Theis (12156) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Cloudy brown - white head. Sourish, fruity, roasted, nutty, acid, barley, wine notes, lemon, apples, light oxidation.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - APR 8, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pretty silly beer. Like a sour BW with little character or verve. Cherry, tannins, wood, under carbonated body. Sour lactic finish. Pretty dull. Imagine a flat lou pepe that has been left in the sun and this is what you might get.
AndySnow (1814) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks KyotoLefty. Light brown with a small brown head that leaves some lacing. Sour grape aroma. Mild sour aroma. Doesn’t taste like a barley wine.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBJG courtesy of KyotoLefty, thanks! Cloudy amber color. Aroma of sour plums, prunes. Taste is sweet and sour summer fruit, in an odd combo.
KyotoLefty (5590) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle at Asahiya, shared among a group. Aroma of peaches, melon, wine, as well as a paint-like solvent character. Pretty pink-red color with lace. Flavor of blood orange, peach, melon, wine. They said it was aged in wine casks, but I haven’t been able to confirm it yet. Tasted like it could have been. Much better than the Blanc, and probably will be better in the couple years, though I don’t see it being very good in 10. They’ll probably sell some for 10 times this silly price at that time.