beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky brown color with a thin white head. Great aroma and flavor of dark malt, caramel and yeast. It’s mildly sour and dry. Excellent.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with a small beige head. Light acid, fruity, vinous aroma and a light sour, fruity taste. Medium body with a light sour finish.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Pours a hazy, dark orangey brown with an off-white head. Sourish aroma with hints of wood. Surprisingly light body with a tart, vinous edge and distinct oakiness. The alcohol really shines through in the finish. Very interesting - sort of an Imperial Flemish Sour. Thank you Bov for this yummy brew. 130806
joergen (19345) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange brown coloured with an off white head.
Light acidic aroma of wood and red wine.
Flavour of wood and red wine with light acidic notes.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a murky dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was sweet and tart with a nice fruitiness. Notes of yeasty funk and leather. The flavor was vinous. Big red wine notes. Fruity and grapey with a light tartness. Very warming and wine like.
DYCSoccer17 (3211) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 1, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Manchester Wine and Liquors. This is my 1500th official rating. 00276 is what the paper bottle cap topper says, I do not know if that is significant, though. 2004 vintage. Aroma is woodsy, oaky, with some chocolate maltines and peatiness as well. This turns vinous, a bit sour and lactic, like green apples. Perfectly well-balanced aroma between the sourness and the sweet, maltiness. Probably the most quaffable beer I have experienced to this point. Moderately hazy, murky dark amber color with a bit of a smallish light tan head. Sour, tart, vinous start, which turns more woodsy and oak-like in the middle. There are some raosted malts hiding behind with some peaty and chocolate flavors as well hiding behind. Nice slightly sweet, tasty finish. A bit of hoppiness as well in the end. Magnificently balanced, a pleasure of a beer. I think this is a bit closer to being a barrel-aged scotch-like ale than anything else. It is truly unique.
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an orangy-brown with a small tannish head. Hints of wood present. A little sour with hints of green apples. A good solid beer.
Pailhead (4362) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Shared by Styles. Aroma is very vinuous, sour, and somewhat fruity. Pours a dark mostly transparent mohagany with an insignificant off-white head. Flavor is very vinous, moreso than any beer I’ve ever tasted. All the aging in different wine casks is very obvious. Subtle hints of caramel and a touch of sourness. Very dry finish. I know very little about wine or I would probably give a better description of this beer. Interesting and unique, but I’m under the impression the base beer is getting dominated by all the different cask aging.
skoisirius (1440) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2011 100th Rating!!! Had to make this one a special one! 750ml bottle into a Snifter glass (only 1,000 bottles available in the USA!). Pours a very thick and murky reddish amber brown with very little head. What head there is is tannish and it hugs the rim of the glass. Aroma is almost identicle to merlot with spices added. Grapes and cabernet also perfume off the brew. This is basically like drinking a fine wine. As it warms up (and please let it!) the flavor is heavy on grappa, merlot, and hints of the cab. Cherryish beer comes out more towards the finish. Very complex. Hits the palate like wine going down the throat. Has the lingering of wine in the back of the mouth. The alcohol is present but not forward. If you can find one of these, grab it and split it between two people. Absolutely incredible!
Reconsumed a few days ago, August 1stish, 2011. Dank. Pure dank. Tastes almost fully like wine at this point with a small hint of carbonation at the back end. Beautiful creation here!!
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to jimmack. Cloudy mahogany body with a grayish, beige head. Nice sour aroma with some appealing apple cider and red wine vinegar qualities plus some old woody characters. Medium tart, balanced flavor like sour cherries and apple butter. Excellent stuff.