JPDIPSO (6257) - Wauwatosa, USA - FEB 3, 2017 fidelis83 (2481) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear brown pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma of toast, tart and dark fruits, vanilla, toasty and resinous woody notes, light earthy floral notes and very faint, smoky roast and nutty notes. Flavor is fruity and tart up front, lots of tart cherry, berry and tree fruit notes, some funkiness, some lactic and acetic acidity, interesting woody notes, toasted nuts and some ever so faint smokiness. Light body with a medium strength, spritzy, blanketing carbonation, juicy entry and still somewhat juicy, then dry finish with a pleasant acidic bite. Fantastic stuff, reminds me of Old English Porter, but fruitier and with less dark malt/smoke character. It could probably be a little more complex if the tart and funky notes had developed and overtaken a bit more, but it really strikes a great balance between bugs and brew ingredients.
Amber color with a modest sized beige head. Aromas abound, with light yeast, oak, hops, spices, cherries, berries and toasted malt. Hints of sweet malt in front. Middle fills with currants, oak and more toasted malt. Fairly dry in the finish, but still light flavors linger to welcome you back. 7/13
BuckeyeBoy (8182) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2016
12oz bottle pours out a copper brownish topped with a sand head. Nose is sour tartness light cherries and barrel. Taste is more of the fruit sour tart notes plum and a nice sweetness. tmoreau (4523) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Shared 2012 12 oz. bottle poured to a snifter showing a clear amber color, with off white/light tan foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose started with a light vegetal hint, then dried fruit, a little wine, oak, and caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, with tingling carbonation, the taste was similar notes and tartness, with a finishing dryness. JaBier (8126) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2016
2013 bottle at Muckfest VI. Pours clear amber to copper with no head. Aroma of malt, caramel and cider vinegar. Malty and caramelly flavor with tamarind character before a sour finish. Boutip (6433) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle: Poured a reddish color ale with a medium size off-white foamy head with OK retention and light lacing notes. Aroma of vinous notes with some oak and sour notes also perceptible. Taste is a nice mix between some vinous notes with some oak and tart notes. Some light residual sugar notes can also be detected. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Good sour that is closer to a Flander Red that a wild ale. A bit overrated in my opinion.
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 6oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 10.25.15 ]Hainickigurl (3) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2015 does not count
hazy chestnut with thin cream head. Lightly vanilla cream nose, brown sugar hints amid some cherry acetic and sweet oatmeal. Thin metallic front palate, more sweetness alongside the cherry acetic mid, sticky empty oak finish, lightly oily and pretty thin, light tea-leaf in the watery end.
[ 10.25 Sour Red / Brown Tasting Rankings ]
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07. OEC Malefactus Citrus
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12. OEC Malefactus Wine
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14. De Garde Vin Lee
15. De Garde Loak
Very tasty. Pretty sweet though. Almost so sweet it is over baring to the rest of it. badgerben (5254) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Murky copper color with a medium head. Sour blackberry aroma. Kiwi. Sweet caramel, big malt flavor. Super fruit character. Dark stone fruit, cherry, kiwi. Very smooth, low carbonation, full body. Just glorious. tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle, from a non-ratebeerian trade. Thanks Mary!
Poured into Trillium glass, drunk at home, 14th November 2015, Danko pre-baby born bash evening one.
Looks like dark cherries complimenting dark malts. Lacing diminishes. Lovely farmyard funk barnyard aroma, wood resin, sweet ripe cherries. Taste is cherries, soft malts, treacle, acid, funk, wood resin, sweet malts, puckering sourness. It’s aged nicely and is a great way to start a special event. - Note the microbes are a bit too prominent for me and I don’t like that as much. drsandman (1577) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2015
12oz bottle thanks to the Duke. Pours a murky red brown, minimal/no head. Aroma is tart cherry, prune, champagne yeast, grape, berry, lacto. Flavor is light vinegar, cherry, fairly heavy sour. A beauty.