TheAlum (6926) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at Bavarian Lodge (Lisle, IL). Part of their Belgian Fest/Night. Pours a brownish hue, lighter copper edges with a firm haze, but still a healthy glow to it. Frothy tan head with a touch of red or auburn to it in the light, decent sized moves to an ok film, laces ok. Aromas are some decent sour cherries and vinegar, touches of red wine, lactic acid, a touch of earth and metal. Wet oak, with a touch of maltiness pushing through, a bit beat up, some toast, bread, and light caramel. Initial is moving towards lighter bodied, a sustained sour cherry and vinegar feel, cherry skins, sour and a touch of metal. Wet oak, more vinegar and sour cherries, red wine kinda lingers on and dries out. A touch of sweetness from the cherry, bread, and biscuits in the middle of the beer as the sour cherry, vinegar, touch of metal, good feel of lactic acid follow through and linger on the palate into and past the finish. Touch of nuttiness, darker fruits, biscuits, toast. Some vanilla and red winey tannins from the oak linger on. Nice sour, well balanced and a firm sourness and barrel presence without getting overbearing or acetic. That seems the MO with the Alvinne sours.. They’ve all been well done, firm yet balanced, nothing way over the edge or overbearing. Pretty damn drinkable with a solid flavor, firm sourness.
caesar (6600) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ pre-ZBF 2010. Hazy pinkish color, short head. Aroma of cherry, fruity, marzipan, sourish.
blutt59 (6501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, red muddy brown color with nose of vinous, sweet fruit and balsamic, flavor is vineyard, peppery bo and sweet cherries
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 16, 2011 - 750ml bottle courtesy of nate2g shared with .. several other folks. 2009 bottle, only 250 bottles made. Ruby-amber, diminishing white head, looked lovely. Vinous, oaky, soft aroma - big red wine tannins, sweet and sour, juicy - the brett is not all that prevalent but the oak, oh my the oak, yes. Taste - frickin’ great - orange zest, red wine, light oak and alcohol - so good, a joy to drink - that’s how you do barrel-aging!! Average body, a bit sticky, lightly acidic, decently carbonated, a sophisticated tingly finish of green oak and citrus bitterness. So good.
teorn88 (6190) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle. It pours bright red -ruby with just a ring og pinkish bubbles. Aroma is fruity with loads of tart cherries. Nice sourness with wood notes. The taste of cherries with vanilla, wood and sour. The aftertaste is sour with a little bitter and dry sweet. Very nice beer.
Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a reddish color with an off-white head. The aroma is heavy on the dark fruit with some brown sugar and oak aged notes. Fairly complex and very enjoyable. The aroma is more of the same. I get some lightly tart dark fruit, strawberries and cherries, as well as some oak aging notes. The tartness is fairly minimal. The beer is easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy red with tan bubbles. Nose of sour cherries, tart, funky, wet wood. Taste of wet wood, cherry, cranberry, tangerine, soft carbonation and easy to drink. Nice sour!
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl, as ’Kerasus Bourgogne OA’, new exclusive brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour Kriek, yet refreshing, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, good brew, but very expensive!
obguthr (5579) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sour cherry and persimmon nose, with the cherry very prominent. Rose colored, no head. Tart cherry flavor, light wood, and hints of rose petals. Delightful level of sourness, good degree of complexity.
skortila (5238) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Pre ZBF. The aroma has cherries, wood. Hazy, red coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is slightly sour, has cherries, woody tones, perhaps some vanilla. Good balance there. Nice brew.