czar (4924) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours unclear bright and pale pink with a small pinkish reviving head, and sticking nicely. dusty berries and rd grapes, their skin and their astringency, leathery bretts, very spicy - dill and cinnamon, lightly buttery oakiness, bitter herbs. bright to average carbonation, light body; tannic w/o harshness, dry, crisp and tart herbal-spicy finish. loved it!
Minderbinder (2147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours purple with low to no white head. No lacing. Aroma is of grapes, fruits. Taste is of grapes, tannins, alcohol, red wine. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Tannic. Overall: Very good. Awesome. The best grapes I’ve ever had in a beer.
mathieuc (1658) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear red with a small bubbly ring that doesn’t leave any lacing. Nose is of wine and red fruits, in line with what you’d expect from a grapes sour. Taste is of wine, nicely tart and offers some bright berries (raspberries). Body is medium, carbonation low to medium and mouthfeel ultra vinous. Classy and delicious!
tom10101 (3253) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (500 ml). Split with the Quebec crew. Thanks to Dan for this one!
Appearance: Beautiful clear bright ruby red with a small white head that leaves a little ring of foam.
Aroma: Grapes, berries, oak, hints of red wine, musty notes,,, a delicate and cohesive fruity aroma.
Taste: Grapes, berries, oak, very light sweetness (mostly a sweetness impression from the fruit I think because the beer is quite dry), moderate tartnesss and winey notes. A touch of alcohol too, but very light considering the abv.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate to medium carbonation. Dry and tannic finish.
Overall: Beautiful showcasing of the Tempranillo grapes in this one. Elegant, delicate, complex and damn tasty sour ale. The balance is great too. Alcohol is well hidden. Loved it.
Martinus (3310) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purple red colour, pink head. Aroma of red wine, yoghurt, cherry, grapes. Sweet smell. Fruity flavour, wood, grapes and red wine. Finish wood and wood aged red wine.
(from draught @ CBC blue session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)
yespr (33187) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours hazy red with a small pink head. Aroma is dry wooden light butterish. Cherry fruity and citric fruity. Tart. Dry and li gering fruity finish.
GODiSSOUTHERN (388) - Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours interesting purple hue with no head. Very tannic grape character and very dry. Musty funk on it as well. Not much sourness but plenty going on with the wine grapes.
suprchunk (2444) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep blood red colored pour. Almost purple. Small white head. No lacing. Pleasing nose of fruit and peppery barrel funk. Taste is peppery with notes of grapes. Dry finish. Mouthpuckeringly so.
BVery (7226) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled via bottle at WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Reddish pour with a small head. Fruity with grapes. Slightly tart. Some wood dryness in here as well.
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
White wine and mellow cherry aroma. Malty base with plum grape and vanilla. Finish is good and sour with a definate winery character. Fantastic multi dimensional brew