DialSquare (5186) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2015 wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 7/25/14 from a 64oz growler purchased at Craft Brewed. Pours fiery red/orange with an average pink-tinged head that slowly recedes to average, bubbly lace. The nose is a really nice blend of traditional lambic style citrus tartness with a mixture of both fresh pomegranate and more candied grenadine, along with a very light and very lightly toasted oak aroma. The flavor is a bit stronger on the tart, somewhat abrasive side, with the pomegranate, grenadine, and oak showing lightly sweet on the back of the palate. This really is reminiscent of a traditional fruited lambic. The body is medium with some grippy tannin, fairly light carbonation, and a long tart and lightly sweet pomegranate and touch of oak on the finish.
Funny to see the large standard deviation in the rates for this. Not surprising - it’s very sharp and seems like a take it or leave it type brew. I probably don’t know the style well enough to place it (though I’d like to). I’m on the take it side though. On tap at World of Beer in Brewery District: copper pour, slight off-white ring. aroma of light vinegar, berry. tastes are sharp sour berry, vinegar, grape, lemon, pomegranate,oak, acidic.. nice big sour sipper. - 7.8
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2015
ahhh on draft at world of beer in Columbus. Strong vinegar. I choked on it, ive never choked on beer. WAY too much slike dollar store vinegar. Well the reason why its not in the 1’s is because the aroma is decent. HonusWagner (2248) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Burns like hell, not really a whole lot to say beyond that because it’s way too acetic to be a fruit lambic lmao. GnarlyGnome (673) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Oh man...this is good. It’s funky, with a nice tart fruitiness that wraps itself around your palate. I don’t know if I will ever be the same after drinking this... Love it! jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Very good. A shocking amount of tartness, some sweetness and funk in the finish, and a sharp sour sensation as a chaser. Have some slight pomegranate flavor, but not overly so.
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
(growler) Copper pour with a thin white head. Incredibly tart aroma. Not much pomegranate but that doesn’t matter. Big sour and tart vinegar flavor with maybe a hint of fruit at the end. What a sour ale should be. phaleslu (10895) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 Draft at The Brass Tap - U Square. Pours a hazy salmon-tinted gold with a small white head that settles into a ring and leaves a few spots of lace. The aroma is dominated by vinegar. The flavor has more complexity; pomegranate, lemon, grape skins, vanilla, oak, sour tropical fruits, sugar, and - yeah - a lot of vinegar, too. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and an acetic mouthfeel. I could handle about two ounces. Would go well on a spinach salad. Tmoney99 (15116) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Tap Sample. Poured clear golden color with an average fizzy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Sour tart fruit aroma. Medium to full body with tingly texture and flat carbonation. Heavy sour fruity flavor with a heavy acidic fruit and sour bite finish of moderate to long duration. Glad I had a sample only. alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a hazy pinkish, purple, orange color with a small lightppink head. The aroma and flavor have tart pomegranate and berries, lactic, moderate acidity, solid funk, I really enjoy their lambics and gueuze and wish they did more of them, finishes tart to sour pomegranate, light woody character with lingering acidity.