Dunt (297) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received as an extra from a friend on BA. Thanks a bunch Phil! Pours a complete flat deep purple in color with an aggressive pour. It’s completely opaque in clarity. Nose is heavy funk, decadent black current, sharp lemon, horse blanket, and wet dog. Flavor is overtly sour lemon off the bat, then it falls back on the black currant. It has some backing funk and vinegar, but this is almost entirely lactic in sourness. Light mouthfeel, no carbonation, moderate to heavy acidity, and a long finish. Wasn’t much of a fan of hanssens prior to this weekend, but after having the Oude Kriek and now this, I think I am becoming a convert. This is crazy sour, but has really nice black currant character as well. Interested in seeing how these are with age on them.
witthatsbier (341) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is lightly sour fruit
Taste is bit sour but not much too sweet bit of fruit not much else
overall not great bottled 2013 , should be more sour
Hanssens can do much better very dissapointing
Leighton (12985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Thanks to Fin! Pours deep purple with a creamy pink crown. Funky nose, some raspberry and farts. Light sweet flavor, juicy and citric, quite funky, with notes of apple and musty berries. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Tart finish, drying, with some berry skins and light acidic bite. Also, salty. Very good.
gnoff (8112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
37.5 cl bottle thanks to Dunbar72! Sampled on March 7, 2015.
Clear dark red color, small pink head. Acidic to sour scent. Berry, tart, fruit peel taste. Medium to full mouthfeel, low to very low bitterness.
A great beer!
ippopotamo36 (509) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,75 bottle at La Tana pub in Rome, shared by mortlach. Thank you mate. Pours a vivid purple color, little bubbling head which leaves spots and nothing more. Nose: impressive stable smell, prominent and pleasantly aggressive. Esters and red fruit in the background. Mouth stays round with the complexity of a wine and vinegar notes all around. Balanced and very good!
Theydon_Bois (11073) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, thanks to Fin, 24/01/15.
Murky cherry red/amber with a light beige/crimson covering.
Nose is tarte berries, tangy black currant, spice, light piss, musty wood, damp hay.
Taste comprises dark berry fruit, on the turn black currant, tarte raspberry notes, wooded feel, earthy, farmyard, lactic berryosis.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a tarte currant wash.
Solid fruit lambic.
tommann (2967) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Pours blood red with a thin head. Aroma is very sour blackcurrant. Taste is cheesy with sour blackcurrant.
RichTheVillan (3899) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; hazy maroon pour with a thin pink/white head, tart dark berry aroma, taste has cheese, dark berries, some grape.
Garrold (2128) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Notes read, "Balsamic. Vinegar". Not the fullest rating, but I was going to pot by now. It must be good, mind. Dan Brown was swigging it from the bottle. Default 7 3 7 3 14 rating. Probably deserves a lot more. Sorry. Will try harder/less hard next time.
DanielBrown (3996) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cotteridge Convention 2015. Necked from the bottle no less. Super fruity, sweet, tangy, spongey taste. Like a fruit corner, without the yoghurt.
DrewFace (936) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Lots of barnyard, horse blanket, and berry like aroma. Reddish, hazy pour, off white head. Funky, acidic, fruity, raspberry like, some mild currant note, fruit skins, tart finish.