MrHangover (3309) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ New Years Tasting. Pours a hazy dark pink beer with a small pinkish head on top. Aroma of cherries, sour funk and Brett. Flavor is stringent and sour, loads of the cherries return here along with some oaky notes. Fruity sour finish, decent carbonation, decent stuff.
kermis (7224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at The Hague New Year Whale Session. Pours hazy red purple with a ring pink head. Aroma of tart cherries, light funk, light wood, barnyard. Flavour is moderate to heavy acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Karyots (23) - BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 2009 vintage bottle. Opened with a soft pop. Poured out a hazy ruby red- a beautiful color when held up in light. Smell of cherries, blueberries - all rotting with a faint smell of yoghurt. Went off like a sour bomb in the mouth. Complex, gooseberries and lots of sourness. Fantastic !
Cuso (6115) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beergusto webshop. Unclear red color with minimal white head. Aroma of sour cherries, wood, funk. Taste, tart cherries, cherry stones, almonds, barnyard. Very sour finish. Good.
TheJestersBeer (2265) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an almost clear, deep ruby red, with a thin head.
Intensely fruity, funky aroma, cherries, red currant, citrus, Brett, earth.
Bone dry, medium body, low bitterness, appropriately low CO2.
Fruity, funky, sour taste, cherries, red currant, earth, citrus, hay. Quite complex and rustique. There is a tiny acetic note that disturbs me a bit, funk and acidity I am cool with, but I do not remember picking up acetic elements in lambic beers? Highly enjoyable, nevertheless. (2014-12-20)
ElManana (1149) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 At Antwerps Bierhuyske. Red beer with little head. Nose is very sour, cherries, earthy notes. Taste is quite sweet at first but goes over in a tarty sourrness to the end. Medium body, nice cherrytaste. Like! (4)
2nd time: Bottle at Delirium Café but this one might have been over 10 years old. Starts to go to aceto balsamico side, lots of vinegar. Much less pleasant than a fresh one IMO. So I’m downing it 1 point. (3,9)
ksiwzos (88) - GREECE - DEC 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark red color, quite clear, beautiful pink-ish head.
Aroma of mostly leather and old/kind moldy barrel or wood, very intense, in a bad way. In a flute glass you could sense cherry notes, but not much. Taste was acetic acid mostly, not awful but not good either. Very overpowering and you couldn’t sense much else. There were some cherries somewhere... Very very dry and sour.
This one was a bad bottle I hope...
ElDesmadre (2279) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 12, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Sauerkraut taken straight from a wooden barrel, mixed with vinegar and sour cherries. Guess I have yet to learn how to love those uber-sour beers.
Joakgust (1149) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear red beer with a small white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of citrus, cherries, leather and horse blanket. Flavor is fruity with notes of cherries, leather, citrus and herbs. Dry but good drinkability.
Maakun (1661) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 Bottle. Dark red/purple with fuzzy pink head that disappears immediately. Black currant, sour cherries, almond cookies, very woody and spicy, nuts and berry pits. Some barnyard, but very fresh, no oppressive horse blanket. Very crisp and fresh with a deeeeep sour body, quite acidic, and a light, very dry bitter finish. I really love this.