beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Sampled at GABF on 9/16/2010. This sour ale pours a medium reddish color from a 750ml bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is cherry, fruity, woody, tart and funky. A medium to full bodied sour. The malts are cherry, fruity, sweet, tart and funky. Some wood and more funk. Little carbonation, but I am not sure that this beer needs any. Nice funky sour beer. Wonder what it would taste like with a couple of years of bottle aging. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is tart. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle @ Trinity. Deep purple appearance with a purple cream head. Acidic, vinegar sour, mild nutty, dark cherry, mildly funky nose. Acetic puckering sourness with some funk, lots of sour cherries in the flavor. Excellent sourness that’s not overpowering like some of their others. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Deep reddish/purple pour. Nice cherry aroma. Red wine and balsamic vinegar and some oaky/nutty notes. Flavor is a rich blend of cherries, vinegar, nuttiness, tart grape skins....damn this is seriously a great beer. Not nearly as sour as Old Growth. Bottle at Trinity. beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Pours a dark dirty red with a very thin white halo around the edges of the beer. Chocolate and sweet tart fruits with cherries and the almonds really come through well in the nose here. Sour and acidic aroma that is very nice. Immediately, this beer is sour with a strong lip puckering sensation. The almonds come through on the palate nicely as well. Tart fruits, over ripe cherries, nuts, funky brett, and a bit tangy. Very enjoyable! craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2011
sample at GABF on 10/1/11. dark red pour with small off white head. tart cherry nose with some chocolate. full sour body with notes of cherry, chocolate and light coffee. tart cherry finish. very nice!
nickd717 (4691) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Ticked this on tap in Denver.
Pours deep dark reddish brown with a small off-white head and some lacing.
The aroma has loads of cherries as well as oak and funkiness. Sourness is evident.
Rich, intense, complex sour cherries on the flavor, along with a great woody note, slight vanilla and nuttiness, and funk. Sourness level is medium-high.
Medium-bodied with medium-low carbonation and a great acidic tingling on the mouthfeel. Really adds some life to it. Long finish with moderate tannins.
A killer sour ale overall. This brewery was one I hadn’t heard much about, but I’ll have to seek them out in the future. arminjewell (9675) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2011
The better of the two cherry sours, pour was dark ruby red with off white head, aroma has notes of toffee, cherry, dark fruit, lemon tartness, and some surprising funky notes as well. Taste is a nice balance of sweet cherry, tart fruit with lemon, hints of bitter cherry skins, hints of coffee and chocolate in there, finished bitter, dry, funk and tart all at the same time. Nice stuff. Ratman197 (14848) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2010
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark garnet with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of cherry, oak, light vanilla and light funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour cherries, almonds, carmel, light earthiness and light funk with a crisp dry lingering tart cherry finish. bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2011
750 bottle purchased at the brewery. Big bucks on this one. Opens dead flat, no carbonation. Dark ruby red. Huge tart sour cherry nose. Taste is very complex with sour cherry tartness with some woody notes on the end. No alcohol presence. This one leaves your teeth with a tartness. The lack of carbonation does not detract from the taste of this beer. Excellent. j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle that I took to a small tasting with Max, Paul, and Andy. Bottle #581-11. Pours a dirty ruby and garnet color, dark purple tones. Big cherry, toast, and a hint of almond. Medium bodied, lots of chewy cherries, nice sourness with a hint of funk. Smooth and balanced. Long gentle acidity and lemony tartness on the finish. Quite nice.