superspak (4480) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red/brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of lightly tart cherry, berry, raisin, plum, red grape, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light nuttiness, oak, hay, straw, herbal, light funk, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, oak, and dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart cherry, berry, raisin, plum, red grape, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light nuttiness, oak, hay, straw, herbal, light funk, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/acidic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, berry, raisin, plum, red grape, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, oak, hay, straw, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, oak, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness fro macidity as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good Flanders brown ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, oak, and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A bit tame on complexity, but still showcases nice classic style character overall. A very enjoyable offering.
melush (2681) - SPAIN - JUL 22, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, Spain.
A: Amberish brown.
T: Malt, sweet, sour.
Flanfl (601) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 20, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep ruby body, medium lasting beige head. Aroma of sour grape, funk, bread, sugar. Flavours of'sour grape, bread, sugar, funk. Medium sweet slightly tart finish. Ok, could have been more complex. Maybe with some aging.
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rami_pl (1652) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rami Rami is drinking a Bacchus by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck at Jabeerwocky
Kwasne wisnie, taniny, slodkie jakies owoce tez, fajnie to pukladane, pasuje mi
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is sweet malts, soured grapes, very light candy sugar, and light funk. Taste is very much the same with some tang and sour notes on the tip. Not too complex however. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
Panzerfaust (785) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JUN 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml paper wrapped bottle from Beervana. Pours a clear dark mahogany with ruby hues and a small off-white airy head that diminishes quickly leaving a small lacing. Aroma is yeasty, acidic and fruity. Green plums, sour cherries, white grapes, vinegar and a touch of white wine. Interesting but I cannot help to find it a little bit subdued. Taste is tart, sour and very dry with vinegar, white wine, grapes, pommegranate and some unripe prickly pear as dominating flavors. Not really intense, and very dry, preventing the explosion of fruity expressiveness. Thin mouthfeel, a little bit watery. Seems quite sessionable (except for the price in Chile). Not bad, but I expected more considering the fancy packaging and the cask aging hype.
Bozo_skeleton (975) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUN 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brune sombre, petit collet qui s’estompe
Aromes de bois tres present avec des effluves vineuses, fruits rouges et noirs.
Un peu décevante en bouche, le bois est toujours la mais les notes acides tirent plus sur le citric
Maersk (128) - MOLDOVA - MAY 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, no head. Very distant cherry juice aroma. Sour berry taste, full of caramelized sugar in medium body. No bitterness, slight sour finish. Good balance.
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured warm it has heavy head but goes away fast, heavily carbonated, good dark brown body. Lots of caramel on the nose, cola, painted furniture. Good graham cracker flavour and sour molasses, funky in the slightest but not nearly enough for a decent sour red. Bit of hazelnut finish. Maybe a good entry point for this kind of beer, and sessionable.
onceblind (6922) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aged for either 5 years or 10 years...the bottle label is unclear about the date but it’s certainly old-ish. Hazy deep amberish brown under a fast-evaporating head. Weird nose with some earthy stone fruit tones and something akin to greasy fried seafood. Medium body with some sour funk and a light woody tone, with a nice sour cherry tone on the finish.