Headbanger (3803) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle- A dark brown body with floaties and a very small ring for a head. Aroma of tartness and sourness. Taste of sourness and tartness. A nice sour ale.
LadyCooper (100) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a lovely dark caramel colour with a small, brown head. Has a fruity aroma with a hint of vinegar. The flavour, oh wow, is rich, malty, and tart.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Acetic. Dryer than expected. Tan head. Deep brown. Soft, but relatively big carbonation. A nice beer I almost never order ... but probably should more often!
MiP (15253) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 8% at Kafe Belgie in Utrecht. Sour vinegar aroma. Semi-stable light brown head. The flavour is a little sweet with a distinct sourness to balance. The sourness is like vinegar and fresh lemon. Good mouthfeel. Very drinkable in spite of the acid flavours, not puckering, but burns my throat a bit. Very flavourful and good. I do not really taste the alcohol much.
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Have had this a couple times and this is not a good now as the great brown ale MJ says it was. Page 282 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 337 out of 500 Classic Brews to go.
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Brown color slightly different than any other beer. No foam. Smells like a nice dry sherry. Taste is very dry, and can be intimidating. Sour as a Jolly Rancher, yet low on specific fruit notes, until a bit of cherry comes in further down. Some good oak notes, too. Great taste, even with a slightly watery mouthfeel.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[200-20070201] 375mL. Raisin currant sweet aroma, medium alcohol and a little wine. Cloudy, red brown body. Tastes like sweet currants and a little perfume, has barley characteristics and noticeable alcohol. Medium body, nice smoothness. Overall good togetherness, a little barleywine-esque. (Happy Anniversary, Mabels.)
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml 2005 bottle. Pours a murky sandy brown color with a small white head. Unfiltered, with lots of tiny hops floating around. Aroma is winelike-lots of sour fruits present. Pears,berries,sour apples and vinegar. Taste is dominated by sweet and sour fruit,vinegar and light brown sugar. Not bad for this style.
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Very very dark red (almost black) with nice curtains. Theis’ bike glue again - sour/sweet with notes of berries, syrup and spices. Pretty good but a bit too onesided and sweet.
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at DTE - thanks to Bager for the taste !! Almost black - white edges. Rubber, bike glue, sour, brown sugar, high sweetness, fruity, pear, peach, too sweet !!