Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy dark amber to red with almost no head. The aroma is wood dry with a slight touch of residual sugar. Tones of tart cherries, rhubarb, unripe gooseberries, unripe green apples, basement, sharp mold, tiny barnyard, dry red wine/dry port, white grapes, citric acid, dried plums, vinegar and a light whisper of cheese. The nose is concentrated and well balanced but a bit out of focus. A whisper of almond paste-like alcohol is present. The flavour is dry and tiny bitter with tones of cherries, rhubarb, basement, light horse blanket, mold, wood, vinegar bitter grapefruit peel and lemon. The mouthfeel sticky without any sweetness. Light to medium carbonated. Long, super dry finish with notes of citrus, wood and wild yeast. Medium bodied. This is a fantastic example of strong sour ale with a lot of personality!
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy hazelnut brown colour with a small bubbly grey head. Colour is interesting to stare at but overall it’s just ok looking even in a clean wine glass. Aroma is superb with both malty fruityness and acidic oaky berry fruits alongside mild grape, cherries, pure oak and dirt! Mouthfeel is a bit heavy, slightly sticky but still going down fairly easy. Flavour is a lovely blend of sour oak, malty fruit, bitter grape and a dry, warming finish with acid similar to a red wine. Very complex and fun to drink but perhaps a tad too much bitterness in the finish.. I still appreaciate the grape characteristics though.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours out in a hazy deep red colour. Small tan-coloured head. Distinct strong aroma of black cherries wood, lingonberries, plums and port. Full-bodied with strong and balsamic notes of over-riped cherries, oak, yeast, mild spces and red berries. Long fruity and woody finish og tart red berries, lemon-zest and balsamic vinegar. I must say that this nearly beats the top examples from Liefmans and Rodenbach.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a clear amber red with a slight beige head. Aroma of a flanders red, tart, with some wood, fruit, and light spice. Taste is also tart, some dark fruit, grape/wine, light alcohol, mild malt. Finish is also tart and fruity. Very nice beer.
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
beautyfull hazy copperish brown
smells sourish-sweetish, and of wood-resins, a hint of good old port
tasts both woody and fruity, and of warm alcohol, fruityness like dried plums, maltyness too
aftertaste a good sourness ( not harsh) warm alcohol, bitterness
Embrouille (2778) - SWITZERLAND - APR 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled at Solothurner Biertage 2009. Similar to the Saint Bon-Chien 2007. Possibly slightly more sour. Excellent.
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 27, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottled@Solothurner Biertage 2009 - cloudy red-brown colour with a little beige foam; vinous nose, very sourish and vinegar-like, prune and alcohol are noticeable too; very moderate carbonation, oily and quite sticky, full malt body, very sour yet very drinkable; long sourish finish with robust and long lasting notes of red fruits - what a beer!