kbudd19 (981) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Labeled as Krampus special, not sure if this the right place to enter this but others have put the same version here. Muddy reddish brown pour, aroma is sour funk, tart cherries, leather and oak. Taste is tart funk, cherries, acidic, oak, light sweetness, with a tart sour finish. Very reminiscent of a sour brown, and very tasty.
kerenmk (3816) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at tderoeck’s place. Thanks tderoeck. 7.11.14 Gent. Hazy brown, white foam. Funky, nutty, sour aroma. Nutty and mildly sour taste. Medium body, mildly funky sour aftertaste.
brainwafer (33) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reeks of sour fruits and boozy fermentation, pour up a light but cloudy copper color, little head,..overwhelming sour flavor unlike any fruit sour ive ever tasted, makes it hard to detect any lingering flavors, maybe apples almost like a cider..deffiently a beer that at first your apprehensive of but as you sip you start to enjoy it more and more..
Bill Becker (730) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s a cloudy colour of rust, 1 finger head of foam that lasts and lasts. Decent lacing.
The nose is of brett, spice and sour goodness. More Brett than sour so I can’t quite pull out what the sour consists of. Maybe when I taste it..Same goes for the spice which, from the label, suggests Star Anise.
Tastewise, the sour is prominent and I’ll take a guess and say it’s fruity like in sou r cherries. Funk, yep. Spicy, quite bitter, guessing it’s coming from the star anise. Overall, very tasty for a sour.
Medium body and carbonation. the alcohol seems to be very well hidden, so drinkability is very good.
I don’t know aboot this being a top choice for a Christmas brew, but it’s very good. +$27 will me think twice aboot buying it again, though.
ljthiessen (1034) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky amber with TONS of sediment. I’m wondering if there are a few versions of this beer that aren’t listed on RB, because this is definitely a sour, but I see other reviewers have also tasted sour in this beer. Fairly tart sour aroma, touch of vanilla and some soft fruits. Medium sour tart flavour. Pretty tasty and nicely balanced sour, assuming it’s intentional.
Ferris (10775) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Soured caramel malts, light spice and sine tart fruit. Cloudy golden brown with a small white head. Cherry tart, soured malts and spice with a vinegar. Very tart and nice, I like it.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. 8/13/14. Pours almost translucent amber with a fluffy, very active cream colored head. Aroma is sour, spicy, plums, toffee, biscuit, dark fruits, perhaps a hint of bile. Taste is spicy (something strange? cumin? is this the star anise?), earthy, sour fruits, treacle, brown sugar, cloves, raisins, plums, warming; finish is dark fruits and spice. Nice lacing throughout. Medium-low carbonation. Mouth feel is full, oily; not coating. Not bad, but not great. If you’re looking for a Krampus-inspired beer, there are a few others to grab before this one.
Grzesiek79 (3819) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dobre piwo, smaczne tresciwe podobne do mocnych belgijskich ale. Fajna butelka ciezkawa z zwezana szyjka. Piwo ma krewowa bezowa piane sredniej wielkosci. Kolor brazowo bursztynowy. Mocno metne, ciezko bylo wymieszac resztki z dna butelki. W smaku trufle sliwka nieco rumu i daktyli. Lekko cierpkie, wytrawna koncowka. Tresciwe i zlozone polecam to spore piwo o zawartosci alk 9%
DuffMan (8942) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared at the lake with Parksy, May long weekend. Very hazy golden amber. Spicy, malty, and lightly sour. I’m not certain whether is is meant to be soured or whether it is infected, but intentional or not, the sourness lends a lovely character. Nice balance. More enjoyable than anticipated.
nuplastikk (5612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle at Maxs. 2008, consumed in 2012...uh oh. Unfiltered orange-tan, big gushing head. Lively and effervescent. Spiced Italian action, kind of intense. Odd aroma, acetone spice amber malt. Sort of like a Belgian Xmas beer stripped of malt depth. Grows on you, quite unique. Spiced amber. Assumably past it’s prime, but still bubbly and drinkable.