MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml corked bottle. Pours a deep and dark opaque red with short lived cola colored head. Aroma is sour, musty, and cherry and fruit. Flavor is very complex, I couldn’t keep it in my mouth long enough to soak it all in. Initially it hits with a nice sourness and tartness, very like a Rodenbach grand cru, with some hints of fresh cherry and vinegar (possibly malt vinegar as well as balsamic) then blends in with a malty sweetness, possibly lightly cocoa and faintly spicy. It has some funk underneath all the sourness, as well as some woody boozy notes. There was little evidence of alcohol. The finish is delightfully complex, lingering with lots of sour/sweetness, with notes of wood, vanilla, malt, spice, and balsamic. I savored each sip to the fullest, yet my glass was soon empty, and even then I found myself inhaling the remnant aromas coming out of my empty glass and cherishing them. I couldn’t bring myself to rinse it out, the aromas from the empty glass reminding me of the delightfully sour and complex flavors in this one. I can’t wait to have another, I haven’t been motivated to input a rating in some time until this one came along.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle generously given to me by theisti after its release and kept in the fridge since. Pours a deep mahogany with a thin beige head of tiny bubbles. The nose is of sour cherries and candy sugar. The mouthfeel, however, has none of the sweetness found in the aroma. Medium-bodied & tart with a very dry finish. The flavor follows the aroma with tart sour cherry and a dry, funky, yeasty backing. This is very good stuff. Thank you again, Tim.
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. RBSG St. Louis Grand Tasting. I need label for this. If someone has an empty, please let me know. Pours amber white head. Nose/taste of tart green apple, vinegar tartness, caramel and oak. Medium body.
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
375ml corked and caged bottle. FLAT. But in small doeses it cna be good, heavy balsamic and raisin.
Strykzone (4933) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at RBSG. A funky tart apple aroma. Big tart funky flavor, too. The wild yeast runs rampant. It really works with the sour apples, too. But just a hontnof sugar emerges and it adds a nice aspect. So nice.
Prufrockstar (969) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by OldMrCrow (thanks!) a few weeks back. From notes. It looks almost identical to aardmonnik, which we sampled side-by-side, but with more bubbles / better carbonation. Aroma: musty, dusty, charred, smoky. Completely different from aardmonnik. Oak and leather. Hawt. Taste: BBQ smoke, char, brown sugar but much drier, sweeter up front and tarter as well. Fucking awesome. Holy shit this is delicious. A little chocolate in aroma / taste. Chocolate and cherry. Tart. Dry finish. Medium body, slick oily texture, soft but appropriate carbonation (emphatically not flat). Overall: Wow. Superb. Holy damn.
Valgreen (659) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Christer. Dark brown, almost no head or lacing. Okay coating. Aroma, sour, spicy, cinnamon, dark fruits. Taste, sour, lemon, spicy, dark fruits, wood.
Camons (5987) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light sourness, wood, grapes, light acetone, vinegar. Flavor of malt, sourness, grapes, wood, dark fruits, acetone. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, acidic finish.111213
chrisv10 (11146) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy F1Fan. Dark brown with no head. Aroma is malt, dark fruit, acetone, caramel and acid. Flavour is malt, acetone, dark fruits, medium acid, caramel, little dry and medium sweet.
Rasmus40 (11218) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy dark reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and acetone. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 111213
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich brett, lactose acid, acetone, malt, fruits, berries and hops. Nice and sour.