jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Savor 2014 - Pours candy red, aroma of raspberries, light amount of funkiness. One of the highlights of the night.
pras (420) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste at Savor. My favorite beer of the night. Cloudy light red. Aroma of raspberries, slight funk, slight vinegar. Flavor is very complex with the fruit coming through. Tartness is in perfect balance. This is a very refreshing and exciting beer. Would love to get my hand on a bottle or two.
BRW (955) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
At quintessence. Red colour with white head. Fruity, brett aroma. Fruity, sweet, almost medicinal taste, also brett. Light to medium body.
aleigator (174) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ Quintessence - Cherry-red color, small pink head. Cherries, raspberries, lemon peel, malt, nearly no funk. Taste reveals a lot more raspberries, backed up by lemon zest, Bretts, crisp mouthfeel. Acidity is decent at first, but results in a long fizzy, sour aftertaste. Light to medium body, very convincing taste.
PriorL (1642) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Cantillon Quintessence.
APPEARANCE: clouded red beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: cherries, raspberries, sour, fruity, pleasant.
TASTE: cherries, raspberries, fruity.
bartlebier (1485) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
37,5cl bottle sampled@NachtvdGroteDorst 2014. Raspberry ice cream nose. This looks great as liquid candy, but both aroma, taste and watery palate brought to mind a bag of supermarket refrigerator raspberries forgotten in the car trunk and drained straight from the bag, condense water and all, for immediate libation. Tartness is that of pure raspberries, gone on a bed of condense liquid. OK dry finish. Like many US instant sours (cf. New Glarus) this just doesn’t radiate patient craft with a backbone of tradition for me as much as the real deal.
ST247 (354) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample @Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Pours clear red with light pink head. Aroma is fresh, fruity, raspberry. Taste is sour, fruity, raspberry with a dry bitter finish.
JefVerstraete (1142) - BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ Cantillon Quintessence. Red colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Sour and complex fruity aroma of red fruit. Light sweetness, tart finish. Very good!
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at Quintessence 2014 - pours fresh red with a fizzy light pink head. Aroma is on the unripe red berries and lots of lime. Light crisp body but a bit too much fruity sourness. Taste is rhubarb, lemon and pure cherry juice. A bit too tart and sour.
77ships (3564) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375 ml. bottle sampled @ Cantillon Quintessence 2014. About 1 year old if I remember correctly. Pour a clear copper pink with virtually no head. Nose is tart thinned, out touch acetic raspberries, reminiscent of an older Rosé De Gambrinus in both smell and taste, some lemon sour here as well with brett, little to no funk. Taste is a bit vinegar like, sour lemons, raspberry vinegar, brett, lots of pits, little funk, lingering acidity. Body is really thinned out. Quite a nice beer. This one really reminded me of an aged Rosé De Gambrinus, I tried a Rosé De Gambrinus after this one, I think that one was too young fro comparisons. Far fruitier than this one and bit more depth, preferable.