Simonsen (1117) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaske fra esp0r. Rødbrun uklar farge. Medium karbonert. Stor hvit skumtopp. Smaker stikkelsbær, druestein, kirsebær,gjær og ymse. Utrolig god
pilsnerrogge (2816) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy red/brown colour. Mid sized head. Aroma is grape fruit, raisins and cherries. Flavour is loads of grape fruit with some notes of salt and cherries. Tart finish.
bluejacket74 (1830) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle. Batch number LC13059-1, best by 02-2015. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy reddish/brown color with a half inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like tart and sweet cherries, lemon peel, vinegar, vanilla, and some funk. It tastes like tart cherries, lemon/lemon peel, vanilla, vinegar, funk, bourbon, wood, red grapes, strawberries and some caramel. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick with low/moderate carbonation. I liked this, and it kept getting better the longer I drank it. Definitely worth trying, and if I ever come across another bottle I’ll have to buy some more. $14.99 a bottle.
ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a deep orange-hued slightly hazy amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is tart lactic sour notes, barnyard funk, strawberries, peaches, hints of hay and yellow apples. Taste is tart lemon acid tones, red fruits, lactic acid, balsamic, stable tones, mild caramel and hints of grape peel and hay. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Quite a lovely sour from Boulevard.
jookos (5507) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
.75 bottle from SB. Red, hazy. Nice vinegary nose with some pencil-sharpener- like oak, sweet overripe fruity funk (I’m sensing the bourbon there..), mellow malts on nose. Full, softly acidic, dry body with a long mouthwatering, slightly oaky, barnyard finish. Tart apples, some bourbony vanilla, red berries. Really nice brew from these guys again. Super flavourful, just perfectly tart with a good body, making it almost too easy to drink.
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared Christmas Eve. The pour is a hazy reddish brown color with a lasting head. Tart fruit of cherries and grape skin. Soft vanilla quickly joins in, with underlying oak, a bit of Brett, and slick boozy bourbon kicking in mid palate. There’s lingering alcohol heat and tart fruit in the finish. Some unwanted vinegar. This is sour but not over the top. Drinks easy enough for a big sour beer. Not amazing but good.
Iphonephan (6157) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at Ryan’s on Christmas morning. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Tart apple nose. Flavors of green apple with some vanilla and oak. Tart, funky finish.
daknole (10859) - 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 (1378) - 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 (6685) - Huddinge, 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.