harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottled November 2011, aged in Cab Sauv barrels.
Pours a lovely rusty red on brown ale with just a loose noose of light mucoid bubbles. Smells acetic and woody with good notes of cherry and ink which sweetens the nose. Quite tart with plenty of oak and some bitterness and vanilla hints. The beer has quite low carbonation resulting in a syrupy mouthfeel. I’m a little sad about that, but not too bad, this is less noticeable as the beer warms. Overall a really nice beer. Should probably be done in 12oz bottles. I was interested to see how the cab barrels contributed, I can’t say I felt much influence here.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2012 tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2011 bottle split with Pat before the Giants v. Eagles game. Pours a murky brown with thin diminishing, tan head. Nose of sour cherry, lactic acid, vinegar, oak. Medium body, quite tart. Solid beer but not ideal for tailgating. jredmond (8333) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Bill shared at Vinny’s January 2013 tasting. Pours a deep brownish, amber body with light off white lacing. Aroma is faint tart and wine. Mouthfeel is acidic with notes of tart cherries, sour fruit, wine, light oak and light vinegar. PhillyCraft (7375) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle. Poured a dark amber with medium fizzy head. Notes of wood, cherry, vinegar, barn, cabernet. Pretty funky sour ale, maybe a little too thin and carbonated but still decent. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
750ml bottle that my parents picked up from the brewpub, thanks guys! Bottled November 2011. Pours a murky brown colored body with a thin, fizzy, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves just a light lacing around the edges. Aroma is sour and funky with a good amount of cherries, wood, vinous fruits, and brett. A very light sweetness and acidity. Flavor is similar. Sour cherries and vinous fruits with a nice funk. Woody with some more brett towards the end with just a hint of malt sweetness before this finishes clean, dry, sour, funky, fruity, and woody before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Light body and a light, fizzy carbonation. Overall, a really tasty and well-made Flemish Sour. Tart, funky, woody, and fruity with a dry, clean finish. Highly enjoyable.
hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle. Poured a deep amber, almost brown color with a small sized off white head. Dark fruits/cherries, some vinegar, a little vinous and caramel. Cherry tart finish. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2012
750 ml bottle. Deep brown with a ring of bubbles. Nose is sour cherry, toffee, black raspberry and light funk. Juicy medium body with a lingering sour bite. Taste is cherry, malt vinegar, leather and Cabernet. Pretty good as it warms but the entire bottle is too much for me without some cheese. mansquito (6498) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2012
My dear brother purchased this for my dear father, but alas my dear father does not like sour ales: Pours a sedimented red/brown sour ale colour with a head that lasts for the briefest moment. Aroma is wine, vinegar, and woody. In fact, I would say that the aroma is on par with the best sours I’ve had. Taste is a slight step down from the aroma, but is in no way bad. The sourness is rather intense and it really bites the tongue and only lets go a good deal into the aftertaste. Fortunately, this beer is pretty much all sour wood without much of any of that sweet nonsense. There is a good cherry flavour throughout. ’Twas a pleasant suprise. Bottle was bottled November 2011. jeremytoni (3079) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2012
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Nice tart malty flavor with a lasting finish. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Tap, brewpub. I’m the kinda guy who adds a beer but doesn’t review it until a few days later. Added it while enjoying a wonderful pizza at the brewpub an hour or so prior to the release, but rather than punching a rating in on my phone, I was enjoying some nice conversation with the beer drinkers around me at the time. Anyway... pours a mostly clear dark ruby red with a few small bubbles of off-white head. Looks pretty nice. The nose is decently funky with brett and some sweet cherry-like fruitiness. Unfortunately I’m getting a bit of acetic acid and acetone as well. The flavor is much more heavy on the unpleasant acetic acid and acetone notes than the aroma suggested. Decent balance between sweet and funky up front, but the finish burns a bit in the back of the throat. Reminds me a bit too much of the Iron Hill Lambics in that way. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate soft fizzy carbonation. Good to see them attempt things like this, and good to see folks come out to try special beers, but not one I’d buy a second glass of.