77ships (3278) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Willems. BBF 31/12/2014. This is one I have been wanting to try for some time. Pours a dark red vinous, almost no tanned head. Nose is simply wonderful, smells like a glass of cherry and kriek juice, the kind you can get a the supermarket in a pack, very faintly vinous, touch tart but mostly just slightly sugary juice. Really liking the smell. Taste is bitter kriek pits, mix of kriek and cherry juice, touch candy in the back, touch sugary and metallic, some gelatine candy, very faintly metallic vinous note. Body is metallic juice, pleasing lower carb. Nice but could use more sourness in my opinion and if they did that and got rid of the metallic note we would have a real winner here. I checked Joris P. his notes and I think that I would go crazy if I could try the “unmixed contents of the cherry fermenters”.
Swaroga (1094) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25cl bottle. Dark red with small head.
NOSE : tart, cooked fruits, apple, cherry, wood.
SIP : creamy texture with decent carbonation. Medium body. It starts with sweet tart flavors backed by sour cherry. Neither sweet nor sour prevails on the beginning. it gets a bit more sour and ends with fruity dry, clove and cherries like feeling. Develops some metallic and spicy aftertaste.
OVERALL : the beer is mild and smooth. Well balanced but lacks longer finish and more character. Still a nice treat.
JefVerstraete (876) - BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red, some white foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma is of sour cherries, some almond. Taste is sour with some sweetness. Very well balanced beer. Medium body. Very drinkable!
Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Red-amber pour with a white head. The aroma has some strong brown sugar and cherry notes as well as some vinegar. The flavor is more acetic with some cherries and toffee thrown in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
DutchDrebus (3368) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai. Copper to runy colour with a small white head. Smells sourish, fruity, cherry. Tastes cherry, slightly sour, red fruits.. Nice. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.
Benzai (6274) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Clear dark red color, small beige head. Not a lot of aroma. Taste light to moderately sour, sour red fruits. Pretty nice actually. Average body and carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(25cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear rich copper with few tan edge bubbles. Nose of toast, raisin, alcohol and rich. Taste is watery, raisin, cranberry, oddly sour, low carbonation, watery, and weird seltzer linger.
BenH (1996) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Craig. Brown with no head. Aroma has lots of apple, concentrated apple juice, slightly woody, touch of vinegar. Taste is slightly woody, apple. Quite flat with a mildly sour finish. Not bad but pretty tame
cgarvieuk (12892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... deep red brown ... thin tan head ... soft dark fruits ... soft sour balsamic vinegar nose ... sweet fruits ... light balsamic ... odd and a little thin ... and little fizzy ... not bad but not me
TBone (11753) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 25cl ("Bizon bier", alc. 5.5%, BB 11/2012)
Courtesy of bierkoning. Deep ruby color, small off-white head. Strong fruity-sour, vinegardish "old bruin" aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Tart, vinegardish cherry flavor. Tart aftertaste. Expected more intensive palate. This is quite simple oud bruin, but tasty.