Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 1, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour was a medium cranberry with an orange hue and had a huge (3-4 finger) fluffy pink head that had great retention, lasting throughout with some good spotty foamy lacing.
The aroma was right up front with a strong funky sweet smell with some grain malts, a moderate scent of Brett yeast, and had notes of raspberry, pears and a touch of grains of paradise.
The taste was at first moderately sweet with a strong effervescence and had a nice soft note of raspberry and then finished sweetly tart and a bit acidic with a wonderful sour fruit note at the end. The flavor stuck around for quite a long while after the swallow with a strong sour fruit taste left to linger on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a bit light in body an a tad watery yet still dry in texture with champagne like carbonation.
Overall a nice tart and fruity brew with an almost Champagne and Strawberry like quality.
Opted for a tulip due to ABV, so Im assuming this is an imperial fruit beer.
The appearance was a ruddy burnt orange color with a sly transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace to fill a cap of a little white foamy head. Mild lace.
The aroma had some cherry skin, raspberry flesh, pear, grassiness, light lemon, touch of herbal and floral character all coinciding with the funky to tart to Brett-sour quality. Light rosehips, some hay and a little bit of basement flow in underneath.
The flavor brought all of the prior mentioned aromas together - sweetly to bitter to sour and funky. Aftertaste was moderately sour, sweet and funky. Finish was quick with the sour and funk.
The palate was about medium bodied with a sturdy sipping quality about it. ABV was felt but not burdensome. Carbonation felt fine.
Overall, very nice imperial fruit ale that I would welcome again. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a dark hazy golden with fluffy pinkish head. Aromas of raspberry, chocolate, and a touch of barrel funk. Flavors of raspberry,malts and finishes boozy. LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
750ml. bottle from Westmire beverage Albany N.Y. The aroma is sweet and fruity.The taste as above plus malt,sour notes and yeast.The fruits are of pears and strawberries. alexsdad06 (10672) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2016
750 ml bottle at home from notes. Pours a hazy ruby color with a small pinkish head. The aroma and flavor have tart raspberries over top of bready malts, some Brett funk, dry, easy to drink, some additional background fruity character, decent enough fruit beer. PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 6, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 Orange-amber with a heavy haze, a yellowish head with a slight pink twinge, creamy and moderate-fast rate of decay. Aroma is tart strawberry, hint of bubble gum, old grasses/hops, some mixed berry, a bit cloying and also cheesy tart lactic, old butter popcorn, hint of sewage... Bottled June 2011, Drink by Summer 2014 (so half a year after the drink-by date.) Body is medium-light somewhat syrup, touch of grittiness, moderate carbonation, moderate coarseness, pervasive, medium-light burn. Flavor is strawberry jam, light funky grass with a hint of old dry cheese and the slightest hint of rotting trash. Overall, a very interesting, complex combination of fruit and considerable, complex funk. Unfortunately, there’s just a bit much of cloying yuck underneath. It’s not wholly delicious.
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottled on 6/10/11. Pours a murky brown with rose tint. Minimal off-white head. Ultra fruity nose – apples, pears, plums, cherries, raisins, and some spice. Slightly sour taste which was relatively unexpected based on the smell. The tartness was reminiscent of cranberries or possibly raspberries. Some yeast and funkiness on the back end. Sharp mouthfeel. Overall, great surprise and a nice change of pace. N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Drank from a pint poured from a twelve ounce bottle, thank you Kevin! Nice sweet aromas of flowers. Taste is sweet a bit tart with a dry finish. Decent beer not a great Ommegang. slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"pours apinkish ruby red w/pink foam. lively carbonation, but the feel mellows as it sits. the raspberry somes out as it warms too. aroma is sharp raspberry with a touch o funk. flvor musty raspberry, slightly sweet, very tart. the brett is a background player, but there. dry finish. very good beer, it would be interesting to see how this develops over time. quite drinkable...1st 750 i’ve had to myself in quite a while." Beerdedone (3446) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours ruby red with a small pinkish head. Aroma of raspberries, cherry, brett, earth, yeast and funk. Flavor was sweet and fruity with raspberries, brett, funk, yeast, cherry and had a bit of acidity. Medium body, medium carbonation, dry finish. abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours deep pink with a white head. Sweet fruit aroma. Aggressive carbonation. Sour finish.