Zymurgeist2 (1135) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of a flight at Harry’s Hofbrau. Red wine dominates with tart dark fruit. Very slightly hazy reddish brown with moderate collar of tan head. To flavor is dry red wine, very tannic. Underlying complexity continues to develop.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
"wish list beer, but i didn’t know what i was getting. overtaken by a complex mix of wine grapes (cab) and wine oak barrels (pinot and port) this beer smells of dark fruit, tangy almost to the point of being mouth puckering at first, but mellows to a very pleasant funky oakiness. sweet and sour finish. my favorite thing about this beer (and Consecration, the beer it most resembles) is the abv is irrelevant. this could have been 3% or 13% and it wouldn’t have mattered. Couldn’t tell it was 9%. AWESOME stuff!"
Bule (917) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle of 2012. Pours a dark brown color with a tinge of red. Medium sourness with some mild raisin flavor. High alcohol well hidden.
Staffan47 (883) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blindprovad. Direkta tanken är US-suring. Ättika och vinäger finns där. Lite bärig i både doft och smak. Svagt inslag av magsaft. Nice. Snygg som fasen.
Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
regular Sang Royal: Dull med brown, aroma starts with acetic, sweet front, sugar, darker more complex character, with the freshness of an old Rodenbach (ripped that one off from Jackson, but it applies well here).
2010 Project Sang Royal. Burgundy-brown, vibrant colour. Oaky and bourbony up front, with cherry and dark sugars, rich, balancing acidity, bourbon, rich sugars, dark fruits, tart finish, great balance. Wow. 4 9 9 5 18 = 4.5
bartlebier (2065) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
75cl bottle shared by oldmanriver@TriState Tasting II, Freiburg. Full-frontal smell of raspberry and cinnamon, balsamic vinegar and both acetic and lactic acid, the metallic miasma of Oskar Matzerath’s Brausepulver ennobled by Pinot Noir oak? Tastes of raspberry, dentist’s rinse fluid, cloved Xmas punch, spiced with more cinnamon balsamic, some Granny Smith apple even. The fizzy carbonation adds to this beer’s merciless enamel & gastric onslaught, once again ennobled by the dryness of some vinous oak. - - Truly an experience, hence no major bodily harm deductions. But maybe once you have been weaned on suaver, balanced Belgian wild brews, that oldfashionedly try and woo their audiences back from a joyful pucker, you are lost to the New World charms of being smacked all over the oral cavity and gastric tract by such a sledgehammer of a blatant "sour"?
dslam (81) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the tap at the brewery. Reddish brown to the pour with minimal white head. A little too sour for my liking. Good cherry notes. Reminds me too much of red wine, wish I had food to enjoy with it. Leaves a decent film behind.
pictoman (667) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap (2010 project). Dark red with very minimal off white head. Sour cherry, a little stronger cherry flavour, red wine, a little light on the finish.
Oldmanriver (55) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a mixture of cherry, various berries, lactic, oak sourness. It’s a very bubbly light in mouthfeel with a heavy backend lactic sourness. The taste is of sour fruit, sour cherry candy, lactic, oak, finishing dry as you unpucker your face and go in for another biting sip.
bastarda (131) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared@2nd D/F/CH TriStateTasting, courtesy of Oldmanriver, thank you! Complex nose and taste, woody, vinegary components, dry cider, oak, and a dry and pleasant finish. Just not so much my favourite style.