madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th May 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks Bruce for this Swiss delight. Hazy amber beer, little pale tan head. Light crispy palate, slightly dry. Sweet cream - notably sweet! Nice contrast of Flemish red sourness and a little white wine in the background. Subtle strawberry. Overall it is just a touch too acidic to make it a rare 3.8 sour for me but this is a tasty and interesting beer.
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Big thanks to the host! Pours lightly hazy (end of bottle) gold with a fine, creamy white head. Loads of tart berries in the nose, acetic tang, funk, sweat. Medium sweet flavor, rich, plenty of tangy fruits, some berries, decent funk, some light vinegar, touches of wood. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Good tart fruit finish, light warmth, some acidity, berries, funk, sweat. I like this one.
Gethinbeer (2158) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber colour with quick dissipating head and lace. Fruit, yeast spice aroma. Fruit punch flavour of apples, cinnamon and nutmeg, rather sweet with a sour finish. Smooth texture of toffee and caramel. Easy to drink, considering the strength.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of fiulijn.Deep amber/tawny pour with a little bit of white head that quickly fades away. Low carbonation and no lacing at all. The nose is lovely - intense oaky character with a little bit of white grape, rustic maltiness and a little bit of funkiness. A lovely vineous oakiness and a lingering tartness. Mild acetic notes that accentuate the sweet fruity notes in the beer. There is also a little bit of white pepper and some mild fruity notes. Warming really intensifies the bright fruitiness. It’s quite delicious.
GT2 (8444) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL from Tipples in Gainesville, FL for $18. Wheeew. Shared with my mother and grandmother. Flatter glowing cranberry pour. Sharp acetic and salty nose. Taste is sharp cranberry and raspberry, salty, phlegm inducing. Sharp, sour palate. My grandmother could not drink it unfortunately, too acetic. She said she would have liked to cook with then, then said, "I hope it wasn’t $20 a bottle." It was :(
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours light caramel brown. Nose of soured red fruits, white wine, oak, muscat grapes and caramel. Taste is the same but with touch of acetone in the finish. Medium body.
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier
Hazy dark amber color with red shades; small frothy head. It has the usual BFM funky aroma, with just a higher fruity accent, and some cask tone too; light sweat, deep. Good body strength, strong BFM funky flavor, with some acetone (maybe too much), moderate sweetness (more than usual), nice and delicate grape fruitiness (muscat like).
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty beer here on draft. Similiar smell and taste to all of the series, vinegar, slight funk, rich maltiness. BUt this one is much more winey and vinous, some tannins, vey nice.
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Murky caramel-colored ale with a brief, fat-bubbled, white head. The aroma is a mélange of sour cherries, red wine and caramel along with a trace of oak. Full-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor offers sour cherries, grape SweeTarts and dark wine layered upon a rumor of red wine vinegar. Finishes tart and fruity with only a suggestion of bread-crust bitterness. World class beer!
Huhzubendah (2553) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer appears fairly hazy and auburn colored with only a faint trace of head that dissipates hastily. The aroma brings acetic and lactic funk, sourness, cherries, oak. A terrific smelling beer. The flavor is both tart and sour, with a lovely balance of oak, fruit, wine. A nice tannic, vinous chcracter throughout. Alcohol presence is there but well hidden. Carbonation is light with an acetic yet smooth feel on the palate. An elegant beer. I would happily have this again.