mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very dark reddish brown, very little head. Tart cherry and sourdough aroma. Tart cherry with a nutty undertone, finishes with a kind of weird astringency and alcohol burn even though it does not have a high ABV. Very carbonated. OK. MrBunn (2812) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours a darkish brown with a pretty big head and aromas of malt vinegar, a bit of earthiness and a little leather. Flavor is OK, but not too interesting. An earth and nut malt presence with a vinegar edge to it... thatís about all that is going on. The tartness seems a bit rough around the edges and there is an almost astringent alcohol presence to the finish. All in all, this is fairly disappointing. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2010
In short: A caramelized fruity beer with a light sourness edge. Failed Sour Ale. Original session beer. Good.cgarvieuk (24239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2010
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed moderately fresh about 6 to 12 months after purchase
The look: Ugly brownish red, A lot of particles of all sizes, small persistent off-white head
In long: Nose is a bit leathery with light oaky notes. Taste is not very intense for a sour ale, this is a session beer that you can drink in a few minutes. Cushiony malts that feel and taste like a pancake, low-medium sourness, caramelized cherries, leather, some butterscotch, some raisins, cranberries, ripe dark grapes. Ok so as a Sour Ale it fails. But as a session caramelized fruity beer with a light sourness edge this is ok. I also liked the doughy pillowy mouthfeel with the relaxed carbonation. Yet another beer I want to drink in large quantity, I guess my only hope to lose the love handles is to sew a bag around my waist with a dozen starving ferrets.
Bottle at home ... crisp sharp brown red ... spicy toffeelittle balsamic vinegar nose ... some cherrry ... light woody tart but nor real sourness... its ok JoeinDahlem (1504) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2010
Lots of character to this beer but the flavor just doesnít work for me in the end. 33 cL bottle. Dark brown been thatís simply lighter brown round the edges. Frothy head with bubbles of all sizes. Nose is fruity ó grapes, tart cherries, blackberries ó with a bridge of balsamic vinegar. Flavor is a tussle among sweet, tart and bitter. Unfortunately sweetness comes out on top in the end. Starts to cloy a bit.
aaronh2012 (92) - Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Nose is very sour at first but fades quickly. The taste is very mild but itís got everything a good sour beer should, just in moderation. Normally I like more of a sour taste but Iíll looking to pick this up again. ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2010
Reddish brown color with a medium-sized off-white head.
The smell is light and somewhat edgy with notes of malts, caramel, grass, oak and vinegar. Some astringent acidity and hints of spices.
The smell is lightly sweet with a mild but prominent fruity and vinegary acidity. Notes of grass, tart fruits, wood and spices. The finish is gently bitter with somewhat raw flavors of grass, spices and malts.
Moderate body, medium carbonation.
Didnít really care for this. Felt edgy and unrefined. gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2010
On tap at Malt and Vine, who are almost always nice enough to have a sour in their taps. Pours a honey brown with beige head and lace. Aromas of vinegar, red fruits and warm brown sugar. Taste is more of the same with some apple and a crisp, dry finish. JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine. Balanced aroma of sweet malt and tart fruit. Flavor also has a considerable sweetness to it, but it balances out to sourness nicely. Sorta like a Flemish that doesnít get too syrupy. If a beer like the Duchesse is too sweet for you but you donít quite appreciate the raw acidity of most lambics and American sours, give this one a try. Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2010 Poured a dark mahogany brown with a small white head. A lot of balsamic in the nose and flavor. Has a bit of cherry, grape, and wood. Only mildly sour. Not bad, but could use a bit more of a sour kick to it.