Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Old Ale Alpharetta rate. Big ripe fruits/berry, red wine, oak, a bit spicy, vinegar. Nice depth of flavors, but the vinegar touch isn’t my favorite. hopscotch (11248) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle... Pours murky and brown with a brief, off-white head. Funky, sour aroma - oak, acidic red wine, caramel and sour cherry. Full-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is a balanced blend of sour notes, bitterness and roasted malts. Short, tart finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler! GTAEgeek (2426) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2014
750 mL bottle shared by Trey at Ale Alpharetta. Pours a dark, cloudy brown, with a thin film of tan head. The aroma is light chocolate, cloves, tart grapes, with only a hint of tannins. Sweet, with a mellow, vinous sourness. MEdium body, sticky, and fairly astringent. Overall, this is a nice, well-made dark sour, with good wine-ish notes, but doesn’t really seem that special. Tmoney99 (14985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a cloudy reddish copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy sour dark fruit and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet fruit flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer. Peacehammer (627) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Murky reddish brown. Opened 12/25/13. Tart grapes on the nose, with a touch of oakyness as well. Big grape flavor, with a nice tartness and oak background.
b3shine (9154) - Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by me; thanks JohnnyJ). Looks decent; a murky amberish brown with very thin light beige lacing. Smells good; sour and tart with notes of grapes. Tastes like it smells, only not quite as balanced. Solid on the palate. Enjoyable. merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
A: Deep Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Sour Mash, Musty Grapes, Chardonnay
T: Grapes, Sour Mash, Chardonnay
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sour
Overall, a nice wine barrel aged sour ale with great sour taste. peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 Bottle. Murky, red wine and brown color with a few bubbles. Aroma is heavy on the red wine with nice complimentary tart underneath. Taste is heavy red wine grapes but there’s also a clean tart, lemon, grinding sour, and spice mixed in there as well. Relatively low carbonation but it works, Very nice high ABV sour with a very heavy wine character. mcberko (19000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours a deep dark mahogany with a small off-white head. Aroma of red wine and grapes – very vinous but not tart at all. Flavour is extremely vinous, with loads of red wine, some dry musty grapes, and earthy notes. Almost none of the base beer is left. The vinous quality dominates. Almost flat carbonation, with a dominating dark vinous quality. Heavy on the palate, with a fairly high warming effect. Good, but nothing spectacular – a wine bomb. Boutip (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy red color ale with a small foamy head with limited retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of red wine notes with light vinegar with sour grapes notes. Taste is dominated by tart notes from the grapes with some oak and some vinous notes with light residual sugar at the end. Acidity level is well balanced. There are also some funky notes which work more or less well with the rest of the mix. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Average sour available for a non-average price.