bastarda (433) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
@BKL Munich; a lot of Waldhonig, dark and smooth, in aroma, dried plums, hints of bitter chocolate, a subtle tartness, red wine notes; quite simple but beautifully balanced in taste, with honey and peaches and just the right tartness. Like this one a lot.
GlasgowTAD (1389) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Doghouse. Pours reddish brown with a small light brown head. Aroma is cherries and citrus. Taste is cherry tart, citrus bitter, slight pepperiness, slight hay.
MarkoNm (2381) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAR 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a darker brown color, topped with a medium sized off-white head, medium retention. Aroma doesn’t really deliver the promised and expected roastiness, just some hints of it, lost in the sourish wine notes which are easily notable. Taste is mildly sweet upfront, yeasty with a moderate soury wine feel, although not too exaggerated. Nicely enjoyable.
GenDV138 (6091) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey to celebrate Eric’s last night behind the bar. Dark amber brown with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, grapes, light red wine. Tastes of dark fruit, grapes, funk, light spice. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
SinH4 (3174) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with beige head. Aroma is funky, slightly sweet candy, tart. Taste is refreshingly tart, grapes, a bit sweetness. Crisp carbonation. Very good!
Kita (1911) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0.75l, shared with MarkoNm and his better half. Pours cloudy deep brown with medium frothy off-white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma is vinous, fruity, mildly roasted and slightly funky. Taste starts with mild sweet caramel, roasted malt and earthy note, but soon turns into vinous, yeasty and fruity acidity with smooth mouthfeel. Medium body, slick texture and lively carbonation in palate. Easily drinkable and not as delicate as expected...
Listigovers (913) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown beer with odd beige? head. Smells a bit funky, sort of sweet. Flavour is yeasty and sourdough, lots of funky flavours, prunes, tart, fairly light bodied, refreshing, unique.
Andrew196 (1468) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very murky, brown with yellowed edges. Thick frothy, cream colored head, very resilient. Very pungent aroma, sour taffy, barnyard, unripened banana. A bit disappointing on the follow through...the sourness yielded to a weird malty flatness....notes of tobacco.
Mattburns (114) - USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The highlight of this beer, for me, was the malt. Once the musky farmhouse flavours subside, a roasty, smooth, almost caramel malt flavour comes through. Really yum and moreish
ippopotamo36 (1765) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Hoppiness Beer store in Capodistria-Slovenia, drunk in Kosovo. Pours proper chestnut skin color with some amber-ruby highlights, creamy ivory head with retention...a bit gassy too. Nose: some red fruit a bit over ripe, syrup, leather and ultimately some funky. Mouth: carbo is medium to high, a bit bretty-farmhouse, rich funky palate, bit nutty. A more than decent black "farmhouse" saison for those who like sour character.