hawanna (1744) - GERMANY - FEB 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 l bottle BB Dec 2016
dough, barnyard, basement aromas, floral, grass, cereal, red-brown color, cloudy, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation,
bartlebier (1072) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle @Braustelle, 13/02/2014. Apparently a blend of 3: Holden Caulfield, Pink Panther and...? aged on French sweet wine barrels. Pours a troubled deep pink with neuer Süßer head. Damp aroma of young red wide and fermented red berries. Very easy drinking: Taste dominated by sweet red wine and hibiscus, feels pretty much organic apart from the "bottom-down" acidity and tending towards the childish bouquet of a cherry cola, bittered by astringent red wine tannins and rounded off with a late minty and citrus rind hop kick. Considering its 2016 bb date I assume the blenders know this can stand a few more months ripening into its own. (is the wine yeast still partly alive here?).
Scopey (5267) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Koelschtrinker. It pours murky dark brown with a medium beige head. The nose is earth, wood, toast, faint coffee and barnyard. The taste is sour, damp wood, earth, cobwebs, lemon, sherbet, tart green apple, sour berry and, touch of vinegar with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A decent sour by any measure.
madmitch76 (12968) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Martin T tasting. Hazy amber beer, little pale cream coloured head. Light and semi dry palate. Mild fine carbonation. Nice woody vibe. Medium sour fruits, not over done. Light airy malt cream. Finishes off with more woody notes. Nicely balanced.
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Craft Beer Company Clerkenwell
Someone popped this open at the international CBC tasting and for that I am glad. While not the best sour or even a remarkable one it demonstrates that the style is not limited to only American, English, and Belgian breweries. I wonder who else is experimenting with them.
Aroma / Appearance - Cherry figs are the main feature of a bretty texture. Woody aspects heighten the dry feeling. Though not as intense as some beers it is in the ballpark. The body is a cloudy caramel and maple with a nice appearance.
Flavor / Palate - A dry bretty aspect sits underneath everything else. Sour oak, cherries, and woody aspects blend barrel and sour well. It’s not a show stopper but it gets the job done in the end.
Theydon_Bois (6308) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Martin T tasting, CBC, 06/06/13. Acquired from Braustelle.
Murky chestnut brown with a thin off white head.
Nose is light tarte fruit notes, cats piss, light wood, orange, sugars.
Taste comprises light damp wood, sour fuits, orange pith, touch of funk, cobwebs, subtle balsams.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light tarte fruit finish.
maneliquor (2711) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ratebeer tasting at CBC. Pours light brown with a small off white head. Nose is sweet citrus, woody, molasses, funk and blood orange. Taste shows a great mix between blood orange and woodiness. Really sessionable stuff. Quite good
Kristall-König (2062) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Süßlich-säuerlicher Geruch. Säuerlich malziger Start, danach holzig, rauchig, verbrannt. Abgangs Malz, säuerlich. Geht so.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the source. Brown color, white head, solid lacing. Aroma of sourdough brownies. Tste is soft sourness and roasty malt. Decent.
Benzai (6227) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 Bottle thanks to Joes. Unclear hazy reddish color, small white head. Aroma has a lot of herbs and spices, lightly sourish, barnyard. Taste red fruits, lightly sourish, very balanced. Quite like it. Nice beer, but too bad the aroma isn’t as nice as the taste.