berntholer (1052) - Antwerp, - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
quite dense and stable ivorywhite head leaves structured lacing. orangeblond colour aroma is stable, goat, honey, lemongrass, liquorice (zoethout), bit smokey, leather, bretty. taste like aroma, balsamico, glue, solvent aftertaste bit wry. medium body and rather carbonated. bit strange at the beginning, but i liked it more with every sip. bottle 37,5 cl
Countbeer (4748) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Huh, I read about all these gushers and manic corks... But nothing like that with this bottle. Just a silent plop... Seems like a dead beer while the glass is filled with this headless clear amber copper colored liquid.
I couldnít imagine anything with this beer being rated so bad. The flavour isnít that good or bad, but for a sour ale quite interesting: bandage, iodine, peat, wood, some wild yeast, malts, cookies and sweat.
Than the bad news come, the flavour is unbearable and fucking unbalanced which results in a disgusting beer!
Rotten malts, sweat, rotten wine, rotten wood, hint of wild yeast, some vinegar warmth, freaky cookies and you can surely say bad funk! Yek!
Aftertaste is vinous with nasty malts, warmth, sweat... Etc etc...
No carbonation, watery mouthfeel, unbalanced body.
3 points or the label which they used with the other beers that are waiting to be tasted as well. I am quite done with this brewery, what a guts to sell so much rubbish!
laurids (12) - - NOV 18, 2014
1.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Good thing I had read the reviews before opening this bastard. Before I was half done unwinding the metal part of the cap, the metal cap and cork simply took off for the moon. I might have killed a squirrel.
Color is nice, head is gone almost immediately. It is absolutely insanely carbonated. I actually quite like the smell. It is very funky but in a warm way. It reminds me of the smell of working with leather. Yeast comes through in slight floral notes. It also reminds me of the smell inside the box holding my brothers accordion. Also some new shoe smell.
From smelling and looking at this beer, you might feel tempted to taste it. Please donít. The taste is horribly phenolic with a medicinal aftertaste combined with smoke and wood. It just does not work.
Sorry, I canít finish this one. But it was a nice experience. If you read this before opening your own: BE CAUTIOUS WHEN OPENING. SERIOUSLY.
daje (2609) - NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden body, no head. Aroma is...special. smoked peat and barnyard, cardboard. Taste is unbalanced, sweet peat with a strong vinegarish sourness. Herbs and spices, without helping much. The finish is better, sour with mild berry notes, though the unpleasant taste is sadly what Iíll remember this beer for.
olsvammel (3578) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at SBWF 2014. Smoky and fruity smell. Similar taste. High carbonation. Iíve never had a smoky sour beer before.
zvikar (3624) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a Sour Tasting at Beer and Beyond shop 22-June 2014. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours hazy like fruit juice with a medium head, aroma of smoke, peat, sourness and fruitiness, flavor is slightly sour and peaty with wood and vinegar, medium bodied.
jfb (4088) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) hazy pale golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of lemons and brown sugar, with a hint of bretty funk, some green tea, ash and light smoke. flavour is heavy peat smoke, with lots of earth, some leather, a hint of alcohol and a lactic-tart finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
DutchDrebus (4311) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2014 Why this beer sucks - By DutchDrebus.
I tried to open this one. I was thirsty, itís a Friday night... Why not? As soon as my thumb and index finger touched the cork cage thing, the fucker snapped (pic: http://i.imgur.com/91Gr4rZ.jpg). An action that shouldnít last more than 7 seconds just turned into a decent quest. I had to find something to actually open the beer. After looking around I finally found some nice and sturdy looking pincers to free the beer from its cage. I donít have something like that laying around. I had to go to my fishing gear to find one. Maybe I could have bitten through the iron but I donít want to lose any teeth over a bottle of Hof ten Subpar beer.
I started twisting the iron remains in the hope to stop the cage from strangling itself. It had a good grip, but a thirsty me has an even better grip. It wasnít extremely hard (having the right tools ofc) but it wasnít exactly easy either. Finally, after fumbling around trying to find the right position for a small minute, I found myself nearing the end of my quest. Just one last twist and... BOOM BITCH YOU DONE NOW. The cork was so excited to finally be released from its cage it decided to attack my ceiling and within fractions of a second the cork exploded against my ceiling like a BUK anti-air missile hitting a civilian airplane. Iím glad I donít live in an American style house made of cardboard or whatever you guys use, because it wouldíve destroyed it. It hit harder than James Deen hit Alina Li in the wonderful blockbuster íUltimate Fuck Toy: Alina Lií. If I had been starting at the bottle directly I wouldíve lost an eye.
The cork somehow activated some kind of afterburner and soon beer was being sprayed all over my floor. It wasnít as extreme as the one time me and Benzai opened an Alvinne Gaspar, but it came pretty close.
Now my keyboard is kinda sticky, my room smelly (but I canít blame the beer for that if Iím honest), my floor is wet, the cork is M.I.A., Iím scared and my glass is filled with hazy yellow stuff that smells like a pig just puked over a bunch of peat. The pig probably just drunk a Tripel Karmeliet before puking since thereís way too much carbo in his puke.
I donít like this beer and after yet another traumatic experience I donít like Hof Ten Dormaal either. The only way they can make it up to me is by making a more than decent double IPA with cedar wood. But we all know thatís not going to happen because theyíre to busy aging mediocre beer. Maybe itís the dissappointment speaking, maybe itís the lack of nicotine, idk, but fuck this.
Now if you guys excuse me Iím going to look for the remains of the cork and itís cage. If the Russian separists allow me on the crash site that is.
Edit: I feel like I havenít offended enough people yet, so I want to add that this beer probably has more yeast infections than Miley Cyrus *drops mic, walks away*
Edit: I might have overreacted a bit about Hof ten Dormaal, but the beer certainly was horrible.
JorisPPattyn (8034) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cork removes itself from the bottle, resulting in a tower of snowwhite head, consistency of whipped eggwhite. Very lively carbonated yellow to orange beer. Unpleasant medicinal nose, mixed with rubber and tar and - if fleetingly - solvent. Gradually the peated tar takes over, fully phenolic, and in no way as refined as an Islay malt. Tar, tarred wood and lemon. Like a lemonsquash sucked from a tarred wooden seaside breaker. Again phenolic and medicinal (the last mainly retronasal). Lemonjuice, lemonpeel . And overcarbonated to boot. Very attenuated, light, fizzy. Taste lab No 3152666000788, sample to be destroyed.
Smalle (159) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2014
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Aroma: smokey and peaty, barnyard. If youíve ever been to an Islay distillery: this is the smell coming out of the washbacks. With time some vomit-like sourness coming through.
The taste is tart, sour, lemon, peaty. Doesnít work together at all.
For once, the official marketing blurb is pretty accurate. The brewery website says: "We call this íwar in a glassí as since the taste reminds u (sic) of all the bad things in a war (...) When u taste this beer u find yourself in the middle of the chaos and misery which scoured the land 100 years ago in Europe." Bad and miserable it is indeed...
anders37 (17593) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small longlasting white head. Has a fruity sour tart aroma. Fruity sour tart flavor. Has a fruity sour tart smoky finish.