davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
On tap at the Alehouse Project. Very different, with a great taste. Aromas of apple, caramel, and berries. Taste is sweet and sour, with very long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Black, with a thin head. DoveBailed (5) - - MAY 15, 2014 does not count
On tap at the new bar in the Moondog Brewery. The 2014 version is seriously good. They kegged it last week, it had been in oak barrels for about six months. It’s 6.1% rather than 6.9% this time. Still with the same light body but a super complex palate reminiscent of classic Flanders Reds. Also loads of Brett (awesome). I highly recommend trying this new version on tap if you were one of the people who was displeased with this beer last time. Dervock (1512) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle- Pour brown with a reddish tinge. Aroma has a lot going on frut, oak, mild tart. Taste is fruity iff the bat cherry up front then more berries into the finish. Smooth palate. Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2012
330mL bottle. Pours smokey black with a very small white head and a tart aroma (typical for a sour). As soon as it touches the tongue there is a big sour hit and once that subsides there is a slight fruity flavour and a dark choc note. Its almost like biting into a juvenile plum with a thin dark chocolate coating. This beer made my evening, thanks again Moon Dog. Hop_Hedonist (672) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2016 August 20 2016 - not as complex as recent versions - has a chocolate edge - muted plum sourness - tasted after the vibrant Nogne Kriek and alas, loses out.
omega (899) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2014
Pungent and black as night on the pour. Cherries do come through, but alas not so much to dissuade a rooster with boobs. M_Sack (794) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. Black with brown tinge, no head or lacing. Complex aromas of lemon juice, Brett, oak, roasted malts and a touch of coffee. Medium level of lemon juice sourness, Brett, oak, leading to some cherry sweetness, a relatively light middle and a roasted malt and coffee tinged finish. Best cold as it becomes a bit boozy when it comes to room temp. Great beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mkel07 (6549) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2012
330ml bottle. The more sour ales I try the more I like them and this one was no exception. Red coppery colour with tart bitter aroams jumping from the glass. The first sip had that mouth twisting flavour that lets you know you are alive and sends the tastebuds into overdrive. The flavour is tart and vinergary but is more subdued as the glass empties. Maybe that is just the tastebuds getting used to the flavour. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - AUG 6, 2016
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a black color with a quickly dissipating white to off white foamy head quickly dissipating into barely anything.
The smell starts off with a sweet to sour cherries, subtle plums and then some dried milk chocolate.
The flavor brings all previously mentioned flavors together with a sweet dry sour aftertaste and smooth sour finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a sticky sour to sweet feel hitting my tongue.
Overall, different for an American Wild ale with the chocolate in it. I think I could come back to this. hawthorne00 (4199) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle. Murky reddish brown with a small light beige head. Aroma of tart plums, apples, brett, brown sugar. Slightly slippery mouthfeel. Lowish carbonation. Taste has plums and apples, a hint of chocolate, quite a lot of tartness that’s mellow until a bretty zing right at the end. Some salt there too. Quite complex and very refreshing.