durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour from the Paradiso at Dupont Circle. Pours deep reddish brown with nary a bubble. Nose is tart, with notes of oak, dark malts, tannins, vanilla, cherries, and acetic notes almost but not quite getting to the level of fingernail polish. Taste is both sweet and tart, with a dry finish. Surprisingly smooth for 11%.
kindacold (213) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish brown, no head. Smells sweet, sour, and funky. Sweet a bit like an orange, sour like lemon and vinegar, and almost a cheese like funk. So delicious. Finishes clean and crisp.
keepersj12 (2814) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown with a red tint, thin head. The aroma is sour and funky. The taste is sour and funky, a hint of fruity sweetness to balance the sour. Very dry and refreshing.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amber red with a decent off-white head. Aroma is tart fruit, grape juice, vinegar, oak, funk. Taste is initially sweet fruit and oak with vinegar and the perfect amount of tart funk hitting later and lasting nicely in the finish. Perfectly balanced and easy drinking with alcohol well-hidden. great beer, got better as it sat open awhile.
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 750ml. Complex, deeply delicious and dangerously drinkable. Quite similar to the past vintages.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scent is a bit of funk and some bile. Taste is better, calm sour almost a bit of a vegetable/tomato like flavor in there.
sir__v (824) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color: dark purple beer without head and carbonization. Smell: sour, acid, red fruits. Taste: red fruits, wine, sour and acid. Aftertaste: sugar complexity, wine.
vtafro (4042) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Hazy brine pour with tan head. Tart fruit tones, some woody and liquor aroma tones. Flavor has woody and fruit, very tart tones and some off almost paint thinner flavors.
Iphonephan (3858) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at church key in Washington DC. Pours a hazy amber with a head of large short lived bubbles. Sour notes mixed with toffee in the nose. Barrel aging really mutes the funk. Lovely beer.
hallinghansen (2144) - Odense S, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Ulfborg. Unclear golden body with a small white head. Aroma and flavor is berries, oak, fruit, brett and caramel.