kambei70 (1070) - - JUL 16, 2017 brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy, dark brownish ruby color with a half finger head that dissipates very slowly and leaves a blanket of lacing. Tons of sediment, but that is expected with the amount of yeast added. Smells of funky, sour cherries, oak, vinegar, grapes, lots of funkiness. Lots of dryness that really does give it a wine-like smell. Smells almost like a cherry warhead. Taste starts with a very astringent, dry, sour cherry flavor, as well as some oak and funkiness. Then get some of the brown ale qualities: slight breadiness, maybe some cocoa (but i could just be imagining that), some carmel malt. Then the astringent sour notes from the brett and bacteria come back even stronger, along with lots more cherry, grape, funkiness, vinegar, oak, some carmel. Extremely dry finish that blends the wine and the beer qualities nicely. So sour, yet extremely balanced. High medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Very lively carbonation from the refermentation that does give it a very champagne-like crisp finish. Very complex and so delicious. Just getting into this style, but I have a feeling I won’t come across many sours better than this one. Hope to try this again someday.
Pours copper, clear with a little haze. Sour, malty aroma features scents of apple cider and purple grape. Really pleasant smell. Tart, sour taste. Lemon juice. Bitter. Metallic. Fresh, kettle-style sour mixed with a substantial, barrel-aged quality. Perfectly executed. Frothy in the palate. Really good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Radek Kliber (7352) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 11, 2017
Where and how : mini tasting, bottle Vintage xxxmleallenbrown (14) - - JUL 4, 2017
Aroma 7.2 /10
Plenty of barrel character that clashes with brett yeast. A bit of mess. Fruity cherry on side.
Top: smaller fizzy of white top.
Base: dark amber.
Palate medium bodied, low carbonation, very long finish3/5
Taste complex, clash of barrel, sour cherry and yeast. Mild alcohol notes. I fail to see the greatness of this beer. Creative mess ?
Beautiful complex stone fruit-mostly cherries-on the nose, true sourness on the palate. I'd like a touch more sweetness-and maybe alcohol to balance the sourness, but hard to complain.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tricksta_p (4635) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2017
Bottle from Russian River, Santa Rosa. Aroma is huge Bretty barnyard funk, fruits, oak, wine, pinot barrels, tart cherries, malt, apricot, tart red fruits. Flavour is tart and medium sour. Body is medium. Amazing balance and drinkability. Superb American Sour, world class status well-deserved. Incredible, I wish I had bought more bottles! JBell14 (99) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2017
That rotten smell which makes sours good tasting. Cherry flavor is evident. High carbonation dark amber color. Very nice
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mariuspoenari (2692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2017
Hazy ruby-brown pour with a tall off-white head. Notes of sour cherries, mould, brett bitterness, lactic acid, red wine, grape skin, grape vinegar, raw almonds. Medium body and carbonation, a bit too syrupy for a sour beer, with a bitter, musty finish. msdevine () - - APR 27, 2017
UPDATED: APR 27, 2017 Like a sour patch kid without the sugar gregwilsonstl (2499) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2017
Red. Sour. Really polished. Cherries. Kinda reminds me of a tart apples plus cherry soda. back (2149) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2017
Kobber klar skum hvid
Kirsebær vanilje træ bær stald
Sur modrate sød lidt
@rr BarrelTamer11 (10) - Escalon, California, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Sours are still a bit of a mystery to me. It’s hard to describe all I perceive; taste, smell etc... All I can say is this is very enjoyable to drink.