brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Pours a cloudy pinkish red color with a small off-white head. The nose is certainly sour, mostly in the form of vinegar. A little bit of dark fruit and straw, but overall, it’s a fairly simnple beer. Maybe a hint of oak. Tastes similar to how it smells. Perhaps a bit more lactic than the aroma lets on, but still fairly vinegary. There is some fruit character such as black cherry and raisin as well as a bit of lemon peel, straw, and grass. Medium body with medium carbonation. Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Bomber thanks to Doug.douglas88 (9416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2011
A: vinegar, acidic, toffee
T: toffee, berries, acidic
It was a little out of balance towards the tart/acidic side. Overall a good beer, I would drink it again.
750ml bottle. Pours a deep red/brown color with a medium tan head. The nose is rich sour wood and cherries. The flavor is rich and robust but drinkable; sweet vanilla and wood, some intense sourness, raw like a unblended lambic, some fruit especially sour cherries. Very nice. Akin to a old bruin and very drinkable. chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Dark amber pour with a medium tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma has lactic sourness. Flavor is that of granny smith apple juice or hard cider, with medium carbonation and some vinegar. Complex yet missing something. jcwattsrugger (12433) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2011
22oz bottle #1/230 shared by jtclockwork, thanks-pours a tan head that slowly foams over after opening and copper color. Aroma is vinuous/acidic, medium malt, tart/barn. Taste is vinuous, medium malt-caramel, medium fruit-raspberry, wood. Finish is acidic/vinegar, which didn’t work for me, but front and mid-palate are quite enjoyable.
jtclockwork (16685) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle #1 of 230 shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark red. Tan head. Nose/taste of tart red fruits, oak, minor buttery notes and cherry finish. Taste is very acidic - lots of cherry vinegar in the finish. Medium body. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2011
750ml shared by SincereNC - thanks, Ian! Pours like a well-aged brune, with a thin crisp layer of bubbles atop a medium brown body. Looks slightly oily, not much heft to it. Acetic vinegar funk aroma, with a faint but lasting oaky note. Body is medium, a bit too puckering on the finish maybe. Taste is well-rendered, even if a bit too sweet at the end (I problem I’ve had with some bottles of Duchesse). Could probably benefit from some age, but I found it enjoyable as is.ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2011
Earlier Rating: 2/11/2010 Total Score: 3.8
Several samples enjoyed at Pre-Sex. Faint oak and tartness in the nose, dry to complement the fizz. Medium amber color, could be midway between a cider and a lambic to look at it. Vibrant flavors, cherry isn’t overwhelmingly sour, just well integrated and balanced, with oak and mild lactic quality bringing up the rear. Bottle this!
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2011 Dark amber pour with a thin beige head and spotty lace. Aroma is lactic, light vinegar and acetone. Oaky tannins with subtle hints of aceto-bacter. Slightly harsh finish similar to the likes of acetone. Awesome Lubiere (13954) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
Earlier Rating: 2/8/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Maroon body with light carbonation. Aroma is cherry skin, balsamic vinegar and oak. Flavor is much of the same. I really enjoyed this brew, hopefully one day it will find its way into bottles. Not super sour but more then tart
A reddish amber ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, light sour cherries and vanilla notes. In outh, a rather light interpretation of the style, with light sour lactic notes, epsom salt, overall, light and nice. On tap at Great North Carolina Brewers Fest., August 28 2010. zizzybalubba (1873) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2010
Sampled at WBF in Raleigh. Pours light brown with a very short head. Faint tart berry and sour aromas. The flavor is much more prominent: big sour fruit, vinegar, and funk. A very nice, and unexpected, good beer from Natty Greenes.