Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Rating from Noogfest High Five. Beautiful hazy peach colored pour. Sour, with some pink fruit notes. This one was delicious. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2010
22oz. Bottle (2009 Vintage, Bottled 8/14/09): Gusher alert! Aroma of lots of Brett, fruit, oak, light Cabernet, acid, slight vanilla, and a hint of blackberry. Poured rose/amber/pink/orange in color with a huge, pink/magenta head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny, small, and medium-sized particles throughout. Very good to excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet, and medium tart. Tastes of Brett, blackberries, berries, fruit, light strawberry/banana, light Cabernet, oak, acid, some Earth. Medium body. Very tingly, then dry texture. Very lively carbonation. Vinous, blackberry, Brett, and oak, finish is lightly sweet, medium tart, tingly, and dry.
burica2020 (22) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle pours out pink-red-amber color with a big (almost too much) whiteish head. Aroma was some fruit and a iittle tart. Taste is some berry and a little rye, but great sour/tart finish. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Sampled at Paul’s tasting. Pours reddish pink and bubbly. Arouma is grapefruit. Taste is tart and acetic. Sweet fruits like fruit punch with extra acids added. A bit woody. Not bad. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours a copper amber with a bright red hue. A huge foamy, rapidly dissipating head that leaves no lacing. After a swirl and dump of the bottom of the bottle the beer becomes murky, and darker red and leaves thin vinuous red lines of lacing. Aroma is tart, sour with a rich sweet cherry note. Flavor is aggressively tart, sour with an acidic character. Finishes with a mild lingering sourness, and a lively carbonation that leaves lingering flavors long after a sip.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bomber shared by rustychiles at the Black Friday tasting – thanks Rusty! Pours a clear firey amber with not much head. The nose is sour fruit, vinegar and wood. The taste is vinegar, malt and sour berries. Medium bodied. Nice brew. Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Mostly amber/red pour with a thin white head. Aroma is strawberry, honey and tart yeast. Taste is more sour with rich carbonation and a dry finish. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2009
i believe rusty brought this out on 11/27/2009. bottle jan 09
pours a hazy reddish shade of brown with a off white head which appeared to have some pink in it.
it smells fruity tart... along with some woody notes, grain, must and herbs.
it took me a bit to taste blackberries but they are definitely there... mixed in with minerals, red wine, wood, some vanilla, herbs and some peppery spice on the finish. the flavor and palate are shallow feeling... they lack a bit of depth and complexity. not saying it is not good, it is just missing something ... malty richness, perhaps added sour tang... to put it off.
the body seems thin... light at least. but it is really drinkable. 7/4/7/3/15/3.6 BuckeyeBoy (7672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottle Pours out a amber with some orange highs topped with a small sand head. Aroma was very nice lots of fruit a nice tartness along with some oak. Taste the fruit still there along with a nice sour pucker. Thanks Toby
nickd717 (4683) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Bottle shared by mfielden on BA at a tasting. Thanks, Mark! Pours a cloudy reddish color with a medium-sized off-white head and good lacing. Had this in the middle of a series of wild ales and lambics. Aroma was not incredibly pronounced compared to some of the Cantillons and such. Bretty funk, prosecco, red wine, and red berries were present. Flavor is tart, slightly funky and bretty, with red wine, prosecco, blackberry, and raspberry. Fairly light on the body with slight acidity and lasting tartness on the finish. Drinkability is high and this is pretty refreshing for a wild ale. Overall very good, but not quite a standout within its style.