EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Max’s. Clear orange-brown pour with a thin tan head. Fruity aroma, some cherry and grapes. Sour flavor. Grape juice with a bit of pepper. A bit acetic and undercarbonated.
nimbleprop (4155) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3oz pour is a clear, copper amber which is almost purple in color with no head. Nose is tart, berries, woody, cognac, red wine, black berry. Flavor is tart, strawberry, red grapes, pinot barrels, bitter greens, light lemon. Medium bodied, tart finish.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy chestnut tan, thin white ring. Nose is jammy, grape skin, bit of earth, manure, hay. Flavor is dry skin at front, explosion of sweet jam mid, lots of berry, thin dry lactic finish, very low acetic character. Thin skin finish, compliments.
Changed (331) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample Max’s Belgian beer fest. Pours clear, no head. Sour fruity aroma. Sharp tartness that mellows and is fairly complex. Different-- never had something like this.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Max’s in Baltimore. Murky purplish red color, small white head. Aroma of prunes, dates. Taste is sweet and sour summer fruit. Not bad.
Earlier Rating: 9/21/2010 Total Score: 4
750 ml bottle courtesy of Davy, shared with BigMomma. Hazy orange color, small white head. Aroma of brett, orange peel, summer fruit. Taste is subtle sourness with orange peel, apricot. Should become more characterful with age.
omhper (18759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, at tasting at _angst_. Hazy mahogany colour, small head. Vinous nose. Mid sweet with medium body with well rounded, spritzy mouthfeel. Red wine and cobwebs. Slight notes of white pepper in the finish. Intense and elegant. Lovely!
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet red wine nose with lots of toffee and burnt sugar. Taste is similar plus lots of cherry.
sonnycheeba (2964) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thin off white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is sour dark fruit dominant with faint spice and earthy notes. Flavor is faint malt and hops with dominant sour esters; tart finish. Light body and warmth with medium carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is light acetic grapes, biscuit and straw malt with floral hops. Flavor is malt forward with vinous notes, tart fruit and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
_angst_ (2275) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle bought @ Etre Gourmet. Shared at epic tasting on February 11. Pours dark copper brown with a small creamy off-white head that clings to the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour with raisins, prunes, dates, burnt sugar, lemon juice, ripe grapes, gooseberries, wood and hay. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly sour and tart with orange juice, red wine, grass, dried fruits, red berries and hints of metal, minerals and wood. Mouthfeel is rather creamy and tart. Finish is subtle and slightly sour with lemon peal.