kaser (6142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish with white head. Wine sweet aroma. Cherry and fruity. Has a vinegar kind of finish. Interesting. Draft pour at Hopcat in Chicago, 5oz snifter.
deyholla (11161) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from the tap at Gravity. Pours a clear red with a near white head that dissipates to edges. Aroma has a good amount of tart red fruits with a light grain and a hint of rhubarb. Flavor has a good amount of tart rhubarb with light acid and a hint of dryness.
superspak (5400) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/18/2016. Pours slightly hazy bright ruby red/light pinkish/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tart/sour cherry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, lemon, raisin, green apple, mango, hay, straw, wheat, rye bread, light lacto funk/vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, cherry/mango, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour cherry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, lemon, raisin, green apple, mango, hay, straw, wheat, rye bread, light lacto funk/vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic sourness; with light rye spiciness and fruit tang on the finish. Lingering notes of sour cherry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, lemon, raisin, green apple, mango, hay, straw, wheat, rye bread, light lacto funk/vinegar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, cherry/mango, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/sourness balance; lightly puckering but not astringent after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from sourness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately acidic, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 8.6%. Overall this is an awesome fruited sour ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, cherry/mango, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the moderate acidity. Big on cherries and lighter on mangoes; nice malty backbone without being too sweet. A really enjoyable offering.
ctipping (1840) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Clear red body. Small off-white head. Smells of cherry, musty, light acidity. Tastes sweet. Lots of cherry. Nice tartness. Mostly cherry. A hint of mango in the finish and aftertaste. Medium body. Medium low carbonation. Very tasty.
AirForceHops (7044) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 20, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle shared by Willrunforbeer. Nice violet / red color. Aroma is mild cherry, raspberry, lemon juice. The flavor is really similar to a Berliner Weisse. Good tartness, bone dry texture.
Mild lemon juice, some mild yogurt hints, weak Berry with a nice tartness. Light and crisp as it should be. Nice mid-tasting palate break!!
WillRunForBeer (2591) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from trade with umich03jm. Thanks, Jason! Pours peach skin red with a white head. Aroma is sour wheat, cherry. Strong tart cherry flavor with a hint of mango to sweeten it a touch. Good combination.
Chalumeaux (1485) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer ruby red with a nice white head. Aromas of tart berry some citrus. Taste is tart but balanced cherry juice and citrus.
AdamChandler (4911) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 20, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz, looks like raspberry juice but filtered, looks really nice. Smells like cherry cough syrup and chewing gum. taste is pretty good. really refreshing. cherry juice, melon, swiss cheese, it’s actually really good. can’t believe i’m digging this so much.
chucklemation (1590) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2017
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cherry red with a thin white foam head. Aroma is lactic acid and fruit. Flavor is tart lacto and wood with a mix of cherry and mango. I do get a hint of the rye in the aftertaste. Well-carbonated with a light, crisp body. Good.
Hopper8 (139) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2017
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2017 This is a phenomenal beer. It’s incredible. I get the sour, but there is strong raspberry and fruit on the front with the lingering sour on the back. I could drink this for days. It’s awesome.