cherry and an extra clean finish.
Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Milwaukee YEHa!05, brought by DenverLogan. Cloudy red body, thin pink head. Tart aroma of sour cherries, a bit of wood, earth, cheese rind, and must. Sound good? Well, it smelled good. Tart cherry body, but paired with more brie cheese rind and musty, moldy notes, wood, and an addition of bitter hops that cut the sourness to a slight degree. Sour beers are the best palate-washers. TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Bottled. Murky red body. Nose is muddled cherry, soured fruits, and light woodiness. Taste is tart cherries but has a light sweetness to it. Some light barnyardy type flavors, along with some wet wood and a hint of earth tones add to this. Body is sharp and acidic with a dryness throughout around the edges and during the finish. Ends with more sour cherry, light woody flavors, faint damp earthiness, and light barnyardy notes. SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2006
From bottle. 75cl e.harrisoni (19336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2006
Pours a dark cloudy red. Bubbly, fast dissipating pinkish, white head. Aroma sour (funky) with slight hints of vanilla and oak. Flavor acidic and sour. Slight cherry notes come through as it warmed. Finish was dry and no offensive lasting aftertaste. Mouthfeel was fizzy, carbonation was soild.
75cl bottle shared with Joeh at Catford BF 06. Hazy red colour with thin pink head. Sour farmyard aroma. Faint red cherry. Interesting sourness in mouth. Farmyard is quite strong on aroma. Added a bit of yeast and made it creamier. The guy pouring it, poured it clear and gave us the sediment in a separate glass. Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2009 Catford Beer Festival. Shared a bottle with Harrisoni. First sample poured carefully without sediment. Red coloured with a pink head. Sharp, fruity aroma with lots of woody notes, spice and pepper. To taste there is lots of pleasing dryness, tart cherry character, oak and mostly sour. Rather like a kriek lambic. With the sediment poured in the it was less attacking, the sourness smoothed out and the carbonation also. A really rather interesting beer.