gnoff (9496) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at GT - RBESG 2008)
June 29, 2008
Clear orange to brown color, white head. Sweet wood scent. Acidic and metallic taste, also salty. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. I usually don’t go for the Oud Bruins, but this one was rather nice.
cgarvieuk (20641) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2010 Bottled at RBESG 08 ... Deep brown coloured ... sour an tart and im getting some cherry....3.2
bottle at Chris o’s bring the house down tasting ... copper brown ... toffee malt nose ... fizzy toffee ... blackcurrant fruit ... very juicy ... nice soft fruits 3.2
beastiefan2k (3371) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old bottle, forgot to record the date though. This was also the last beer I drank on my Belgium trip. Served in a lambic basket and poured with a small head. Aroma is very balsamic vinegar aceto and some light oily cherry. Taste is some balsamic vinegar with some oily chocolate and acidity in the finish. All of the flavor finishes quickly, must be a trait in Felix brews. Good stuff, still has plenty years of aging on it.
750mL bottle @ Kulminator in a Speciale Felix large tulip on 5/22/08.
thewolf (11983) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. [thank you, ChristianScheffel]
[at dedollewaitor’s Odense tasting]
Pours deep brown with a good, creamy, beige head. Aroma has sweet caramel and a little tart fruitiness. Light carbonation with fine mouthfeel. Flavour is lovely fruity, plums and raisins. Light tartness and good balance.
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ <a href=http://www.ale.dk/index.php?id=4638 target=_new> Sour ale Tasting - DOE Holstebro. Clear medium red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light vinegar with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (250308)
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2010 Re-rate 6/29/08: Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. 1982 vintage. Amber color with no head. Aroma has lots oak, berries, malt and caramel. Sourish flavor with lots of oak, cellary character, oxidation, fruitiness and caramel. Medium-bodied. Past its prime but still good.
(3/6/08) Bottle at Kaffee de Hopduvel in Ghent. Best before 5/09. Deep reddish-brown with a beige head. Aroma with some wood, some sugar and some fruits. Flavor starts sweet with some berries and later some light sourness and some oak come to the rescue. Medium-bodied. Good. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5
diabel (1679) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Off-white/lightly brown head with a good lace. Clear, caramel body. Aroma of malts (caramel), molasses, lactic acid, ... Very complex, fruity aroma of banana, citrus, sherry. Aroma is a bit dusty (but not annoying). Moderately sour, lightly sweet initial flavour. Lightly sour, lightly sweet finish. Moderately bodied. Flavour of fruit, flowers, port. The flavour is not as complex as the aroma but still well balanced and nice and it lasts quite long.
yespr (39937) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 25 cL bottle. Pours almost clear golden amber/red with a lacing tan head. Sweet malty, breadish and brown sugar aroma, mild note of fruit. Flavour is light breadish, subdued fruit note and a very mild sourness/tartness. Ends with a very minor metallic note and a dry malty flavour. Very minor berry fruit note too.6-5-7-3-13=3.4
75 cL bottle from 1982. Pours clear and golden orange with no head. Dry overripe fruity and light alcohol note. Sweet and light metallic with a nice fruity accent. Solid metallic notes too.6-3-6-3-13=3.1 - I guess only appearance didn’t age well.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Microbar, Clapham. Ruby colour with thin head. Aroma is sour, bready, vinegar, berries. Taste is malty, vinous, fruity, peel, woody. A great beer!
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Microbar, Clapham, London. Nose of tomato, sourness, malt, cream, vinegar and a hint of skunk. Pours a dark red brown beer. Taste is of vinegar, aspartic, malty, butter, salt. The finish is smokey. Lovely.