Huhzubendah (3542) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is dark ruby to auburn in color with a small, bubbly head.
The aroma is bold and complex, offering booze, grapes, oak, funk, lacto and acetic presence, bourbon, tart fruit, syrup. Wow.
The flavor is assertive and complex. The grappa seems to come through more than the other barrels. The beer leads off with an alcoholic sweetness and prominent liquor, then finishes with a tart and sour combo. Cherry presence, even cherry cough syrup, in the best possible way. This beer runs the gamut of flavor profiles.
Sticky and palate coating. A beer to sip and savor.
I could have sipped this all night, but alas, one snifter was all I could manage on this occasion. I would definitely have / buy this again. Recommended.
oh6gdx (25459) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@vPBFII. Hazy orangeish colour, small white head. Aroma is tart wood, some yeast, caramel and some spices. Flavour is very similar. And strangely enough it seems infected sour to me in the flavour.
olio (9368) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours hazy copper color with a small head. Aroma of juice, berries and fruits. Flavor of dark berries, yeast and some fruity notes. Too juicy.
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cl bottle (11%) @ wPBF’13
Aroma has vinegar, sour cherries and earthy notes. Flavour is quite tart with wood, oaky notes, currant juice and currants. Too much juice here.
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a cloudy amber brown colour with a white head. Aroma is very tart with sour berries, caramel and some bread-like notes. Flavour of sweet caramel, tart berries, salt, bread and some herbal notes. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes strong on tart berries and some herbs. Nicely balanced.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Watering Hole, Yoyogi. Cloudy red/brown - offwhite edges. Aroma of metal and some overfermented fruits. Nice sourish. Coconut. Fruity. Red berries. Rubber. Light bitterness. Sparkling notes. Nice.
BiddleBrau (1168) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Memphis taproom. Murky wood brown with decent head. Sour oaky nose. Milder sour profile candy sweetness fuller palate, definitely a twist on the style. Not quite as clean as others I’ve had.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straight from Switzerland... Thanks Nate! Pours a deep red amber with minimal head. Smells of funky apples and musty cellar. Taste is apples, vinegar, and tart funk. Good carbonation.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the tap poured a deep amber color with a good amount of head. Light tart malty flavor with a lasting aftertaste.
KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 750 cl bottle. Cloudy red-brown with lace. Big malty nose, cherry, fruits, dust, caramel, vanilla. Great malt. Sweet-and-sour flavor, with oak, soft wood, vanilla. Very elegant and refined. Great caramel sweetness interacts with sour and funk.
Draught at Watering Hole 7/4/8/4/16. Big sour nose with yogurt, cherry, funk, nice dark amber to maroon color. Soft body, flavors of yogurt, cherry, some chocolate, light sourness but tart fruit, lots of it. Soft, oily palate. Daon’t taste the alcohol at all. Great.