OldGrowth (2421) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Tylers Apex location. Good aroma, Sour. Fruity, raspberry, cherry. Yeasty, vinegary. Hazed golden orange color, Ok head & lace. Sour, sweet flavor. Like aroma with the oak adding a vanilla quality. Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, dry tart finish. Tasty, overall I didn’t enjoy that much. I don;t know if it’s the wine streak about it, but it was slow to finish.
evergreen0199 (1762) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at GBBF 2009. A hazy red ale with a slight head. Oak, fruity, sour taste/aroma. I was guzzling Allagash beers almost daily during my vacation in Maine a few years back but this one is not really my thing.
Gethinbeer (2060) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
August 2008 Bottle. Sour aroma, apples, pears, almost like a cider at first. Fruity and very interesting aroma. Clear copper appearance with a thin white lace. Complex flavour of apples, pears that seap through the acidic nature of this beer. Slightly sweet. Hints of oak. The beer was a year old and I feel would mature nicely. Maybe I should have waited. As the beer warms I get oranges and fine malts. Nice beer but not one of my favourites.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2009, 4th Aug 09. Murky amber with no head. Gentle sourness on the nose from the Brett. Toffee malt flavours mix with an evident merlot note from the evident wine barrel aging. Quite refreshing for a beer of this strength.
deyholla (5860) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Pabs311. Pours a hazy orange caramel with a light yellow tan head. Aroma has notes of red wine, oak, tart fruits and a bit of barnyard funk. Flavor is similar with a strong red wine and oak note with a finish of funk and sour fruits.
Sledutah (4070) - Utah, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 bottle shared by Eric, thanks
Appearance: Pours hazy yellow with a off-white head leaving some lacing
Aroma: Tart fruits, woody
Taste: Tart fruits, oaky, vanilla. It finishes very dry, feels like it is sucking the moisture out of your mouth
Very nice beer.
hamilton23 (592) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Bruery Provisions. Pours a dark amber. Smells of bread. Tastes include toffee, vanilla and some yeatiness/bread.
Nisse666 (3673) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber (2007 barral aged vintage) from Olkonsortiet, shared with friends at the Midsummer party yesterday 2011-06-25 Göteborg
AP: brownish golden body no wee frothy head
AR: vanilla oak, lemon peal, wild strawberries
F: vanilla oak, lemon peal, wild strawberries, tartness
ajd6c8 (70) - USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is awfully sweet for a sour. Strawberries jump out at me in the aroma and on the palate. It’s definitely tart, but not LBB tart. The wine aging is money for Victor, but I’m not sure it works that well here. Had this in a trio of LBB, Interlude, & Vrienden. This was my least favorite.
tgncc (2616) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, Brooklyn, 2012. The aroma is sour, leather, farmhouse. The appearance is hazy yellow, off white head. The flavor is tart fruit, spicy. The finish is tart, peppery. Medium in body. Pretty good.