Metalchopz (2839) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Andre for sharing this one. Pours a hazy golden-amber colour with lots of small particles (looking like spices and yeast). Warm cap, decent retention and thin creamy lacing that goes down quickly. Sour aromas with gooseberries and hints of anise. Tarty mouthfeel, medium-bodied. The taste has a little sourness, but goes away leaving a trail of yeast. All with a herbal finish. Coconut and vanilla notes lingers with the yeast. A nice concoction of a sour ale nose with the flavours which are different. More on the Belgian Ale-side with a nice balance of fruity malts, spices and grassy hops. Glad I could try this !
fluffy (2141) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pretty awesome stuff better than i thought it would be, though the one i had was a few years old.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Kevin. Cloudy golden yellow pour with an off-white head. Aroma is light fruity. Taste is light fruit, soft, dry finish. Slight sour, refreshing. Palette cleansing finish. Good lacing.
AgentAle (1315) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2016 Aroma is an earthiness, funkiness, sour grapes, wild yeasts and clove. Taste is pale sweet malts, with a sourness that seems potent by aroma but is actually quite smooth and pleasant. Clove, grass, lemon, banana, and sour grapes. Appearance is a hazy gold /orange with a thin pearl head that retains quite well.
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled February 2014. This is a dark golden brown with a 3 finger lacy head. Honestly, the cap popped off really fast indicating it probably could be a gusher. Aroma has a lot of kiwi, pineapple, some turmeric and mango. Great funky aroma with some grape skins and oak. Love the taste of this. Very dry, so freaking funky. really excellent. Lots of fruit, wine barrel, oak, tannins, tropical overall. this is fantastic.
Svesse (7502) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 27 Sep 2014) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, spicy nose with citrus, passion-fruit, hay and spices. Fruity, spicy taste with notes of tropical fruit, citrus, a touch of brett and a generous spicy bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, quite dry. Spicy yeast character, fairly gentle sourness. Quite complex and very tasty. Excellent beer!
bartlebier (2987) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 66cl bomber procured at Mondial de la Bière 2014, shared at oldmanriver’s potluck post-Nikolaus tasting 12/2014. The muddled New World composition of fresh vanilla wood and noble rot Sauvignon mushroom in aroma all but join in taste to create a hoppy, fresher Vlaams Bruin as a Canadian Blanche, infusing white grape, lemon rind, almond malts and dank balsamico into oak. Best of both new & old Worlds one-off.
bastarda (300) - Freiburg, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared by bartlebier - thanks a lot! - and with Bierle and Oldmanriver. Aromas of vinegar, oak, even some trace of eukalyptus. Complex and wonderful taste with notes of raspberries, vineyard peaches and candied pineapples on a brett-basis with hints of honey and Gletschereis-candies. Unexpected bitter finish. A surprise bag of a beer and very well done.
radiomgb (2580) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau, Quebec. Orange-gold in colour with a thin white head, light lace. Aroma is of citrus, white wine, honey, some fruit. Flavour has some funk, citrus, grapes, wood. Finishes long, some sweetness, funk, wood. Very good, high drinkability.
thornecb (5130) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours gold into a tulip. White head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Oak, dark grape and marshmallow aromas. Soft with sweet marshmallow upfront turning to dark pit fruit and bitter earth in the lasting finish.