tmoreau (2830) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Tipsy Cow as one of Bell’s special releases for the second day of Madison’s Craft Beer Week. Served as a large sampler, showing a clear, amber color, with a modest layer of light tan head foam, and spotty cling to the lacing. The nose was "under control" bretty funkiness, hint of tannins, and tart esters as apple & pear. Light to medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste mimicked the aroma notes well, showed a bit of vinous nature, and dried somewhat into the finish. A perky enough, palate stimulator.
gyllenbock (5667) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2015.
A bit hazy copper with a small head. On the sweet side with sour cherries, wood, fruit and funk. The body was light and the finish dry.
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At CBC. Poured medium orange amber with a tan head. Aroma of moderately sour berries, vanilla. Medium body, flavour of the moderately sour berries, rhubarb. Dry, sweet and sour finish, light wood.
Nische (1122) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and bretty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish.
kryon (1800) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber low white
Aromas of sour cherries, red ripe apples, caramel
Taste has sour caramel, oak, cherries, hints of citrus
kermis (6624) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CBC 2015. Pours clear amber with a ring cream head. Aroma of funk, oak and tart fruits. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and sour. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
TBone (13711) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC2015. Amber-copper color, small off-white head. Aroma has sourness and fruity notes. Medium-bodied. Flavor has bretta with fruityness. Easy but has enough depth to be good.
cgarvieuk (16801) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at CBC15. Copper.. Small tan head. Soft musty toffee fruit nose.. Tart funk fruit.. Light balsamic sharpness
tiong (4574) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ CBC 2015
Pours reddish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of sour berries, wood, toffee, oak, funky yeast and tart fruits. Taste is sourish, smooth and slightly lactic with some funky yeast, wood and tartness. Finish is sourish, sweetish and lactic with some tart berries. Okay.
laiti (6833) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught (7%) @ CBC’15
Aroma is somewhat mellow and typical to sour browns; vinegar and sour berry juice. Flavour is rather tart with vinegar, red wine, tar berry juice and milky notes. Also some sweet berries. Not my thing.