Dunt (254) - 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. Itís 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. Wasnít 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.
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Nice hazy red color. Wonderful berries aroma with oak, leather, lemony notes and a medicinal note. Very sour flavor with a faint sweetish hint in the back, lots of berries, oak, a leathery touch, lemon and a puckering finish with lemon and a bit of vinegar. Medium-bodied. Lovely.
bytemesis (2135) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear red, small pink head, some lacing. Aroma very funky, horse blanket, baby diaper, tart cherry. Flavor is medium tart, quite funky, fruity, very dry. Light body.
blklab2007 (1775) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle lot C punched on the side of the label. Pour has a bright red color with minimal white head and a mostly still look. Aroma has a nice acidic base, currant, seeds, and some basement. Mouth feel is light and again there is little carbonation at all. Flavor amps up the acidity, sour currant, fruit skins, mild funk, and a lingering finish. The base beer is the winner here over the fruit though that is not a terrible thing. Wish there was a way to figure out the date on this as there is a lot of caked on sediment along one side of the bottle clearly showing it sat somewhere for a while on itís side.
JulienHuxley (2136) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a flat purple pour with no head. Aroma is very funky, earthy notes, sweat, dank, manure. Taste is quite sour but less than I was expecting, very subtle fruitiness, winey character. Palate is flat, but so dry that the light minerality gives some impression of carbonation. Decent.
Ratman197 (8468) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear purplish red with a lingering ring of pink bubbles. Aromas of black currants, barnyard funk and bread. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry tart finish. Flavors of bread, black currants and light barnyard funk with a smooth dry tart lingering currant finish.
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma-Smells like wet hay, horse blanket with a hint of raspberries
Appearance-Golden-amber color with no head whatsoever.
Taste-Sour, very sour and completely flat. there is also a hint of raspberry flavor.
Overall-Very interesting. For being such a relatively light beer, this beer is not easy to drink because of the extreme tartness. I like it though.
shoulderbroken (1501) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Grote Dorst, tragically with a hangover. Red amber colour, no head. Aroma is weird, sugar puffs, wheat, bit stinky. Taste is nice, lots of fruit, sour, coats the teeth.
Miked1687 (454) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010 bottle to glass. Dark Ruby red pour with no head. Nose is leathery, earthy, sour start, some vinegar, and a sweet fruity end to the nose. Pretty complex aroma. Taste is sweet up front with vinegar, funk, and sweet currant. No carbonation at this point.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Grote Dorst. Funky ss nose, with cassis, light leather, and turds. Pretty, deep crimson color. Stinky, funky flavor, currants, cardboard, dust, leather, and bit of manure. Nice fruit, but very weird and definitely challenging.
PriorL (892) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
37,5cl bottle. Bought at íTour de Geuze 2013í. Shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: dark red beer, no foam. Flat.
NOSE: cassis, wood, some fruits.
TASTE: very dry, little sour.