PanMarek (452) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2017 thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light brown with a slightly off-white head. Aroma is sour cherries and a bit of wood. Taste is malt sweetness at first, with a sour cherry and wood finish that is just heavenly. The Pinot Noir barrels add a smooth grape characteristic and a slippery wine characteristic that makes the beer an incredible, incredible experience. I love this beer in ways too numerous to account here - great great achievement by Russian River.
Reddish brown pour with thick foam and lots of bubbles. Complex, earthy nose with fruits, including apple and cherry along with some faint caramel malt. Taste is even more complex, with the fruit sweetness and some tartness from the wine barrels, linked by the sour cherries. The yeast gives it a musty, earthiness and perhaps helps lighten the body. Little carbonation, medium body and a slightly dry finish.
thorongil2 (3088) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2017
(Bottle) clear, fluorescent reddish amber colour with a tall cream colored head; somewhat thick palate; aroma of rock candy, leather, barnyard, hint of cherry jam; rich, very sour flavour sokuzs1 (1356) - POLAND - JUL 24, 2017
Backlog. Earthy, cherries, red grapes, berries, spicy. Medium sour, tannic. kambei70 (1070) - - JUL 16, 2017
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 (7363) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 11, 2017
Where and how : mini tasting, bottle Vintage xxxml
eallenbrown (15) - - 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 (4659) - 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
John L - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 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