bastarda (385) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared @ DE-CH-F-TriStateTasting, with special thanks to Embrouille!
Nose: hints of white grapes, vinegar, oak, raspberries, taste has a pineapple-like touch, very surprising, also a very balanced beer, never could have guessed the abv.
bartlebier (3255) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
37,5 cl bottle courtesy of embrouille@1st Freiburg Tri-state tasting, merci vielmals! Nice label, that does not even need to feature that self-aggrandising NYTimes accolade so prominently. A crema of sherry, oak and oud bruin balsamics compose a very inviting nose. Taste is smooth, with a layered depth to old fruits provided by a strong oak component: dry, thankfully not as laden with lactic-fructose as some oud bruin examples as Rodenbach Grand Cru. Well-balanced and immensely drinkable CH sour.
jaghana (5334) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 37,5cl @ 1st RB DE-CH-F Tasting. An cloudy amber red beer with good head. Nose is exceptional with oak, caramel, vinegar and red fruits notes. Aroma is on apricot, wood, vinegar notes , tart, lactic, over ripped apple, relative astringency, very complex. Alcohol is still well hidden; very nice.
Martinus (4362) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear brown colour, white head. Sour flavour, citrus, lactic acid, wine, sour apple, pear, quite fruity.Rather sour flavour, tart berries, funk, wood notes, gooseberries, light white wine. Tart finish, citrus, hint of wood. Nice!
(from 75cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent. Shared by DomienS. Thanks!!)
Nocturne (1716) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Vivid shade of red. Smells malty and very vinous. Tastes of sticky, jam-like fruit, hedgerow fruit I’d say. Light vinegar. Fair bit of heat kicking through it all. Quite fascinating and unique, but would prefer it less hot.
tom10101 (5005) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas during St-Bon-Chien World Tour. Side by side with the 2011 version. Hazy amber/orange with a huge of off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is winey with red fruits, light caramel, oak, light alcohol and light vinegar. Taste is moderately acidic with winey notes, red fruits and oak. Alcohol is very well hidden in the taste. Medium to full body. Low/moderate carbonation. Winey mouthfeel. Fruitier and more balanced than the 2011 version, but a little less tasty (but still very tasty). I think this one will age gracefully.
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from tap to glass. Hazy brown hue with white head that immediately dissipates. Aroma is honey, lactic, acetic, straw. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and low carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness with acidic sourness and an ethanol finish. Overall this is a great brew.
Bine (22) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not tasted in best condition. Not much head, amber hazy. sour, acetic, note of wood. No alcohol taste (for that strong beer I was amazed). A pleaseant wild ale but it’s a overrated/overpriced.
Fin (9305) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, Feb’ 2014 consumed at hone Thursday & Friday 24 & 25th April 2014 Wonderfully tart, I really wasn’t sure what to expect but really like this. Fruity with cherry then some soft oakiness, but with a big balsamic rush. Pours reddy/amber in colour a few bubbles dancing about but not the big head expected. I put one of those wine air sealer stoppers on this and it did the trick, still tastes great the following day. A6 A3 T8 P4 Ov15 3.6
gEUS (1685) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moeder Lambic. Really impressed by this beer! Pours clear ligh amber with reddish hints, small fine bubbly head. Aromas of caramel and forest fruits. Full body with an intense sweet-sour profile but marvelously balanced. This beer makes one sip again immediately after the previous one. Very dangerous...