JorisPPattyn (8224) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled under less than ideal circumstances No head left, deep cola-coloured still beer. Strong lactic nose, buttermilk, wood, milkchocolate and dark (red) fruit. Sourish and bonedry flavours, wood & chocolate, tanninerich. Less fruity than the nose. Finish has again a pharmaceutical streak. Dry-out effect, astringent, medium bodied at best; very light acidburn. Seen the circumstances, excellent oud bruin. Txs to Mathieu!
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear dark brown beer. Small stable beige head,
NOSE: brett, wood, fruity, lactic.
TASTE: brett, little sour, fruity, wood.
jrob21 (2795) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a recent trade and shared with the crew. Damn nice and smooth and light sour flavors. Finish is lots of red fruit. Gritty and dirty texture. Little bit of bittersweet roastiness to the flavor. Medium bitterness and a burst of red fruit on the finish.
Westmeister (1978) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just another pimp tasting day with the group. This one was dark amber and appeared to be a mix of saison and sour red. Either way delicious. Wild, funky dark berries, oak, long lingering palate.
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
> Younger brother to CD8, full dark sour
[ Bottle ][ 375mL ][ oteyj ][ Tasting ][ Snifter Tulip ][ 5.28.14 ]
>> 2013 version. Clear, black cherry cola pour. Wispy tan foam. Nose is awesome cranberry, cake, black raspberry, similar to CD8. Tart, spicier, more lime compared to CD8. Not as complex either. Sharper acidity. Dark sour, sour red essentially- just so far away from black saison it is silly. Super lime heavy. Way beyond saison, should be dark sour.
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
June Tasting Group Beer No. 1. Seems highly similar to a Sour Red/Brown. Pours a little browner than a Sour Red/Brown. Scent is sour fruit. Flavors starts quite sour and finishes slightly sweet. Live. Bottle - Shared by jrob21
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-05-19. Very dark brown-black body with a modest beige head. Aroma is relatively mild, subtle with vaguely vinous fruit quality. Oak character comes out as it warms. Flavour is surprisingly tart and sour up front, vinous fruity character, light earthy undertones, dark malt, very light funk. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Just a touch to subtle overall fro my preferences, I’d like a little more oomph to some of the flavours but still enjoyable and quite drinkable. Bottle cellared several months, originally bought at the brewery by Big Red.
Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Une impression de brown ale en entrée et en finale. Au mileu, un monstre de complexité sauvage.
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tart cherry, lemon and oak are at tue forefront, low carb but a lighter body makes up for it. Finishes semi-dry with a creeping hay-leather funkiness
yourefragile (139) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at HF Saison Fest 14.
Pours a dark chestnut with a cream colored, bubbly head. Tart, red wine, cherries and leather, slightly acidic finish. Much different than first batch, more sourness and fruit presence.