b3shine (6898) - Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 oz bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Best by 18JUN2019. Pours a murky dark amberish brown with very light caramel head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; tart with a prominent cherry presence, but one that’s only slightly medicinal. Some light oak as well. Tastes like it smells, but significantly blander an unbalanced. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and lingers on the tongue. Meh.
Hamirubi (346) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, brewed for the American market. A Grand Cru of the Ichtegems Oud Bruin for Strubbe’s 175th anniversary. The aroma has some fruity, cherry, sweet flavours. A very appealing scent. Poured in a pint glass, the glass colours beautiful dark red - even a wine colour. The foam is rocky and of a lightbrown superb look. The taste again is fruity, light sour: One of my favorite old Belgian browns. The perfect combination of bitterness, sourness and sweetness. The body is light/medium and of course a perfect drink on a summer’s day.
lachneger (392) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Robijn rood van kleur met een witte schuimkraag. Smaak licht bittertje en een vleug van wijn. Gedronken met Raim.
Camons (8000) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Home. 2011 vintage. Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head, some lacings. Aroma is light sourness, oak, wet wood, redwine vinegar, spice. Flavor is light sour, light sweet, caramel, wood, vinegar, berries. Medium body, average carboantion. light acidic finish. 200215
HIGHB4LL (836) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz. bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: finger white head, does not last, ruddy color, clear, light lacing. Aroma: cherry, balsamic vinegar, Palate: medium body, average carbonation, dry finish, slightly chalky texuture. Taste: sweet cherry and light caramel with slight tartness, into a more caramel sweetness and cough syrupy cherry finish. Overall, too sweet, not very tart, and the palate is not amazing. Not my favorite for the style.
kermis (7693) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at BBF ’15. Pours clear brown with a big tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, vinegar, red berries and caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
MrHangover (3488) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample @ BBF 15. Pours a clear deep amber beer with a big off white head on top. Aroma is yeasty, red fruits, bready. Flavor has a tarty note to it, again fruity touches and the yeast faded a bit to the background. There is this aftertaste full of apples in there as well. Pretty decent.
rikstar (1554) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
eerste biertje op gayweekend. Roodbruin met crème kraag. Geur en smaak van thee rozenbottels en appel.heerlijk zoetzuur bier met een mooie body
alexsdad06 (7210) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a clear garnet brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have cherry and berry notes, lightly tart, pie crust, some off strange notes that are hard to describe, with all the other beers around this just didn’t stand up, weak finish.
radiomgb (2543) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Rich ruby in colour, thin beige head, light lacing. Aroma is sweet, white sugar, light cherries, some pie crust. Flavour is lightly sour, more sweet, some cherries, light spice. Sweet mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes sweet first turning a bit sour, some tartness. Seems old even though its still in date.