daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber colored pour, light head. Toffee, caramel, cherrie, oaky vinegar, toasted grain.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Had this a long time ago but traded for it recently to try again. Pours a slightly murky brownish color with a light tan head. The nose is nice with notes of cherry, oak, and earth. Slight brett note as well. Medium mouthfeel. Tart and sweet at the same time with a nice cherry note. The oak definitely adds a nice earthy note to the flavor as well which balances out the sweetness. Oaky. Brett comes through nicely but not overpowering. Very solid.
AndySnow (5419) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sour, malt, funky, fruit.
Body: Full body with a medium carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, tart, caramel, fruit.
pushkinwow (2343) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opened at the end of year Ottawa tasting, this one right after LC #2. Similar hazy amber but with more sediment and a dark beige head. Tart, dry, fresh, oak, bourbon more present, brett, caramel malts again. Moderate body and carbonation, tart, brett with some oak and vanilla and booze notes, seems more balanced then the #2 but something seemed to be lacking a bit in this one (relative to #2) - still a good beer.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A reddish cognac ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a nice caramel malt with nice corky notes , cherries, Brett, very nice. In mouth, a beautiful complex mix of cherry and lactic acid, Gueuze like, very good. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml Bottle at home - Aroma of strawberry, vanilla, oaky cherry, follow but an extremly well blended medium sour body. Glowing ruby in color; a mild acidity leads to a nice little tart finish with a fruit character that lasts through the whole drinking experience. One of the most well crafted sours of the year for me and age worthy for sure.
JeffroDH (18) - - DEC 1, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 Poured from a 750mL bottle at a Boulevard beer dinner hosted at Crust in Bettendorf, IA. A gorgeous sour - three beers aged independently, blended and aged again.
The ruby red appearance was stunning in the candlelight, and the sourness was up front without being overpowering. Nicely balanced, aromatic and flavorful. One of the best sour beers I've ever had. Develop a flavor for the genre before you try this one.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
P: Pale mahogany body that glistens in the light. Adorned by a milky cap of khaki head. Head fizzles to a jiggly sheet of awesomeness.
S: Fruit roll ups, dry saliva, sharp tartness, delectable Brett funk, sweet bourbon mash, white grapes, wet moldy wood, pot resin. Faint cranberries cooked with cinnamon.
T/M: A sharp tartness starts this brew off, lemon juice acidity, musty funk, peppery spice, mild fruit presence, tart cherries, oak and bourbon lingering in the backdrop. Once warmed the bourbon comes out and the tartness tones down. Sting of vinegar on the effervescent finish.
O: Nice complexity that changes completely with temperature. When cold it’s sharp tartness comes through strong then the bourbon and wood really shine once warmed. Juicy fruit strings along the entire trip with the booze being kept at bay so it doesn’t overpower. I’m glad I hot more than one of these so I can see how this child grows. Cheers?
Naeri (23) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Otroligt snygg, tätt skum och delikat röd färg.
Doften är stor och brettdominerad men lite bär finns där också.
Som väntat ordentligt sur, fast inte överdrivet, i avslutningen finns en liten sötma som håller balansen rakt igenom. Fatet är klart närvarande.
En något lätt kropp i mitt tycke drar ner betyget en aning.
Sammantaget en fantastisk öl, trots det höga priset
emacgee (4450) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft brown pour with one finger of beige head. Nose is nice, fruity with some acidity and soft malty notes. Some wood and round Bourbon comes through as well. The barrel comes through more in the flavor, some dark fruit and a solid acidity shows as well.