Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Notes of Brett, barnyard, and wood rise from a cloudy ruby grapefruit pour which produces a thin none-lasting off-white head and no lacing. The taste is very tart. Brett, sour dark fruit, tannins, wood, with hints of pepper/spice. A rewarding meld of flavors with a long lasting sour/tart aftertaste. Light body and crisp carbonatin. Crisp, tart mouthfeel. Overall, this beer is a winner. Well crafted, complex, and exceedingly enjoyable. beernbourbon (1600) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Batch 2 bottle. Pour is slightly cloudy with a purple hue and a large very effervescent light pink head. Lots and lots of bubbles with a few floaties. Aroma is strawberry, cranberry, blackberry, champagne, light wood, tannins, and wine. Really enticing and light aroma. Flavor is intensely effervescent and very true to nose. It really tastes like it smells with a dry finish. Love the berry and wine flavors. Not too much sour detectable, just very well balanced. drsandman (1589) - New York, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Pours a nice pink/red, white head. Aroma is grape rind, lemon, oak, melon, berries, lacto. Flavor is jammy fruits, raspberry, lemon, oak, tannin, lacto, vinegar, grape rind. Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2013
22oz bottle courtesy of thirdeye11, 2009 vintage.
Deep, cloudy red pour with some fluffy white head. Aromas or ripe berries, oak, and funk. Flavor is tart and woody with a great sour finish. This is delicious! mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Good, but not as good as Lolita. The fruit flavor here is more nuanced than in Lolita, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but has a more difficult time fighting the tartness. Perhaps a quibble tho.
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JBPortland (1557) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
22oz bottle (2010 vintage) pours clear dark violet red with small fading fizzy head. Nose is musty tart acidic blackberry and funky barn oak, a touch acetic. Taste is tart semi sweet juicy blackberry, grape juice, touch of syrup, wood, subtle wine. Finish is semi sweet tart fruity blackberry and mixed berry juice, paired with dry old wood, and they play nicely off each other. Holding up very well for a bottle this old! SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Courtesy pantanap. Blush/amber, white carbonation. Great sour brew. Wine and barrel notes, fruit, tartness, earth, funk. Bone dry. Medium body, balanced. Excellent. italarican (1549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very vibrant red (cherry cough syrup red) with an abundance of fizzy pink head. Aroma has funk in the forefront with lemon, yeast, and plum in the distance. Flavor is primarily funk/horseblanket with a touch of plum and sour cherry. Dry up front with some subtle tartness in the background. Oddly enough, the finish is flat and flavorless when I sip immediately after agitation. Only shake this one to smell, not taste. rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2009
reddish caramel almost no head aroma sour hay straw yeast. flavor light sourness bretty acidic lemon tartness oak. subtle but good sour FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bomber shared with my bro on nye 2010 to 2011. Pours a light reddish brown with a glowing pinkish hue, small quickly fading white head. Aroma is funky barnyard, nice fruity note. Definitely some woody wet earthiness along with the light fruit notes. Flavor starts sweet and mild, nicely soft and fruity before picking up some funky notes, then a sharp citric lemon tartness. The tart notes linger with the blackberry definitely up front. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Very nice beer, happy new year! Many more beers to come! :)