Travlr (16792) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Beerandblues2, thanks! Cloudy brownish maroon color, tan edge head. Aroma of sour cherries, lemon meringue, brandy. Taste is sweet and softly sour candied maraschino cherries, hints of cocoa and subtle coffee. Booze shows through.
TorbenJensen (1225) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
With its deep red color, without foam it looks most like red wine. The aroma is clearly sweet cherry and vanilla. The taste is certainly quite special: Ripe cherry, vanilla, sour taste of yeast and very vinous mouth feel. It is an unusually distinctive beer experience and I have never tasted anything so delicious before. It will be perfect as an aperitif on a warm summer evening and I bow deeply in the dust for this magnificent masterpiece.
Ratman197 (11504) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nip bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of caramel, cherry and spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of cherry, spice and light caramel with a smooth dry lingering cherry finish.
AdamChandler (3783) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, picked this up as an extra in Denmark from a very nice trader! almost no head, murky plum color pour. Nose is very lactic, loads of cherry. Very sour. TasteWow. Very sour with loads of cherries, lots of oakiness and tannins nutty finish. it’s interesting but not all that mind-blowing.
BeerandBlues2 (10891) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle received via trade with thewolf. Pours clear brown with a garnet hue, short frothy light tan head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is spicy alcohol, cherries, caramel and cookie malt with earthy hops. Flavor is lightly tart cherries, moderate supporting malt with light alcohol and hops, bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation.
VastActiv (4057) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Originally rated 05052012. Bottle 0.33l from Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is deep red with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Massive sourness, berries and fruits.
olio (8059) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090410.
Pours deep dark red color with a minimal head. Aroma of cherries, mild sourish fruits, yeast, some grass and lemon. Flavor of yeast, cherries, wooden notes and mild spices. NIce sour palate. Not as good as I expected though.
laiti (7695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013
25 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Rated on 09.04.2009
Aroma is sour and tart with lots of cherries, some oaky notes, vinegar and hints of berries. Flavour is sour and somewhat tart with cherries, some juicy notes, berries, vinegar and distant oaky notes. Delicious!
25 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu, BBE 1.1.2019
Aroma has oaky notes, sour cherries, vinegar, wine notes and lactic acid. Flavour is rather tart and somewhat sour with cherries, oaky notes, lactic acid, red wine and some vinegar. Hides the ABV rather well.
hapjydeuce (983) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. An extra in trade with a long lost trading friend in Europe whos name I have unfortunately forgotten. Deep red brown color and a fine ring of head. Great aroma of sour yeast, oak wood, biscuit and hay. Acetic puckering flavor smothered with cherry and wild funk. Finish is more sweet than dry and sour like I would prefer from a kriek. Complex overall and thoroughly enjoyable! This has at least 3 years of age based on trade record and the layer of dust on it whence I pulled it from the cellar.
larsniclas (6186) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at SBWF-11
Murky reddish colour.
Sweet cherries and not very sour at all. More like an ordinary Belgian ale.