nuplastikk (4745) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 and 2010 bottle courtesy of Levi,
2008- Hazy red-gray-orange. Gushing bottle. Massive sour vinegar, yeast, a little musky. A pretty nice, big Flanders Red. Has a nice amount of depth, some nice malt undertones. Brett forward
2010- A different creature than the 2008 for sure. I get more lactic tones. Deeper, richer malts, balance it out. Superior mouthfeel. Whereas the 2008 is a little dried out, this is smooth and easier on the palate. Still has a puckering sour touch, but it is better incorporated. Nice beer
dwm1034 (669) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber with Sherm1016 and others at lake house NYE beer tasting; thanks! Late in the tasting. An eye opener of a sour/red ale. Very tasty.
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jkwood04 (4244) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz 2012 bottle poured into a tasting glass. Pours brown/ruby with an off-white, lacy head. Aroma of sourness/leather, caramel malts, oak, and dark fruits. Flavor the same, with the leather being weird. Average texture. Sort of a disappointment.
MrHangover (2865) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thnx to Secret Summer Santa, shared at Epic Sour Sourpuss Tasting. 2012 vintage. Pours a clear reddish, brown beer with a very thin off white head on top. Aroma is acidic, barrel characters, wild yeast and some tartness. Also touches of red fruits and vanilla are present. Flavor is medium sour, enjoyable and has a slight watery moutfheel. Alcohol is very well hidden, despite being 11,4%. Some citric notes are detected, alongisde bit fruity notes. Nice, great sipper. Amazing beer!
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the epic sour sourpuss tasting thanks to Mrhangover. Pours hazy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma is funky, tart red fruit, caramel. In the palate raisins come out with big leather and vinous aspects. Flavour is moderate sweet and acidic. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (5817) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample fom a 66cl bottle shared with friends,
thin white head. Hazy amber pour. Nice subtle sourness.
rejtable (1455) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 version. Pours a bit of a dark orange with light head ring. Nose is baryard, and notes of cider, some pear, some sweet fruit and caramel. Light in the mouth.
Lubiere (10549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2008 version :A reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light acetic notes, apple skins, so-so. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with apples, cloves, honey, tired and sad. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
mathieuc (1568) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from nate321, thanks! Pours a light copper with a short-lived head that won’t leave any lacing. Aroma is fruity and also showcase some light acetics notes. There is some red wine quality to it, too. Taste is tart but still approachable with a nice interplay between alcohol and fruity flavors. Acetic and lactic with none taking over the other. Carbonation level is medium-high and tickles the tongue. Mouthfeel is slightly oily. Alcohol is definitely there but supportive of the whole experience. Nice!
harrymel (1504) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best after 20AUG13
Pours amber with a cherry hue, etched surface with a rim of light cream foam. The smell was evident from a couple feet upon pouring - really richly cherry this year. There are notes of lacto, breat and oak with plenty of the wine character coming through and lots of nice, tart cherries. The flavor is tart up front with a bit of heat and plenty of cherry flavor. This is really remarkable in that it is very, very fruit forward and most in the style that I’ve had are more oak balanced. I think I prefer this approach. The tartness is not quite sour per se, but is richly enhancing the overall tone of the beer. There is much, much less wood and grain perceived this year than 2010 when fresh. Medium on light syrup body with limited, soft and fine carb with a watering finish. Nice beer. I am really glad I got a good stash of this vintage.
Serving type: bottle