harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Poured on tap @ Uber in Seattle.
It’s a turbid toasted grain color with some fine white foam atop. Looks thick. Nose is strait up rainier cherries, bubble gum, straw and a hint of lacto character. Expecting this one to be limited tart and a bit too sweet - although I love Rainier cherries so that wouldn’t be an issue. I stand correct, the beer is nicely tart with a good pepper punch to it and slight heat from the alcohol. I like how the rainier remains distinguished in the flavors alongside a nice lactic sourness. The beer is full bodied for the style with a lower carbonation, off dry and refreshing. A really nice beer I’m glad I have had the chance to give it a go. Gotta be careful with a 9% ABV packed in there.
Serving type: on-tap
07-28-2012 maekchu (4202) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2013
Draught at the brewery in Hood River. Tart, fruity assault on the nose. Hazy greenish-yellow color. Initial is earthy and sour fruit -- don’t get any cherry, per se / mid had sweet & sour fruitiness / final ia fairly pleasant, as the fruit notes accumulate. Thin-medium body. Very tart stuff. The flavors have certainy developed (except for the cherries) -- but the tru character has not.
Good enough. stchloe (1138) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Doesn’t look like much, a slight sour body with a slight Rainier taste but not a great sour overall. mcberko (20518) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
Sampled on tap at PIB, pours a cloudy yellow with an orange tint and a small white head. Aroma of lightly sour fruits, and fuzzy stone fruits (like peach). Flavour of light fruits, vanilla, lots of tartness, though not as much as the Devil’s Kriek - just enough sweetness to balanced. Decent, but not as complex or enjoyable as DK. luttonm (7153) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Draft at SIBF. Hazed yellow, white head. Crisp sour nose, big sour coming off this. Puckering sweet, medium body. Yeasty, wild. Very tasty, but not top.
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Tap at SIBF 2012. Golden pour, with very little head. Cherries on the nose, with some barnyard funk. It’s a bit dusty, but very juicy. Nice brew, if a bit "wet" -- this is much like one of New Belgium’s sours. Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Palest kriek ever. Hazy yellow. Super hazy. Smooth and refined on the nose with a light, golden cherry note. In the mouth it is tart as all hell with a dense, creamy carbonation. Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Draft @ Double Mountain. Pours an unclear yellow/blonde with a touch of ruby with minimal head. Aroma is lactic acid with some cherry and sour white grapes. Taste is a mix of white wine and big tart cherries with some light booze notes. Dry finish. Lots of sour cherry flavor with a slight malt sweetness and a touh of alcohol showing in the finish. Certainly a different take on the beer for me with the sourish white grapes adding to the profile. popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Very good sour. Unfortunately, it’s too big for its own good and, probably because of that, there’s a light buttery note. Good sour cherries with a distinctive taste from the Rainiers. Light gold with a little head. Strong pucker. A bit of funk complexity but it’s mostly just a laco sour cherry. Good beer, but it suffers from its strength, a fairly common problem for American sours. Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Light yellow pour with a spot of white head. Tart cherries blast into the sinuses, mixed with lemon and some white grape. Very sour cherry/lemon taste with lacto and light grain. A mouth puckering delight.