TBone (14780) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber color, small white head. Tart, cherryish aroma. Medium-bodied, but a bit weak for this ABV. Tartness, cherry, lots of alcohol. A bit simplier than many other BFMs.
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle I’ve been hanging onto for a good long while. Pours a nice more hazy copper red hue, some gentle brownish red glow on the edges as it settles. Some darkness in the middle is a bit muted. An offwhite foamy layer sits atop, dies down small and laces small overall, mellow stick around. Aromas present a mix of sour fruit, apple and cherries, touches of raisin and dark fruit mix with some sweeter caramel, toasty malts and firmer lactic element. Some touches of wood hit firmly, oaky and a bit vinous. Initial is sweeter than anticipated, showing caramel and sour red fruit, dark fruit, and gentle toffee. A bit nutty, some firm oak, lactic acidity hit the palate. Touches of biscuits, gentle vinegar as we keep pressing on. Some sweeter elements at times, a bit more tannic into the backend, firmer wood, red wine, vinous qualities. Still overall a firmer body and sweetness remain than anticipated, raisins, plums, dried cherries. Finish is tapered out sourness, more mellow with a firmer body, a bit sticky at times. Odd flow to this one.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed dark amber ale with a very thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with wild character, lactic acid, wood extract, complex. In mouth, a beautiful complex mix of sweet cherry and earthy lactic notes, well done. Sampler at Battle of the Belgians at Jimmys 43.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Bronze beer with a low dark cream head. Tart and light sour aroma with red fruit. Tart and light sour flavor with dark/red fruit and light oak. Medium bodied. Tart and light sourness lingers with light acetic notes, red fruit, light oak, and light malt.
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sampling at Lefty’s place. Thanks to Takahara-kun! Supremely sour nose, with prunes and light sauerkraut. Hazy copper color. Medium sourness in initial: apples and sweet dark fruits / wonderfully smooth finish. Thin-medium body. Well-modulated sour flavors. Aroma is great.
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown with no head but some fizzy rising bubbles. Aroma of sour fruit and yeast. Taste of sour cherries and earthiness.
mar (5063) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddled amber with a light ring of head. Nose is wood, tart, sour, acidic, and bugs. Easy palate, cherry, sour, tart, acidic, wood, dry, great finish.
Rifaldo (35) - Torello, SPAIN - OCT 5, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Somies amb una olor amb un gust, un aroma que et porti a records que tenies amagats a l’inconcient, un sabor cítric, vi jove, sidrà i l’acidesa de la lima, aquella dolçor de la fruita. Impressionat. Top five de les birres. Busqueu-la.
JulienHuxley (4633) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy red pour with no head, completely flat pouring. Aroma is earthy, birch bark, cherries, faint acetic notes, light citrus. Flavor is unfortunately a tad gastric, woof. Good cherry notes, malty, booze and caramel complete the flavors. Palate is a bit hot, dead flat, definitely on the winey side of things but just generally lacks a bit of enjoyability.
zvikar (4091) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Pours an orange hazy with floaties and a small head, aroma of vomit, sourness, brett and fart, flavor is sour with pickles, cherry sourness, vinegar, medium bodied