JaBier (8570) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2018
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear orange to pink with a medium off-white head. Aroma of funk, boysenberry and strawberry. Malt and strawberry flavor giving way to blueberry before a sour finish. onceblind (11673) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2018
Clear light rosey colored with a thin ring of white foam. Bright woody buggy sour aroma with a hint of blackberries and plums. Smooth flavor that’s not too tart but definitely has a earthy woody funk and lactic kiss, a little red wine flavor, blueberry and currant, and a lingering woody red wine like finish with lgbt acidity. Super delicate and nice. Ktwse (5929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2018
Pours hazy copper with low white head. Aroma of berries, plenty of them, bretta, red grapes. Berries that come through are primarily blueberries, wild strawberries, maybe red currant. Taste is mellow tart, a bit acidic, light baking soda in the finish, bit of lingering sourness. Light and crisp body with average carbonation. I thoroughly enjoyed this. kaser (6480) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2017
Tastes like pino noir. Delicious tho. Grape and fruity. Big purple and no head - draft at sheffields. marcus (11161) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 23, 2017
On tap at Cap Tap. Pours reddish copper with a transient pink head and a huge mixed fruit aroma. There is a sweet and sour fruit flavor, dominated by plum. A refreshing summer drink.
stchloe (1138) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Weirdly too much like bubblegum, then too sour and oaky, just bland in the end. DH47 (15) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Good flavor and nice on the taste buds. Not very heavy with the tart/sour but enough to distinguish it as a sour. Very good but not blown away. The beer settles on the palette nicely after a few more sips. An odd berry combination but it works.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jgb9348 (6781) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Nice, slightly muddied amber coloured body with a glow of peach and copper along with a thinnish, two to three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of fruits, light sugars, a hint of tart cherries and lemons and a dose of alcohol and vinegar near the end is noticeable. Light to Medium-bodied; Sweet fruits up front in the flavour then hitting right behind are the sour grapes, cherries and strawberry notes along with some dark, deeper fruits, perhaps the boysenberries and plums that are noticeable. Aftertaste shows some vinegar up front, but the sour fruits, tart citrus flavours, moderate alcohol undertones and the good malt balance make this very nice and robust. Overall, a very nice beer that shows very complex, fruit-forward, sour, sophisticated and robustly flavoured that has a nice soft finish, makes this well-worth trying to find and enjoying a few or storing a few away for several years. I sampled this as Rating #6200 on 29-June-2017, after purchasing this 37,5 cL wax-sealed bottle purchased from North Ridge Discount Liqours in Laramie, Wyoming on 13-March-2017 for US$11,99 sampled at the Eastern Shore of Virginia at home in Onancock, Virginia. jredmond (8999) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Bottle shared at Al’s May 2017 tasting. Pours a deep orange body with no head, minimal white ring of lace. Nose is oak, fruit, cherry and wine. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with sour fruit, oak and wine character. superspak (6658) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2017
375 ml bottle into tulip glass; release #01, late 2016 vintage. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden amber/light pink color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lightly tart/tangy blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, strawberry, cherry, plum, peach, lemon, green apple, white wine, almond, hay, straw, oak, vanilla, wheat, cracker, light musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart/tangy blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, strawberry, cherry, plum, peach, lemon, green apple, white wine, almond, hay, straw, oak, vanilla, wheat, cracker, light musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light fruity/lactic tartness and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, strawberry, cherry, plum, lemon, green apple, white wine, almond, hay, straw, oak, vanilla, wheat, cracker, light musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Light dryness from tartness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly grainy/acidic, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 8.2%. Overall this is an excellent fruited wild ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellow tartness/acidity. Not as sour or funky as I expected; this still had nice Brett complexity, with plenty of fruit and oak presence, without being overpowering. A very enjoyable offering.