superspak (1908) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2010 vintage. Pours very hazy dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour cherry, green apple, raisin, red wine, vinegar, oak, clove, pepper, toast, caramel, hay, leather, funk, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of malt, yeast, and barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, raisin, red wine, clove, oak, vinegar, pepper, leather, hay, caramel, toast, funk, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy/fruity/spicy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, raisin, red wine, clove, oak, pepper, vinegar, caramel, toast, hay, leather, funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible balance and complexity of tart/fruity yeast notes with prominent barrel character; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick, crisp, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible Flanders brown ale! All around outstanding balance and complexity of malt, yeast, and barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
ansalon (631) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours red-golden with a quickly settling tan head. Aroma is cherries, honey, cane sugar, caramel, apple brandy. Taste is cherries, figs, caramel, honey, cane sugar, apple, some plum vinegar as well. Very good!
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alethol (78) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
I am probaly not ready for this kind of beer. I couldn’t finish the bottle. Far too sour for me.
Gerbeer (1234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. 2010 vintage. Pours a very dark brown with medium head. Aromas of oak, toffee, vinegar and spice. Flavours of green wood, vinegar, and very sour dark fruit. Vinous. Bitter and sour. Yikes. Off balance even for the style. Very warm.
MOARBEER (85) - BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 bottle. Pours cloudy red/brown with off white/crema head which fades quickly. Epic nose of sour fruits, especially cherry. Taste is zingy sour and sweet malt with medium carbo. Warm finish. Really special.
ThirstyBird (764) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle. Pours a deep brown with lots of burnt orange highlights. Thick deep tan head. The smell is rich cherry, dark fruit, yeast, sour and wood. The taste is tannic, dry wood, cherries, dry fruitiness ending woody and dry with sour fruit on the finish. Medium body with active and finely structured carbonation. Special stuff!
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007. Nose is big oak and vinegar, light vanilla. Pours a nice dark red/brown color with a thin head. Tons of yeast. Flavor is mainly oak and sour vinegar and funk. Tannins and vanilla. Very nice with no hint at the ABV.
BenH (1723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks Niall. Gusher. Very dark reddish brown with tan head. Sour notes in the aroma, sharp, spicy cherry, wood, very intriguing. Taste has spicy wood, worscter sauce, cherry, berries. Quite sour. Not at all what I was expecting but very delicious
b3shine (3517) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle to snifter (2008 vintage; shared by mikem409). Looks good; a cloudy brown with beige lacing. Smells malty and tart with a bit of oak and red wine; like a dark Flanders. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours murky red with no head. Sour apple and plum aroma. Taste is tart and tangy dried fruit