MarcoDL (2448) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Has a sour oaky body, but with a smooth vanilla touch due to the aging. Balanced and tasty.
mjhall89 (36) - - APR 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sour cherries and slight wine flavor. Complex flavor but easy on the palate. Very light lingering flavor is very good.
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the bridge. Pours brown with a brown head. Big vanilla and red wine notes on the nose. Doesn’t leave any lacing. Nice Brett and fruit notes on the tongue. Hides it’s booze very well. Finished fairly clean. Nice!
Plovmand (6650) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. 2010 edition. Thanks Mike for providing. It's a hazy mahogany colored beer with a creamy dense yellow head. The aroma has lots of ripe berry notes with cherry in front. Sweet malt and light brett. Bit marmalade like from the aging. Thx flavor contains a great mix of sweet fruit, sweet cherries, almond and is well balanced by the brett. You feel the complexity and high abv in the finish. Awesome!
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GRM (3119) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9 ounces, 2008 vintage, from and with Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savoured on December 13 2013; eye: golden with an orangey hue, clear, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: wild yeasts, acridness, light fruity; mouth: wild yeasts, acridness, light fruity, finale in wild yeasts with presence of acridness, medium body, average carbonation, slick texture; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9 onces, millésime 2008, de et avec Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savourée le 13 décembre 2013; œil : dorée avec une teinte orangée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : levures sauvages, âcreté, léger fruité; bouche : levures sauvages, âcreté, léger fruité, finale en levures sauvages avec présence d’âcreté, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture coulante; en résumé : correct
umich03jm (2232) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012 Bottle thanks to mrebeks for sharing. Pours a cloudy burnt orange with a medium bubbly head that fades to a ring. Aromas are cherry juice, vinegar, oak, and a hint of barnyard. Taste is hard for me to decribe. Tannic cherries and vinegar for sure but there’s a wine-like booziness that throws it off for me. Not very sour either. Thick body doesn’t seem to fit and makes it taste like a pulpy juice. Not bad but pretty messy to me.
tectactoe (2518) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 [Bottle / 2012] Thanks, Mike! Cloudy, orangey body with a mild red hue glazed throughout; beige cap sinks to a foamy ring in record time. Aroma contains light vinegar, dry cherry skins, spicy oak, & perhaps a little sour apple trailing towards the back-end. Hint of lacto sourness? Taste is not as sour as the aroma leads on... Quite sweet, & actually a little boozy. Warm oak, booze, spicy barrel tannins, sweet cherry with only the lightest hint of tartness that’s more akin to a vinous, wine-like acidity than anything. Finish of more sweet cherries, boozy grapes, wine, & oak. Didn’t get as much vinegar at first, but it becomes more pronounced with time. Quite heavy bodied for the style... Overall, I would’ve like to see some more tartness with this one, & perhaps a step back on the level of apparent booze. Good, but a slight letdown based on expectations.
thome50 (1098) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mark way back when. 2011 bottle? Pours a clear brown/red. Slight tan head. Aroma of raspberry, cherry and slight sour. Taste is raspberry and cherry forward. Some cough syrup notes and slightly sour. The alcohol here is notable in that it is too sweet versus sour. Lower the ABV here.
Beerhunter111 (8678) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich, reife Kirschen, Holzfass. Geschmack säuerlich fruchtig, sehr reife Kirschen, holzig.
DesertDevil (562) - Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Musty aroma of wet leather, sweet cherries, pungent oak, and red wine. Murky reddish-brown with a creamy white head and thin lacing. The taste is tart and sharp initially, with traces of red wine vinegar, tart cherry-pie filling, tannins, and mineral water. The cherry and vinous flavors turn sweet midway through the snifter. Smooth texture with a prickly, tart finish (though the acidity is fairly moderate for a Brett beer). This bottle was much better than the 2010 draft release I tried a few years ago.