ThreeCats (530) - ISRAEL - DEC 20, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Beer Market, about a year old. Very little head over hazy light honey color. Aroma of dry white wine and vegetable. Taste of slight bitterness upfront, resolving to some rotten orange and sour grapes. Almost no finish. I tasted this beer at Beers 2012, but didn’t get a chance to rate it then. I do remember it being quite different, so I suspect my bottle is old and possibly spoiled.
kerenmk (2004) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 25, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Dagan. Pours cloudy blond with a creamy apple aroma and soft sour taste - almost cider-like. Smooth and oily texture and a lingering short finish.
zvikar (2837) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2012 Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Dagan. Pours yellow with a nice head, aroma of brett, grapes and bubblegum, flavor is bretty with nice acidity, vinous tones and honey moderate sweetness, medium bodied, should try an aged one 7/3/6/3/12 [3.1]
At the 2nd Israeli Beer Exhibition, pours dark clear yellow with a medium head, aroma of leaves, kinky tones, some spices, honey, caramel, herbs and vinegar, flavor is a bit sourish and wild with some hay, honey and herbs, medium bodied, different 6/3/6/3/12[3.0]
tomer (1529) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample, small head, clear golden to light orange colour, light aroma of wood and muscat grapes with some vinegar in the back, you can just detect the wine yeast, flavour of wine vinegar and some malt, quite sour but mellowed by some woodiness, lonfg sour aftertaste. Complex and quite good now, but certainly a beer for the long haul.
DSG (5036) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2012 Re-rate 3/7/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Dagan. Clear golden. Very good aroma of oak, brett and fruits. Slightly sourish flavor with some fruits and a bit of brett. Medium-bodied. Not bad, but the aroma promises more than the flavor delivers. 8/3/6/3/13=3.3
Bottle sample at "Beers 2012" exhibition in Tel Aviv. Clear golden with a bit of white foam. Sourish aroma, a bit grainy, with fruits and light oakiness. Sourish fruity flavor with light sweetness, light bretty notes, a bit of bready hints and a dry finish with a citric touch. Light-medium-bodied. OK, kinda interesting. 6/3/6/3/13=3.1