Brouwerij (892) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep, opaque brown with a quarter finger of tan head that settles in seconds. Aroma is sour, fruity, with tones of oak and wine. Flavor is moderately sour and fruity up front, stone fruit, blackberry, raspberry, grape. Fades into smooth oak, with tones of wine and alcohol. A very nice level of sourness. Lively carbonation and light body, with a crisp mouthfeel and relatively dry finish. Oak flavors really come out as it warms up. Delicious and refreshing, an amazing sour.
Abijen (1184) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark orange brown beer with a small white head. Smells medium sour, little butter. Tastes heavy sour, vinegar. Average carbo, thin body and a dry texture.
ansjelaah (1095) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ van moll tasting. Brown red color. Sweet and tastes fruity, sweet, sour, wine.
Benzai (6432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Van Moll Tasting shared by Joes. Batch 002X3. Clear dark amber, deep red color, small off-white to beige head. Smell and taste sourish, red fruits, sour cherries or sour red berries, sharp sourness, wooden barrel. Medium dry finish, medium body, medium carbonation. Certainly a nice beer, but too sharp sour for me.
DutchDrebus (3491) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Proeftafel Van Moll. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells sourish, brown sugar, cherry, red fruits. Tastes sour, red fruits, intense sour. Medium body, soft carbo, lasting sourness.
beertholomeus (546) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with thin white head. Rich fruit, wine and tart aroma. Oak, red wine, fruit, tart and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a tart fruity finish.
batneil (244) - - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A strong beer, starting to taste more like a wine. It’s good though, fruity and sour.
kevinsenn (981) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits, SF. Pours ruby and hazy. Sour cherry and dark bready malt aroma. Very sour, with some dark fruits. Tart finish. Smooth full body. Nice.
beastmaster (204) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gift from bmmillsy. Brown, amber, mahogany. Thin lacing. Butterscotch, fruity (apple, cherry, pear), sour, bread. Delectable. This sour has tremendous favor, much of which has barrel notes; oak, tart cherry, tart grape cab sav. 10% abv. Unbelievable. I’d like to have a palate of these
Clownoisseur (137) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 9/14/12. Pours a deeper copper, some maroon hues with a small fizzy head that fades quick into a ring around the glass with a nice amount of carbonation constantly racing up the sides of the glass. Aromas very vinous, musty, some dark fruit and light breads. Taste is loaded with barrel character from the Cab Sauvignon, oak, some tart apple, light plum. Keeps a very lively mouthfeel. Flavors culminate in a crisp, dry finish. On the higher end of the tart/sour spectrum, but enough character to withstand the alcohol content (very well-hidden) and keep it drinkable. Excellent beer.
BMMillsy (1150) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Poured to a Ynibroue tulip glass. This one pours dark reddish purple with a hint of brown and a one finger off white head that dissipates quickly in a fizzy furry.. Aroma is strong vinous cabernet notes, sour vinegar, black cherry and other fruits. Flavor is a beautiful medley of dark cherries and sour vinegar, some bold wine like notes, other fruits, and a bit of booze intermingled with oak on the back end. Super tart and sour with nearly spritzy high carbonation. Heavy bodied and a big beer that can probably sneak up on you. Good stuff.