brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
A: The pour is quite hazy and dark reddish-brown in color with a finger or two of off-white head.
S: Like with Marron Acidifie, the acetic character is rather in check. Plenty of red fruits and particularly lots of red wine aroma. Nice oak and a touch of leather and chocolate. The fruits don’t come through too much, but there is a bit of the guava.
T: A light caramel sweetness to it with just a hint of dates and plums. Red wine, red wine vinegar, and some tart guava. A nice oakiness to it and a little bit of tannins, maybe some leathery funk.
M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.
O: Not sure if I liked this or Marron better. Very good either way. Scopey (15268) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle shared at my birthday drinks. It pours murky deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is malt vinegar, date, prune, lemon, oak, vanilla and toasted coconut. The taste is tangy fruit...cherry, date, raisin, grape, earth, moderate acidity, some alcohol, wood, balsamic vinegar and lemonade with a dry, tangy finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Definitely smells like a Bruery sour for sure! Rather tasty stuff. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Sweetness, high sourness, light balsamic, toasted notes, vanilla, acid, dried fruits, roasted malts, brown sugar, ok. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy amber brown body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, horse blanket, wet leather, raisins, dates, oak, and cherries. Flavor of vinous, cherry, raspberry, brown sugar, raisins, guava, yogurt, oak, and dates. Sourness (while moderate) seems to come and go with this beer. j12601 (12976) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle that I took to Andy’s for Paul’s birthday and Joey’s going away (and hopefully coming back at some point) tasting. Pours a hazed ruby and copper amber with a slight white head. Mango, papaya, and sweet fruit, acid and wood. Apparently I should be smelling and tasting dates here as well. Don’t really get that. Woody, soft acid, wood and fruit. Lightly acidic, fruit and wood. Lingering acid, woody, acid. Tasty.
hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle... Cloudy light brown ale with no head. The aroma is fruity and malty; chock-full-of caramel and sour cherries. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor is funky, yeasty and sour and loaded with caramel and dark cherries. Finishes tangy and fairly dry. Bottle courtesy of 50belair! daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Brown pour, creamy tan head. Fruity, vinegar aroma with some nice oak and raisiny notes. Flavor is sour, but not overly, fruity, oaky, light vinegar. Damn nice. jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2013-08-17. Hazy red brown body is headless. Aroma is mild, with notes of lactic sourness, it is a bit muddled. Flavour is modestly sour with a lactic quality to it throughout, and it gets a touch sharp at times. Sour cherry like acidity. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. It is not unpleasant but I find it just never quite comes into it’s own. Bottle at Campground Brewdown. phaleslu (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by jckp64 at DLD 2013- thanks again, John! Pours a hazed muddy amber color with no head. Notes of plums, apples, berries, grapes, oak, caramel, brown sugar, oaky funk, and balsamic. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a funky, fruity mouthfeel. Some mellow spice, as well. Good sour. GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
750mL at SDBW kickoff bottle share. Pours a low haze, deeper red/brown. Nose is cranberry, mild acetic, heavy tamarind, caramel. Essentially the same as Marron Acidifie. Taste is pretty much Marron Acidifie as well- spicy tamarind, cranberry, chocolate, some stale caramel candy. Woody, stale palate. Whatever was added to this one, guavas I think, is long gone.