NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Rating number 2000! Draft at Beer Bistro Invasion. Pours a very attractive clear reddish with a dissipating white head. The nose is fresh raspberry jam, tart with soft Rosé wine notes and a clean malt profile. Light fruity funk as well. On taste, it really comes across as a light and jammy wine with a raspberry infusion. Dry and tart, light bodied and incredibly refreshing. Nice Brett funkiness to it. This is an absolutely fantastic beer that keeps you coming back. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Draft on tap at Beer Bistro for their Invasion! (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice amber hue, a pinkish red tint with good haze, frothy offwhite head sits atop and laces ok, a bit cakey, decent sized overall. Aromas are raspberries, a decent kick with a almost a smokiness, wet oak, funky dry brett, dust. Some more raspberries, a bit gentle with lingering brett, wet red wine. Weird peaty smoke or plastic kinda essence on the backend. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied offering raspberries, decent amount of oak, toast, and smokiness. Touches of red wine, tannins, perhaps the barrel lends itself to this smokey earthiness on the back. Touches of dryness, funky brett, dust. A touch of pulpy berry as I get further in. Touches of sourness kick up front, but more gentle as the backend kicks more brett, funk, and leather. A strange beer, with touches of bandaid or earthy carmelized smoke. The raspberries linger with light sourness, decent to moderatr funk, and a light barrel presence. A strange trip, the backend making things weird. It seemed promising and then fell off a bit. An ok enough beer, interesting, has some nice bits with the raspberries, oak, and brett but also has some oddities about it. Average wild ale. 7, 3, 7, 3, 14: 3.5.
A 2nd pour warranted a much different experience, I believe due to a dirty line. Pours a similar hue, with a darker berry red presence. Decent haze, rich ruby glow. Aromas are sour raspberries, a nice framboise presence with brett, wet oak, touches of vanilla, and bread. light lactic presence. Initial is a solid sourness, lactic acid and sour raspberries, tart and delectable, with rich pulp. Sour tannins, tart, dry. Barrel throws a touch of wine, with oak, touch of butter. Finish is lingering tartness, dry brett, citrusy orange peel, bread, and touch of spice, nice sourness grows on the palate. That had to be an infected line earlier. Lingering rich red tart raspberries. Yummy. Much better, much closer to Ava.. Even better with a clean sour raspberry sourness, those gritty tannins. Mmmmmm. Aroma come through much more powerful, strong, rich. Really, a great beer. 8, 4, 8, 4, 17: drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Draft at beer bistro. Pours hazy red white head. Nose has pleasant raspberries, pears, and white grapes. Flavors tasty tart raspberries, musty grainy quality, good sharpness to it but it’s crisp, mellow, vinous, and very refreshing. My kind of sour, drinkable with low acid and lactic. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Decent 6oz pour at the beer bistro tap invasion... Pours a semi-reddish hazy hue, mostly transparent and more orangey in nature and topped with a thin circular ring of clean white head... Fruity aroma of gin and berry like scentuals with an odd type of peaty like finish towards the backend which throws things off a bit... Tart, tea, earth, and raspberries sentimentalities make way upfront. The peat isn’t as apparent to me in the flavor, thankfully . Sour and tart hold true throughout. Light to medium bodied with pretty lively carbonation. Something a tad bit more off in the nose but it’s still holds up overall. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2011
On tap at Rattle N Hum. Hazy red with little to no head when served. Aroma is of raspberry syrup with a lot of sour notes. Flavor is quite dry with some vinegar and yeast in the background. Mostly raspberries throughout the body with a dry earthy finish.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Pour is a light purple color almost but mostly red, with next to no head. Nose is almost like a sour but with cherry and raspberry hints. Taste is very much the same and very tart. Nice mouthfeel. User29624 (1683) - - JUL 4, 2011
Pours red with a white head. Aroma of raspberries. Flavor of raspberries, rhubarb, only slightly sour.
hivemind (915) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 on tap @ RnH w/ Andy and James. Fruity, tart, sour - not a great descrition of a sour, but I’m going from memory. Non-existent head, minimal lacing. Great beer. Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
On tap at rattle n hum. Sweet rasp and cherry taste.. Champagne and wheat. Good and delicate. jredmond (8288) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Draft at rnh with streets and Kyle. Pours a hazy amber red with no head and minor lacing. Aroma is strong tart and fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonated with notes of tart raspberries, wheat, yeastsour fruit, vinegar, but finishes slightly dirty malts.