marcus (7990) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the brewery. This copper ale poured with a decent beige head and a delightlful oak aroma. The wild yeast provides a delicious sourness to the mild base. It is a very subtle but well-crafted flavor that has benefited from 8 months in a burgundy barrel.
BMan1113VR (7909) - 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.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2412-20090801] Bottle. Barrel-on-the-floor aroma also suggests fruit and beans. Hazy, dark tan orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet fruity malt flavour has a long wood barrel aftertaste. Medium-full body. Average, didn’t really capture my interest.
(w/ others @ BCTC; Cooperstown, NY)
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at the big “SeaBass has got to go” tasting courtesy of fogdog. Pours murky deep copper with thin white head. The aroma is tart and berry like along with some sour and tart crushed aspirin. The taste is thin on the palate and pulls up notes of berry tartness or maybe cranberry along with tart and drying and almost chalky tart crushed aspirin.
douglas88 (7582) - 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.
Plovmand (7177) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Unclear yellow body with a creamy off white head. Oak, grapes, sour fruit, citrus and sweet malt in aroma. A mix of sweetness and sourish notes from fruit, malt and grapes in flavour. Tart finish.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at home.
An awesome clean golden brown colour. Amazing calvados / apple aroma with caramel, burnt sugar, excellent fruity notes and just the right amount of barrel. The flavour is even better. Again the barrel notes are stunning and in perfect harmony with the fruit, wine and tarty sourness. Excellent dry mouth feel makes it hugely drinkable. Not brimming with complexity but what it does, it does exceptionally well. Basically it’s superb wine barrel notes with a simple but excellent base beer. Alvinne continue to go from strength to strength.
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22/IV/13 - 75cl bottle @ Rampkrot (Deurne) - BB: II/2014 (2013-349) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy amber to orange beer, small white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sour, vinegar, bretta, grains, bit sweet, caramel. MF: ok carbon, a bit much maby, light to medium body. Taste: sour start, green apples, lemony, bretta touch, some alcohol, woody, oak, little bitter. Aftertaste: woody, red wine vinegar if not so sour though, a nice sourness, bit bretty, dry, little bitter. A very nice and balanced sour beer!
daniele (6888) - ITALY - MAY 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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nimbleprop (6330) - 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.