TURDFERGUSON (4028) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by emacgee. A lot of hype on this one. Lets see if it lives up. Ruby copper with a off-white lace. Nose is cherry, oak, apple cider, wet cardboard. Flavor reveals cherry skins, some nuts, enchilidas, cardboard, some woody tannins. Lightly acidic finish. Meh.
emacgee (4485) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clean dark ruby copper with one finger of light tan head. Nose is awful, smells like low quality deli meat and crappy cherries. Tart and kind of astringent flavor, cherry skins in here too. Some kind of meat, bleeeeeehhhh. Not a fan.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dingy reddish brown pour, with a smattering of carbonation. Wet wood, overripe cherry, and mildly vegetal funk in the nose. Body is more lively than the appearance would suggest. Taste is very problematic (possibly in part because the beer seems to advertise itself as a bruin, and yet is categorized here as a dubbel). At any rate, it veers between cloyingly sweet and unassertive funk that’s past its prime. At best, this is boring.
hawthorne00 (3162) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 8C. Brown with a coat of beige head that doesn’t hang about. Aroma of cherries, vinegar, stewed prunes, hard spices. Taste has caramel sweetness, gentle sourness, some spices. Nice balance, very quaffable if plain.
maledictum (734) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUN 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear reddish brown with a creamy off white head. The aroma is fruity, light acidic, yeast and light balsamicco. Sweet malty flavour with lots of caramel and sweet dark fruit.
Rune (9996) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Taster from bottle at Timmermans. Nice brown, red-tinged body colour. Low, off-white head. Dried fruits and sweet malty nose. Tart and sweet taste of brown sugar and semi-sour berries. Short lived ending. So and so (Toer de Geuze, Itterbeek 01.05.2011).
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
20110522 11.2 oz bottle from State Line. Well, this wasn’t what I was thinking it was going to be, a Flanders sour, and I’m glad to see it wasn’t trying to be. More or less flat appearance with just a slight fizzy beige head that quickly fades. Aroma is fruity with notes of date, plum, bubblegum, light toffee, pineapple, and sweet clove. Odd. Actually fairly fizzy on the palate and I can’t get past its likeness to a terrible kombucha that just never got around to fermenting. Lots of sweet vanilla and lumber. Manages to be absurdly bad despite not having any particularly off-putting flavors. Drank just enough to log a note, then right down the drain.
brnandersen (2877) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Dark reddish brown colour, large fluffy tan head with some laceing. Aroma of caramel and sour cherries, some smoked notes. Starts sweet, sour middle, but the finish is somewhat disappointing, not long enough.
nick76 (4334) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is slightly sour and dusty with yeast, brown sugar, cola, and fruit. The appearance is brown with an average head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall this is not that good, I am actually disappointed.
Palidor19 (3111) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this beer has a strong cola like flavor with a smooth yet thin mouth feel to it. the carbonation is lacking but doesn’t take away the quality. the taste is nutty, both sweet and sour flavor again with cola flavors. its good for what it is.