KansaiBeerLvrs (5099) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2016
Picked up a berrylicious cake at Nakitanitei near Lingua World Cafe in Osaka. Homer321 (5045) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2016
I got it to pair with Odellís Friek which is a 6.9% ale with cherries and raspberries added then aged 2 years in oak barrels.
Itís an orange pink color best described as salmon with a fizzy light pink foam that vanished in an eyeblink. Sharp oaky aroma with an almond nut quality I surmise came from the cherry pits. Thereís also a tart cherry and raspberry component which I enjoy.
A lovely soft round carbonation that reveals a very acidic, tart cherry, nutty almond and earthy raspberry. This is exceedingly tart, acidic but gives enough berry sweetness in the dry lingering finish.
Man with the cake the berry flavor really pops prompting me to say Wow! While the chocolate gives an amazing sweet counterpoint.
If youíve got a berry sour get this cake to pair with it. Superb.
On itís own Iíd say hovering around 4 but paired with this raspberry-chocolate cake itís easily a 4.2 so Iíll split the difference and give it a 4.1.
Bottle thanks to Justin, I think. Nose is super tart. Enough to make your mouth water. Light cherry skin. Taste is puckering sweet and acid reflux kicks in quick. A tad too tart for me but not upland level. GenDV138 (7231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
2 oz bottle pour at SAVOR 2016ís Saturday session. Clear reddish orange with off-white head. Aromas of tart cherries, vinegar. Tastes of cherries, light vinegar, tart acidic notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Nice. bellco33 (807) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours redish brown with a significant white head. Aroma of oak, cherries, funk. Taste is very oaky, raspberry, cherry, medium tart, earth. Medium body, slightly acidic, really nice beer. jandd1983 (4276) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Sampled at the W&C Place Beer Fest 2016. It poured a ruby color with a white head. The aroma was of fruits and wood. The taste was similar to the aroma with some cranberry, tart cherries, wood, alcohol and finishing with some sourness. Very nice.
bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Draft. Reddish beer with a cream head. Cherry and light tart aroma. Cherry and tart/light sour flavor/ Medium bodied. Refreshing. Cherry and light sourness lingers with light earthiness. beernbourbon (1590) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2016
Bottle. Pour is nearly clear reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma is spicy cherry with light tart notes. Flavor is nicely tart with with light berry notes and a lightly spicy finish. A bit thin but clean. Nice. arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with no head. Nose and taste are tart cherry, grape must. Mildly tart and very drinkable. doublebock (558) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange with thin white head
Aroma: Musty with berry, Orange blossom and honey
Taste: wonderful and bold sour flavor from under the tongue. The amount of cherry is just right lending a perfect sweetness.
Overall: Textbook example of cherry sour Braudog (6676) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle, caged/corked. This pours as expected, but wonderfully ... reddish hue, fizzy, thin top. Thereís an equally expected sour aroma, waft with tart cherries. The flavor is similar ... taut cherry, angular acidity, and a snappy mouthfeel. As advertised all the way. Quite nice. (#6158, 3/25/2016)