DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bavarian Lodge. Guess we missed connections again, Alum. Color is just a shade lighter than the average stout. Thin scraggles of foam. The smell brings up sour cherries with a little roasted malt and chocolate, then notes of red wine. Taste is all about the sourness; I can’t find much of the dark malt at first. The cherry yields to cream sherry. Quite puckery. A fuller texture than the average sour beer. Now I’m picking up some chocolate roast malt toward the end. And at the very bottom, a sense memory of Pop Rocks. Definitely a sipper.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle - Shared by Chris - thanks!
Initially a nice wood glue aroma, nice dard treacly caramel aspects, some spiciness, almost clove, slightly christmassy. Clear, has some rubberiness. Sharp acidic retronasals. Even more acidic as you swallow. Clear, more rubbery. Cloudy, less so but more tart and sour. Middle glass had the best balance. Slight ashiness or ashtray aspects detract a little.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A very harsh, oaky-tannic, semi-sour and acetic fruity dark ale. Meh.
How: Bottle 330ml, age unknown, found in the cellar, certainly over one year of age.
The look: Very dark burgundy (near black) body topped by a small beige head leavin very little lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is moderately acetic acid, dark fruits, oak. Taste is blackberris, earthy grainy malts, tart dark grapes, past due-date cheap red-wine, blue cheese, oak tannins, moderate acetic acid presence, fruits seeds, astringent finish. Body has a rough texture (some sawdust sensation) with minimal carbonation. Sourness level is medium, acetic acid is bothersome but not overwhelming, oak tannins are very aggressive and create a rough finish. Overall a harsh beer that is not easy to drink. Meh. And whoever is making my voodoo doll type beer ratings every time it drinks a beer please stop it, it is disturbing and pathetic.
Weezel (17) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Redlight. Aroma is good with that classic sour/wild and it opens up to a deep taste with some sweetness and then some intense sour. Mouth puckering but also has good texture. Finish lingers and stays with you. Really great!
Minderbinder (1293) - 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 (3257) - 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 (9031) - 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 (1472) - 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 (954) - 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 (1757) - Belgrade, SERBIA - 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 (103) - 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.