Theydon_Bois (20443) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle split at RB Best awards dinner, thanks to Borken I presume, 30/01/16.
Rich cherry red with a handsome crimson cap.
Nose is tangy red berries, funk whiff, spice, straw.
Taste comprises blackcurrant yoghurt, acidic bite, red berry must, funk, damp wood.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a rising level of acidity.
Decent well joined up berry saison. jredmond (8508) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle shared at Ryan’s August 2016 tasting. Pours a deep purple body with thin white lacing. Nose is rich raspberry, tart candy and grape juice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, super tart and sour with notes of grapes, raspberries, funk and blackberries. joet (2655) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Very effervescent, acidity to deal with, cloudy violet with violet head slim and sparse but persistent, lactic sour and some funky edges, tangy, astringent. Very vinous and berry forward, mostly dry. PhillyCraft (7709) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle, pours cranberry purple. Notes of Sour fruit, oak, blackberry mild acid but easier going than a de garde. It kind of had that appearance. Pretty nice as she warms, some of the overly sour funk blew off but it’s too much battery acid in the flavor. Not some of Monkish’ best work to date markextrae (4460) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
bottle shared by a friend, poured a deep dark red colour with a slight pink head on top. nose reminds me a lot of a old icecream we had a few years ago, sweet red fruits, black currants are more dominant, cranberries, cassis, oak, crisp grains, earth cellar funk, citrus, slight lactic yoghurt. aftertaste leads to a very nice fruited finish. could have used a bit more carbonation. but very enjoyable
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Reddish purple color. Syrah grape nose. Little sediment floaties. Light mouthfeel lively carb. Strong blackberry flavor. Very good thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2016
(750ml bottle) deep ruby, fine white bubbles. Nose of burnt rubber, chemicals, earth, fruit. Taste is better, blackberry, lightly tart, lacto, leather, fairly carbonated. onceblind (10296) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2016
Murky raspberry-violet like a cherry-raspberry juice. Sharp earthy funky nose with a fair bit of currant throughout. Big lacto sour flavor with loads of blackberry and currant, earthy funky fruity tones, and a slightly abrasive sour finish. Big and fruit filled but very funky and earthy-sour. Mostly currant on the fruit. Soured_Hops (43) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2016
I’ve been looking forward to try this and it did not disappoint. Blackberries and black currants just attack the taste buds with a balanced acidity and creamy mouth feel. Love this beer. toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Batch 0 (different from the bottles just released) Pours a very nice ruby red, its on the darker side of the color spectrum. With a light pinkish head. Smells is well balance with the fruit, yeast, and a bit of acidy. Taste has those blackberries, a bit of yeast, a hint of acidy, with a bit of yogurt in the finish. It is a bit puckery, not too much carb, with a light mouthfeel. Overall it is super easy to drink, nice and fruity.