_angst_ (4556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBScSG in Gothenburg. Pours murky burnt yellow with a small offwhite head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, fruity and slightly funky with crackers, white bread, cereal, lemon juice, pineapple, guava, hay, dry soil, barnyard, white winje vinegar, lemon zest and hints of vanilla. Taste is tiny sweet, sour, fruity and tiny funky. Mouthfeel is soft, tiny dry, tart, tiny throat-burning acetic, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and sour with crackers, white bread, lemon juice, mango, pineapple, guava, passion fruit, hay, dry soil, barnyard, apple cider vinegar and lemon zest. Vinegar bugs me but there’s less of it in this than the Sangs we tried earlier in the tasting. nicely fruity with a subtle yet nice brett presence.
Martinus (4538) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour, white head. Sour aroma, berries, grapes and citrus. Sour flavour, orange, apricot, marmalade. Finish apricot, citrus and some cognac notes.
(from bottle @ THT: Hey Julien is back and Dean’s floor is moist Tasting. Thanks for sharing, kermis!)
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at THT tasting. Murky orange pour. Aroma of fruits, orange, brett and some caramel. Flavor is quite sour, fruity, sweet and with a thick body. Very well balanced. Lovely.
Maakun (4065) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at THT. Murky brown with barely any head. Sweet malts, bourbon, spices, light sour yeasty grapes, light white wine, apricot, brandy. Medium sour with medium sweetness and light bitterness. Medium bodied.
Benzai (14270) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle @ Hey Julien is back and Dean’s floor is moist tasting. Hazy dark orange color, average sized off-white head. Smell and taste sourness, grapes, grape peel, orangepeel, vinous, a weird underlying sweetness. Decent body and medium carbonation. Alright, but I expected more.
kermis (11250) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at THT. Pours hazy amber with a ring off white head. Aroma of tart dark fruits, tart cherries, vinous notes, oak, light bourbon, caramel and sweet toffee. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at THT September courtesy of Kermis.
Thin white head. Hazy amber pour. Funky aroma. Sour tartness. Well hidden alcohol.
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 in Gothenburg. Pours cloudy brown with a bight light brown head. Smells and tastes sour, nutty, berry, hay and vineger with a similar finish.
DuffMan (9609) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2011 vintage, shared at game night. Very hazy light orange with a lively off white head. Interesting aroma of lactic sourness and soft barrel traits, with surprising notes of chocolate and stinky feet. The palate is both sweet and sour in terrific balance, flavour notes of vanilla, plums, chocolate, yoghurt, light leathery dryness. A softer sour offering, with a surprising and beguling complexity that enhances drinkability. Awesome beer!
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Pours a dark yellow with a white head. Nose is malt, some dark fruit, some oak, and some sweetness, and some funk. Flavor is similar with malt, sweet fruit, sweetness, funk, spice, and a large alcohol presence. Medium to full in body and a behemoth overall.