bartlebier (3499) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught @Borefts 2016 - Dag 1, merci Art. Elderberry fruit acids soon devoured, along with the well-hidden alcohol, by an oaky vinegars so immediate, literal and joyless that it stifled my palate’s sympathy and imagination aka I lost all interest. - Prickly pear berries, to the tongue, to the palate, to the enamel, to the throat. Remnants of sweeter grape and cassis retronasal - not saying there was nothing there to begin with. Very little mouthfeel, bonedry and spaßlos. - In terms of lambiek, geuzes and wild beers, I’d rather prefer my palate not being bludgeoned into submission by "sours", but by an organically balanced wildness and depth of fruit that serves a purpose. And thus lactic acid doth make sourheads of us all... Always willing to taste this side-by-side with a 3F Framboos or Cantillon, just not at this price point for bottled lacto. #OldEuropeWeighinginonSourMania.
bierkoning (12577) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Borefts. Dark brown color. White berries and soft floral notes in the aroma and flavor. Citrus. A light but persistant sourness. Alcohol totally hidden. Good!
mike_77 (5568) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red, almost brown. Aroma is funky and tart. Flavour is sour with pronounced elderberry notes.
ShivanDragon (3508) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
van tap @Borefts 2016, donker bruin/amber met zeer fijne en volle kraag. aroma en smaken van hout, zoetig, bessen, wijn, druif, redelijk aan de zure kant, zacht, iets metalig/ijzer, medium body, zachte co2, lange zure afdronk.
kermis (11245) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Borefts 2016, Day 2. Clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma of dark berries and light wood notes. Flavour is above moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. [24-09-2016]
Lonick (1539) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @Borefts 2016. Pours dark red/brown. Nose and taste is elderberry, it has a slight wine feel about it but its just huge elderberry sour and its great.
klm1 (1033) - - SEP 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2016 On tap@borefest:
Pours deep amber, clear, with small tan head. Aroma-flavor: blueberries, edelberries, muscat grapes, oak, toasted toffee, vanilla, tannins, astringent sour finish. Body is medium, texture soft, carbonation is medium.
MarcoDL (4223) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Borefts 2016. Aroma of sour berries and oak. Flavor of lots of sour fruits, oak, wheat and ripe fruit. Nice one.
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2016 Thank you for sharing BE RB Crew! Sampled draft @ Borefts 2016. Day 1. Very dark brown, small tanned head. Nose is massive jammy fruit, makes me thick of blueberry but that is the elderberry I suppose, crazily jammy, low wood. Taste is blueberry vinegar, low chocolacte, puckering, massive lindering dark berry, grapes, thick, wood, low acidity. Amazing jam, puckering, juicy, huge jam-like dark berries. Another absolutely wonderful Cascade brew.
Inbreak (4719) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24.09.2016, tap (2015 vintage) @ Borefts:
Big light amber fizzy-creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet and fresh fruity, cranberries, minerals, fruit stones, oak, elderberries, grass, hints of mild vinegar. Taste is slightly dry and mild sour-ish fruity, sorrel, minerals, oak, sour cranberries, soda powder, elderberries, grass, berry skin. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and sour-ish mineraly mouthfeel. Nice.