DrnkMcDermott (2990) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 vintage, bottled Aug 14. $16 @ Binny’s. Off to Thanksgiving weekend with my family, most of whom won’t be drinking. So I’m "laying down a layer."
Oops! Opens with a gusher that won’t stop pumping foam out the top of the bottle. Once it finally calms down in my Goose Vintage stem glass, I have a cloudy caramel beer, a bit pinkish,with loose sediment, a loose foam on top. Has a definite red wine nose, with faint berry background subsumed by aromatic malt. Taste is quite tart. Lacks the creaminess of New Glarus Raspberry Tart. Another pour now shows a nice, fizzy champagne head. Starts to drink more like a champagne, thanks to, I assume, a secondary ferment. Tartness grows on me, with a little bit of fruit. May be a little shallow, but a decent American sour beer.
bierkoning (12100) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Bottle @ Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016. Pale Amber color, Canned apricot in the aroma. Massive sour flavor with Canned apricot and perhaps some berry fruit, vinous, matured, Good!
ShivanDragon (3109) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2016
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sample from bottle in front of ’Bierkoning’ during Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016
Amber with a white head. Aroma and taste are extreme sour/acific, balsamic vinegar, wood, brett, light sweet, medium body, dry afterftaste, naahh. this is a bit overwhelming,
Zlotta (1587) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle in front of ’De Bierkoning’ during Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016. Clear, golden amber. Sourish, slightly fruity aroma of lots of vinegar, oak and some caramel. Very sour, a little funky taste of vinegar, caramel and some oak, followed by a medium long, very tart finish. Thin to medium body, very astringent mouthfeel, flat. Too much, but still nice.
Borresteijn (6211) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Carnivale Brettanomyces ’16. At De Bierkoning. Deep golden colour, white head. Aroma of acid, lots of wood, lemons, vinegar. Flavour is sour, extremely sour, vinegar, wood, acetone, lemon, light fruity, tart finish. Light bodied.
PotjeBier (2563) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, in front of the Bierkoning at Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016, with Bierkoning, Travlr, Zlotta, Kermis, Maakun, TheJvd, ShivanDragon and more. clear deep yellow/golden color. Aroma’s: bretty, sourish, light vegetables. Retronasal there’s some sourness, wood, light brett. Flavor is sour, woody, light sweet. Medium bodied. Long finish.
Maakun (3105) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2016 Bottle sampled in front of de Bierkoning. Hazy reddish orange with barely any head. Sour red fruits, balsamico, cherries, light glue. Vinegary sour. Medium bodied with barely any carbonation. Way too much glue and vinegar, this is not good.
unclemike (2860) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
he aroma was cloudy dark copper with a near pink colored head. Nose of funk and wood. There was also some raw plant matter, like a pile laying in a greenhouse. The taste was fairly tart with some hay. A sweet finish.
Ferris (11085) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Sour white grape and plum. Clear copper with almost no head. Sweet and sour dark plum with a touch of booze and red grape.
drpimento (2971) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged well. very fragrant, Sour, no doubt, but with fruit, touch of malt. straightforward good sour.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark red w/ quick dissipating pink head. Aromas of big berry, vinous, and a little funk. Flavors of sour berry, vinegar notes...funky sour greatness!