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Hornbeer Biting Horse

Formerly brewed at Hornbeer
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Kirke Hyllinge, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Danish: En egefadlagret syrlig øl med karakter fra brettanomyces. Det er en speciel øl. For mange en øl man skal vænne sig til. Den har smag fra brettanomyces - nogle siger smag af hest! - og bidrag fra syrligheden og egetræet. Giv den chanchen og tro os: man kan komme til at synes, at det er noget af det bedste, man kan få! Øltypen er Flamsk Red Ale, dvs en godt maltet øltype uden megen bitterhed. Efter gæringen er øllet fyldt på egetræsfade og lagret i nogle måneder sammen med kultur af lactobacillus og brettanomyces.
Indeholder: Bygmalte, humle, gær og vand.

English: A sour beer with character from brettanomyces. It is a special beer. For many a beer you have to get used to. It tastes from brettanomyces - some say the taste of horse! - And contributions from acid unit and oak. Give the chan chen and believe us: you may come to believe that it is one of the best you can get! Beers is Flemish Redale, ie a good malty beer without much bitterness. After fermentation the beer is packed in oak barrels and matured for some months with the culture of Lactobacillus and brettanomyces.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle @ joes. Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head that doesn’t last. Smells sour, dusty, cellar. Tastes sour, dusty, cellar, refreshing. Medium body, medium carbo. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14266) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Hazy reddish color, small off-white head. Aroma is sourness, sour red berries. Taste is light to average sourness, quite fruity, red fruit. Average body and carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jinroh (1241) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle @ Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Pours light and clear. Almost no foam. Aroma is similar to that of fermented apple juice, no hops - and they shouldn’t be there. Tastes like a good lambic - not too sweet, bitter aftertaste, leaving a very drinkable overall impression. Can’t find any horse sweat here though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Orange-amber pour with an off-white head. The aroma has some caramel and cherry notes. The flavor is a bit more complex, but not in a good way. I get some toffee and nut character, but there is also a strong cough syrup character as well as some grapes, leather and tobacco. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Complex, but not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Martinhfp (61) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
Apear red and cloudy with no head, lots of carbonation. Aroma leather and earthy vinous. Taste sweet and sour, little smokey. Malty not so much hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (6513) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2012
330ml bottle. Clear rosé-amber colour with huge, frothy, collapsing, white head. Extremeley dry and sourish aroma has a sherbet touch, underlying fruity notes of red berries, plum. Taste is dry and sourish fruity, red berries and plum again, a sherbet touch, notes of horse manure in the middle part. Mediocre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
(330ml bottle, BB 20/04/20) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of potpourri, florals, horse blanket, and mustiness. Flavor of florals, brett, herbs, lacto, light citrus, and caramel with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2012
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, dark orange color with fine foam, aroma is some plastic and white grapes, flavor of grape must, tart , hay, bitter cantalope rind, bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
(33cl bottle best by 4/20/20) clearish amber, ring of offwhite bubbles. Nose of wet wood, moss, basil, mint, musty/wet, unique smell. Taste of moss, wet wood almost soggy, caramel, cellar floor, weird. Mossy/cellar linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2012
from Erzbierschof - cloudy copper-brown beer with a long lasting foam; aroma of sour cherries and almonds; medium-bodied, some sweetness and a light sourness; quite dry aftertaste of cherries and almonds with more lingering sourish notes

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