madmitch76 (12235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6th August 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton as always for the HF lifeline. Hazy red - brown beer, tidy cream coloured head. Palate is light and softish. Light fine carbonation. Light Flemish sourness with a woody geueze vibe. Very light oak that seems to be keeping the sourness in check. Light and semi dry finish.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7oz bottle shared by markwise @Chris’ for Tampa Wkly Gathering-thin tan-dk copper with red. A-sour med fruit, some med malt. T-sour med fruit, some vinegar, med malt.
Leighton (8745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s I’m London during Jack’s farewell tasting. Thanks mom for grabbing this one. Pours mostly clear ruby-amber with a tight, creamy beige head. The aroma holds lots of tangy berries, ripe cherries, some wet wood. Light to medium sweet flavor with mildly tangy berries, a bit of bread, cherries, plums, hints of pepper. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light warmth in the finish, more wet wood, tangy berries, cherries, cranberries, subtle funk, some raspberry. Lovely stuff. Starts slow but finishes strong. Great depth and balance.
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown pour. The flavor of this was a bit surprising. It was like a really good Flanders red but watery. Not what I expected. Nice nose and good flavors, just watered down a bit.
Theydon_Bois (5434) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Jack’s Farwell Tasting, big thanks to Leighton for more HF goodness, 06/08/13.
Hazed mahogony brown with a thin light beige covering.
Nose is tarte grape skins, tangy orchard fruit, earthy, raisensm soured green apple.
Taste comprises brandy soaked apples, woody, farmy, tarte dark fruits, sour notes, light fruit balsam.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, dry tarte fruit finish.
Great sour red.
Scopey (4682) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Jack’s farewell tasting, big thanks to Leighton! It pours deep red-brown with a small light tan head. The nose is earth, wood, vanilla, toasted coconut, dark fruit, red berry, jam and candy floss. The taste is tart, earthy, damp wood, sherbet, lemon, pleasant tartness, granny smith apple, vinous, red berry, light alcohol warmth and jam. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Damn tasty and well-balanced. Very nice!
jackl (3477) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Reddish brown pour with a small head. The nose is red fruits. Mild acidic funk. toasted bread. Some pennies and tangy berry flavors. Dirt melon, old fruit leather. Medium body, soft carbonation. Not as deft as most HF beers I’ve tried. Merely decent.
czar (3289) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours hazy light brown with a very nice light beige head, good retention, strong lacing. fruity and lightly sweet toasted malts, some acetic and lactic notes, spicy, nutty and woodsy. moderate to soft carbonation, light body - oily, nice lightly acidic and spicy-grassy finish. very very nice but i preferred elaborative #1 over this one.
Ernesto987 (3040) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 sample at HF Saison fest, awesome stuff, the barrel is perfectly blended with the tartness, sweet and sour perfectly married, love it
Rerate: 4.6 bottle, simply amazing, the best sour brown I’ve ever had by a long shot
PhillyCraft (2593) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, pours deep plum with massive beige head, thick and soapy lacing. Once the lace was established, it never left the glass. Aromas of strong cherry, wood, prune, and raspberry. Taste is funky cherry, wet wood, acidic fruit, cashews, malt, mineral water and complex wood. Lots of puckery tartness, the flavor reminded me of cuvee de tomme with abundant oak and dark cherry. Medium to fuller body with appropriate carbonation. Sour and tasty meh, try dis.