Wrybread (1) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2011 does not count
Sweet bejeebus how could anyone not give this the maximum number of stars. Granted I’m sitting here at Monks Kettle in SF late night and maybe not giving things enough time to sink in for a properly grumpy perspective, but from my bar stool perch this is a near perfect sour. If you like sours you’ll absolutely love this beer. If you don’t know about sours youll be a little shocked, and by sip 5 you’ll absolutely love this beer. If you don’t like sours, don’t drink this beer.
Typing as someone who loves and seeks out sours, this is way up there with Consecration or Supplication. Let’s call it Desecration and call it a day. As with all good sours it’s rating by me starts at 18 of 20 and goes up rapidly from there. And thus I sternly pronounce this a 20 of 20.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2011
nice rich red mahogany, slight tan head with outstanding retention. sour cherry notes, balsamic, woody, nice acidity level whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Shared w/ my wife and my boi justin.
pours a dark mahogany reddish brown haze. thin light brown head aroma’s of dark fruits dates and guava super awesome beer this is 8th one ive had better every time. its super sweet tangy great bruin find it if you can wow! cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Sour faces laugh
Oak fruit babbles on the tongue
Silent malt below
xxxxxxxx JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 11, 2011
On draft at Bruery Provisions. Clear reddish pour with off-white creamy head. Aroma was funky leather, balsamic vinegar, oak, cherries and blue cheese. Taste was perfect amount of sourness with some wild fruits, vinegar, red, wine, oak. Great body. Overall an amazing beer. One of the best sours i’ve had from The Bruery. Well done!
Braudog (6710) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle. Been saving this for some time, and figured the beginning of football season was a reason to pop the top. Dark brown with a thin impression and little head, this ends up being a prototypical example of an Oud Bruin ... sweet and sour at the same time, with notes of cherry and, indeed as the label suggest, leather ... not for the amateur, weekend taster. Definitely an acquired taste, but produced with exceptional finesse and style. Well done!! (#4247, 9/10/2011) stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Rbwg! Hazy mahogany white head. Particles floating. Sour red fruit cherry raspberry wood leather vinegar. Great aroma. extra vinegar and cherry. Almost tastes like angostura bitters. Wow this beer has gotten better. slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"and here i thought the night would go downhill after the awesomeness that was Friek. they nailed this one across the board. wonderful aroma of oak, funk, and some fruit that at first you think is cherry but has a more tropical smell and taste to it. in the flavor there’s oak, fruit, substantial funk (though not nearly as sour as Friek) and some leather, which i just loved. lasting impression. will seek out again." bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
750ml poured into a tulip glass.
AROMA: Vinegar, berries, vanilla, funky, sour, and leather.
APPEARANCE: Cloudy dark brownish color, when held to the light there are shades of red. Minimal head, some bubbles.
TASTE: There is a lot going on here. But it works real well. Cranberry, vinegar, sour cherries, oak, and vanilla.
PALATE: Medium body, balanced, creamy texture, some carbonation, finishes tart and dry with an slight oak taste.
OVERALL: This is a great beer! Previous experience with Cigar City sours has not been the greatest and this is the first sour I’ve had from The Bruery. These two breweries teamed up to make a fantastic beer. DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours a fizzy brown with sticky head. Smell is sticky. Taste is hauntingly Consecrationish. Sour, tart, clean finish.