burg326 (5488) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2012
12 ounce bottle pours a light red, almost a pink color, aromas of watered down barnyard funk, light tart cherries, and some light damp wood. Flavors follow suit, not overly tart, light mouthfeel, decent beer overall. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
12oz bottle, courtesy of a recent trade. Thanks!! Pours a bright, pinkish-peach color; huge, foamy, fine-bubbled white head with excellent retention and lacing. Vibrant cherry notes in the aroma; lightly funky and tart, with plenty of lactic tartness; quite nice. Medium body: soft brettiness and lacing sourness; really solid fruit character; certainly on the softer, fruitier side, but focused and refreshing. joet (2646) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2012
lactic sour aromas, black cherry, almond, clove, brett emerging as it warms, non capric -- mostly hay/farm, very dry. clean and wonderful. Truly impressive. jredmond (8333) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle at WtWBA Brooklyn 2012. Pours a clear reddish body with a thin white head. Aroma is funk and cherry. Mouthfeel is thin to medium, lightly carbonated with notes of cherry, artificial flavoring, toast, grain. Ehh DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Not too bad. The finish is a bit rough and there is a bit too much acidity in this one, but better than I was expecting.
j12601 (12618) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Pouring at Where the Wild Beers Are. Pours a clear ruby with a thin white head. Soft cherry, faint funk. Medium bodied, big carbonation, lots of funk and a touch of paper. Sour cherry, toast. Cherry NyQuil. Not great. portableparty (2362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2012
22 oz. bottle from arkurzynski. Pours dark red with a pink soapy head that dissipates to a thin collar. Aroma has dark cherry scent that is some what muted a faint leather and spice. Taste is bitter and sour with vinegar with funky tart cherries and an acidic finish. Palate is medium with a soft fizzy feel and finishes acidic and cloying. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Pour on tap at the Reserve Tasting at the brewery (Glendale, WI). Pours a rich ruby pink hue, fiery edges, just a touch of haze with a frothy pinkish dulled head that dies to a film, laces ok. A small film after it dies down. Rich ruby red pink grapefruit juice glow. Aromas are rich tart cherries and lactic acid, gentle oak, yogurt, and tart and sour cherries and lemons. Firm sourness on the nose is lively and enjoyable, as it settles more funky horse blanket with straw, a touch of manure. Really nice surprising nose. Initial is lighter bodied, initial is a bit sweet and tart mixing, with lactic acid in smaller mellow qualities, gentle lactic yogurt, decent sourness dies down, firm funky barnyard. A bit underbodied and undercarbonated, the nose had such promise. Middle offers gentle tart cherries, no residual sweetness to get cloying, firm funk as opposed to sourness lingers on the palate, gentle sweetness of cherry, bread, and mellow touches of dryness. Overall, this isn’t a world beater.. But it surprised me. Solid beer with a firm wild influence. I’d buy more of this to pass around, keep, open with friends. Mellow sweetness returns into the way backend. Firm, solid. Liked it. It’s not a world class example of sour or lambic beers, but standing on it’s own as an American sour interpretation, it’s pretty nice. juiceisloose (1492) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2012
12 oz bottle, courtesy Ughsmash. This one poured a clear, bright dark red color with a pink hue and topped by thousands of bubbles that form a small head. As the bubbles recede there isn’t much lace left behind. The aroma is pretty nice showing bright, tart cherries and other sweet-tart red berries, some earthiness from the yeast, and a touch of bretty funk. There is also a bit of lactic sourness in there too. The flavor follows and shows more of the tart cherries and sweet red berries with a hint of earthiness and brett funk in the background. It definitely smelled like it was going to be sour, but the residual sugars from the cherries and juice seemed to keep that in check. Also there wasn’t much from the brett to dry things or other lactic presence to add in the sourness. Medium bodied and well attenuated with good carbonation that leads to a tart cherry finish. This avoided the medicinal and artificial flavors that a lot of fruit beers fall prey to so that was a big plus. I didn’t have high hopes for this, but it surprised me with the fresh cherry flavor. Pretty good stuff as a fruit beer, but it is definitely not a lambic. beastiefan2k (4007) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2012
12 oz bottle shared by mreusch poured into a tulip glass. This was a fun beer. It does not taste sweet or have an artificial flavor. Both great positives. On the other hand, there is not much here that I would associate with a lambic. I have no idea how this was made but I don’t any brett or wild yeasts. There is a nice tartness but I think it is all from the juice used. It’s well attenuated to leave a tart cherry flavor with no sweetness or artificial mess. If there are wild cultures added to this the bottle did not pick up a lot of the character. Light and sparkling on the cheeks. I see this being changed to a fruit beer eventually. Thanks for sharing this Matt, cool stuff.