craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2012
tasting on 3/24/12. deep amber pour with a small off white head. band-aid cherry nose with light oak. light to med body with tart fruit tones and lactic acid. sweet fruit finish with lactic acid. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2012
750 ml bottle that poured a reddish amber color that made it very interesting. Aromas of strawberries, cherries, oak, and some acid funkiness. Flavors are tart fruits, some vinegar, funk and some oak. Really nice beer in my book would like to get some more. portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle batch 2 to snifter (thanks watson1977). Pours cloudy dark blood orange with little wispy head that disappears. Aroma is funk light cheese and cherries and apple peel. Taste is awesome sour and tart acidic with wet corks and leather with hints of fruit. Palate is medium and slick with an acidic dry finish. Really enjoyable. phaleslu (10274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2012
750 ml bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a hazy mahogany-amber with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of berries, red grapes, oak, and some lemon- very dry. Flavor of berries, balsamic, chocolate, leather, lemon juice, sweet malts, toffee, and peaches. Medium-bodied, with a tart, dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Lot of tannin character. Solid sour. dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Aroma- big light fruits, mostly strawberries and raspberries, funky
Appearance- dark red, borderline brown, large, dissipating white head, high carbonation
Taste- crisp, effervescent, champagne-like characteristics, strawberries, raspberries, funk
Palate- decent body, very high carbonation, very drinkable
Overall- A nice sour, especially for someone who isn’t, for lack of a better term, wild about them. The berry qualities are quite pleasant and the drinkability is quite high. On par with Supplication, imo.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle courtesy of yourefragile. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a red-amber color with a good off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries some cherries and oak plus a bit of an acetic character behind the lactic acid. Flavor ramps up the acetic character a bit more; not surprising given what Riserva is normally like. Light-medium body with oak and acetic acid. Not the best sour, though not awful.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Dirty brown with no head. Smell is grapey barnyard funk, and that’s it. Sour, slightly bready taste. Really sticky, kind of boozy. JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle shared by Chris at Hophead annual bottle share. Poured a reddish hazy pour with small white head. Aroma was funky, barrel, wine tannins. Taste was tart, funky and smooth. Great stuff. reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours a clear ruby color with a thick tan head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has tart soury notes...vinous with mild leathery funk...hints at sour cherry and oak. Flavor has nice vinous soury notes, mild oakiness, and a faint hint of tart fruits and balsamic vinegar. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a dry, soury fruit finish that has a faint acidic burn. Wow. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2012
750-shared by dmac-pours cloudy amber and an offwhite ring. Aroma is tart apple, medium malt, acidic. Taste is acidic, tart apple, medium malt.