jtclockwork (17604) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle thanks to Steve. Pour dark brown. Nose/taste of bourbon barrel, tart raisin and dark fruit, smooth non-acidic vinegar, fig, guava and oak. Medium body. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bottle. Rating 4800. Pours with a completely clear (first few pours) deep copper to burgundy body with a lasting tan head. Great lace. Aromas are huge and sour. Red wine is predominant. Pedio, dates, lacto, dark fruits, alcohol, vanilla and barrel abound. Flavors are huge! Dark fruits, dates, sour, rich, red wine, acidic, lacto, a hint of guava on the finish. Big, rich, delicious, raisins, barrel, vinous, vanilla and sour. Medium to lively bubbles, rich, sour and decadent. Really nice to drink. A pleasant sour: complex, layered, tasty! 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. Thorpe429 (5122) - , 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 daknole (11048) - 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.
JoeTheYounger (1195) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
1000th rating FINALLY! Poured from bottle at Reserve Society 2012 event at Phoenix Club. Poured a reddish murky color with a tan head. Aroma was dark fruits and vinegar notes. Taste was more oak than I remember in Marron Acidifie, but seemed a bit sweeter due to the dates and guava added. Really solid sour. jcartamdg (3539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Poured into my bruery tulip. Pours a hazy amber brown with decent carbonation and a paper thin head. Aroma is of oak, tropica fruits and red wine. Taste follows the nose, sweet and sour tastes, acidic but not too much, the oak is there but not in your face. I tried this at the 100 bottle release from ccb and the fruit was more present then. This has aged into a sweeter marron acidife Which isn’t a bad thing by any means just different from the fresh. Mouth feel is smooth despite the pucker and acidity. Overall this is one amazing sour that I am glad I kept for myself. I would be the first in line if this was ever released again.
merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
A: Dark Ruby Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Apple Cider Vinegar
T: Vinegar, Leather, Dark Plum, Sour Mash
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Sour, Sour, Sour
Overall, a decent sour ale but the lesser of the two between Marron and ISO.FT.