Ratman197 (11360) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, plums, grape, tobacco and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, grapes, plum and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering tart earthy finish.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is a murky and placid brown that looks very unappealing. The head is tall and velvety in texture, but is very thin in density which is apparent by how quickly it dissipates leaving no trace of a head after a minute.
Aroma: The aroma is restrained with hints of cherries, tartness, sweet cocoa, and a touch of caramel.
Taste: The sourness is moderate, but not very strong even for a beginner to sours like me. The sourness is similar to a stronger Shock Tart candy, with blue raspberry and cherry flavors. I taste a bit of cocoa lingering with the sourness.
Palate: Medium bodied with lively carbonation.
Overall: I’m new to sours so I’m probably not judging this right, but I think this is a fair assessment of this since my score isn’t far off from the others.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fair acidity and dark fruits. Light body with a touch of sweetness underneath cherry and mild acidity. Could use some funk.
Holmen1 (3632) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fra flaske en hyggelig lørdagskveld på Cardinal: "noko syrleg" og vel så det, men ikke av det ekstreme slaget. Bringebær og mye rips. For slank maltkropp til å bære syrligheten. Ingen bitterhet å spore i det hele tatt. Smaken kom seg når den ble litt lunken.
gunnar (6592) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear dark amber, no head. Aroma is sour, vinegar and milk. Taste is strong sour, vinegar,fizzy rapberry tartness saves this one, nice overall.
abemorsten (3264) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 l shared bottle at Cardinal. Clear deep ruby colored body with a beige film. Ripe dark dried fruits and pickled cherried on the nose. Complex. In the mouth it fall through. Some fresh raspberries but it shuts down quickly. Not much more body to back up the acidity which is intense but short.
argo0 (12294) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, at Max’s Belgianfest. "Aged on Oak." Crystal clear dark brown body, minimal head. Aroma is moderately sweet, funk, some lemon, grape, light cookie. Taste is medium sweet, grape, sour, some lemon. Minimal carbonation, light-medium body, light stickiness.
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours brown with ruby highlights and a small, fizzy off-white head, spare retention and lacing. Aroma is sour and acetic plums and cherries with light date notes, cookie and caramel malt with light earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is sour dark fruity esters with light hops and bitterness, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation.
Sigmund (5796) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger, who got this beer by a mistake from the importer. ABV is 6.9%. Dark brown to ruby colour, pours with a low and fizzy beige head that dies out instantly. Sweet & sour aroma, notes of red wine, red wine vinegar, oak and herbs. The flavour is very sour, vinegary and oaky, medium sweet. No bitterness. Interesting to have sampled a real oud bruin, but this is really not my cup of tea at all. Could not finish the bottle.
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Squat bottles from Capone’s and Smith’s Pours turbid burnt umber with minimal tan head. Nose is tart, lactic, figgy fruit, earthy vienna-ish malt, mild hops. Tastes very tart, very lactic, with earthy lemony flavor, some cobwebby funk, and a very tart finish.