Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Rating number 2,500.
Thanks to GregSVT for sharing this bottle at the Flying Saucer Beer Tasting.
The beer pours a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of dark fruit, with a lot of cherries, cranberries and blackberries. I also get a nice dose of brown sugar and some light tartness.
The flavor is also very nice. I get a lot of tart cherries and other dark fruit, as well as some nice oaked notes. I get a little bit of toffee as well as some light sweetness and brown sugar notes. The sweet and sour components go very well together.
The mouthfeel is relatively thin and the carbonation is pretty low. A very nice sour beer. tom10101 (6087) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle (750 ml)! Thanks to jp7161! Hazy light brown with a small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of red fruits (raspberries?), red wine and acidic sourness. Taste is acidic with malt, red fruits, red wine, wood, dates, spices and peppery notes. Mouthfeel is dry. Alcohol is present. Pleasant sour and fun to drink because it’s quite complex. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2012
75cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2011, with guava and dates, thx to Secret Santa!, complex sour brew, sour/vinous and slightly woody/fruity, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, good brew, yet very expensive! JohnnyJ (5562) - 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. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2012
750ml bottle that poured a dark red color with aromas of tartness, oak, cherries, and some dark fruits. Flavors are the same, just a tart version of them, that blended nicely.
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. 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 Cavie (4718) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle. Pleased to see this. Pours a murky reddish brown color. Light ring of head. Aroma is tart, sour, funky and maybe light cherries. Flavor is acidic, tart, sour, some sour cherries. Whoa! nickd717 (4691) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 24, 2011
750ml bottle from the Bruery. Hazy dark amber in color with a small off-white head. Nice aroma with some good sour fruits and leather. Fairly acetic. The flavor is pretty good, like a maltier variation of Oude Tart. Some figs and exotic fruit notes, leather, oak, guava, vinegar, and tart wild yeast notes. Medium body with mild acidity and average carbonation. Great stuff, worthy of the hype. johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle from the brewery.
I’ve been sitting on this one for a little while and since company came over I thought this would be the perfect beer to shock some people! I guess the first shocker was the self pouring bottle. She opens with a huge hiss and foams violently for a few seconds until the pressures equalize. Pours a slightly cloudy reddish brown color with a huge bubbly tan head that piles it high but recedes almost instantly. Initially I got lots of banana and tropical fruit but that seemed to quickly give way to more of a lemon and tart cherry thing on the nose. Earthy funk with a touch of yeastiness and wood round out the nose. The flavor still holds a bit of sweet brown sugary malt which is a bit surprising! The funky earthiness is more prevalent in the flavor and mixes well with the dates which add a bit of sweetness. Light tart tropical fruit with just a touch of wood and alcohol round everything out. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet tart lightly tongue pricking mouthfeel. Hugely interesting beer, that most of my guests couldn’t stomach. A little sweet for a sour, but I really enjoyed this beer.