Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at beers of the world party. Aroma is sweet with dark fruits, plums and a very tart nail polish funk. Pours dark brown, thick and syrup-like with absolutely no carbonation whatsoever. Taste is very tart with a cloying nail polish taste. Some dark fruit and brown sugar notes are there but overall distractingly funky. Unless this was intentional, I’m fairly certain this beer is infected.
rubbishystuff (1870) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flip top, No head at all. Puckery smokey taste, slick mouth feel. Very odd stuff. Not so much to my taste.Label should do more to indicate that this is a sour ale. Serving: Bottle
GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4 ounce draft at ChurchKey poured into a tasting snifter. 2014 Batch #2 (Blend of Alex Le Rouge & La Torpille. Partially aged 3 months in rum barrels and partially aged 8 months in stainless steel tanks). Pours black with light tan head, good lacing. Aromas of vinegar, dark fruit, tart notes. Tasting notes of big tart notes, vinegar, grapes, dark fruit, red wine, rum. Medium body with a very dry finish. Low carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel.
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle form Knightly. 9.99% ABV. Black syrupy pour with almost no head and some legs. Intense aroma from 3 feet away, deep plum & raisin, bitter chocolate, hint of smoke, acidic roast, subtle salty soy sauce. Flavor is tart grape juice, cherries, acidic coffee and anise. Medium to heavy bodied with a bitter coffee finish. Pretty tasty beer.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Dark black with a hint of brown and a thin ring of bubbly head. Fades quickly.
S - Dark caramel malts, sour cherries and other dark fruits, acidity, oak, vanilla, and some booze.
T - Dark caramel malts, sour cherries, other dark fruits, acidity, some chocolate, oak, vanilla, and some booze.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, sour, and warming finish.
D - Interesting Eisbock. A bit off balanced and could use some carbonation.
rand (1299) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 33 cl de erzbierschof.ch. Aspect et couleur d’huile de vidange, mousse absente. Nez fruité avec de l’aigreur et du boisé, pruneau sec, vinaigre balsamique, sauce soja. La bouche est aigre-douce, avec une acidité vineuse, du fruité de cerise et pomme aigre, du réglisse, des notes balsamiques et vinaigrées. Une bière aigre à l’ancienne qui aurait sa place à Oudenaarde. Intéressante et je boirai la 2ème bouteille sans trop de procrastination.
oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 Bottle shared by Marcus. Color is Brown. No head. Taste is sour with a vinegar smell and taste.
ketchepillar (1152) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Maggie says cherries and a log. Cherry, acetic acid, like light Rodenbach. Medium sour. Kristen has nothing to say.
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devman171 (1047) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Max’s. Pour is murky reddish brown with low head, aroma is light tart and sweet fruits. Taste is Flanders style tart with a big thick sweet and sour finish, nice one
eduardovl (938) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle served in a snifter glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown almost black color forming no head. I’ve tried to put it let say, aggressively and then it formed some big bubbled brown head. Low retention and no lacings. BFM strong beers style
S: Sour and vinegar, slight sweet and very malty in the nose. Strong notes of caramel and roasted malts. A bit too fruity to the style. Light notes of alcohol
T: Slightly sweet and roasted malts upfront. Overall sour taste with a mild bitter hoppy end
M: Heavy and molasses body. Very low carbonation. Sour to bitter aftertaste
O: Good drinkability but, a difficult beer. Not a Bock beer for sure, not a Eisbock either. It’s far too sour and too bitter to the style. However, I would recommend it to sour and aggressive beer lovers. From my favorite Swiss brewery!
[ BA Review @ 2/9/2013 ]