bhensonb (13985) - 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.
Benzai (13677) - 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.
FatPhil (13622) - 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.
argo0 (13070) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear dark-brown body, minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grape juice, some Brett. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some Brett. Medium body, some stickiness.
Christian (12716) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2010 June 2009: Cloudy amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Strong aroma of oak, giving me both coconut and wine. Dry and tart oak flavour, rather vineous. Very American in it’s character.
Borefts Festival 2010: Has developed more brett character, more funk, and a touch of popcorn. Tart cherries in the flavour
bu11zeye (12693) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, BB Feb 2014) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of vinous, oak, subtle wet leather, and fruit. Flavor of vinous, light lacto, brett, some black cherry, and herbs.
bierkoning (12280) - 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.
Scopey (12247) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Het Oude Schooltje, thanks to Dale. It pours hazy dark red-brown, with a thick off-white head. The nose is sour Granny Smith apple, tart lemon, wild strawberry and bret. yeast. The taste is juicy tart cherry, strawberry, raspberry, red grape, Granny Smith apple, farmyard and wood with a long tart finish. Not overly complex, but very drinkable stuff.
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, 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.
thewolf (12027) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [thank you, Harrisoni]
Pours lightly hazy copper-red with a fine, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has some tart fruit notes, clear green grapes, oak, red wine, light raspberries and a touch of caramel. Highish carbonation, a bit thin mouthfeel. Flavour is lightly tart, some caramel, lots of oak, good fruitiness, grapes, peach. Light lemony and very dry finish. Fine, but it might have fared better with another percent in alcohol?