jmarsh123 (166) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a red tinged brown with lots of carbonation, but very little head.
Smells of tannins, oak and a little tartness. If it weren’t for the slight sour note, I would be tricked into thinking I’m smelling a dry medium red wine.
Starts off with a little sweet berry flavor. Flavors of the pinot and oak also assert themselves and finishes sublimely tart and dry with some blackberry flavor. A bit of tartness lingers on the tongue.
Very light and refreshing with a lot of carbonation.
I don’t always drink beer, and when I don’t it’s almost always red wine. This is the perfect combo for me of a good wild ale along with the nice dry finish and tannic flavors I love in red wine. One of the best ones of this style I’ve had.
alexsdad06 (10821) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
750 ml bottle shared with a group (Late 2011, from notes). Pours a hazy deep orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice tart character, acidic, berry fruitiness, vinous, woody, hints of cherry and a touch of funk. Very drinkable. drowland (9080) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
7/7/13. 750mL bottle thanks to mibirder! Hazy amber red with almost no head. Wood, vinous, earthy, funky, dark cherry, leather, and lingering raspberry. Nice! daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Dark orange pour with a small head. Vinous notes up front, some cherry, maltiness in the background. Sourness is there but certainly not overpowering. Some oak is noticeable as well. alobar (3918) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Reddish orange color with an off-white head. Funky aroma with cherry, oak,and berry fruit. Cherry, oak flavor with hint of pinot noir on the back end. Barnyard funk with just enough tartness. Really nice beer!
Huhzubendah (3744) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Shared this at a tasting today.
The beer appears a sunset orange hue with a small, off white head. The aroma offers sour cherries, oak. Nice lactic and acetic presence. The flavor is tart and sour...wonderful. Sour cherries and oak are the dominant flavors. I’m a big fan. Easy drinking with a bit of a pucker in the cheeks. Glad I have some more of these to enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-17-2011 wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Red pour. Lactic, and some acetic sour aromas complimented with sweet berries, fruits, caramels, wines, and some oaky barrel character. Flavor is is similar blend of oaky vinous flavors with lactic sourness. Medium body. sweet but sour. Really nice and drinkable sour. Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
750 ml C&C bottle served in a Deschutes tulip. Big thanks to Andrew (nasty31) for the share.
A: Pours a murky apricot color with a thin light yellow film forming on the pour. It leaves some light splotches along the sides.
S: The smell is a little underwhelming. Mild tartness, some peach core, some sweet berry flesh.
T: the taste is way better. Mild citrus and bright berry tartness. Strawberry fruit flesh that’s mildly sweet with little pucker. The finish is some grassy hay.
M: Light and clean in the finish. The carbonation is spritzy and refreshing.
O: This beer was a little underwhelming at first, but the taste was very nice and it light and refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-04-2012 DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Batch 2. Big thanks to stevefinny for this.
3.5 A: Mildly hazed amber plum color. Two fingers of fizzy beige head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing.
4.0 S: Cherry and mixed berry fruitiness to start. Just underneath that there is a savory component that is hard to describe - maybe like a pithy fruitiness, perhaps if berries had peels like oranges. Moderate tartness that seems more fruity tart than sour tart. Dusty type funkiness with old, dry wood, and attic. The faintest of medicinal qualities. Oak and vanilla. Vinous red grapiness to round things out.
3.5 T: Cherry is by far the strongest flavor in the taste. Assorted berries probably come next. Surprisingly more sour than fruity tart, which fooled me in the nose. Only a cursory sourness though. The oak comes through a lot stronger and leaves a hint of tannic astringency. Same type of funk as mentioned in the nose. There’s a decent complexity to this, but the flavors run shallow. Additionally, this would benefit greatly from just a hint more acetic acid. It just seems like it’s missing something. Still, it’s a tasty brew.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. The carbonation, while not heavy, is not as spritzy as I’d like. Smooth nonetheless.
3.5 D: Decent effort and worth a try if you can find it, but don’t plan on being blown away.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-27-2012 05:16:37 Godofthecellar (678) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottled traded by timmush. Bottle pours cherry coke, small white foam with no pacing. Smell of tart fruit, sangria and booze.
Taste is tart fruit, vinegar, and wood. Can def taste the wine behind the barrel aging. Very nice sour, much better than riserva