bierkoning (10794) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Secret Santa, thanks! Dark amber color, no head. Vinous, oaky aroma with hints of yoghurt, lemon and vanilla. Malty, slightly sour oaky flavor with vanilla, sherry, lemon, salt and cognac. Amazing complexity, moderate sourness. Absolutely brilliant!
blutt59 (6094) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, VJ2 barrel, thanks to bu11zeye, ruby brown pour with a vinous, balsamic aroma, flavor is sweet dirty cherry, berries, malt vinegar, grape peel, my favorite of the three
Travlr (14468) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Austin and Terry at Trappeze. Hazi deep golden amber, very slight carbonation. Aroma of summer fruit, white wine, caramel. Taste is vanilla, butterscotch, funky caramel. Very nice.
BuckeyeBoy (2975) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3750ml Bottle 2009 vintage VJ2. Pours out amber/orange with a ring of a head. Aroma was cherries, barnyard, lemon zest, oak, and some light grape. Taste was as the aroma with a good anount of oak and barnyard.
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 vintage VJ2 bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazed copper body and no head. The aroma is packed with alcohol, fruity and a bit earthy. Very vinous. Flavors are vinous with hints of suntan lotion, cidery with alcohol. Somewhat smooth considering the ABV. No bubbles, a bit thin.
deyholla (7474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with others. Pours a hazy deep ruby amber with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a good amount of dry wine with sour fruits and a bit of backing sweet grains and funk. Flavor begins with sour fruits and a good amount of funk with acid and sweet grains.
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle marked VJ2 brewed 2009 thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium orange and honey color, still with no carbonation. Nose of moss, cranberry, wet barrel and cherry. Taste of wet barrel, tart tangerine, currant, cranberry, still with no carbonation. Nice wet barrel/tart finish.
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Hazy orange beer with yeast, small offwhite head. Sourish fruity aroma, grapes, sour, rubber, horse blanket. Sourish fruity flavor, citrus, grapefruit, spicy, sour, leather notes, grapes, some hop notes, vinous, some rubber.
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Clear amber color/ no head. Vanilla, cherry, mild barnyard aromas. Sweet tart flavors of vanilla, cherry, lemon, wet wood bug, earthy barnyard--good--.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 VJ2 vintage. The beer pours a reddish-amber color with no head. The aroma is heavy on the sour apples and toffee. The beer smells a lot like a heavy oaked chardonnay. The flavor is more of the same. There is some caramel malt, but the two main flavors are slightly sour apples and a lot of white wine notes. There is also some oak in the flavor. Not as sour as some of the other BFM sours I have tried. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A good, not great sour.