They Go Up!
Small Pony Barrel Works

Rate It
Beer Geek Stats
Wild Ale
Needs more ratings
4.09 | pDev: 4.4%
Small Pony Barrel Works
Ontario, Canada
Notes: A Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels With Montmorency Cherries.

Where do the Montmorency Cherries go when they are joined by several barrels of one of our golden sour beers? They Go Up!
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 9 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Coronaeus
Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a bright rose with a mild effervescence. Little to no head.

Sour cherry nose, light funk.

Bright. Mildly tart cherry. Montmorency to be sure. Subtle vanilla in the background. I’m even picking up a little cinnamon candy on the swallow. Oak.

Lighter body, lightly effervescent.

This is a top notch wild beer from one of the more consistent makers in the province. Would enjoy again without a doubt.

Jul 22, 2019
Photo of BillRoth
BillRoth from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious cherry fwd golden sour ale. Not really Kriek but a very good tart ale with dark cherry influences in color , nose and more so taste. Barrel influence is very notable but nicely complements rather than dominates the fruit and funk. Understand it took Silver at a national Canadian beer competition and can see why.

May 19, 2019
Photo of Phyl21ca
Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear pale reddish color ale with a medium size foamy head with limited retention and no lacing. Aroma of fruity cherry notes with some sour notes and light oak presence is enjoyable. Taste is dominated by fruity cherry notes with subtle hints of residual sugar notes and tart notes with light acidic notes also perceptible which covers some of the more funky notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Enjoyable sour with nice presence of cherry but sour notes are slightly too dominant which limits the depth and complexity.

Mar 26, 2019
Photo of Sammy
Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A very funky blend, with significant cherry. Altogether not so integrated, and most did not want to share it. A decent wild beer to have, though perhaps not one to chase.

Mar 17, 2019
They Go Up! from Small Pony Barrel Works
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 9 ratings