hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Mostly clear mahogany ale with a small, short-lived, white head. The nose is a mingling of bourbon, caramel, ethanol and red wine. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The sour flavor provides light bourbon and vinous burgundy notes. Finishes super tart, boozy and warming. Thanks to ctipping for sharing this world class effort!
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy brown colour, dissipating white head. Quite sour aroma, vanilla, wine, wood and redcurrants. Quite sour flavour, vanilla, mint, citrus peel and peanuts. Sour finish, quite refreshing, berries, vanilla, caramel, gooseberry and acetic acid. Nice enough sour - but while named a Wild Quad, I’d rather call it a Sour Ale than a Quad - I suspect people buying this expecting a Quadrupel style beer will be rather disappointed.
(From 37.5cL bottle @ ZZT 8b, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, joes!)
ansjelaah (858) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flesje tijdens zzt’13, bruine kleur en niet helder. Ruikt naar wijn, hout, zuur. Smaakt ook zo.
DutchDrebus (3089) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT9 thx to joes. Brown colour with no real head. Smells bourbon, sweet, nuts, berries, wood. Tastes very sour, red fruits, red currant, oak. Medium body, soft carbo.
Benzai (5745) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ ZZT 8 shared by Joes. A bit hazy reddish color, small off - white head. Smell wood, winey and slightly sourish. Taste is unexpectedly sour, red currant, wood, winey. Average to medium body and carbonation, dry texture.
Abijen (898) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Joes. Pours a dark orange brown beer with a good white head. Smells heavy sour. Tastes heavy sour. Bit too sour. Average carbo, thin body and a watery texture.
DrewFace (236) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Share thanks to Homer321 via StalinCat. Pours a dark, reddish brown with no head. Chocolate, alcohol, sour aroma. Sour, lightly acidic, light chocolate, not much bourbon/barrel character, smooth.
Homer321 (539) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to LeninCat. No bonus cate pics in the trade. Oh well. Pours a cloudy deep red to brown. Minimal head. Lots of large bubbles. Very tart flavor and acetic. Some subtle malt and plum like flavors. Enjoyable. Some alcohol warming. lots of Boost!
BVery (5134) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a bottle at Where the Wild Beers Are - October 5, 2013. Murky brown pour, tart fruit/cherry with some caramel. Bit of bourbon peaking through. Great beer.
jlruthven (513) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, rated from notes. Pours a surprisingly clear dark brown, slight ring of tan. Legs outdo the lacing. Big whiff of cherry, winter fruit and bourbon. Nice vanilla notes, slick mouthfeel, oak not doing much to dry out the finish. Weird and good.