ComradeK (749) - Blue Mountains, - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a murky chestnut amber, with a tiny and rapidly fading off-white head, which leaves no lacing. Sour funky notes, some sweeter woodiness and an astringent fruit smell make up the aroma. It is quite strongly sour up front, with a sweeter, woody balsamic vinegar flavour coming in to moderate that a little. There is an astringent, slightly bitter fruity flavour, which I assume to be crowberries, coming into the mid-palate. It finishes with a refreshing sourness. I admit that I don’t really know what I’m tasting for here, but the crowberries don’t seem to be a major feature of this beer. That said, it is a pleasant sour ale, and excellent refreshment on an incredibly hot summer evening.
EricTeusink (197) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Asa’s Pre-Flight Tasting Beer #3. Totally random selection by Asa from Five Points Bottle Shop in Athens. Pours Mid-Brown with a tinge of red and no head. Scent is reminiscent of apple cider. Flavor is more vinegar than tart. Bitter finish. Beer is completely flat. Not sure if that is by design. Bottle - Five Points Bottle Shop - Athens, GA
Westmeister (991) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at EricTeusink tasting. Pours a dark amber with zero head. Smell is crisp maltinees, cherries, earthy. Taste is medium tart, hint of plastic, cherries and I berry I guess I will say is a cloudberry, although I have never had such a fruit. Light palate that is begging for some carbonation.
deadCATAtlanta (31) - Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very cidery of the apple assortment. not really sour. no head.
PriorL (311) - BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Found back tasting notes from Borets Festival 2012. Only putting them in now.
APPEARANCE: dark red beer, small head.
NOSE: sour berries, little sweetness.
TASTE: quite sour, nice little sweet touch, nice and balanced!
drowland (4999) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/16/13. Bottle thanks to Nathan! Funky, lightly sour aroma with berries, strawberry, and burnt caramel. Strawberry, berries, burnt caramel, funk, and some mint. Not bad. I have no idea what crowberries are.
meerbier (1224) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Home. Strawberry aroma, acidic with a hint of oak. Red, tiny off-white head, no lace. Strawberries, rather oaky flavour, cherry pits, funky, hint of paracetamol. Bit thin. Complex yet highly drinkable.
gEUS (594) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Borefts 2012 - taken from notes.Seriously impressed with this beer, as I was with the Sur Megge. Nose is lots of cherries, taste is cloves and lots of forest fruits (dark & red). Niiiiiice!!
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@BBF12. Pours cloudy copper with a white head. Aroma is acidic, light grapefruit and light tartness. Flavour is acidic, tart, grapefruit and light leather.
daje (1400) - NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Haandverkerstuene, september 21st 2012. Cloudy ruby/orange body, small offwhite head. Aroma of cranberries and strawberries, wood, funk and clove. Taste is acidic with berries, spices and wood. Coming after a while is a citrus taste blending in with cherries. Pretty awesome taste actually. Woody and sour berry finish.
madmitch76 (10007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8th June 2012
Cloudy amber beer, short lived off white head. Fruity nose, mildly sour and a little floral. Crispy palate, semi dry. Pretty sour when very cold it mellows as it warms. Interesting fruit. A little sherbetty. Whisper of smoke. Slight medicinal note. Semi dry finish. Crowberries are different and this is unusual!