KingCecil (2029) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home... It pours hazy brown with a small tan head.....The aroma is tart, caramel and fruits...... The flavor is tart, brett, wine notes, fruits and caramel... with a light sour tart finish...... special.... nice....
HogTownHarry (5976) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 19, 2012 - draught at King William IV Witterfest. Beautiful deep refractive deep burnt ruby/copper with smallish but lasting creamy tan head. Smells lovely - overripe plum and grape, with oak-y dry sourness - brandy? - so yes, alcohol, but not overwhelming - nice! Taste - a real Flemish sour character; plenty of sweet fruity thick malt, but also a lot of sourness, borderline red wine vinegar - and definitely some warming alcohol - very appealing, maybe even a bit salty. Slick, average body, obviously a bit sour, decent if low-level carbonation, and the finish is fairly long, dry, fruity and oak-y and, yes, sour coating finish.
Leighton (9626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso’s 2012 Pre-GBBF Shindig, London. Pours lightly hazy ruby with a medium, creamy foam head. Good bit of funk in the nose for sure, some light poo and berries as well. Medium sweet flavor, fairly tangy with dry wood, tart berries. Medium bodied with fine, tickling carbonation. Semi-dry finish, vinous, with some leaves and further berries. Interesting stuff.
sm89walt (1687) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012. Poured a deep, cloudy amber with a small, bubbly, loose & fading white head. Sour & woody aromas, somewhat (white) winey with tart lemon, juicier mid fruits & a musty yeast note. Tart green apple, lemon, yeast, some vinegar & grape to taste. A delicate fruit skin bitterness to finish. A good, mouth-puckerng sour ale. Light to medium body, spritzy mouthfeel with a lingering bitter, acidic finish.
Stefano (1848) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown coloured beer with a medium light brown head.
Woody and yeasty aroma. Flavor is sour and bitter with some fruity notes. Fruity notes almost as a lambic beer.
jackl (3775) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. Pours deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is peaches, some cherry and nasty gasoline. The taste is cherry, soured fruits and balsamic vinegar. Somewhat reminiscent of a flanders red on this sampling. Medium body, soft. Pretty good.
planky84 (1865) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig 2012. Amber pour with a white head. Ginger and lemon cake nose. Madeira cake and lemon pith flavour. Nice citrus edge.
oh6gdx (19933) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Amber colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is fruity, floral, caramelly and mild alcohol as well. Flavour is fruity, caramelly, floral, spicy and also has some mild sour/tart wooden notes.
Scopey (5291) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso’s 2012 Pre-GBBF tasting. It pours deep cloudy amber, with a thin bubbly off-white head. The nose is raisin, currant, red grape, sour cherry, brown sugar, wood, farmyard and earth. The taste is tangy red grape, blueberry, raisin, touch of vinegar, mouth-puckering lemon, vinous aspect, earth, wood and some alcohol warmth. Medium body, fine carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Very tasty stuff indeed!
cgarvieuk (12775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle atchriso ... light amber ... zezty bretty nose ... swweetfruits ... zezty fruis .. more brett ... refreshing ...light zezt ..