Beer5000 (5730) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle opened a bit more than one year after “best before date”. Have sampled this a few times previously within the BFD, but IMO the storage have just made this beer even more fantastic. Slightly unclear reddish amber body with a stable, moderate sized, dense off-white head. Aroma is wonderful smooth and complex, acidic berries, fruit, barnyard, malt, wood, light caramel and some dry fruit. Flavor is like aroma, both smooth and complex with a wonderful balance between sweet, sour, fruit, wood and funk. Nice tart fruit, sweet malt, caramel, balanced bitterness and mild funk. Fine balanced body and long lasting aftertaste with the same wonderful flavor. One of the best beers I have tasted regardless style.
Nische (1702) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours cloudy red with off white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Highly tart aroma with vinegar, strawberry, cherry, cranberry and balsamic vinegar. Tart taste with light citrus, cranberry and cherry. Clean tartness with light vinegar. Slightly tart finish.
arnold931 (1210) - Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy red with some off white head. Nose is light tart. Taste is like a nice port. Mildly sour. Nice.
Svesse (7683) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Reddish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity, sour nose with caramel, sour grapes, some balsamic vinegar, oak wood, dry white wine (Chardonnay?), grapefruit, barnyard, plums and apricots. Fruity, tart taste with notes of sour cherries, caramel, balsamic vinegar, red fruit, grapefruit, raspberries, oak wood and a dry and tart finish. Almost full body, dry. Excellent sour ale in brilliant balance. Lots of sour fruits, with alcohol well hidden. Brilliant stuff!
PriorL (3057) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
APPEARANCE : clear dark blond beer. Small unstable white head.
NOSE : sour fruity,
TASTE : sour, fruity, very balanced, really sour aftertaste. Lots of lactic taste
justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JAN 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. BBY date 02/15. Pours a lovely ruby brown. Small initial head followed by a rush of fine bubbles to form a nice medium cappuccino colored head. Nose is vinous and woody. Mouthfeel is light to medium and effervescent. Taste is an explosion of fruit flavors-- tart cherry, lemon, plum, apricot, followed by oak, caramel, and a lingering, slightly boozy sourness in the finish. An exceptional brew.
jandd1983 (3625) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It poured a copper color with a small white head. The aroma was sweet with some caramel, cherry, lemon and oak. The taste was similar to the aroma with cherry, lemon, plum and more oak. A little sour, but still very good.
Ernesto987 (5332) - Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, awesome sour. Lots of sweet tart flavors, Lactose and clean tartness, light on vinegar, rich molasses and caramel in there. Very nice.
Sigmund (6291) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle, probably from Vinmonopolet Kvadrat. ABV is 9.5%. Hazy orange to brown colour, moderate off-white head. Lovely aroma of brettanomyces / farmhouse, lemons, oak and bourbon. Sour / acidic flavour, red wine vinegar and lemons galore, also hints of oak and bourbon - an unusual combination. This must be the "whiskey sour" of the beer world.
DocLock (9365) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aged 750 cc. Hazy gold pour with off-white head. Nose is hops, citrus, lactic tartness, apricot. Tastes tart, lactic, with notes of fruit, citrus, hops, and a smooth finish.