neongolden (2069) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2018
(Tap sample @ Indie Alehouse, Toronto, Jan 18/18) Pours clear deep red-brown with a tiny cream head. Notes are dominated by red wine and oak, only lightly tart, quite fruity with the notes of grapes and cherries, but also very leathery, dusty basement, tannin, light toast, just a hint of acetic acid bite, a bit more lactic. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Nicely made, not really sour at all for a sour red but the must lends complexity. DerWeg (1760) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2018
Good effort, big acetic and balanced per style with sweet fruit and apple-like sour, caramel, runs with the pack. Oakes (19550) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2018
Reddish-brown. On the nose, lots of wood, light balsamic, On the palate, it's got a nice soft, woody tartness. Rounded character. Light berry fruits. Really nice complexity. A fair bit of tartness in the finish, acetic and burning going down. But in terms of flavour, this is really high quality example of the style, seldom achieved at this level in North America. mcberko (20268) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2018
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Nose brings out complex red wine barrels, balsamic notes, and light wood. Flavour is quite complex, with lots of balsamic, red wine barrels, light Worcestershire, and tart red fruits. Complex, vinous, tart and tannic. This is wonderfully done. beerplace (2393) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2018
750ml bottle (thx, Peter K.!) at Matt's. Pours an opaque dark copper with a beige head. Aroma is barrel, cherries, some caramel notes. Taste is similar, a bit more acidic than I would prefer. Fairly good, though.
dandeman (1118) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2018
En fut au Bar Lupulus. Raisin rouge au nez avec un petit fumet de boisé. Couleur brune, légèrement brouillée avec une petite mousse et de belles traces sur le verre. En bouche c'est du jus de raisin avec un léger boisé. C'est vineux et boisé. Correcte et dans le style. GRM (4272) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2018
Eye: dark brown, hazy, ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: acidity, sourness, vinegar, fruity, wild yeasts, tannin, light red wine; mouth: acidity, sourness, vinegar, fruity, wild yeasts, tannin, light red wine, finale in tannin with light presence of red wine, medium body, below-average carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine
JoeMcPhee (10187) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2017
Œil : brun foncé, trouble, anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : acidité, aigreur, vinaigre, fruité, levures sauvages, tanin, léger vin rouge; bouche : acidité, aigreur, vinaigre, fruité, levures sauvages, tanin, léger vin rouge, finale en tanin avec légère présence de vin rouge, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
Deep brown pour with a thin off-white head. The nose is fairly acetic and a little bit fruity. Some dark malt and a bit of light fruit. Oak and a touch of pepper. Fairly balanced and tasty.
Boutip (6664) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2017
Bottle: Poured a dirty reddish color ale with a light foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma of vinous notes with oak and cherry notes is quite splendid. Taste is a nice mix of tart cherry notes oak and vinous notes with light residuals sugar notes. Body is full for style with good carbonation. Very well balanced Flanders red with good mix of complexities while retaining excellent drinkability. Helsdon (429) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2017 Cloudy brownish red, with a ring. Typical sour vinager nose with a mild sweetness that's thinking of cherries. Taste is a well balanced Flanders red vinager sour bite, with a full cherry bringing up the rear with a mild sweetness. Solid. Reminisce of their Spadina Monkey.