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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A pugilistic dark-bodied farmhouse-style ale.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1434) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of disinfectant (acetic acid, ethanol, ethyl acetate) and red vinegar.
Appearance: A hazy brown beer, an off-white head leaving little lacing but good curtains.
Taste: Some upfront pure sugar sweetness, then the acetic acid and some alcohol.
Palate: Little carbonation, soft with small bubbles, a light dry finish.
Overall: When I read the above it sounds much worse than it is, sour chemical nuances, but not really bad.
Note: Bottle at De Klomp. Reviewed 2011-10-30.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Picked this up for takewaway at Rattle n’ Hum in NYC in July ’12. Enjoyed in a wine glass at 55F

A - Poured a very dark amber, appears to be unfiltered and huge head even on a careful pour. Head was white with hints of brown

S - Cherries and Oak with vinegar. Smells like a flanders red

T - Big vinegar bomb, lots of oak and cherries and a hint of peaches. Has a stale..(oxidized?) cardboard taste at the finish.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body

O - I think this beer is past prime. too much cardboard and moldy oak taste.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6708) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from LateStart (thanks Jordan), pours a deep dark amber with a voluminous beige head. Aroma of sour dark fruits, light vinegar, sort of a red wine quality – really complex. Flavour is very complex, with notes of soured dark fruits, a bit of a vinous quality, light vinegar and low acidity. Very complex and intensely carbonated – too carbonated I’d say to bring out the true complexity of this beer. Very enjoyable stuff, not too far off from Duchesse de Bourgogne, but way overcarbonated. Great stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
750ml bottle. Poured an amber/brown color with a huge sized off white head. Fruity, vinegar, some funkiness, and some caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15342) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
16th March 2011
Opaque dark brown beer, tiny pale tan head, short lived. Mildly sour nose. Crispy palate. Dark malts in the background play to a kind of Flemish style of sourness. Like Duchesse Du Bourgogne but toned down slightly and all the better for it. Smooth fruits and a touch of vinegar. Smooth finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2012
thanks Gnosis for the nice extra!! bottle poured into a paper solo cup (lol) in my company lunch room....dark brown with a HUGE tan pillow like head. This one was a gusher, wow, didnt expect to see volcanic action. smell was sour, and so was the taste. It had a nice funk with some vinegar notes. slight maltiness, but vinegar was prominent

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (2026) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours a dark brown. Aroma of malts, sour, vinegar And funk. Taste is malty, vinegar and sweet malt. Not bad but not amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3455) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2012
0.75l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This one has a massive massive fluffy bubbly head on top of a near murky dark plum-red body. The aroma is light tart-sour with clear vinegar and wood. Some near chocolate thing blended with lingonberries and sweet red berries. Really nice! The flavor has cherries, red currants, blueberries, vinegar, sour gooseberries, dry lingonberies and red wine vinegar. What a specimen! Really tasty! 27.07.2012

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Thanks to BeerBaby for this one! Pours clear very dark brown with garnet highlights. Very foamy tall, long-lasting off-white head. Tart, sour aroma. Balsamic vinaigrette and spoiled apples. The flavor is sour and acetic. I don’t care for the way the sourness finishes on the tongue. This needs a bit more malt sweetness to balance it out for my tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7897) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle 750ml @ ClubGonzo
Pours cloudy deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, vinegar, acetone, caramel and fruits. Taste is light to medium sweet and meidum sour with a long sour, acetone, fruity and dry finish. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.


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