daje (2556) - NORWAY - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Haand Festival 2012. Hazy dark red body, small offwhite head. Aroma of cherries, leather, citrus fruit. Taste of cherries and apples, with a light malt presence. Good dry body, lasting good sour aftertaste.
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour whisp of a white head. Sour funky aroma leather and earthy mineral aromas mostly. Avg pal. Smooth easy drinking like a very light sour brown ale. Good light and easy to drink. Avg pal.
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a rusty red brown with no head. The nose has a tart cherry smell with hints of grapes and red fruit. The palette taste like a Flanders brown with a sour cherry flavor. And has a lite tobacco flavor and tannic cherry finish.
GothGargoyle (1302) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden red with absolutely no head or sign of carbonation. Aroma is barnyard funk, cherries, hint of leather and fig. Smooth on the palate, perfect balance of sweet and sour. Taste is sour black cherries, red currants, fig, cranberry. Delicious.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost flat amber pour with minimal bubbles. Plenty of cherry aroma, a moderate sourness, some light malt sweetness, and a hint of red wine vinegar. Hints of grass, a bit of leather, and maybe some balsamic notes. The cherry flavor is a bit less impressive than the aroma. Plenty of balsamic and red wine vinegar notes, oak, grass, and a light tannic quality.
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. bottle shared with Belgbeergeek & Vincent @ hotel room. Opaque red amber with almost no head. Smells like sweet tart cherries, medium vinegar, berries, light clean wood, defiantly way more cleared out than the original. Sour lightly tart cherries with some sweeter cherries blended in, light malt, tad vinegar, touch spices, light wood, minor touch herb. Way better than the regular, the cherries have not only cleared it out a bit but appear to complete the beer - like they always should have been there. Quite neat stuff.
harrisoni (13848) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Fonefan room Borefts 4. Hazy amber colour thin ring of bubbles. Cherry aroma. Cherries are pretty good in mouth. Some sourness. I liked the cherries.
cgarvieuk (14688) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at de molen ... deep red brown ... deep tart cherry fruits ... soft mellow fruits ... soft fruit ... light tart cherry
Benzai (8534) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from bottle @ hotelroom shared with Belgbeergeek and 77ships. Opaque reddish color, no head. Smell and taste a light sourness and some sour fruityness. Low to medium body, low carbo.
erickok (3699) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper red body with no head at all... Tiny bubbles are visible. Strong apple vinegar notes, some red berries, clean yeast, very little residual sugars. Some sweetness returns when warming up. Taste is actually more moderate in sourness. Unformatenatly the aging with cherries, although bringing some fruit hints, made the beer a bit thinner which is what I like so much about the ’normal’ Lief & Leed. Still great stuff though. (After Boreft 2012’s Friday)