pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 HTH with Aurora Borealis: This is a fantastic and balanced beer. Beautiful flavours, great sourness, magnificent mouthfeel, and inconspicuous ETOH level. You can appreciate the barrel treatment. By far the best Abt/Quad / sour in Australasia; a tribute to this formidable brewer. Other brewers please take note!
BungEye (20) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - APR 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. Wow. Complex. Beautiful Pinot Noir aroma with a hint of "beeryness". Fruity(dates, figs, raisins). Nice tan head, initially with cloudy dark amber colour. Head dissipates quickly, which one would assume for a beer of 11% ABV. The taste is amazing. Like a Trappist Quad beer but somehow more complex. Like a beautiful red wine. Hint of, dare I say, blue cheese funk, which is amazing. Perfect balance with bitterness and sweetness. Smokey finish. As enjoyable as any of the Abtís I have tried and somehow more complex. Wonderful.
mcberko (5998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375mL bottle, pours a dark mahogany with a large, lingering foamy tan head. Aroma brings out tons of pinot noir barrel notes that dominates everything, followed by some tart red fruits, and wild yeast - very elegant on the nose. Flavour is no less elegant, with loads of funky wild yeast notes coming out in the front, along with the red wine notes. Subtler hints of tart red fruits and wood. The complexity on this is incredible. The barrels are front and centre, but are utilized superbly. The wild yeast also lifts this beer up even more. What an amazing brew.
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown glowing body and stable head. Clearly very vinous, lots of oak, barley wine concentrated malts, fermenting fruit sweetness, lactic and powerful. Taste isn?t as sweet as expected, instead turning your taste buds around from the middle inwards with its fruity start and milk sour ending. Bitter herbal undertone. Long complex ending. Great beer, really worth the grand cru name. Complex, powerful, interesting and delicious. Respect to the brewer for making this complex recipe to such a beer. (Bottle brought by Bertanne from De Molen)
Countbeer (4311) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Almost gusher, but the box contains a warning... Medium ti smaller dozed creamy vanilla colored foamy head on top of a dark ruby colored beer. Lots of yeast chunks in the foamy head as well as in the beer...
Aroma is seriously delicious: white wine, wild yeast, grapes, berries, some lacto tones, light crispy wood tones and a mix of something like flowers, yeast, hops and light sweet malty tones.
Flavours of white wine, grapes, wilder yeast, white wood, oak, bitters, lot of grapes and white wine notes come through, some slight slight hints of malts with herbs and hops and a light yet more present crispy dryness.
Crispy, balanced and very interesting!
Aftertaste is a mix of white wine, oak, grapes, yeast and bitters.
Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and a light oily light watery texture.
This is not a Quad! This is a white wine orientated beer, I loved it! Good balance of multiple different (yeast) bacteria and the white wine tones with cruit and wood. Delicious!
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark brown - white head. Lively bretty, light wild, minerals, coconut, roasted, chocolate, cocoa, nice fruity, light grapey notes, nice malty, some sour notes, tannins notes, raisins, dried fruits, caramel notes. Lovely balance.
Reimer96 (1169) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy medium brown with a nice frothy brown lacey head. Aroma of oaky funk, barnyard, caramel, brett, dark dried fruits and red wine. Taste is oak, funk, barnyard, light sour puckering cherries and a nice light boozy warming while being super dry like itís wine counterpart. Love what 8 wired did with this one... Complex and smooth and very easy to drink.
madsberg (10141) - SÝborg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Welcome home from Berlin beer. Dark amber coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma. Ripe fruits, sweetness, barrel, light Brett, berries, funk. Flavour. Berries, Brett, ripe fruits, some light sourness. Medium to full bodied. Ends full of berries and subtle sourness.
andrewturba (950) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy brown with a large tan head that slowly settles but not without leaving some lace up the glass. Aroma is funky oak, brettanomyces, fruity, cherries, plums, and mild red wine notes. Flavour is funky oak, brettanomyces, rich maltiness, mild alcohol warming, dark fruity esters, cherries, plums, and some red wine notes. Iím a big fan of this more and more as I drink it!
dfearnley (881) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip
Port, vanilla, wheat, coconut, malt, Brettanomyces, and raisins.
Deep brownish red with a thin off white head and a few dregs at the end. Pinot noir, caramel, cherry, Brett funk, lactose, dark fruits.
This is surprising that itís 11% as thatís hidden well...this went down pretty quick.