BenH (1996) - 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 (4233) - 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 (1457) - 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
heavy (2065) - Split, CROATIA - MAY 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16/04 A 0.33 l bottle, courtesy of Marko, thanks for sharing! 2010 vintage, at 13% ABV. It poured a hazy brown body with medium sized head. Very nice, slightly sourish, complex aroma. Generally malty, fruity with notes of roasted malt as chicory and burnt sugar, as well as very evident barrel aging. Flavor was sourish as well, quite fruity, but less complex, only with plain notes of wood. Medium body, smooth on palate with alcohol extremely well hidden. Long, slighty sour and sweet finish. Very nice, although nothing near 4s, so these high ratings really surprised me.
RobertDale (2852) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml. bottle, 2010. Thanks Kai! Pours reddish brown with a decent light biege head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, caramel, and wood. Taste is tart cherries, berries, yeast, malt, and wood. Somewhat sour finish. One of the best.
berntholer (658) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 small light beige head that disappears quite quick. brown-red clear beer. some hints of balsamico and vanilla in the aroma. slight sour, porto, feeble sweetness, complex oak. long full aftertaste.2008 edition / 75 cl @ kulminator / notes from backlog
2010 version: slight brown head, disappears fast. red-brown colour. aroma vinous, boozy, hint sweet, madeira/port, bretty. taste like aroma with wry note and dry finish. medium body and carbonation. same score as ^
Osprey87 (1097) - London via, WALES - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 version, bought from Mikkeller and Friends. Slightly chilled. Dark brown colour, little head. Smells strongly of cherry. Despite the smell, there isn’t as much cherry taste as in the normal Oerbier. Sour fruit punch, clove and spice. OK.
ogivlado (5375) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 330ml. -Courtesy of Marko, shared with him and heavy. Darker amber coloured, medium sized pale beige head, citric fruity and mild alcoholic nose. Sweet malty, fruity and yeasty with hint of wood and alcohol in the finish. Interesting but expected more.
kraddel (2344) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 vintage , kulminator
Pours dark red / brown .
White/ brown foam
Smells sweet / metalic
Tastes metallic / sour / sweet . Not my thing , personaly
Marko (3746) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 edition, got in a trade with 77ships (thanks Eugene!). Poured a dark amber/brown/red body with a small off white head. The nose strikes you immediately, very vinuous, the barrel aging couldn’t be more evident... quite funky too with notes of... saliva. Hmm. But somehow not in a bad way. Creamy mouthfeel, rosehip and plastic maltiness, with some light bitterness in the background, very weak floweriness. This is extremely well balanced. Superbly drinkable for 13% and yeah, a pretty great beer.