TimE (5793) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 7, 2013
Very dark mahogany color. Green apples, oak and cherries dominate from start to finish, but the nose is somewhat subdued and boring. Moderately tart, but more mainstream examples of the style are far superior. Good, but I wouldn’t return to. Tmoney99 (14381) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle. Poured a clear ruby color with an small to average fizzy tan head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, sour and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark fruit sour flavor with a medium to heavy dark sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer. alexsdad06 (10289) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours brown with a small beige head. The aroma is tast, sour cherries, additional fruits, oak, and some caramel malts. The flavor has a great drinkable tart character, sour cherry, oak, caramel, brown sugar with a light funk. Tends to the dry side. jbruner (4697) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours a hay reddish brown from the bottle with no real head or lacing. Aroma is sour funk and tart fruit, hints of wine and wood. Taste is swiss sour tart, tingly and bitter. Wakes up the tastes buds, that’s for sure. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2013
A - Dark reddish-brown with a finger of frothy khaki-tan head. Fades at a normal pace.
S - Sweet caramel malts, oak, vanilla, sour cherries, funky brett and other yeasts, lactic acid, brown sugar.
T - Sweet caramel malts, sour cherries, tart lactic acid and lemon zest, oak, vanilla, funky Brett and other yeasts, brown sugar.
M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a funky, tart, and sour finish.
D - Great sourness and tartness. Very well balanced and complex.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Pours deep brownish red nearly black with a small off white head. Aroma woody, tart, acidic some red wine character from the strong fruits, leather and earthy. Flavor starts sweet and sour, with the sweet from cherry and a dark fruit plum character and the sour in the form of balsamic and lemon character. Really nice balance, love the red wine barrel came together very well. AdamChandler (4977) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Dregs....sigh. murky plum amber. minimal head. Nose is Raisins, peaches, mango and apricot. cherry is nice and some oak. Taste is nice and tart. very sour, nice fruity and oaky finish. Enjoyable. Warped_Silver (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
On tap at Pangea. Cloudy orange/yellow. Thin white head that quickly dissipates. Mildly sour smell and light oak. Moderate sourness with hints of cherry, oak, and leather.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone radarsock (1190) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2013
400th RATING! It seems only yesterday I rated my 300th beer. Seems only fitting that this feat should be of my favorite style. StFun with the artillery. Many thanks! 750 mL bottle. To stemmed wine glass it pours a sandy burnt umber with a sudsy stil de grain yellow/buff (pale yellow-brown) head, one fingernail in length. Aromas of rawhide, pinot grapes, wood, lemonade, mint leaves, Asian pear, yeast, apples, and funk. Nice! Tastes of leather, cotton candy, pine needles, vinegar (brief, but it’s there), cooked wheat, grape seed oil, black olives, edible moss, and brett/horse blanket. Refreshingly tart. Booze noticed but not right away; it’s a creeper so be careful. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of sour cherries, light cola, lemon, faint vinegar, and vanilla. It pours a hazy reddish-brown with a small beige head that quickly fades to a moderate ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate sour cherry. There is some faint cola in the background. The finish has moderate-heavy sour lemon, light vinegar, vanilla, faint oak, and a touch of vinous notes. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation.