gunnar (6182) - 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 (3083) - 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 (11955) - 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 (10603) - 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 (5604) - 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 (8376) - 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.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Tart malty flavor with a lasting aftertaste.
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, mahogany colour with a beige mid-sized foamy head. Vinegary and woody aroma with fruity notes of red berries and morello cherries, accompanied by mildly toasted malt and a tinge of cacao. Moderately sour flavour, medium to light bodied with a smooth carbonation. Dark malt-character upfront with notes of caramel, dark chocolate, combined with pronounced acidic fruity flavours; dry and vinegary finish with notes of toasted malt and berry fruits. Enjoyable Sour Ale. 11.I.13
bhensonb (12128) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from City Beer in S.F., CA. Pours darkly garnet with essentially no head. Aroma is smooth, sour, woody, plum. Med body or so. Flavor is astringent, woody, red berry. And Damson. Finishes pretty much like flavor. Excellent.
marcus (7291) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a rapidly disappearing tan head and a delicious sour vanilla and plum aroma. There is a sour dark and red fruit flavor with a vinegar finish. Typical Alvinne, although the bottle did not overflow when opened.