DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas. HAzy amber with an off-white head. Sour aroma, fruity, with a bit of vinegar, caramel and a spicy note. Sourish and slightly sweetish flavor, fruity, with a bit caramel, yeast, a bit of vegetables, an earthy note and a dry finish with a bit of bitterness. Medium-bodied. OK, expected more.
ALLOVATE (2540) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well off came the cap and out came the beer...., all over the kitchen bench. Couldn’t wait for me to get a first whiff, this one was tickling my nose and leaking all over the place. Kept chilled for as long as I know, it was a bit rampant but in the glass it quickly settled to an opaque, pastel deep grapefruit. Head was a short-lived loft of white, receding to but a ring on the meniscus. Hessian sack, rust and fizz-whizz™ underlies some plump fruit, berries, must and dry oak, dust. Really tickles the nose, makes the eyes blink. Light plastic burn, light chemical backdrop, light raspy sharpness giving it a weedy character adds depth to the biting berry fruit and tightness of the yeast. Lightly hairy with a dryness supplanting the fruit tones. There is spice and sherbet notes; the body is moderate - dense for a Plambic. Sprightly and lively it moves with blatant ease. Lime peel and a hint of radicchio reside on the tongue. Alcohol has presence late when it’s fully warmed. I like it, but am at arm’s length. Not bad, just not breaking boundaries! (50cL, Brewed 23/08/12, Mane Liquor, Belmont)
maneliquor (3393) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor shared with smelliot and ranga. Pours a hazy peachy pink colour with a lace driven beige head. Nose is distinctly red cherries with mild sherbet, candy sugar and grass. Very sweet and sour and super appealing stuff. Taste is very sugar driven - like sweet lollies with moderate sherbet through the middle and a very tarty and almost bitter sweet finish before the length of sourness. Extremely unusual stuff. I like it, couldn’t drink a huge amount of this though due to its sugary nature. Nice stuff
kappldav123 (5339) - GERMANY - MAY 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many thanks to Palme for that one! Bottle looks simple but really good. Beer in the glass red-brownish, nice head. Sourish aroma. Starts malty and sourish, bitter background, quite dry. Fruity notes of cherries. Unbalanced. But gets better with every sip. Finish more balanced, less sourish, malty-fruity aftertaste. Okay!
teddybeer (2517) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish colour with a white head, good lasting and nice lacework, Aroma has notes of red fruits, acidic notes and fresh hops. Flavor is light sourish, very fruity predominating berries, cherries and red grapes, hints of wood and yeast with a medium bitterness and sweet hints. The final is a mix of cherries, berries, strawberries with a mild sourness and slightly dry mouthfeel.
ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy crimson-tinted amber, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Morello cherries, leathery funk and rye sourdough make up the aroma. Moderate sourness up front becomes a little stronger leading into the mid-palate, where it is joined by fruity black cherry. Leathery sourness and cherry make for an interesting finish, and there is a sour cherry aftertaste. This has a bit less depth and complexity than a lot of sour ales, but is still not too bad at all.
AgnesBrygghus (65) - Stavern, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fantastisk god fruktøl. Flott rød\rosa farge. Akkurat passe med kirsebær. Testet på Larvik mikrobryggeri.
Frulertruler (118) - San Rafael, SPAIN - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Notas achampanadas con ligeras notas ahumadas. Seca y levaduras agradable en paladar
yngwie (14772) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at Haand Festival. An unclear one, pouring a pinkish orange body under a small, white head. Lots of berries on the nose, surprisingly not only cherry, but also a generic berry touch. Some vinegar too. The flavor has a light sweetness, a faint touch of vinegar and most of all cherries. Astringent, dry mouthfeel, medium body fullness. Overall, a bit too vinegarish, even though there’s not much of it. Still it’s a nice beer, but I needed a couple of sips before I was able to really enjoy it. 130524
Sigmund (5566) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml test bottle from the brewery. Brewed 23.0812. ABV is 7.5%. Red colour, moderate off-white head with a pinkish hue. Disappointing dusty and "off" aroma, weak cherries in the background. The flavour is better than the aroma, moderately sour wih cherries and cherry kernels, but not sweet. A hint of marzipan. Unexpectedly bitter finish.