bytemesis (8438) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 7, 2017 ineedbeer (2154) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma starts with a fairly strong chemical/plastic/bandaid phenolic note. Once you can get pay the phenolics though there is a really nice strawberry jam character. There is also some acidity in the aroma but it is masked by the phenolics and fruit.
Pours a cloudy amber-copper with a slightly off white head that recedes to the edges fairly quickly. No lacing and only small legs.
Flavor is better than the aroma as the phenolic note isn't as strong and the strawberry jam is stronger. Starts with some sweetness but that is quickly overrun by acidity - both acetic and lactic. Finishes dry and mouth puckering with lingering acidity and a bit of fruitiness.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with high carbonation. No perceptible astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall this beer would be amazing if it weren't for the strong phenolic character. I have had this on tap and in the bottle and the phenolics in the bottle seem to be a bit lighter. This review was for the bottled version. I feel like waiting this beer out to see if the phenolics drop but am concerned the fruit will disappear more quickly.
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Bottle, thanks to Borken! Pours hazy orange, hint of pink, small off-white head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is sharp, funky basement, cheese, strawberry, oak tannin, feet. Flavor is medium plus tart, medium plus funk, feet and strawberries. Medium body. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle at WTWBA 2016. Strawberry, vinegar / acidic. Some wood. Decent, maybe a touch muddled. BuckeyeBoy (7684) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2016
750ml thanks to darrel. Pours out a muddy tanish orange color with just a fizzy little head. Nose is strawberries vinegar some grape notes and a vanilla notes. Taste is more of the tart strawberries vinegar little odd sweetness and some barrel notes. DSG (14838) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Muddy brown. Sour, fruits, wine, a bit of vinegar, oak. Very tasty. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2016
ouch. This is strawberry vinegrette. Reason 1001 why I don’t drink bruery beers. LOL. Straight strawberry juice and nothing else.
VsXsV (4442) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Hazy, yeasty brown liquid with small to medium white head . Looks like coffee with milk. Aroma of lemon, vinegar, wood, light grain and apple skin. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of raspberries, lemon and wood. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice! corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a very hazy, dark golden amber color with tangerine edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a very thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind. Heavy yeast sediment floating around.
Funky, vinous aroma with light fruit, prominent phenols/bandaid along with a strong jammy strawberry presence. Slightly creamy with dry oak, musty brett, strawberry and cream but the phenols are really odd. Still smells pretty good though.
Tart, sour and funky with a strong tart berry flavor and again, an unpleasant phenol character that is very potent in the finish. Slightly creamy with dry, toasted oak and musty bugs followed by bandaid and acidic tartness. Harsh solvent nail polish/acetone in finish which really hurts the drinkability of this beer a lot. GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
750 ml bottle shared with a friend. Murky red/orange with off-white head. Aromas of strawberries, light vinegar, subtle funk. Tastes of strawberries, light vinegar, tart acidic notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Very delicious with lots of strawberries still present. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2015
750ml bottle. Poured an amber color. limburger cheesy aroma - in a good cheesy way. Jammy, strawberries, some vinegar, and funky. Nice tart finish. BiiruBierBeer (1049) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Smells good, like sour strawberry candy. Very tart strawberry taste, like eating the top. Good mouthfeel for a sour.