Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (2287) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle purchased at Johnny Off License in Rome-Italy, consumed few months after in Kosovo. Pours dark brown a bit cola color, gassy beige head with not that much retention. Nose is really a bouquet and it attacks the nose during the pour. Cherries, berries, misty note, leather, some wood. Tons of berries and red fruit and wine-must. Very intense. Mouth: black berries, a bit bitter/sourish, a bit too high carbo. The mouth is confusing, too much carbo needs time to get flatter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle. happy birthday Janine! Deep red colour.. No lacing. Huge morello cherries but the rhubarb is disappointing. Sour vinegar. Taste is sweet morello, oak, cherry tart, vinegar. Absolutely gorgeous just why rhubarb?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mateuszk (2668) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours (with a big gashing) dark amber with a quickly disappearing head. Aroma is cherries, oak, bretts, tart and fruity. In taste sour, fruity, caramelly. Tart finish, very high carbonation, low bitter. Its a nice beer, its lacking in complexity. I expected something more from a premium series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (1550) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2015
Tart fruit aroma in a cloudy brown pour. Taste is both complex and well integrated. An interesting brew that is a great intro to the sour side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbli (341) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Shared bottled 750ml, pours extremly cloudy brown with high but fast falling beige head. Dominating aroma of sour cherries with a hint of vanilla and some delicate barnyard. Taste with light sourness, light sweetness, some tartness and a little bit of bitterness in the finish. A little bit watery and lacking some body. The balance is ok, but it could be much more intensive and sour. Im also missing the effect of reusing wine barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rzymol (118) - - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle with Matbli. Starts with extreme gashing. Extremely hazy with all the microbiological stuff floating around. Scents of cherry, oak, raspberries and Bretanomyces. Tarty, fruity, acidic wirh light bitterness. Each component is interesting but the whole mixture does not work too well, rather unfinished. A bit too watery. ?I had higher expectations and will not likely return soon to this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (779) - PORTUGAL - APR 30, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 17C, adapted). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: overall sour aroma of a brett fermentation, with notes of leather and red fruits. APPEARANCE: brown color and opaque. medium to large tanned head with good retention. TASTE: slight sweet and sour flavour with leathery notes of brett fermentation, complemented with a wine barrel (woody) flavour. low bitterness with a semi-dry finish. fruitness not very perceptible. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-high carbonation. OVERALL: a nice sour brown aged in wine barrels but without much complexity on the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9941) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
50 cl bottle. 2013 vintage. BBE 02.07.2018.
Pours dark hazy mahogany color with a large head, a slow gusher. Lots of ripe fruits and dark berries on the nose, mild spicy notes, earth and funky fruits. Sour fruity flavor, some earthy notes, spices, wood, barnyard and bilberries. I like the sourness here, sadly the strong carbonation ruins the show.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
50 cl bottle vintage 2013 @ olio, BBE 02.07.2018
Aroma is sourish with currant juice, some cranberries, vinegar tones and oak. Very foamy palate, too high on CO2. Flavour is tart with currants, cranberry juice, oaky tones, vinegar and red wine. Surprisingly this is not my thing like 99% beers of this category are. +1 for the cardboard box. Both beer and box are thinner cardboard than Fullers vintage ale though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiong (6901) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
500ml bottle

Pours dark reddish brown with a foamy head. Aroma of cherries, tartish berries, malts, syrup, toffee, oak and wood. Taste is sour, carbonated and syrupy with notes of berries, oak and hints of ash. Finish is carbonated, slightly tartish and syrupy with hints of berries and sourness. A bit unbalanced.

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