rdixon77 (601) - Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to drowland for this birthday beer. 2009 vintage. Poured nice muddled red brown. Aroma was cherries and dark fruits. The flavor was a perfectly sweet sour blend. No burn. Would never have guessed this at 13% even mellowed for a few years. Fantastic stuff.
ericdevin (658) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a cloudy medium reddish brown. Little to no head. Aroma amazing, tart, roasty, cherries. Body thick, rich, finish rich and complex. Amazing.
PriorL (1527) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2014 33cl bottle at Gainsbar Kortrijk.
APPEARANCE: deep dark brown beer, nice stable beige head.
NOSE: red wine, sweet, fruity, wood.
TASTE: fruity, alcohol, wood, malty, slightly sour.
Very good beer!
valpoaj (613) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
After a long week, decided I needed a good pour...2006 vintage cellared properly for some time. pour is a dank mahogany with a thin tan head that recedes quickly. aroma is sweet, sugary caramel malt, acetic, white wine, tart apples...interesting stuff. flavor caught me a bit off guard...very sour/tart with a heavy vinegar note, but lots of sweet malts, some dark fruits and a hint of rum-like spice. unique. palate is a bit thinner than I anticipated, but not in a bad way. carbonation is low, and i feel like this is on the verge of becoming oxidated. now I need a more recent vintage to enjoy again!
esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - OCT 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 Bottle shared with Simonsen, edvard & daje
Pours dark red with a nice tanned head. Smells of red wine, fuits, malts, dried fruits. Moderate to medium sweet, moderate wine acids, quite fruity, tart berries. A very nice malt base that has got alot of nice wine and oak from the aging prossess on barrels. Excuisite! Tnx to daje for sharing this rare experience
Simonsen (566) - NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2006. Flaske fra Daje. Drukket på hytta til dag. Brun farge. Lavt karbonert. Sinnsykt god. Rødvin
superspak (2411) - 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 (1258) - 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 (102) - 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 (1664) - 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.