bierkoning (10159) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Carnivale Brettanomyces 2014. Golden color, cloudy. Only a soft vanilla aroma. A light sourness. Salty with hints of lemon. Hints of oak. Vinous. Rather shy, needs more time to develop.
Hermod (3139) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, lasting white head. Funky, barnyardy aroma, white wine notes. Lovely, dry, funky. Flavor has barnyardy notes, hops, earthy notes. Dry, white whiney finish. Lovely. Like the funkiness.
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FatPhil (9281) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (Black Door, Helsinki)
Massive fruity sharp aroma, tons of white wine, upon pouring. Upon settling, there’s a slightly lambicky funk. As you bring the beer onto the front of the tongue, again it’s quite lambicky. Some apricot there. In the mouth, the taste starts a little bit coconutty, something I don’t like at all. Then continues with a little bit of liver, hmm. Where hmm means erm?!?. Does open up and become a bit fruitier as it warms. But it never gets much beyond decent. Smooth palate, it’s still quite sweet. However the bitterness is nice and bitey, and lasts a long time, which is something I really appreciate in a sipper, and I’d call this a sipper. Price was scary, 18e/330, and I would rather have a 5e Boon for the Lambic aspects, which were the best bits. Interesting brew. Have to dock a point for the tear that ran down my cheak after seeing the bill.
mjs (4544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0,33 l - batch 76 - bottled 2/4/14 - BB 2/4/16, at Black Door, 20140815) The beer poured golden and hazy. Aroma had vineousness, tartness and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and dry with rather low carbonation. Flavours were vineousness, spiciness, tartness, berries, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was sour, tart and bitter. This was no saison.
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at Black Door, Helsinki. Bottle nr 64/1000. Bottled 2/4/14. BB 2/4/16. Colour is very cloudy golden very small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, orange, orange peels, some spices, dryness, yeast and some malts. White wine has washed sweetness away and makes this one quite dry. Very interesting.
Burgers (313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 7.0%. Slightly hazy orange with thin white head. Aromas of grapes and yeast. Taste slightly sour with some sweetness, no sign of bitter. Mild alcohol burn. Acerbic finish but fairly refreshing.
Sarpa (863) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl @Kultainen Apina. Pours hazy orange, small white head. Woody, white wine, tart aroma. Tart, woody, herbs flavor.Quite dry.
Borup (5796) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Hazy orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, citrus, fruit, acidic, oak and white wine.
TheJvd (833) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small sample from tap at Bierkoning(?) during Carinvale Brettanomyces 2014. Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is quite fruity, some saison funk and vineous notes. Taste is quite bitter with some saison funk, fruitiness, white wine and a soft sourness. Medium body and carbo. Nice.
PotjeBier (1643) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ In De Wildeman, sample size. Golden color, hazy. White to off white head with thin blanket retention, good lacing. Aroma’s: refreshing sourness, grapes, white wine.Retronasal there’s sweetness, spices/herbs, wood, vanilla, light sourness. Flavor is moderate sour, moderate bitter with a light sweetness. Medium bodied. Finishes dry, woody, moderate bitter. Complex, tasty and very good.