Leighton (13021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso’s 2012 Pre-GBBF Shindig, London. Pours very foggy amber with a fine tan foam head. Funky nose rife with poop, some tangy berries. Light to medium sweet flavor, fairly bitter with some earthy and leafy character, moderate manure. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish with some leaves and tangy berries. It’s OK.
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18/VIII/2012 75cl bottle @ 3de Gents Bierfestival (Gent) - BB: n/a (2012-953)
Clear red brown beer, small light beige aery head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of lacto acid, red berries, bit lemony, some caramel, fruity, earthy, leather. MF: soft carbon, medium bdoy. Taste: some caramel and mocha, nice sour touch, red berries, bitter hops, earthy, leather, lemony, sour. aftertyaste: pretty sour, lacto bacillus, lemony, some tobacco, caramel, red fruits, little bitter.
77ships (4693) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unlabeled bomber sample @ GBF 2012 // colour is dark brown cranberries with a small tanned head on the sides // smell is not overtly sour even sweetish with lots of berries in it, small touch of sour malt, some sour cherries, light tang and wood // start out on the more mellow sour but does carry its tang, sour berries, cherries blended with light chocolate, some spices, wood, some jello, reasonable amount of dark sugar and some spices towards the end and vinegar berries // carb. is quite high on this // not bad but nowhere as good as I remember batch 1 being when it was fresh, maybe it needs maturing but age is rarely kind on Alvinne beers, even the sour ones // not a bad blend & I clearly recognize the 2 base beer, having had both
JorisPPattyn (8199) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rim of yellow foam over hazed brown beer. Sourish, very lactic, wood & milk- + bitter chocolate; inviting. Sour-sweet, in excellent balance; pineapple, wood & chocolate in the finish. Better balanced than the first batch. Prickly carbonation, despite its lame visual aspect; medium bodied, slick. Right! Very good, especially qua balance.
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. Deep red-amber with a small tan head. The aroma’s of brown sugar, some cherry fruits, light tangy funk. The taste is harsh tobacco, some bitter green shoots and fermented grass. Stange, but not undrinkable. Medium body. Perhaps a mild infection?
planky84 (2248) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig 2012. Cloudy reddish-brown pour with a thin white head. Sour cherry and raspberry aroma. Fruity old nose. Sour woody flavours of cherries, wood with a lingering sweetness. Sour fruit finish.
oh6gdx (21544) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf-shindig 2012. Mediumzied off-white head on a murky brown coloured fluid. Aroma is fruity, wooden, mild tartness as well as some slight spicy notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, a bit sour and some spicy and caramelly notes as well.
Scopey (8036) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso’s 2012 Pre-GBBF tasting. It pours deep murky brown, with a thin beige head. The nose is raisin, cherry, prune, date, red grape, wood, caramel and a hint of TCP. The taste is tangy fruit, red wine, grape skin, wood, caramel, vinegar, sharp lemon and moderate acidity, with a tart finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Tasty stuff.
sm89walt (1783) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso’s pre-GBBF Shindig 2012. An unclear chestnut brown with a small but lasting, heavy beiege head on the pour. Cherry, red berries & woody notes dominate with a background yeastiness. A bit restrained in terms of sourness. Medium body & carbonation, lingering & medium intensity sourness in the finish with a light fruit skin bitterness to balance. A nice firm, crispness on the palate.
cgarvieuk (15934) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at chrisO ... murky brown ...thin tan head .... sour woody toffee malt nose ... sharp sour ... dark fruits ...ok