Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks to Jerry. Tart cherry, cherry skins, strong acidity, light vanilla. Tasty. aleigator (945) - GERMANY - AUG 4, 2015
Pours a plum pulp, murky brown color, with a fizzy beige head, leaving the beer immediately after a refreshing hiss. Leads to a gloomy, flat impression, while it is absolutely impossible to look through the glass.
Utmost cherry defined nose, in all its desirable facetts. Very pronounced on a ripe, sunbathed impression, revealing moldy cherry stone pits, accompanied by a supporting fermented fruit sweetness, adding a vinous note. Most likely the most fruit defined awa I have had so far, with a very intriguing ripeness as for the aroma defining cherries.
Drinks almost without any carbonation at all, while its pungent sourness makes up for that, guiding the flavors through the palate, by adding a slick acetic acid profile.
Cherries evolve from leathery, old earth and an uncompromising tartness, lending the beer its balancing sweetness. While this ripeness on the nose has been beautifully pronounced, tastewise it plays a role of required balance for the otherwise omnipotent sourness. The consequential interplay of those two flavors appears quite appealing, providing an unripe fruit beginning, which turns riper, as the malts exhibit more and more earth supported sweetness. Finishes with a long lasting dryness, accompanied by dextrose and grain bread, wrapped up by slick acidity.
While not outstandingly refreshing, as for its fuller body, the beer showcases a beautifully arranged cherry taste throughout. Its nice to see the cherry aging on your tongue after the swallow, which I called Jerry btw. Although the taste exhibits an intense sourness, it remains focussed on the cherries, revealing a natural fruit impression. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Always happy to try new beers from The Bruery. Brown pour with a white head. As expected, the aroma is full of tart cherries with some toffee notes thrown in. The flavor is a mix of mouth-puckeringly sour cherries with some toffee, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Very sour overall. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. TheGoldenChalice (24) - The Garden of the Beer Gods, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
Served in a Teku from bottle.
Aroma – complex, inviting scents reminiscent of oak barrels. I cannot smell a lot of cherries in the aroma, but that may just be me.
Appearance – light brown appearance w/ fleeting head retention. Typical Flemish Red appearance.
Taste – marvelous Flemish Red in many respects--sour cherries linger in the back of throat w/ magnificent barrel finish, which expands across entire taste spectrum, leaving you salivating for more. Tongue is loving this one.
Palate – impressive how this brew makes you squint after each sip it. It is that sour. If you breathe out as you drink the beer, you can significantly realize the cherry profile, which makes this Flemish Red a top-tier contender in this category.
Overall – an impressive Flemish Red that I would buy again. It is not the best Flemish Red I have encountered, but it is definitely a contender and not a brew you should sleep on. Extremely satisfied. dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
Should I even rate this? Sours are not my favorite, I will openly admit. However this is too abrasive, astringent, and acidic. There are very few redeeming qualities.
Brewtalizer (10) - Miami Beach, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2015
Pours dark red, smells of cherry pie filling. Very nice sour balanced by the fruit, hits you straight in the back of the tongue. A bit overpowering at times, definitely a bottle best shared. popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
2013. The beer is a dark brownish red color. A bit too dark to gauge the clarity. Reluctant head but a vigorous pour got a few fizzy fingers of brown bubbles. Dissipates to nothing after a bit. Medium vinegar in the aroma. Light toasty sugar, dark fruit and wood. A fairly juicy sour cherry character. Nice Flemish red character without the off maltiness of some examples. The taste is medium-strong sour, solid tart fruitiness and light malt sweetness. Less cherries but they’re still present. Good bit of acidity. Mild caramel. Some other dark stone fruit fruitiness. While this is a definite step up from the regular version of Oude Tart, it’s still a bit harsh for my taste, though I probably have some bias against the style. Oaky finish. Solid pucker. Light medium body. Pretty good. CanIHave4Beers (4187) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle, shared by a kind soul, in a location remote of my dining room. vyvvy (6477) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2015
The beer pours a nice dark brown with a small head.
The aroma is sour cherries with some wood. It’s got a lightly acetic touch to it but it’s also got some really nice lemony and funky characteristics.
The flavor is loaded with tart cherries, it’s got some light cocoa, & some wood. It’s a little on the aggressive side with regards to sourness, but it’s well within the confines of "pleasant" as far as I’m concerned. The beer is decently dry as well.
A fun one.
Thank to STLWill for sharing this gem - Pours reddish brown with a small tan head. The aroma has deep roasty malt, vinegar sourness, dark cherries and a cleaner smell. It has a medium / full body with a sharpness and light carbonation. The flavor starts with lush cherries, mild tartness and toasty malt. Then it gets much more sour and bracing along with vanilla/oak, vinegar and citrus. The finish is sharp and biting, but still shows lush cherries. Really nice. Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy tart berry fruit and sour yeast aroma. Copious body and a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & tart flavor with a medium to heavy tart & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.