mdfb79 (8) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From 11/05/10 notes. Had at a small tasting thanks to ygtbsm94; huge thanks to Brad for sharing this very sought after beer! Bottle is from Batch 3, 2007 Vintage.
a - Pours a reddish amber color with two inches of fluffy white head that has excellent rentention and leaves a little bit of lacing and light carbonation evident.
s - Smells of tart blueberry, sour fruits, brett, and oak. The blueberries aren’t overpowering, which makes it wonderful to smell and enjoy.
t - Tastes of blueberry, sour fruit, yeast, and brett. Hints of oak as well, but not as much as the smell. The tart blueberries come through a little more in the taste than the smell, but again, pretty amazing.
m - Medium body and low carbonation, very smooth and crazy drinkable. A little bit tart but not too lip puckering, which allows it be be drank easily. Perfect mouthfeel.
d - Wow, what an amazing beer. At 5% ABV, I feel like I could drink a whole bottle of this and still want more. I’m not just marking this up due to rarity; this is one of the best beers I’ve ever had and if you like blueberries as I do, you’ll love this one. We tried various sours at the tasting, including LeBleu and Crianza Helena and I enjoyed this one more than both of them; I came home the next day and immediately tried to trade for a bottle. Would love to have again sometime and truely worth the hype.
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Appellation. Pours dark purple, nose is quite tart, light blueberry, taste is dry and sour, fruity.
bursprak (496) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 2014 vintage. Pours deep red with tiny lacings on top. Nose is full of blueberries, funk and some light vanilla sweetness. Taste has again loads of blueberries, bilberries and some barnyard notes. Very good!
jamestulloch (1351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, tasting at Appellation Wines. Ruby body with a medium pale pink head that slowly fades. Light lacing. Aroma of strawberry jam, rose petals and yeast. Flavour of tart red berries, rosé wine and tannins. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. Interesting and complex for a 5.0% ABV beer. Not my favourite beer style though.
allmyvinyl (3181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, big thanks to onkelgobber!, MAD tasting. Pours purple with a pink head. Lovely looking beer for sure. Light blueberry aromas, sourness, earthy. Taste is sharp sour, fruity. Vinous, light a sparkling, dry, fruit-wine. Interesting, glad I got to try it.
AshtonMcCobb (2499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle at beer nerd gathering at Appellation Wines Comely Bank, 28.08.14. Thanks to onkelgobber.
Appearance - plum in colour with a creamy head that thins fairly quickly.
Nose - initially wild yeast dominates the fruit which is tight like a young red Burgundy wine. Returning after an hour, the blueberries are out in all their glory.
Taste - again, initially this has dry leafy tannins like a young tannic wine. There is also high acidity. You’re required to search for the fruit. Then returning after an hour, the blueberry has taken centre stage and the tight tannins have relaxed while the tangy acidity is still there.
Palate - initially a tight and tannic beer with high acidity. The texture is tight and the finish is long and dry. After breathing, the fruit comes forward.
Overall - recommend this is decanted to bring out the best experience.
BenH (2259) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Looks the part, purple with pink head. Funky earthy aroma, very little fruit. Taste is lightly funky, wineous, earthy. Lightly sour, bone dry. Decent but lacks a bit of bang
Vestergaard (316) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drink in at ølbutikken. Pours Dark, hazy red with almost no head. Aroma has lots of Blueberry, blackberry and red grapes. Packed with fruits. Taste has both sweet and sour/dry fruit and sour vinegar notes. The blueberries are really subtile. It tastes like it contains lots of Them, but that they are unripe and rather weak in the taste. Vinous fruityness. Fairly full body and lively carbonation.
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Klimaet (132) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 Bottle shared - what up! Pours a deep red with a medium pink head. Aromas of blueberry, bilberry and blackberry. Some yeast and slight earth. Taste is medium tart up front, bilberry, raspberry and slight blueberry. Long fruity tart finish.
GothGargoyle (1167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share thanks to Bernt. Cloudy reddish purple. Aroma is blueberry/bilberry, sour plum, blackberry. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel, big berry presence, long tart fruity finish. Taste is berries, sour red fruits.
Slightly cloudy dark purple with a good pink head. Aroma is sour berries, red currant. Thinish body, lightly tart and fruity on the palate, fruity finish. Taste is berries, tart berry candy.
Aroma 7, Appearance 4, Taste 8, Palate 3, Overall 16 = 3.8
tectactoe (1725) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: 2012 vintage. 99% opaque fuchsia body with a creamy, big, lavender tinted foamy that plops itself nicely on top of the vibrant brew. Long lasting, though it leaves little lacing (if any) behind. Aroma is notably sour but not incredibly acetic to the nostrils. Jammy notes of blueberry & cherry, perhaps cherry even seeming stronger than blueberry. Tart, funky barnyard, LOTS of musty leather, notes of old, sopping wet corks left to rot & dry, an underpinning back-end lacto sourness, & plenty of damp wood left in the periphery. Taste, up-front, is full of pleasantly tart berry juice. Tart, but not overly sour. Being (relatively) fresh, however, this bottle is packed with fruit. Lovely blueberry, raspberry jam notes, also with big supporting notes of cherry & sour lemon. Mid-palate to finish shows more of the funky, complex side of the brew... Rotting wood, damp horseblanket, funky cheesecloth, & a finishing note of old leather. Gets more sour as it warms, bordering on puckering, but not quite there. Exceedingly dry finish with moderately acidic berry skins & dry wood. Though I agree some aspects of this beer may be overrated or overstated at the least, it’s still a fantastic lambic.