Minderbinder (2970) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 330ml. Thx Czar.
Pours with a gusher. Deep brown with low beige head. Good lacing. Unsafe particules floating on top. Aroma is of wood, berries, fruits. Taste is of berries, pronounced sourness, fruits. Palate: Mucus thick. Gross. Overall: Infected. It’s a shame because this one looks like it could have been very good.
czar (6561) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
(gusher) pours like maple syrup (meaning as thick, really) with a nice reviving light beige head, some retention and lacing, particles floating and a surfacing film tends to form.. warning: very bad infection makes it totally undrinkable - gag-alert at first sip. aroma is quite flemishy nice - wood, cherries, vinous character, spicy caramel, caramelized nuts, acetic and lactic - bit of ketchup. full body - because of its majot defect, low carbonation, lightly acidic and grassy-spicy finish. such a bummer though..
Lubiere (11951) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a nice bitter chocolate with good cherry notes, Brett, nice and complex. In mouth, a nice fruity chocolate malt with ground cherries, smooth acidity, Flemish sour like. Sampler at Battle of the Belgians at Jimmys 43.
merc7186 (2762) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thick Brown Head that dissipated quickly, No Lacing
S: Pinot Noir, Vinegar, Tart Cherries, Anise, Mild Chocolate
T: Vinegar, Tart Cherries, Acidic, Mild Red Wine, Mild Black Licorice
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Acidic, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Metallic
Overall, a very complex beer with a big mixture of a Flanders Red and Oud Bruin beers, just slammed together. Complex but not over bearing on the back end even though it is kind of metallic.
Swaroga (1864) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown with small head.
NOSE : wood, cherry, strong resin, cooked fruits, dried fruits, smoked aromas.
SIP : oily texture, almost no carbonation. Medium body. The beer has moderately sweet flavors from fruits but it gets covered by sour cherry and overwhelming resin and smoke notes. Cooked fruits and fermentation in the finish, still resin is strong with this one. First time I feel resin aromas so strong in a beer. Finish is acidic and fruity.
OVERALL : I have big trouble drinking this one. As much as I respect Alvinne Brewery and oak aging, this one is definitely the worst one I tasted so far.
luttonm (3730) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
.33l bottle from Bier and Cheese in Queens. Tasty, tart little beer. Heavy medicinal note, like a really well put together Croatian rakija with lots of herbs. Red fruit tannins. Good puckering tartness. Candy like though. All in all an entertaining and tasty beer. The added red fruit from the barrels is a bit much, makes this a bit of a muddle to get all the flavors that are certainly there. Interesting and tasty beer to work with.
ElManana (1383) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin brown head, fast gone over reddish-tinted, near black beer. Very vinous nose, with chocolate; bit salty, like soy sauce, paprika chips. Taste: OW - what’s this? Wood, paprikapowder, salt, stale chips, ketjap sauce, liquorice, and old, oxydated wine. Tannines, but with more bitter than sour. Ends on running cheese as Camembert, and finally mounting acidity. Very slick, oily, not thin; but flat as a pancake. Sorry guys. Either something’s wrong with this bottle, or this is something I profoundly dislike.
Gription79 (2750) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 330ml bottle. Nose of tart cherries, chocolaty, malty, slight toffee. The flavor follows suit, cherries, toffee. So good.
MoritzF (9041) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, 33cl) Opaque, almost black coloured hue with a brown medium-sized foamy head. Acidic, vinegary and fruity aroma with notes of prunes, dark berries, raisins and delicately woody notes. Sour and moderately tart flavour with a tinge of residual sugar, medium to full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Delicately roasted malty taste with hints of liquorice, wood and present sour- and vinous fruity notes (prunes, morellos, dark berries); dry and lasting, moderately acidic and tannic finish with woody notes; toasty malt shows up again in the aftertaste. Very good! 06.X.13
swanmann (704) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured an 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip glass and it produced nearly nearly no head, just some rapidly dissipating bubbles. Dark cola brown in color with a slight burgundy highlight. The nose is incredibly fruity, with grape or dark cherry, alcoholic/ oak-y vapors (allergies keeping me from detecting much caramel or anything else.) The flavor is definitely tart, semi-dry... I say the best aspects of the burgundy played perfectly with a sour. Caramel definitely plays the back. Carb is on the livelier side. Completely delicious.