superspak (5871) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2017 LinusStick (3497) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bocktown Robinson. Average beer. Aroma was alright. Cherry and notes of sweet malt. Pour was a nice dark amber with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was lacking. Very thin (due to the little to no carbonation) and mild. There’s sour cherry, light malt and a hint of funkiness but its too muted to be really great. Slightly vinegary finish. With some carbonation and a little more flavor this beer would be outstanding.
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy reddish orange/light copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of tart/sour black cherry, strawberry, raspberry, lemon, green apple, plum, red grape, hay, straw, pepper, brown sugar, toasted oak, and bread; with lighter notes of musty/leathery funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy/acidic yeast, cherry juice, oak barrel, and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big tart/sour black cherry, strawberry, raspberry, lemon, green apple, plum, red grape, hay, straw, pepper, brown sugar, toasted oak, and bread; with lighter notes of musty/leathery funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic tartness and yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of black cherry, strawberry, raspberry, lemon, green apple, plum, red grape, hay, straw, pepper, brown sugar, toasted oak, bread, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/acidic yeast, cherry juice, oak barrel, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, dry, and moderately acidic/tannic/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is a great Kriek/Flemish red styled wild ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/acidic yeast, cherry juice, oak barrel, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the balanced acidity and high carbonation. Great balance of Brett/Lacto complexity, cherry juice, and oak flavors; with a nice malt backing. Not too funky, but I am sure that would change with some aging. A very enjoyable offering. thegreenrooster (4512) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Pour is a red-ish brown with a small white head. Aroma is a mix of cherries and vinegar with some wine must as well. Flavor is a very tart and pronounced cherry with some sour bacteria and a tart sourness that lingers after the swallow. Very kriek like but also with the sourness of a Flanders red. This is a well made beer with all the different styles coming together. milewide (2303) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Pink color. More yeast than cherry aroma. Sour trumps cherry in taste. Modest head. Oak cask aging doesn’t add much. chucklemation (1747) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Pours a murky brown with a white foam head. Aroma is funk, fruit, oak, earth, and some barnyard odors. Flavor is very sour fruit, funk, oak, and barnyard/earth. Has some carbonation and a soft body. Pretty good. GMCC2181 (1613) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle from StateLine... Pours a murky red color, small head. Nose of sour cherries, funk, sawdust. Taste is acidic, nice cherries notes, funky barnyard notes... Kind of young... maybe needs to sit for a year or two. Carbonation level is right on, medium body, easy drinker. Overall, I can dig it and I would recommend it.
bth122 (1628) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Draft. Copper color. Cherries and tart fruit with Belgium yeast notes. Medium body. Medium musk tartness. Light sweetness. Below average carbonation. Good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Johnsense (1734) - - NOV 21, 2016
Brown pour, smaller head. Musty funk aroma, dark cherry, oak, currant, barnyard. Fairly sour up front, sour cherries, brett, barnyard, oak, lemon, fairly tart. Medium body with a drying mouthfeel. A very interesting lambic-inspired wild ale. Sammy (12587) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2016
Liam’s bottle. Cherry is good tartness, with lambic backing. Reddish brown. Pretty good, with wild edge. solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Some cherry and lots of citrus. Pours hazy pinkish with ok head. Sour and tangy finish. Sampled at Fathead’s in Pittsburgh. jredmond (8508) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle shared with Paul, Vinny, Al and Jim. Pours a deep amber body with white lacing. Nose is maple, toffee and leather. Mouthfeel is light bodied with notes of light acid, soft vinegar and fruits.