chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Big thanks to Sean for this... A semi clear light brown, light tope head... The nose is acidic vinegar, a hint of cherries, pretty complex... The taste is boring, vinegar, tart cherries, very oaky finish... Not bad nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Pour from the bottle. Brown burgundy in color with slight transparency. Tart fruity aromas with maybe a touch of guava. Medium bodied and smooth on your mouth. Flavors were of cherry, apple, and plum but nothing too long lasting though. Not bad but was expecting a bit more. Prefer Marron to be honest. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
From the bottle at the Bruery/Cigar City salon at SAVOR 2011. Served in a SAVOR goblet.
Pours a fairly-clear tawny copper color with an average off-white head. Sparse lacing and a bit of a collar on the way down. The nose brings forward heavy amounts of fruit with a really, really strong guava presence that sets the tone for the whole beer. A bit of the date character is in the background.
The flavor really takes it up to the next level as the guava and the acidity really pair quite well. Gone is much of the brown sugar from Marron Acidife; instead, this is all fruit with a bit of funk. Lingering sourness throughout and a slight oak presence. The guava and underlying acidity are a beautiful thing in the mouthfeel, producing a tart acidity that’s buoyed by a bit of oak. Slight funk in the finish as well. I am very, very much looking forward to having this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-04-2011 JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Sample from bottle at the anniversary party. Hazy reddish amber pour, with light tannish head. Predominately fruit flavor, Guava, cherry, berries, light notes of date, oak, vinegar, lemon, and acidic sourness. Sweeter then the marron. It’s good, but I was hoping for more. kbutler1 (1381) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Bottle. Sampled a couple times at the Anniversary party. Poured a cloudy, chunky, murky, copper color with a slight tan head. Not the most appealing looking in a beer. At first I thought I just got the bottom of the bottle but I had it again and got the same type of pour. The aroma is caramel sweetness, slight nuttiness, vanilla, cherry, and lemon. Aroma also has sour notes. The taste is decent with some slight brett florals, lemon, cherry, nut, oak, vanilla, and ends slightly dry. Light mouthfeel. Overall, I wanted more out of this and having had this with The Wandered, Bottlewerks 12, and several other stellar beers, this one didn’t stand out to me.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Sample at the party. Rating #11. Dark reddish color. Nice fuity tartness. Bubbly and sour with some nice fruitiness. Good stuff. (1740) kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Much like the Marron Acidifie but smoother and a bit more funky. Lots of juicy fruit flavors. socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Good beer. It was a nice sour with fruit notes coming through. It is a very well balanced beer. The sourness was countered very well by the fruit and carbonation markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2011
750 mL bottle shared by a friend. Pours murky deep orange-brown with a tan head. Nose smells of of malt, balsamic vinegar, cranberry, leather, guava, funk, and some earthy fruit (maybe the dates?). Flavor is similar with the oud bruin coming through and a definite guava presence, with funk and vinegar lingering on the periphery. Medium to full-bodied and enjoyable. Well-hidden booze for a 9% sour. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2011 750ml bottle
This beer pours an opaque copper color with a quickly disappearing head.
It’s lightly bodied and the flavor is sour/tart with notes of sour fruit.