Bill Becker (1905) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 30, 2017 ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the RR store. Thanks. I have wanted to try this one for a really long time, for a few reasons: one - its from Russian River, and two - its a sour ale aged in red wine barrels. Plus the added bonus of some cherries! Pours a dark brown color with a thick yellow head that disappears as quickly as it forms. The smell is sour cherries, some red wine notes, but mostly it smells like you chopped open an oak tree and smell into the middle of it. Fantastic smell. Taste is full of sour and oak notes, with a little bit of cherries but mostly it is dominated by the pinot barrel flavor. Very light and easy to drink, this is really good stuff.
From Jul 2008 sonnycheeba (6437) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2017
I got this bottle of batch 00s thanks to a trade with Tayner. Thanks Dana!
It pours a hazy peach colour with a 1" head of foam.There's some good lacing and foam is shrinking but looks like some of it will be around at the end of the session. Ok, the foam did leave the scene entirely but, what the hell..
The smell is just what I like to find in American Wild Ales...huge sour notes from cherries and lemons. Also a big yeasty profile with some vanilla and oak. Super nice nose.
The taste is as good if not better than the nose. Wow. Big oaky and yeasty notes with some yeasty tones and big fruity tartness from lemons, apricots, and cherries. There's also an underlying sweetness coming from vanilla. And did I mention the funk? No? My bad. The Brett is definitely present here working its magic, intertwining with all the other luscious flavours. and bringing real justice to the style.
Marvelous, simply marvelous. The mouthfeel is medium, the carbonation is brisk but fits this ale so well, and it finishes with that sour cherry tartness that just demands that I take another sip tout suite. Eminently drinkable for me, to say the least.
This is a world class brew in my book and thanks go out again to Dana for sending this my way!
Tap at Pizza Port OB. Pours clear rose. Aroma and flavor are cherries, wheat, oak, mixed culture, tannins, and soft acidity. Light body. snoworsummer (6146) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Draft at Pizza Port OB. Pours clear copper with almost no head. Tastes like booze, dried fruits, wine, and woody malt. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like booze, dried fruits, wine, woody malt, and musk. dzudohonor (306) - POLAND - NOV 8, 2017
backlog z PAKK 2017. Na pierwszej planie skórka brzoskwini, świeżo skoszona trawa, agrest, delikatna stajnia i dzikość. Piwo ma bardzo czysty profil. Jest super ułożone. W smaku cytruski, delikatna żywiczność, cierpkie winogrona. pjotrapostou (370) - POLAND - OCT 8, 2017
Wyraziście wiśniowe, cierpkie i wytrawne, sporo pestek wiśni, drewniany, beczkowy posmak. Świetnie ułożone, ale bardzo intensywne. Kwaśność na drugim planie, bardziej owocowa, niż octowa. Bardzo lekko się pije, wspaniałe.
czlowiekmotyka (525) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
I think it is more of a wild ale than Flanders but it is really tasty. Not at all vinegarish nice red fruit base. Beautiful wine barrel notes. Delicious. markextrae (4499) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2017
Hazy orange like colour. Tart vinegar notes, earthy oak notes, grape notes, cherries aren't jumping out of it. Spiced yeast notes. Taste is dry tart. Iznogud (4474) - CROATIA - SEP 26, 2017
Bottle, 375 ml from City Beer, SF. Shared with Banjo, Max, JFK10000. Hazy orange, off white head. Vinous, fruit, grapes, lots of wood, complex, ripe fruit. Medium bodied. Strong acidity. monkeychugg55 (1109) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Clear amber with a fizzy white head. Lots of brett in the aroma. Barnyard, sour cherries, brett smokiness, overripe pear, and some light wine barrel notes. The flavor is pretty sour, with a nice woody wine character and sour cherries. nealblind (1977) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Aroma cherries caramel. Tastes tart lemon juice. Some minerals. Plums raisins. Very good.