bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #1357 05.12.2014 330mL bottle #5 from the 2014 Craft BeerAdvent Calendar - Pours a deep reddish brown with a bubbly head that disapparates rather quickly. Aroma is balsamic vinegar, oak - rich, fruity texture. Palate is well balanced - lots of tart balsamic sweetness, and very sour. Well achieved and devastatingly underappreciated.
Grzesiek79 (4000) - 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%
michele85 (14) - Parma, ITALY - OCT 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged beer, special mixture of a christmas beer and a flemish sour. Smell is fruity and oaky, taste is well balanced between hot spices - a fruity sweetness and a delicious sour and aged note. Really nice huge head. One of the best italian beers Iíve ever had
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBAC Day 5: whooo! Cloudy orange pour with a finger of foamy head, no lacing. Decent amount of sediment which settled quickly. Funky, earthy aroma. I wasnít expecting a Belgian Sour in the calendar so this was an awesome surprise! Very tart flavour up front, crazy sour cherry and lemon notes. Some yeasty funk and spices linger on the tongue afterwards.
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful 750mL bottles, the Italians know how to do it up right. The beer rises up the neck after popping, but no gushing, very manageable. Thus, it pours with a beautiful, large, pillow-y, long lasting head. Color is a dark copper amber. Its a loud beer. The beer itself, take one part tart and wild, add a Belgian-esque yeastiness, , some cereal Belgian malts, and compound it with a vigorous carbonation. Spices, what spices, all overwhelmed by the wild/tart character. Loved to drink it, beautiful stuff, but wont pay that price tag in the future. Santa donít come cheap in Italy.
Bill Becker (807) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís 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 canít 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 Iíll take a guess and say itís fruity like in sou r cherries. Funk, yep. Spicy, quite bitter, guessing itís 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 donít know aboot this being a top choice for a Christmas brew, but itís very good. +$27 will me think twice aboot buying it again, though.
shorlin (721) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Have to rate this quickly so I can finish it! Colour is a bit muddy amber copper. Not much carb. Aroma is funky cherry and standard Flemish red stuff. Taste is Puckery tart with cherry and funk. Bit thin and not effervescent. Nice sour.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle at redlight redlight. Very floral aromas, spicy hops, rich malt aromas. Pours orange amber with a thin white head. Very floral in the taste too, fruity malts, tropical fruits, light, sweet citrus with hints of spice, grains of paradise maybe even corriander. Very interesting beer, reminiscent of a Fantome.
MrGGen (331) - ITALY - DEC 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Versa marrone scuro velato con una schiuma bianca. Profumo di lievito di birra belga, chiodi di garofano, e alcune altre spezie. Buon sapore,leggermente dolce.A tratti ha qualcosa della Orval,in altri dolce e acida.Interessante
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours orange amber with a thin white head. Aroma is floreal, with spicy hops and malty. Taste is similar with fruity malts, sweet citrus with hints of spice. This beer has been a great surprise!