Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - pours a cloudy copper-amber beer with a poor head retention; hoppy aroma of tea, apples and pineapple; full-bodied and pretty sweet; light chewy, moderate bitterness; estery fruity finish with notes of raisins and oranges, caramel and candy; lot of residual sweetness - quite unusual IPA
Beerhunter111 (8400) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Citrus, Blumen. Geschmack sehr malzig, fruchtig herb, leicht nach Kräutern.
kevnic2008 (8506) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Many thanks for this bottle to kappldav123. Pours acloudy amber beer with a large offwhite head. The aroma is malt, fruit and sweetness.
Geiserich (3471) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 30, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle: Aroma is very sourly like a geuze with sharp alcohol botes and cider notes. Flavor is also very sourly like a faro or a kriek with a light sugar sweetness.
Cunningham (4936) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Cloudy dark golden color with a thick off white head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Sour aroma as it was brett in it.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a rich bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Malty, citric and sour. Well masked alcohol.
Overall impression: I do not think it was meant to have this sourness. The sourness is actually not that bad. But it destroyed most of the other flavor and aroma.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Grima
jonas (5847) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy dark amber, low head, some floccolating yeast. Dry, slightly tart base, berry notes, light infection? Earthy hops, honey and resin retronasal. Not sure about the bottle condition it is a pleasant tartness, but I better get a fresh bottle to see if it was intentional.
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Sweetness, some bitterness, earthy, light fruity, ambe malts, grapefruity, tartness. Plain.
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty slightly tart hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle pours with a slightly hazy copper body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up some citrus mixing with straight up soured fruit notes that have a tart edge like soured cherries. The taste is similar where clementine oranges, an odd mix of grapefruit and tart soured cherries all blend together. Interesting. There is some malty sweetness going on in there too but it ends like a soft wild ale aged on oranges and cherries. Odd yet interesting. I’m kind of digging it.
bartlebier (1981) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 33cl bottle BB 01/2014. I am afraid I will have to join in with the wailing chorus...this beer is proactively atrocious, yet interestingly ill-guided. A lot of even tasty beers have a neutral or so-so nose, but the sheer aroma on this is a harbinger of the alien-hopped sour Doom to come: rubber, sour milk, vomit, baby diaper. Once you have fantasised your way past that lovely bouquet, there is a Berliner Weisse palate waiting to coat the chunky maltiness of a Weizen in whey-acidity and the ABV-content of a Weizenbock (though only barley malt listed), battling against an implosive hop cocktail with notes of grass, citrus (competing with stomach acid malts) and green apple.
Either the worst IPA/Hellerbock you have ever had or a 4.1 wild ale...Indeed maybe this becomes more enjoyable if approached as a dry-hopped Imperial Gose cum Saison experience - weren’t it for the informative label seeking to educate Heinz Pilstrinker with the by now well-learned history lesson/fairytale accompanying the shy nouvelle vague of exotic German brews, about how IPA came to be, the trade routes, the Indian Ocean and all that... On par with the spectacular misguided rice-awfulness of their overindulging hipster colleagues responsible for Wedding Pale Ale in Berlin, but eerily more drinkable in its own right, for the adventurous palate and or reframe-happy mind. Keep a jug of water and/or drainpipe within reach just in case. Bonus points either for the luxury infection or the balls to bottle & expedite this.