Marduk (5848) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Clear brown color. Tiny size, white head, stays. Vinegar, sweet, fruity, sake, apples in aroma. Complex aroma. Sour, acidic, fruity, twiggy, sweet in taste. Crisp mouthfeel. Sweet acidic apples and tannins in aftertaste. Nice full body. Very drinkable brew.
FatPhil (13046) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut!
Very pleasant sour aroma, gently woody, but not over-oaky, some berry hints. Very sharp palate, lovely sourness, but no vinegar fortunately - this is ageing done correctly. Finish magnificent, the sharp berriness hangs around for ever, and mellows to a lovely sweet red bruin. Balance between sweetness of the base beer and the sourness from the ageing is just right.
martjoobolut (2721) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016 Pours dark amber with beige head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is sour, fruits, citrus, lemon, some vinegar. Flavor is sour and somewhat sweet, acidic notes, lemon, sour cherries, vinous and slightly woody. Finish is sour cherries with touch of malty sweetness. Overall: good.
suurjuust (2736) - ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish amber beer, small off-white head. Nose is fruity, tart, some sugars, red berries. Flavor is tart, dry, woody, berries, fruit. Very tart and dry finish, some citrus, lingering wood and slightly sweet malt. Slightly vinous mouthfeel. Not overly complex bit nocely balanced.
Listigovers (819) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Funky sour smell, ruby red and hazy. Taste is sour and winey, fairly rich body, not too funky, really nice and smooth despite the acidity.
CaptainTilven (146) - Nancy, FRANCE - MAR 22, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red body with brown reflections; fine bubbles; rather hazy; light beige foam very fine and quickly fading while remaining. Aromas of candied sour cherry, sour apple, woody. In first place, flavors are the same as aromas - delicious; ending is round; a lot of body, with the vividness of sourness. Actually complex and balanced, as indicated by the brewer. Matches very well a potée lorraine.
cervmagpt (622) - PORTUGAL - MAR 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 23B). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown (BBF 13.10.18). AROMA: moderate-high sour aroma, more forward than a moderate orange and red fruits/wine aroma. APPEARANCE: red body with orange highlights and translucent. moderate ivory head with average retention. TASTE: initial sour and acidic flavor with notes of aged red wine, red wine barrel and faint vanilla from wood. malt notes almost absent. low bitterness with an acidic finish. PALATE: medium-low body with medium carbonation. OVERALL: a red flanders with less fruit and malt presence than other examples, giving more emphasis on the sour profile.
TEJA (2121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big fluffy light brown head. Clear dark amber color. Fresch lemon acidity. Apricot aroma. Dry finnish and tiny bitterness.
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rounding out a week of sampling new new world sours, I grabbed an old world one just before departure. Poured warms it is heavily carbonated with that thin head of a good sour, champagne brown body. The aroma reminds me of my tour in the Cantillon brewery some years back - musty, wood, summer heat in a Brussels park. The flavour is an absolute perfect mix of sourness - light and intense citrus, leaves no cloying notes or weird hints of something else. This is the sour to measure all others by - way up there for sure.
mike_77 (5062) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red colour and a thin head. Aroma of glacé cherries, wood and sherry vinegar. First sip is intensely sour but it seems to mellow out slightly later. Fine, intense carbonation. There’s just enough sweetness to tone down the sourness. The cherries are not overwhelming either so in the end it’s alright.