brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
I made sure this one was ice cold to avoid gushing and opened it over the sink just in case. No beer lost, but it did foam up quite aggressively.
A: The pour is a cloudy pink-orange color with a very fluffy head that is mostly white but perhaps has a pinkish hue to it.
S: Quite a bit of fruitiness to the nose. Raspberries and strawberries seem to be the most noticeable, along with a hint of lemon and grapes. A fair amount of oak to this one as well.
T: Surprisingly vinous in terms of the flavor. Lots of oak, red grapes, raspberries, and blackberries. The sourness is not as intense as other wilds, but the tartness is nice.
M: The body is medium and the carbonation is very plentiful, perhaps too much so at first. But as the beer calms down from its initial gushing, it is more pleasant.
D: A pretty easy to drink wild ale. Not overly sour, but good fruit character and a nice bit of oak to it. Glad to have another bottle. Ferris (16270) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
Draft - Sour white grape and plum. Clear copper with almost no head. Sweet and sour dark plum with a touch of booze and red grape. bhensonb (15607) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
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. Scopey (15431) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
2012 bottle from Deeside Drinks Emporium. It pours hazy deep red with a small fizzy white head. The nose is wood, vanilla, almond, coconut, tart berry, lemon, vinegar and red grape. The taste is tart berry, lemon, wood, red grape, strawberry, rhubarb, light vinegar and moderate acidity with dry, tart finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Flavoursome and well balanced. Not the most complex fruit sour, but enjoyable nonetheless. djd07 (15340) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2014
2010 bottle. Pours a clear red with no head. The aroma is strong blackberry, oak, and tannins. Thin mouthfeel with strong sour fruit, light oak and dryness. Easy to drink, very good.
gunnfryd (15176) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Pale red amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sourness, white wine, berries , malt. Flavour is sourness, white wine, berries, malt, herbs, lemon. Nice beer. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2010
Bottle at Yespr - Thanks - Gusher: Jens is soaked. Cloudy red/brown - pink head. Sourness, berries, lacto, acid, vine, berries, wooden notes, tartness, fruity, sweet berries, dark fruits. Nice. DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Hazy orange. Aroma of berries, vinegar, oak, cookies and a vinous touch. Sour flavor with apple vinegar, oak, fruits, a cookie-ish malty touch, a sweetish hint and some vinous notes. Medium-bodied. Tmoney99 (14840) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle shared at Noogfest High 5.
Poured a hazy dark orange copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with virtually no lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy sour fruit aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration.
This is a standout beer for style. kermis (14478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle sampled at the De Molen Bourbon County Tasting. Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma is funky, vinous, with woody notes, citrus and tart fruits. Flavour is light heavy acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.