Lore (1061) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2014 Firs of all: thank you very much for the generosity of the bartender of Sörmanufaktúra/Sörspecialista! His gesture is very much appreciated :-)
Regarding the ’beer’: dark mahogany colour, huge, stable beige head; aroma of sour fruits, earthy/woody notes and some minimal alcoholic spiciness...maybe some vinegar; taste of sourness, woody notes again, some yeast and alcohol - really good beer, which reminds me much more to a sour brown ale than a Belgian strong ale
TizzleJizzle (621) - Garland, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Poured a brown brown with sedimentation and a beige head. Taste of vinegar, dark fruit with a slightly funky finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.
sturmthis (430) - Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Dark brown color with one finger white head. Cherry and Bourbon aroma. Taste is sour. Smells like a Belgian, but tastes like a sour. Very different.
rdixon77 (677) - Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating. Nice spiced Belgian. Light brown/dark orange colored. Big funk, fruit, spice in the nose. The yeast and brett show up in the taste, but still lots of fruit, raisins, cherry, and oak. Medium bodied.
markducommun (208) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown tinged with orange gold. Slight tan head. Funky, deep fruit notes. Some molasses sweetness, quite sour, touch of spiciness. Pretty strongly acidic. Fair amount of alcohol. Medium body. Slightly oily. Quite good.
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RussianDragon (467) - - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange/brown with off-white edge head. Aroma is lactic and hoppy, with notes of oak. Flavor is sour, with citrus notes and mild malt. Dry citrusy finish with slight lactic tang. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord tasting).
smroush (26) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color a medium brown with a bit of red. A pretty good head when poured though it settles out fairly quickly.
The aroma has an intriguing fruitiness to it, along with some oaky spiciness.
The fruit and oak spice are apparent in the taste as well, though the fruit has a fairly distinct sour aspect to it. Some sweetness as well, due at least in part to the 9% alcohol. Medium body (that is for a stout lover like me). Fairly long finish.
Overall a very good beer. It has an intriguing set of flavors that hold your interest for a good while.
jandd1983 (2552) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brown Derby Springfield. It poured a hazy brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was of malts, yeast, brett, some sugar, oak and a touch of vinegar. The taste was of malt, yeast, brett, oak, sugar, a little sourness, some vinegar, oak and white grapes. Different.
BMMillsy (1363) - Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Green capped 750 ml bottle from Gator Beverage, Batch 165, 167, 172, 174, dated 10/23/13 poured into Unibroue tulip on 5/12/14. Pours opaque brown that turns a bright ruby color when held up in the light. Big fluffy off white head that lingers for a good while. Aroma is sour cherries, some dark fruit, light spice, oak. I was expecting something different but this smells excellent. The flavor is chocolate covered cherries, light spices, a hint of balsamic vinegar, dry oaky finish. Sweet around the edges of the tongue. Medium bodied with effervescent carbonation. Goes down pretty easy. I really didn’t know what to expect from this brew, but it is really nice and seems pretty unique. I would have this again.
artmcd8 (1607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared from a day old growler in line at DLD. Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of spices and some sour roastiness. Taste is sweet and sour. Spicey flavor.