Gription79 (2791) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared at the Utah holiday tasting. It was filled with notes of plums, port, vinous/tart, malty, and vanilla. An amazing beer. This was a highlight of the tasting for me. Another please.
douglas88 (8023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An interesting beer we got from Belgium. Pours a dark copper color with a medium white head. The aroma is very vinous with some strawberries and tartness. A sweet vinous brew with some caramel and dusty yeast, a bit of lacto and sourness but very smooth. Dry. Quite nice.
Sledutah (6758) - Utah, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Belgium
Appearance: Clear dark golden with a small off-white head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Tart, dusty caramel and grapes
Taste: Tart grapes, spices with a dry finish
Very nice and drinkable
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 66cl from Alvinne Biershop. Batch#2, from 2009, bottled in June 2010.
Ambrée brumeuse, presque pas de mousse si ce n’est qcq bulles le long du verre.
Arôme de barrique et vin rouge, léger malt et caramel.
En bouche, agréable et très léger, avec la levure Morpheus qui se fait discrète.Ressent un profile moyennement aigre le tout sur des notes boisées avec ce profile fruité rouge/raisins agréable. Petite pointe d’épice sur la fin.
Benzai (12384) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Craft Beer Co., London. Dark copper to light red color, no head. Smell sour, red fruits, lightly grapes, slightly musty. Taste light to medium sour. Nice round taste, no harsh sourness. Some grapes and lightly wood as well. Good carbo, full body.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Nose holds big concord grape jelly, a touch of raspberry, and good tart dark cherry presence. The flavor adds more fruit like currant, red grape, and some vinous notes. Light and palatable. Decent.
radagast83 (6795) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Churchkey’s menu says "Sour Ale Aged in French Burgundy Wine Barrels w/ Dutch Blue Boskoop Glory Grapes" - so I’m assuming this is it. Poured a brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was sour grape notes, yeasty funk, touch of berry I’d guess. Pretty enjoyable.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a hazed deep brown body with a small tan head. Aromas are jammy, grape, sour, red wine, vinous. Medium esters and medium acidity. Dimetapp. Flavors of Dimetapp, grapes, medium sour, very vinous. Light leather notes. Lively bubbles, medium-dry.
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a murky reddish amber color with a very small off-white head.
S: You can definitely smell the grapes on this one. There are also some light raspberry notes to it. A decent amount of wood as well as some lemon juice and zest. Overall, sort of a simple aroma.
T: A light oak flavor along with some decent tartness, mostly in the form of lemon. A fair amount of grape flavor as well as just a mild vinegar sourness. A little sweetness of grape juice on the back end.
M: Medium in body with low to medium carbonation.
O: This was just an okay beer. It didn’t offend in anyway, but I wouldn’t order it again.
olio (8808) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle @ Craft Beer Co., London.
Rated on 20110720.
Pours dark brown colour with minimal head. Aroma is brett-like sour ripe fruits, malts, oak, earth and some caramel. Flavour is sour fruits, malts, caramel and some berries. Quite sour palate. Decent.