nihtila (4085) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear red. Nose is oak, sweet cherry, slightly tart. Tastes sweet and tart cherries, light wood. Stuu666 (15798) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle at appellation. Pours deep ruby, nose is toffee, cherry, light sourness, taste is sweet, cherry, funky. allmyvinyl (11408) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle at Comely Bankers II. Pours clear red brown with a pink-tinged head. Aromas of sweet cherry, light sour, some mineral notes. Taste is sweet, light sour cherry. Sweet finish. islay (3311) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2017 Initial rating, 2-20-16: 750 mL bottle, consumed on 2-13-16. “EXP.: 06/2018.” Pours a clear, reddish brown to dark amber with a moderate amount of short-lasting, beige head. Nice color. Good-looking beer. Nice, tart, mineral, salty aroma. Scents of caramel, cherries in a tin, balsamic vinegar, and pretzel. Interesting, metallic, tart taste. Sour. I don’t necessarily get much cherry at first, but I do get maraschino cherry when I really look for it. Pepper spiciness in the taste. Cinnamon chewing gum and dust flavors. Mineral finish. Light to medium body. Frothy and soft in the palate. A bit undercarbonated. Overall, a decent sour brown but disappointing. 18.104.22.168.13=>3.4. Re-rate, 9-10-17: 5.5 oz. pour, on tap at HopCat Minneapolis. Consumed on 9-3-17. Maroon and hazy. Small amount of beige head. Quite attractive. Somewhere between maraschino cherries that have been soaking in whiskey and tart dark cherries. Quite pleasant smell. Nice, caramel, tart cherry with vanilla. Cocktail and tart wine flavors. Really likable. Probably a little sweeter and more vanilla-heavy than ideal. Metallic finish and aftertaste that isn’t ideal. Medium to medium-full body. Quite lively. Good and substantial palate effects. Quite good across the board. Not sure why this tastes so much better to me than bottled version. 22.214.171.124.15=>3.7. Combined rating: 126.96.36.199.14=>3.5. nearbeer (5751) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2016
On tap served in 8 oz. snifter. Dark cherry color with a pink film of foam. Nose is lightly tart cherry, cream, oak and maybe some raisin. Flavors of tart cherry, cream, oak and a little hint of vinegar. Near-medium body has high carbonation and a very drinkable balance.
Borup (16320) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2016
25 cl. bottle. Clear reddish colour with a pink head. Aroma and flavour of cherries, acidic, oak and marzipane. mkam (409) - POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear dark red colour. Aroma of cherries, tart, barnyard, wood. Slightly sweet and more sour in taste, cherry flavour is present. Big carbonation and pretty dry finish. Quite good sour beer. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - JAN 29, 2016
On tap at Blackback Pub, Waterbury, VT.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a dark cherry red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace leaving some light messy lacing sticking here and there.
The smell started off with some sweet and tart cherries blending into a light malt base.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and added a light acceptable acidity to it. Gentle on the sour, nice for the most part.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it, noting that the "sour" is tame enough to balance everything all out very nicely.
Overall, this was a pretty good sour ale with the cherries really coming through authentically. ForlornHope (549) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Small bottle at home. Pours a deep red colour with a slight, pink-white head. Wonderful aroma: fruit, iron, tannic- like wine, balsamic almost. No discernible sweetness, only sharp dryness and no real hint of bitterness. Flavours of cherry, almond, rich red wine and stewed onion. Finishes like dandelion and burdock pop, with a refreshing effervescence. Palate cleansing and tart, every sip is different and excellent. BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
Delicious sweet and sour cherry beer. The taste is strong with a sour head and a slowly decreasing aftertaste.