esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2013
On tap at the Tyranena tasting room. Clear ruby with a thin off-white head. Aroma is a touch sour with cherry, mild hops and mild tannins. Taste is slightly sour with malt and very mild cherry. Ok. BVery (11232) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Tap at the brewpub in Lake Mills, WI. Clear red-amber pour, small white head. Cherry and mild yeast nose. Moderate palate with some carbonation. Cherry and bread on taste. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Draft at Great Taste. Wow, was this not cool. Pours an ugly pond water color with minimal head. Nose is a hint of cherry then maybe some malt? Not really any acidity. Taste is murky and just doesn’t make sense. No tartness, just some distant cherry notes. Huh? Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy red-orange color with a large tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of tart berries, cherries and a faint bit of whisky. The taste is tart and sweet cherries with a bit of a vegetal note in the finish. Medium bodied. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
On tap at the tasting room...Pours an ugly watery brown with reddish highlights. A tan head that settles quickly...The aroma is lots charred wood, paint thinner and fake cherries, lightly tart...The taste is more the same but worse, this charred oak and alcohol, I don’t even want to finish my taster size pour.
This is a lot worse than the raspberry version and should be avoided at all costs.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
sampled at gtmw 2010... apple cider brown pour with a thin soapy off-white head... aroma was earthy, subdued, light and a bit tart. a wisp of cherry... earthy mild semi-sweet/sour tartness with some light cherry in the background. soft carbonation. JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Pint at the taproom. Reddish amber pour with a thick pink head. Aroma is must, cherry and funk. Flavor starts with cherries and moves to a bit of tartness and a ton of funk before a bitter finish. kbutler1 (1381) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Draft at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Pours an orange brwon rust color with a slight head. The nose is, well, it’s kind of weak in that it is very subtle to me. Aroma of cherry slightly. The taste starts off slightly sweet with some bitter and medicinal flavors. To be honest, it’s farily bland and not really a standout. Light mouthfeel. I expected more but to be honest I really like seeing Tyranena trying to make such a beer. I have really enjoyed all their other beers and had high hopes for this one. I think it is great they are willing to share this one with the public and show they are giving this style a shot. Hate giving this such low marks. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2010
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber-orange body with a spare white head. Aroma of cherry, horseblanket, vanilla, caramel, and light vinegar. Flavor of grass, cherry, earth, caramel, and light vanilla with a dry wood finish. Brigadier (3725) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2010
On tap at GTMW 2010
I had the original (blueberry?) Kinda-Lambic when it was first released a few years ago. It seems that in the time between they’ve tweaked the recipe and process somewhat. This is an improvement and makes me wish I’d been able to try the other two but there’s only so much you can get to in five hours of walking from booth to booth on a hot day.
Aroma / Appearance - Cherry brown with almost no head the nose is almost like a Flemish sour more than a lambic. Caramel, tart Door County cherries, and chocolate pie filling give it sweet dessert like notes without the heavy alcohol.
Flavor / Palate - Cherry pie filling with sprinkles of chocolate as a topping shock the throat with a vingery dry impression. Much more tart than the first batch a few years ago this was excellently done. While there were better sours many of the places that offered them are known for the style. Sour is not something that Tyranena is known for but this may just change that.