Dedollewaitor (14160) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Fastelavnssmagning 2012, Ulfborg. Pours cloudy red amber with bubbles on top. Sweet marzipan and cherries in the nose. Funky and tart fruity flavor. Berries and oak. Ends dry.
Rasmus40 (12218) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, berries and tart. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry finish. 180212
saxo (14348) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are sour berries, brett, caramel, fruits and hops.
madsberg (10480) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Small dense light beige head. Aroma of fruits, sourness, grape, Spice, berries. Flavour of berries, grape, sourness, Wood, Spice. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a grapish and Dry. Cheney note. Very nice.
SudsMcDuff (6055) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle .. pours a maroon tan .. . big bubbly head, spermy lacing .. . some cherry, a touch of raspberry and pits .. . pretty good stuff but needs a touch more to make it exceptional
.. . . yeah right! and grizzly adams had a beard!
brandonbrew (24) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance- Pours a hazy and murky copper-bronze. A little bit lighter than the color of a standard brown beer bottle. A thin off white/light khaki colored head that for the most part fades fairly quickly. A small bit of head creates a circle in the glass around the edge that stays on and provides a slight lacing during the drink.
Aroma- Malt sweetness and cherries are the first aromas I notice. Light vinegar and lactic sourness followed by hints of oaky vanilla. A slight breadiness on the nose.
Taste- Upfront on the taste is cherry and a perfect amount of subtle malt sweetness. The Brett flavor works well with those 2 providing an almost brown sugar flavor (not brown sugar sweetness). Near the end I pick up an acidic red wine/sherry flavor. Not really the flavor I would get from an oxidized beer, but a true wine/sherry flavor. A vinegar and oak finish rounds out the sip.
Overall- This is the first beer (besides my own) that reminds me of the old Liefmans Goudenband spirit. This beer is full of great balance. Even though there are tastes and aromas that come out first, Goose Island has done a fantastic job of keeping them all in check. There is not really one of the major components that vastly overshadows another. Usually I like to cellar a beer for sometime, but I believe this is one that you drink shortly after the release. The balance is so perfect, I think cellaring would turn a fantastic beer into just a good beer. To sum it up, this is an awesome beer that is very easy drinking, but somehow remains complex. I would recommend this beer to a novice or an experienced craft beer lover.
dogfish120love (1016) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma consists of vinegar, cherries and hints of oak. Hints of sweetness. Pours a reddish rust in color with very little lacing.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can’t quite put my finger on the smell. Nice fubky smell that finishes super smooth
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Weird hazy amber. indecipherable note about Darkness. Interesting. No head. Grapes and funk. Sour, cherry crazy malt secrets. Rare and beautiful, like a beached whale.
This was my 29th different beer at a tasting one night. My notes didn’t really make sense anymore.
emacgee (4176) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle. Pours a deep red orange with one finger of off-white head. Very nice aroma, lots of pie and tart cherry notes. Very well defined cherry character with lots of acidity and a light acetic character. Bright and aggressive acidity with lots of caramel and cherry. Light tannic character. Medium body and lots of acidity. Boss.