cpetrone84 (959) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A-pours a dark orangish amber color, very hazy, with a bubbly creamy very light tan head.
S-the nose is pretty solid, notes of earthiness to it with a nice amount of tartness. the tart cherries play in well, maybe a touch of acetic acid, the oak is very faint.
T-a light malt base is taken over by a strong tart cherry flavor, the vinegar is light, dry oak is present with a hint of metallic flavor in the very back with a little spiciness to it.
M-good carbonation balances a syrupy medium body with a crisp and lightly dry finish. its a little grainy on the palate but still feels soft and comfortable.
D-this is pretty straight forward and hides the alcohol very well. the sweet to tart ratio is balanced very well, not much else happening but still pretty enjoyable.
GT2 (5658) - Riverslime, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375mL VJ2 thanks to BrainLayer. Typical pour from this series: hazy strawberry with tepid bubbles. No head formation. Nose is quite nice: bourbon barrel, lavender, red wine barrel funk, fruit leather, sugary liquor, noticeable booze. Taste is a bit thinner, wood tannins, neutral vinous palate albeit slightly watery. Palate is lacking. Not really sour or even tart. Body is sort of voided.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color. The aroma has balsamic vinegar and some red wine. High abv, which also comes through in the aroma. Flavor is sour and has an underlying wine and berry quality. Low carbonation. Full flavored and great palate. An excellent beer.
beernbourbon (1146) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is pretty much still copper with a slight cloudiness. Aroma is very funky with hints of barnyard, funk, and hay. Smells very smooth and rich. Flavor is quite a bit different. Extremely woody with notes of bitterness, light funk, and faint cherry. This is some intense stuff. Glad to try it, but only need it once.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle (VJ1). Hand bottled April 09, Brewed in 2008. Poured a hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of yeast, wood, some lighter grapes, and some funk. Tastes of grapes / vinous (lots more than the aromas), citrus, wood, and funk. Lively body. Side x side with the 2009 vintage which was flatter, tarter and more alcohol.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
RBESG 2010, magnum bottle
Explosive bottle quite gushing; cloudy amber color; nice creamy head. There is the classic BFM sour aroma, but more delicate than usual, with wood, lightly vinous, very elegant. The body strength is medium, also because of the high carbonation; malt flavor, with mild sourness and wine character, very well balanced, with also a light residual sweetness. The final is woody. This version is sublime, elegant, very well balanced.
nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle thanks to Delerium on BA. Pours cloudy reddish-amber with a lasting 1.5-finger off-white head and decent lacing. The aroma is rather funky with caramel apple notes, pretty nice. Good flavor, once again caramel apple, funky but only mildly sour, a little sweet even. White wine and funky cheese notes as well, with a decent oaky presence. Medium-bodied with mild acidity and soft carbonation. A tasty and complex beer overall, this Good Dog Yellow Wine is.
Glouglouburp (5562) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A woody, dry, fruity, acidic and slightly funky ale. A fun beer
How: Bottle 375ml. Consumed when over 1 year of age. Bottle sent to me by ditmier, Thanks a lot Eric
The look: Cloudy dark dirty orange body topped by a small beige head
In long: Strong nose has typical Flemish Sour characteristics (oaky sourness and all) as well as horse blanket. Strangely the taste does not match the aroma. Not very intense at all. Dry wood, dried citrus fruits, dried apples, a bit of leather and grapefruits (almost bretty), white grapes, red grapes, dust, horse blanket. Mild-medium acidity level, very low sourness. Well carbonated. The beer is smooth enough (relative to the style) to be almost sessionnable. Very different from its Trousseau Barrel sister beer. Not bad but a bit pricey for what it is. If only I could have back all the money I have spent on beer so far. If only. I would have so much more money to spend on beer.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle marked VJ1 bottle April 2009, shared with steptin at Max’s. Amber color, small off white head. Aroma of port wine, Christmas spice, in a combination that works nicely. Taste has slightly sour peach, white wine, earth. Interesting stuff, definitely worth seeking out.
Holy (817) - GERMANY - SEP 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Travlr, 1 pint bottle in Baltimore. Unfiltered golden brown color with yeast hanging in the glass. Nice sour cherry aroma that transfers to the palate. Strong cherry flavor without overwhelming sourness. Very enjoyable beer!
JCB (3798) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle, enjoyed during the JCB family reunion in SF. Rock on! Kind of a soupy pour, once amber but now heavily clouded and mostly still. Complex nose with wine, leather, citrus, and a sharply herbal quality that is almost Fantome-ish. Medium mouthfeel, occasionally a bit oily. The various elements in the nose come together only moderately well, at times clashing too much (leaving a medicinal remainder) and at times coming together to make a nicely tart brew, with moderate astringency leaving room for depth. Overall, decent but not overwhelming.