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Kolding Bryglaug Grand Cru (2010) - oak-aged cassis

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Formerly brewed at Kolding Bryglaug
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Kolding, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Danish: Hvert år laver vi en syrlig øl til Øllets Dag. I år i to versioner! Denne er med søde danske solbær og har ligget på egetræsfad i tre måneder. Det er en meget syrlig øl, hvor træet giver en masse tørhed. Forestil dig en meget, meget tør hvidvin blandet med syrligheden fra en spansk cider.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2013
33cl, with handwritten label ’Grand Cru 2010 Oak-Aged Cassis’, no mention of ABV, retired exclusive Danish brew, with cassis, thx to thewolf!, complex sour fruit brew, fruity/sour and slightly woody, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, nice brew

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle from TheWolf, thanks! Orange pinkish blonde, cloudy. Cassis and grapefruit in the aroma. Soft sour flavor with some fruity sweetness, cassis sweets, grapefruit, lemon, oak and kumquats. Lovely!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6088) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2012
330. Thanks, René! Pours a cloudy sherbet-y orange with pinkish overtones. Great color, but no head or lace evident. Mild fruity nose, soft bitey berry acids mixed with a pulpy peach-like note. Definitely doesn’t have that dark pitted tree fruit intensity that you might associate with cassis, but that’s definitely not a bad thing, just a bit unexpected. Creamy medium body with very little carb. Tart peachy mid palate with that bitey berry-like acidity again. Mild smooth fruity finish. Very soft and approachable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10259) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle. Deep golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sour, oak, yeast, black current. Flavour is sourness, oak, yeast, black current, wheat, vineous. Interesting beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2011
(Bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of apricot, vanilla, yellow raspberries, yogurt, and subtle barnyard. Flavor of apricot, yellow raspberries, peach, oak, some black currants, and lacto. Excellent!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5568) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours an orange color with a small white head. The aroma is very nice. I get a lot of orange and apricot notes and a little bit of oak. The aroma doesn’t have much tartness to it and actually smells like a nice, juicy American pale ale. The flavor is a little different. I get some tart apricot and orange notes, as well as some biscuit malt and some oaked notes. I don’t get any of the cassis, but that doesn’t really affect the beer since the things that are present are very nice. Low carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Of the six Kolding sours sampled at the tasting, this was easily one of the best.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2011

Bottle @ PBF 2011

Unclear light to medium matt yellow colour with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy tart berries, cassis, baking yeast, light to moderate wood. Flavour is moderate sweet and acidic with a long duration, baking yeast, tart, dry. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. [20110701]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2011
Bottled (PBF)
Hazy orange color, no head. Leathery, tart-fruity aroma. Medium-bodied. Tart fruity apple flavor, some cassis leaves in the flavor. Otherwise quite simple flavor. Nice sourness. Not too bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20247) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2011
Bottled (thanks thewolf!). Goldeny orange colour with not too much head. Aroma is mild wood, some fruits as well as mild tart peach notes. Flavour is tart wood, rather sourish acidic dry as well as some mild blueberries.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle.Pours cloudy yellow with a small off-white head.Aroma of blackcurrant, sour grapes, yeast and oak.Flavor is sour and vinous with some blackcurrant and grapes.Medium body, average carbonation.Nice and very sour beer.


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