DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2013 bottle. Old leather and cherry purée are the primary tones for the nose, along with a pleasant vinegar funk and light wet oak. Clear reddish-mahogany in color. Lightly tart-forward on the taste with a nice sour-cherry tone, slight lemon juice, and balsamic vinegar. Prickly, gritty mouthfeel. An enjoyable fruit sour. Sammy (12601) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 Dark sour, with cherries. Big cherry aroma. Lace rings. Great sour and complex flavour ABUSEDGOAT (2822) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Dark red color, minimal head, virtually no lace/retention. Aroma is sour cherry, wood, funk. Medium bodied, moderate to high tartness, low sweetness. I’m starting to really like their sour offerings. deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
A - pours mahogany dark cola with no head. S - smells like a sweet cheery pie. Metallic canned cherries and buttery pie crust. Notes of dried dates (those weird clif bars made from dates) sweet. M - lacto lemony tartness to a sweet sweet palate with a dry sticky end. No carb. T - can't decide about this one. Tastes are tart canned cherries, brown sugar, dried sweetened dates and nuts. This really really tastes like that cherry date paste clif bar. I'm not even kidding. And a hint of soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Lacto lemony tartness. 3.7 Homer321 (5166) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle. Thanks Randall. Pours with a medium light brown head that does quickly. Hazy reddish brown in color. Nose of tart cherries. Imagine that. Some subtle pie-like aromas. Kind of doughy. Taste is initially tart and quickly reveals the cherry flavor. Malt flavor is a little flat, more focused on the sourness and fruit. Very nice.
Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2014
From Chris. Thanks!
A: Lightless red, almost black. Very light head. Not much in the way of legs.
N: Big cherry, oak, bubble gum, vinous grape, earth, leather, acetone.
T: Big sourness rounded out by soft cherry and grape. Nicely balanced for such an acetic beer.
M: Light bodied, hidden alcohol.
O: A winner. Nice complexity without overpowering acid. One of the Bruery’s best. dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Aroma is sour cherry, oak, vinegar. Taste is tart and sweet. Medium bodied and dry palate. Good. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Yes. This is one of the best sours that i have had. Very good mix of alcohol with a bite that isn’t too pukcering. j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle at Blippsmas! Pours a hazed brown with a thin white head. Big lactic on the nose, sour cherries and some tartness. Big lactic tartness, huge dark cherry skins, lots of fruit, tons of sour acid. Very balanced, lots of tang and acid. Very nice stuff. blipp (9590) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin head. Nice tart funky base, with faint fruity cherry, mild acidity, a hint of sweetness, and a nice tart and relatively dry finish. Good stuff.