AROMA: Red, tart fruits (cherry and currant, especially); Light sweet
presence of vanilla; sour, but not too intense. Very faint vinegar. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Burgundy/brown hue; dark but clear. Fine Co2 visible. Tan soapy head fizzles away quickly. 2/3
Red fruits up front; almost juicy. Mild candy flavor on the back end.
Sourness is restrained and appears mostly as a background note.
Surprisingly chewy malty flavor as it finishes. Palette is mild overall.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body with low carbonation. Feels a little flat. Finishes [too] clean; no cloying acidity. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: A commendable effort, but mild palette and low sourness bring it down. 6/10
TOTAL SCORE: 32/50
The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet
is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and
protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to
prepare for examination.