Lukaduke (1475) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a muddy ruby brown with a trace of top rising bubbles. On the nose its complex and biting...sour cherry, cranberry, wet musty wood, mushroom and a touch of cider vinegar. The palate is bright and acidic with nice deep woodsy notes to round it out. Touch of smokey wood, sour berry, cherry long lingering slightly hot finish.
LarsEngen (322) - Sandvika, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Eggedal Borgerstue. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is sour ale aroma, with a lot of wooden notes. Vinegear and sourness is present to the tounge.Some charcoal notes as well.. A complex sour ale that is proper sour, but not too much.
dpjuart (1029) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with red hues around the edges. Rimming, off white/caramel colored head. Sour cherry and lemon nose with brown sugar, slight notes of pencil shavings. Sour lemon and cherry notes, tart, slight taste of stomach acid and astringency in the after. Some brown sugar notes. Flavor grows on you as it breathes, stomach acid flavor dissipates. Was Rodenbach Gran Cru - esque to begin, but took on a life of its own.
Joakgust (693) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 50cl - Clear red brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is fruity tart with notes of berries, nutmeg and oak. Flavor is fruity sour with notes of nutmeg, red berries and again oak. Heavily oaked sour ale which remind me a lot of an Oud Bruin and/or a Rodenbach Grand Cru.
DesertDevil (326) - Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a light reddish-brown. Complex sour aroma with notes of leather, oak and tannins. Taste of vinegar, leather and a hint of acetone. Dry finish with woody notes.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy red color ale with a small bubbly head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma consists of deep sour notes with light tart cherry notes also perceptible and some quite funky ester. Taste is a mix between deep sour and tart cherry notes with light smoke notes and some barnyard notes also detectable. Body is full with limited filtration and low carbonation. Quite extreme though acidity level is balanced. Not something I would have everyday bit interesting nonetheless.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a thin light brown head. Pleasant aroma of acetic acid, sourness, oak and mild fruits. Good flavor of sourness, acetic acid, oak and fruits (figs, cherries). The body is medium with a vinous texture and low carbonation. This is very interesting, although the carbonation could have been a tad more lively.
ericdevin (466) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Pours a dark red, just the slightest head. Faint aroma of barrels. Medium body. Really broad, almost dull, which is a good thing, this beer is about the flavor, not the mouthfeel. Sour is subtle, with just the lightest hint of warming. Wow, finish is SO oaky and satisfying; can’t recall a beer in which the finish does so much for me.
Ludvig (98) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a good sour but it’s not as nice as the good sour beers! (i like sour therefor the high rating!)
GRM (2697) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 500 ml, lot 289, brewed on 20.05.10, best before 20.12.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on November 5 2012; eye: ruby, clear, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: wild yeasts, sourness, acidity, cherry, light woody; mouth: wild yeasts, sourness, acidity, cherry, light woody, malt, dry, sour and acidic finale with presence of cherry, medium body, below-average carbonation, a bit thin; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 500 ml, lot 289, brassée le 20.05.10, meilleure avant 20.12.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 5 novembre 2012; œil : rubis, limpide, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : levures sauvages, aigreur, acidité, cerise, léger boisé, malt; bouche : levures sauvages, aigreur, acidité, cerise, léger boisé, malt, finale sèche, aigre et acide avec présence de cerise, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, un peu mince; en résumé : bien