bartlebier (2559) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, merci tderoeck for this nice extra! Dirty straw dishwater pour, emitting much-welcomed wafts of: lemon-spiked smoked trout in salt crust on clay, soggy wheats. Very watery, OK for the style and abv, gentle pillowy mouthfeel. Taste is less intense though in the same register as aroma, falling off quickly at the mid part. Quite drinkable for the style, this cooperation between two craft brewing beacons of coast-spoiled nations, but not quite as characteristic as Freigeist’s Abraxxxas or refreshing as Ritterguts Gose.
worldbeertaste (1740) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I’m not a fan of this style of beer. I find the aftertaste of veg sickening and the smell of dirty socks uninteresting. It doesn’t pull me in and make me want to drink it. But its not all bad. Drinking it cold it still has a nice sweetness that reminds me that this is beer and that it can be enjoyed.
blackisle (1191) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 30cl. Light hazy pale gold, small frothy white head, recedes after a short while, light lacing; light sour aroma, lemon, wheat, herbal notes; complex taste, light sour, lemony, slightly sweet, smoky notes, bit salty; light body, watery to oily texture, soft carbonation; light sour aftertaste, herbal notes; a strange brew, but refreshing.
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really enjoyable. Sour an tasty, and pretty well balanced. I guess you have to be a bit experienced to identify this one by its flavors and aromas, but once you get used to something you did not expect, its refreshing, tasty and exciting.
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
9th November 2014
Almost clear pale gold beer, small off white head. Palate is light and dry, mild fine carbonation. Thin pale malts, tangy mild citrus. Little sour vibe and something smoky and pukey, Dry finish. Never going to love this style I expect!
guzgorog (460) - FRANCE - NOV 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe blonde abricot, plate, très peu de mousse qui disparait très vite. Nez de fumée et de citron. Bouche très interessante : aigre, fumée, citron, épices (le saaz sans doute), un peu piquante (!?). Assez aqueuse, peu de corps. Une belle découverte que ce style de bière ! En espérant en trouver d’autres ...
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy pale gold with a decent white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and smoke. Taste is malt, smoke, meat, tart fruit, and spice. Interesting.
Garrold (2593) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brewtique, Macclesfield. Clear gold. Halo of white. Smoked malt. Brine. Some tart, goats milk cheesiness. Taste is a little tart, and dry. Crisp palate. Some acidity. Finishes a little tart, salty, and dry. A bit odd, but I did quite like this.
ElDesmadre (2279) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, got with help from Humlebingen blog, thanks Kenneth! Citrus pulp and lots of floral (elderflower) notes, in addition to the rather restrained smoke. Rose aftertaste. Atypical yet interesting and likeable. What I found a bit disturbing was the light tartness in this beer that - definitely not a result of spoilage or bad brewing - tasted intentional but at the same time out of place. As if the brewer feared a typical grodziskie might be too mild, so it would have to be enlivened by said tartness. Well, it wouldn’t have to. Drinkable but it has potential to be more than just that.
Martinus (3711) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2014 Golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts, pediococcus, gasoline and rubber. Light sour flavour, lactic acid, smoke, sauerkraut. Malty finish, light sour. Interesting experiment.
(33cL bottle shared @ a weekly tasting, Oirschot)