hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2012 Bottle… October ‘09 O-Town Throwdown!… This beer rocks!... Hazy orange ale with a pink slant and a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. The aroma is fruity, earthy and both acidic and acetic with additional notes of berries, vanilla, biscuit and woody funk. Medium-bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and relaxed carbonation. Sour, fruity flavor with a strong suggestion of wood and a subtle afterthought of rye. Sour, tart, and then dry finish. Kudos to SoLan for sharing this bottle of world class beer!
Travlr (7989) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Light purple color, large pink head that settles quickly. Aroma of dusty fruit and lemon peel. Taste is nicely sour fruit, good character and body.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Blind Tiger Alehouse. Deep pink-red beer with a thin head. Aroma is awesome. Rich tart sourness, lots of ripe berryish fruit and a lovely soft lactic sourness along with a kiss of spiciness. A big shot of oaky flavour over the top. Softly tart with a good interplay of fruit, bright acidity and nice spiciness. Lingering tart finish. Really an incredible brew. Greatly balanced and well-integrated. Man, these guys are making killer stuff.
rlgk (7470) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bomber-o-rama, Göteborg. Amber/orange beer, almost no head. Blackberry aroma, fruity, berries, acidic notes, vinous, caramel, chocolate, hay, raspberries, cream notes, sourish, floral, grapefruit notes. Sour flavor, rubber, blackberries, acidic, funk notes, grapefruit, woody, vinous, red currsnt, vinegar notes, hay, blueberries, strawberries, lemon notes. Sourish berry finish, hay, rubber and with acidic notes.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2008. Pours hazy light amber with an average, rocky, white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw), light hops (herbs, grass), average yeast (earth) with notes of wood and blackberry. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a sour finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and sourness.
BMan1113VR (7381) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 bottle thanks to mar. GUSHER! Pours with a hazy amber red body and a white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with some berries. Taste is sour, acidic, a bit bitter and somewhat sweet as well from the indistinguishable berries. Lively bubbles. Better as it opened.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Adamn...thanks so much! Reddish/orange pour wtih a a light head. Tons of fruit up front with funky tartness and earth tones. Vinous notes are evident in the nose and on the tongue. Fruity but sour. But not crazy sour. Dry and rather good. Thanks adam!
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Borefts 10am day after hotel tasting.
An excellent red amber colour with a pinky off white head. An amazing Belgian style base beer with a stunning delicate sourness. Beautiful stuff, clean as hell and really downable. Something that reminds me a lot of Mr. Kipling’s Cherry Bakewell tarts. And that’s a good thing. Lovely dry finish with plenty of barrel showing but it sits just right. Excellent beer.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle: pours a clear bright amber ruby with a small, stringy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet fruity nose with some vinous oak and tartness. Starts with light effervescence and a touch of berries with lots of puckering tartness, acetic acid and cabernet notes. Finishes crisp and sweet-tart with good vinous complexity. True to style and enjoyable.
Sammy (7040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My birthday treat from Peensteen, and it did not disapoint. Great pink foamy look, great aromas of berries, cherry, raspberry. Large retained head. Well malted sour that enticed the palate. Tart, berry, great drinkability.