nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - AUG 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Shyam. Pours a murky shade of brown with a trim white head. Smells predominantly of cherries and oak. Tastes of each with added notes of caramel and distant vanilla. Much more basic than I was expecting -- but a decent beer, regardless.
17Beer (217) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Barnyard, crabapple aromas. Appearance cloudy just like apple cider in color. Almost no head light carboinnation. tastes of barnyard and granny smith sour apples and yeast. Refreshing bier de garde.
matjet (1) - - APR 19, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tasted the 2006 version on 4/18/15. This great beer still tastes remarkably fresh despite it’s age. It is holding up extremely well and aging very slowly. I found it sitting on the shelf in the store. Compared to the 2013 it is still very acidic with just a hint of increased malt in the background. Carbonation is light to moderate, unchanged compared to the 2013, just perfect for this beer. Aroma: Lovely balsamic vinegar blended with apple cider, vanilla, with a hint of leather, cherries and peaches in the background. No hint of hop bitterness. It has subtle but noticeable barnyard funk, hay and aged cheese along with the bread on dough. The taste parallels the aroma; it is incredibly complex and well balanced despite the high acidity. The mouth feel is delightfully velvety and viscous, but not syrupy. This beer tastes like a super concentrated, super complex great OUDE GEUZE. It is fascinating and absolutely delicious. It is built to age well for a long, long time. Be forewarned; This unusual beer will not appeal to everyone. I consider this an ’extreme on the edge beer’. If you don’t like complex sour beers with funk, this is not for you. I rate this and the 2011, 2012, 2013 (and all the Grand Cru versions) 100+.
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Sampled with Jerome. Wow an amazing red sour, peppery tannic qualities but sournes sand funk, cherry skins, tart fruit, acidicty.
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a murky brown with paperthin beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is funk and sour fruit. Thin mouth with cherry skin, oak, light funk, lingering tartness, good.
BrewHaMeister (427) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a murky toilet brown with no chunks. Aroma is caramel, leather, basement, and tart cherries. Flavor is acidic tart. Tasty.
bytemesis (6727) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours murky chestnut, small off white head, good lacing. Aroma is funky basement, oxidized sugars, mushroom. Flavor is light sweet, light tart, light funk. Medium body, good carb.
DuffMan (9542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with friends on game night. Murky orange amber, minimal head formation. Musty, yeasty aroma, light acetic sourness. Mouthfeel is tampered by low carbonation, but the flavours are nice enough: unripened berries, caramel, yoghurty lactic sourness, musty cork.
wedgie9 (2633) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 10/7/14 with the Savages from a capped 750mL bottle sent to me as an awesome extra in a trade. Pours muddy brown orange with an average tan head that leaves thick lace. The nose is vinous, super sour, nice caramel malt, and super funky. The flavor is a bit maltier and oaky, with the sourness coming through a bit less vinous, but very balanced. The body is full with just under average carbonation and a long, nicely sour and caramel malt finish.
JBPortland (1489) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours semi-clear ruby blood red with small finger of head. Nose is tart musty dark cherry, damp tree bark, molasses, brown sugar. Taste is tart sweet dark fruits, cherry, berries, red grape, musty wet wood. Finish is semi sweet tart mildly acidic fruit, faint metallic coppery note which eventually fades as it warms, woody funk, vinous fruit.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The body has a dark and murky appearance with a dark brownish burgundy color and some lighter reddish high lights. Near the edges of the glass there are some tine bubbles of carbonation. The head is a small, creamy off white layer of foam that slowly fades to just a small ring of tiny bubbles. Lacing is slick and minimal. Its aroma has nice tart fruit, funky earthy yeast notes with a hint of oak. The flavor starts with a semi-sweet malty base with a wonderfully complex mix of dry tart fruit, funky earthy east and wood. Some fruit notes that pop out are sour cherries, dry wine like grapes, and tart apple skins. All these flavors work in perfect harmony and its 11%abv is well hidden. It adds another layer of complexity and mellow warmth to the palate. It has a medium body with a silky light texture and soft carbonation.