Niko100 (2913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Hazy orange/ruby color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, yeast, rich sour fruit, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, some oak, and sour fruit (notably berries & grapes); Finish is dry & sour/tart; Nicely balanced; Overall, pleasantly surprised - very good. tom10101 (6084) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle (22 oz). Orange with reddish reflects. Small white head and some lacing. Aroma of sour berries, wood, malt and wine. Flavor of sour berries, wood, wine, malt and spices. Mouthfeel is acidic and winey. Lively carbonation. It’s not easily drinkable because of the heavy acidic/sour taste but it’s damn good! rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Aroma is mildly fruity. Pour is amber with no head. The taste is mild - some bourbon and berries but not overly sour. Aftertaste is almost soapy with some sour and cream. Enjoyed on tap, for free, at Madison's in Madison the eve of the GTMW.
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Bomber from Liz. Pours lightly ruddy copper with a fizzy transient head. Aroma is dark berry with oak and sour aspects. Med + body. Flavor is very, very tart sour. Lots of dark berry and some brett and some oaky wood, and some vinosity. Wish I’d saved this one to share. Fkin nails the style. Tannins and red grapes abound. God bless InBev for not screwing this up. Barnyard rules. Lemke10 (981) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2012
I got a 750mL bottle of the 2012 in Spring 2012. Pours a copper orange that is hazy and has a slight but quickly disappearing head. Scent is strong of aged blackberries. The taste is mostly of fermented blackberries that are fruity, delicious, and has a good drinking texture. Mixed with some wine but I’m not sure what kind of wine. Has a dry finish. A delicious beer that doesn’t really taste like a beer.
falco242 (398) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Nice ruby, hazy pour from the bottle. Aroma isnt too strong but the sour tart aroma is present with a bit if berries. Wood notes and blackberries with a nice light carbonation. Really nice tart sour. milewide (2250) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Wonderfully tart and sour! Dark amber color, with purple tint. Yes, blackberries in taste. Average body, but nicely unfiltered with yeast at bottom. Pricey at $16.99/22 oz. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Vintage 2010 bottle, shared by badnewsbeers. Murky deep red-brown body with dark sediment. Tart nose, lactic with vinaigrette, dark fruit/berries, fruitskin, and a touch of lemon; dusty. Great dusty, cobwebby body with firm sourness; lactic with vinaigrette and tart fruitskin; dry without unpleasant funk. Excellent. dogfish120love (1331) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Pours an interesting palate pinks, oranges and reds. Notes vinegar, basement, blackberries (real). Incredibly tart without being overwhelming. Palate: somewhat slippery Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bomber from 2012, bottled 1.26.12. Pours dark orange and lively, dark pink and orange in the glass, with a small and short-lived beige head. Aromas of sour cherry, blackberry, and raspberry. Tons of fresh fruit and tart seeds, wet hay, and some ripe cheese. The flavor is sweet and tart raspberry and blackberry; tart seeds and berry funk build gradually to a tart finish. The finish has bright, unripe berries, cheese, and mild barnyard funk, with perhaps a splash of Pinot Noir. Medium carbonation and body, savory and mouthwatering, quenching, and bone dry. Solid, and very tasty. I hate cellular immunity.