bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Alvinne. Pours amber with a nice yellow/beige head. Medium body with firm carbonation. Flavor is oaky and vinous.Malt and mild spice. Lightly (word in note is smudged). Flavors dance around. Finish is dry. It is an extremely tasty beer.
brokensail (10735) - Orange County, 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.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy deep amber with a medium off white head. Sourish aroma with hints of lacto, berries and malty notes. Sour flavour with malty and berry notes. Had some lacto. Finished sour. Not bad.
faroeviking (10291) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Sweet fruity woody aroma. Sour fruity and sweet woody flavour. More sour than fruity.
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at "Alex surölsprovning 2012". Hazy amber, copper Bert with an offwhite head. Oak aroma, sourish, acidic, vinous, sour. Sourish vinous flavor, acidic, fruity notes, oaky.
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It floods out of the bottle upon opening and the beer is unclear copper-orange-golden. The aroma is sour with notes of yeast, fruit and wood. The flavor is like sour wine and vinegar with notes of wood and fruit, and the finish is tart. Sounds worse, but it’s kind of OK.
Travlr (10035) - 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.
bierkoning (10032) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber color. Vinous aroma with vanilla, grapes and cherry. Light sour flavor with grapes, vanilla, just a touch of oak and toffee. Vinous notes. First rate thirst quencher, but not as complex and sour as I thought it would be.
BeerandBlues2 (9586) - 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.
FatPhil (9260) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle (Alvinne Webshop) - shared with Marduk - thanks!
Lovely fruity winey aroma on pouring. Raisiny, but in the glass a classic woody oud broun sour aroma. Crisp body, pleasant oaky buin taste. Raisiny, some other fruits too, aromatic and uplifting too. With yeast, you get quite a burnt taste too, and some butter. Much better poured clear without the yeast. Very complex, sourness at a nice mellow level. Clearlyactually sour, ans well attenuated, so there’s little more than (of?) the fruity sugars remaining. Finish has gentle butteriness, and winey raisins. Lots in here for sour lovers and sour skeptics too.