Saeglopur (1180) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml, bottled 11-15-2012, shared by Mmahut at RB Tasting Vienna March Edition. Thanks!
Dark copper body, with a tiny, creamy, beige head.
Aroma of red wine, barnyard, dark and dried fruits, barrel notes.
Taste is more tart, with about the same aromas, but with the oak barrel more present.
Quite light, slick mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes tart, wine like, with long-lasting, dry oak notes.
Tasty! Much more a Sour Red/Brown in my opinion. Pleasant wine and barrel notes, with a nice fruitiness, but also tart. Really enjoyable, luxurious, quite heavy beer.
mmahut (1589) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botte, 2012, blend 14. RB Tasting Vienna March Edition. Dark body with low head. Aroma is sour, caramel, peach, plums. Taste has medium sour acidic plums sweetness, medium to low carbonation. Body is full, medium carbonation.
Cuso (6267) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle kindly shared by mmahut, many thanks. Vintage 2012. Dark chestnut color with small white head. Tart aroma with vinous notes, caramel, red fruits. Tart taste with sour fruit, cinnamon, badyan, lemon, yeast. Tasty.
Werckmeister (1072) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared by mmahut at RB Vienna March Tasting. Vintage 2012. dark red / brownish color, small white head. smells quite sour, fruity smell, cherries. full body, quite sour taste, fruity, cherries, quite bubbly, citric, astringent. very dry / sour finish. quite good. dont mistake the style on ratebeer, its definitly a sour.
Gurthnar (3362) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Batch 14, year 2012. Aroma bretty, basement, fruity, barnyard. Hazy brown colour. Taste hits you with pretty intense sourness up front, which is soon replaced by spices, cinammon, badyan. Very good, surprises by the layered taste and quite harmonic overall impression.
MisoW (2417) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RateBeer Tasting Vienna March 2015 edition. Pours reddish color, lightly beige head. Aroma is sourish, red fruits, caramel. Taste is medium sour, red fruits, lemon.
Alengrin (3547) - BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belgian-inspired Christmas beer, 2012 vintage. Creamy, pale beige, lacing head, slow gushing even, relatively stable; colour a deep purplish wine red, hazy to completely cloudy as the bottle progresses, eventually completely opaque and ’muddy’, looking like an Irish coffee having been standing somewhere for too long. Calm sparkling, yellowish chunks of proteins here and there. Very ’oud bruin’-like aroma (’Flemish red’) of blackcurrant, elderberry, caramel, passion fruit, balsamic vinegar, dry red wine, oak, hazelnut oil, old sherry, sour yoghurt, hints of chocolate, dried ginger, figs in ’jenever’, sour cherries, toasted bread, goat cheese, leather and wet hay. Estery onset, fruity in a crisp, sourish way, strong lactic acidity with drying effect almost from the start, light candi sweetishness balancing a bit, medium carbonation, smooth and slightly resinous mouthfeel, nutty and caramelly malts with a faint chocolatey and equally faint toasted touch, yeasty spiciness, long drying finish of the lactic sourness continuing all the way through, accompanied by dry oaky tannins and a faint leafy hoppiness for mere structure, not really bittering, as is custom in sour beers; a hint of subtle, brandy-like, warming alcohol appears after all of this, reminding you of the fact that this is 9% ABV and therefore a lot stronger than the average Flemish red. I forgot to look at the ABV first, honestly speaking, and consumed it like I would consume a ’simple’ Rodenbach - a mistake I will not make again. Stood the test of time quite well, as sour beers usually do; this kind of beers are the living proof that you do not need to be in Belgium to brew Flemish sour ales. Interesting.
djd07 (6487) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with thick frothy beige head that lasts. The aroma is oak, cherry skin and spice. Thin mouthfeel with tart cherry, oak, light spice, really enjoyed this.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a tasting at Butler's place. Pours brown with a thin white head. Aroma is slight tartness with not much else. Flavor is tart apples. Not much else going on. Good beer.
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c1raider (93) - New York, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a fun beer that is very unique. Malty, fruity, carbonated, licorice, easy drinking, smooth, would buy again!