stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JUN 10, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2005 Pretty damn good beer. Nice tart slightly bready aroma. Very well balanced in body and flavor. Interesting tart aftertaste that gets my homebrewing motor running. Not a style that Iíve tried too much of. Guess I will have to explore...
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Earthly brown, hazy, slightly brownish head - some belgian lace. Most noticable thing is the abundance of sediment of al sizes. Some particles up to 2 or 3 mm in diameter. The smell is wonderful, with grapes, caramel, yeast, and some barnyard. The taste is very difficult to pin down, tart and sweet at the same time. This beer is a veritable taste collision in the mouth, with what I can best describe as white wine mouth feel and no impressions of alcohol whatsoever. This is an old favorite of mine.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cork labeled 2004.
Pours a hazy cherrywood hue with a dense light tan head. Lots of lace. Smell is spicy. Plum, sour cherries, oaky and vinuous.
Taste is also that fruity sourness. Sweet spice (cinnamon, clove) and sour cherry and berry. Acidic and underpinnings of vinegar. That sounds bad but somehow it works. Some funky brett as t warms. Yeasty. Mouth is thinner than you would expect but lots of flavor. A nice smooth beer and one of my favorites. A bit younger than I like this beer but still complex and tasty.
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mostly I would have to say this is a like it or hate it beer...but I just donít know myself. Lots of floaties. Strong old alcohol paint smell but not too bad. Almost no head. Instnat blast of sourness, which disappears to a wide, complex fullness, but slowly grows back to sour/sweet finish. My dad thinks its "rotten" and "spoiled". Certainly a new type of beer and experience for me. Canít say whether Iíll have it again. But probably will
Geiserich (3385) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 2, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeasty aroma, very fruity, sugary. Sweet flavor with a nice fruity acid note and hints of candy and cherries. A very pleasant, complex beer.
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this is just great. aroma:wood, sherry, cherries. taste: sourish, citrus, woody, sherry, straw-like(barnyard), bit of licorice. finish is more sweet then sour, sticky and long. this is a like it or hate it beer. (the lady didnít like it, so i got 2 glasses:)
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appley, fruity malt notes in the aroma--very much like fresh apple cider. Quite sour and lemony tart flavors predominate. Deep brown with a very slight, almost purple look. Little carbonation and a thin head. A very deep flavor profile.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 75 cl) 1991 vintage at 5,1% ABV: extremely pretty reddish brown beer, typical flavor blend of malty sweetness and sourness. Prickly feel to your tongue. Unique. 190893
1998 vintage: Riva turned the sourness down and the alcohol up. Still a great beer indeed but very different from the original. 7/4/7/3/14=3,5
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a reddish-brown body with little head or lacing. Itís slightly sour with a touch of sweetness and a slight flowery note. Medium bodied and smooth with a touch of dryness.
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught, ABT-beer of the month. Redbrown dark clear beer with a nice darkyellowish head. Sweet, very fruity aroma. Very nice fruity flavour with some bitter notes (like orangepeel) coming through better at the end. More sweet than sour, could have been a bit more sour, but nevertheless, this was very enjoyable.