Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 vintage -- Thanks Kinz for sharing this beer at the "2nd Richmond Gathering". Awesome sour aroma, just about perfect. Nice ruby-gold bdoy with a light white head. Very surprising taste, mellow and sweet. Not at all like what the aroma would indicate, this is probably due to the oak ageing. Sweet fruity ending.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2006 Hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet and quite sour aroma with some mild spice. Light souring with some sweet fruity flavors in the end. Thanks to Kinz for bringing this tasty brew to share.
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick, murky golden orange pour topped with a soft white head. Strong nose of coriander, tart strawberries, spice and just a hint of band-aid and mustiness. The flavor is a mix of coriander and sour fruit that ends sour, peppery and dry. Notes of earthy mustiness are detectible. The palate is outstanding: crisp at first yielding to soft and creamy. An excellent Belgian strong ale.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This Belgian Ale pours a light amber color from a 750ml cork topped bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and sweet, touch of oak and funk. A medium bodied Belgian ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Lots of oak, and funky, some leather. Some apples as well. Touch of alcohol bite. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Red brown color, off white head. Aroma was sour, brett, some oak. Flavor was sour wih some caramel, oak. Nice sweet/sour finish. Good stuff.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I honestly did not get red wine - I got huge wave after wave of chalky, dusty, leathery brett. Sweet too - an interesting combination. Good and wicked powerful and went down fast. Hefty body, slick almost, which was a strange sensation with the dryness.
aracauna (3187) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one pours a cloudy orange with no head. The aroma is green apples with orange juice. I picked up a bit of bread crusts in the flavor. Not really anywhere near as tart as I expected.
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A murky orange color. Strong malt vinegar, ginger, and spice aroma. The flavor is full of vinegar notes with a strong spiced apple presence. This bend itself toward the lambic side. Good shit, er beer.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
lemon, white pepper, anise, and good light fruits, pear. apple in the flavor. an interesting brew and mighty tastey.
Suttree (5379) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy copper, with a huge white head. Aroma of gingerbread and lemon. Very distinct notes of red wine and an earthy bitter finish. Maybe some sour funk, too, at the end. Sampled at Noogfest2