Stuu666 (6188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy golden yellow, sweet toffee, red berries, winey, grapes, pretty good.
tom10101 (3799) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12 oz). From kbudd19, thanks!
Appearance: Almost clear bright golden with a small quickly fading white head that leaves little lacing.
Aroma: Red wine, perfume notes, oak, musty notes and herbal/grassy presence.
Taste: Vanilla forward with red wine, oak, musty notes, herbal presence and light alcohol.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A tad oily mouthfeel. Oaky finish. A tad warming too.
Overall: I have mixed feelings about this one. It’s quite tasty, but it lacks direction and the barrel treatment, even if it’s not overpowering, seems to hide almost complexty what I think is a rather weak base beer. Decent.
gad905 (199) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 Bottle from BD Brum, at RichTheVillan’s 27/11/13. Slightly hazy straw coloured pour, white head fades. Nose of red wine, raspberries, funk, spice. Tastes light sweet then dry, vinous acidic, tannic bitterness, cherry, slight vanilla oak. This is delicious.
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, honey gold color, with a thick white head, with a mild funky, bretty, moldy fruity yeast nose, with a light vanilla, white wine tannin, dusty accent, and with a faint honeyed pale, wheat, toasted malt, subtle spicy dill, sour green apple note inthe aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, nice funky, bretty, fruity, yeasty, wine wood barrel, vanilla character, with a spicy, white wine tannin, pear, green apple, apple sauce, light honeyed wheat, pale, toasted malt, faint zesty lemon rind flavours, leading towards a warming, funky, bretty, fruity pear, green apple yeastiness, wheat, pale, toasted maltiness, wine tannin, lingering winey dry finish.
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Drew
Cloudy blond color with large head. The aroma is spicy, but also lightly floral and vegetable; and with delicate wine barrel presence. The mouthfeel is off-dry, but smooth; nice spicy yeast character, with an interesting zesty note, and then the red wine, with light fruitiness; the tannins are soft, they contribute with the yeast to the dirty feeling in the final.
Very good beer, well constructed and harmonious, although the final is less elegant. But the price is insane.
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle. Hazy yellow orange. Aroma of funky green grape, overripe apricot, hay, wood. Taste is sweet and tart. Clean, crisp finish.
Gerbeer (2321) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Pours amber with light head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, oak, peach skin, and toasted malts. Fruity flavors (peaches, grapes and bananas), with big yeasty notes cut nicely by the oaky wood. Very tasty. Great stuff.
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared with my wife. Very hazy yellow body with a lively lacy white head. I know this says it was aged in red wine barrels, but I’m getting a juicy fresh green grape character up front, then some chamomile and light funk, ending with a summery grassy note. Finish is tart. This was a complete surprise! Absolutely awesome, so drinkable and with such depth-- we both loved this beer.
Yorker (1549) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear amber with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are wine, glue, oranges, and funk - with a slightly tart finish.
kbudd19 (857) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, clear yellow pour, thick luscious white head that slowly dissipates. Aroma, musty, white grapes, oak, grass, light hops and light funk, very nice. Taste, light tart, grass, lemon, slight dry finish, very well rounded, well done!