BrewGuide40 (1) - Bari, ITALY - FEB 14, 2017 does not count Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled April/2010. From private Quebec buying group.A fresh yeast aroma, with some funk. Somewhat gushing, prewarning enabled us to treat my weeds. Cloudy orange with large soapy head. A good tartness,though builds to somewhat vinegar with repeated samples, licorice, grape. Good drinkability. Nice for the hotter weather. Neat complexity-Johnsense. Oak rounds it out.
This beer is not a sponteneous barley wine but a precise and priceless flanders red ale Listigovers (1312) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
Batch #1, 3269, 2013. Huge head, funky barrel aged aroma. Reddish orange with lots of sparkle, rocky big bubbles. Cloves very prominent in the aroma and taste, medicinal and woody, smooth palate, a bit of an intense flavour. A premium tasting sour ale. mahamoti (22) - ITALY - JUN 26, 2016
750 ml bottle. The perfect Sour beer. Drinked by Birrificio Torrechiara in Parma, Italy. Wonderful aroma. It smells like wook, flowers and red fruits. luttonm (6760) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Thanks Alberto! Brown-copper, big creamy head. Great funky aroma on a richer re, malty aroma. Clean, rich tart. Rich vanilla and malty, some wax. Barrel presence. Creamy funk. Interesting. Alright. andrewje41 (4258) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2016
750 mL bottle, much thanks to Alberto for the share! Love the Italian sours that I have had the pleasure of coming across. Cloudy orange pour with a thick, lasting foam head. Sour aroma with some peach and orange. Flavor is sour fruit, but a bit dry and dusty. Lingering tart bite. Solid sour. Never had a sour red/brown this light in color, and in this mild of flavor. Overall I enjoyed this a ton.
beastiefan2k (4111) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2016
750mL capped bottle from Alberto by way of luttonm. It’s definitely a heady beer, sooooo much head but not a gusher. So, apparently this is a sour barley wine. This is definitely a sour barleywine, love the sourness and the base barleywine seems fun. The combo is a bit interesting. Sweet, wet malts and acidic sourness. I like the beer but the parts are worse than the whole. Q oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a red color with no head. The taste is sweet, fruity with loads of rasberry flavors. Finshes slight sour and balanced. Light dry palate. mansquito (6906) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYc 750ml: pours light brownish with a white head. Aroma is a lot of wood and cherries and some vinegar. Taste is rather sou. Not really all that sweet. Seems a bit unbalanced to me, as if it does not really know where to go with itself. Plenty sour aftertaste. Not a huge fan. Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2015
750 ml bottle
Travlr (26105) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2015
The capstone to Cleveland Beer Week included an opportunity to try this gem which is one of the only things out of Italy that seems to survive the trip to the United States well. From start to finish the profile sparkles with a sour note that set the tone for the flight to come.
Aroma / Appearance - A golden rosy body shimmers with light underneath a thin whitish veneer. Musty dog, vinegar, oak, and dried lemon peels tease at the sour contents within.
Flavor / Palate - Tart dried figs, lemons, and the taste of musty books slowly decaying on shelves scour clean the palate. A cheesy finish offers hints of what direction this beer might head with more aging. Five ounces was enough to whet the appetite; depending on the cost perhaps I’d spring for a bottle as a special treat every once in a while.
Bottle sample at Iron Gate. Almost a gusher, but not quite. Clear golden color, massive white head. Aroma has dusty cobwebs, light tannins, rotten overripe cherries. Taste is profoundly earthy, dank, sweaty, dirty, dusty cherries and vanilla. Not for the faint of heart.