umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015 HonusWagner (2223) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Actually a fair bit worse than Marron Acidifie by my accounting, with a kind of weird fruity sweetness that takes away from the really solid Oude Bruin elements that the base beer has going. Tried on multiple occasions, both at CCB and from a bottle at Tower of Power Sour Hour 3: Sour with a Vengeance.
Bottle. Mostly clear reddish-brown pour with no head. Aromas are cherry skins, light funk, and light cheese. Tastes like a cherry flavored liqueur with a light sour funkiness and light barnyard. Dry finish. Interesting but not great. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle: Woody, mahogany color, semi-clear with some haze to it. Ecru cap fades in a couple seconds to a quick collar. Aroma of semi-vinous grape, cherry skins, prunes, moderately acidic lemon, light bourbon soaked woodiness, tannic oak, & some very faint perfume. Flavor has some more red wine-esque vinous notes with lots of boozy soaked oak, cherry, lemon, mild vanilla, & a touch of cola. Hints of oak, prunes, raisins, toasted malt, red grapes, & some mild bourbon-ish hints towards the finish. Not getting guava but it’s got a strong fruity essence throughout. Finishes pretty acidic, gurgling in my belly. Hint of cotton. Mouth feel is oily yet dry. Not bad, the 9% ABV definitely comes through. wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2014
From (very old) notes. Tasted on 8/24/11 from a capped 750mL bottle , big thanks to Kan for sharing. Pours a slightly hazy deep red with a very thin pink tinted tan head that slowly recedes to spotty lace with a decent collar that sticks around. The nose is lightly sour with some barnyard earthy funk, oaky vanilla and cinnamon notes, along with some prune, molasses, brown sugar, and a bit of red wine vinegar. The flavor is tart with red wine vinegar and sour cherry, dark date, raisin, molasses, with the barnyard funk and light notes of oak underlying. The body is medium with light carbonation and a long tart red wine vinegar and tannic finish. mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5706-20130817] Bottle. Toasted yeasty malt aroma. Hazy, dark amber brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sour yeasty malt flavour has a long fruity aftertaste. Medium body is fairly sour. Good. (7+/3/8-/3/15) 3.6
Steasy66 (1158) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2014
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
Ruby color and no head. Big fruity citrus. Low carbonation nice fruity flavor. Full body, nice beer.
johnnnniee (4411) - 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. knickskicks (1168) - - APR 13, 2014
Red pour. Nose is typical lactic Bruery nose, some sour cherries, guava. Taste is sour cherries, guava, actually do get some dates, a touch of bitterness to offset the sweet and sour. GT (10017) - 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. 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. teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - AUG 28, 2013
75cl bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Paul! 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.