Nisse666 (5230) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle bought in Denmark, 2010-05-02, Göteborg
AR: German kriek wine (heavy in sprits) - very noise ale = good sign for an explositon, I manage to pour before ant accident
AP: ugly redish brown body, no head at all! (something wrong?)
F: sour kriek, heavy carbonation, fudge, barell (white oak), vinegar - a bit tooo sour for me!
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle - Big thanks to madmitch76!!! - Pours a hazy ruddy amber with a small ring of a beige head...aroma is woody, sour cherries, lemon, footy funk and sour cherry syrup...flavour is lightly antiseptic, dry cherry, dusty, lemon juice, nicely lactic...tart and astringent on the finish with some light bitterness...this was a pretty fun one!
1FastSTi (3346) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks BDR. The beer pours to a murky deep reddish brown body with a thin white head. The aroma is sour raspberry and rhubarb. The flavor is sour but has a bit of heft in the malt point. Some oak and deep sour malt and fruits. The palate is nicely tart.
Ughsmash (7408) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many thanks to Brad for bringing the 250mL bottle! Poured hazy chocolatey brown with just a light ring of beige head.. rather ugly actually. The aroma picked up sour cherries and oak notes upfront with a touch of vanilla and warm peppery notes around.. almost syrupy with the cherry component.. well balanced. The flavor found a lot of the lactic sourness throughout, with less of the cherries.. vinous notes surrounded and left most of the impression on the finish.. a bit of vanilla again sweetened it up.. finished with lactic sourness and dry, dusty cherries. Medium-bodied with almost no carbonation on the palate.. the barrel and related vinous notes were present, but seemed to only show when I specifically thought about it. Alright stuff.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky brownish red body. Exploded out of the bottle but no head after settling. The aroma is all tart cherries. Brown sugar in there as well. Mouth puckering finish. Lingering cherry flavor. The body is similar to the aroma but more brown sugar. Thanks Brad.
Beer5000 (5204) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
250 ml bottle. Hazy reddish body with floaters and no head at all. Aroma is cherry and wood with funky Bret, not in totally harmony. Flavor is old matured cherry, cherry stones, dust, acid, vinegar and to some degree Madeira. This is for sure an interesting beer, but I’m sad to say that Rodenbach Grand Cru and Duchesse De Bourgogne are among my favorites and this beer isn’t exactly in this league. This has simly not the same balance and harmony.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Titchy bottle, tasted in December 2009. A huge gusher, meaning we lost a fair proportion of the, already small, volume and what was left was well agitated so it ended up a rather ugly, muddy brown colour. Quite sour and fairly fruity with a slightly vinous, woody mouthfeel. Alcohol was not too evident or intrusive. My overall impression was favourable but I’d need to get a bottle in better shape to form a more thorough opinion on this.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
250 ml bottle at Rogers place (12.12.09). Hazy reddish brown color, off-white head. Aroma is a fantastic mixture of sour berries, wood and marzipan. Flavor is berries, wood, sweetness and sourness. Complex and balanced. Yummi!
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer at home - pulled from the cellar but once bought in Ølbutikken , Copenhagen when released. I have been looking forward to this one but had heard that it was a bit harch and ungentle. But lately I tasted a bit from a friends glass and I found that it was good and much different from what I had expected. The Pour is redish brown with a tiny off white head that fades quickly. The nose blasts cherrys away with a sour sweetness that I really like. There is wooden notes combined with chewinggum and vinegar - smooth. The taste is sweet but yet bitter - and indeed bitter in the end without much more flavours in the finish. Lactic and acidic flavours with a medium body that fades out to a light feeling. Appearently it has rested at red wine barrels and the flavours seems to back that up because both woodens notes and flavours that reminds me of redwine. Good taste but fades too quickly in your mouth. I believe that the time in the cellar has done this beer good and it is certaintly not harch anymore.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with reddish hues. Rather hazy. A small beige head that settles quickly into a thin ring of foam.
A rich and powerful smell. Cherries, some apples and a distinct but not harsh smell of vinegar. Barrel flavors and a somewhat nutty character. A light sting from the alcohol. The smell is quite nice actually.
A rich and complex taste. A sweet fruitiness of cherries, apples and red currants up front. Very vinous. After the sweetness comes a well balanced tartness with some sour notes. Some vinegar. Prominent flavor of oak barrels and a nutty character. Balsamic vinegar. Very good mix of sweet and tart flavors. In the finish there is a semi-sharp sourness that’s reminiscent of tart red wine. Slightly funky in the finish with spicy and warming alcohol, and lingering notes of cherries.
Full bodied with a very restrained and soft carbonation. Rather smooth.
This is kind of a strange beer, but I really liked it. It’s very vinous and drinks like a fine wine. A very powerful fruit beer.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review)