myrda (27) - - MAY 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brune sédimentée, odeurs atténuées de balsamiques et cassonnade.
En bouche, cacaco-balsmique-framboise... apparemment chaque cuvée est différente, celle-ci en est une bonne! Douce-amer, presque pas d’effervescence, arrière-gout subtilement aigre.
MarcoDL (1405) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very taste Flemish sour beer. More oaky than the cuvee brut, with some tardy, wine-like notes of dark fruit.
shaynsawchuk (340) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Pours murky mahogany with red hues and an eggshell head of foam. Complex with notes of cocoa, vanilla, oak and juicy red fruits. Acetic vinegar and oxidized sherry as well. A trace of sweetness to start, cut abruptly by tartness. The sour rounds out to subtly bitter, earthy finish. Moderate body with full carbonation. Palate coating and lingering, leaves a lasting impression. Slightly sticky. Very good.
fidelis83 (1796) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep garnet brown pour with a 1 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is acidic, woody, toasty, caramel and old hay, then a light earthy funk, fruity and tart vinous notes. Flavor is toast, wood, tart floral notes, sort of like rose hips, sour plum, a hint of turbinado sugar, a little booziness, tart vinous notes and finishing with some acidic, fruity vinous notes, an interesting minerality old hay and a little earthy funk. Medium body, slick, somewhat boozy feel and light, spritzy and blanketing carbonation. Really good stuff overall, it could use a little more oomph in the flavor department to push past the booziness a little, but it is interesting and pleasantly warming as it is. The mouthfeel is a little strange, but somehow fits the beer well, almost like some strange cocktail made with things that won’t keep the carbonation long.
Grzesiek79 (2913) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Doskonale Brown Ale. Jak wspaniale starzone i wytrawne wino czerwone. To piwo jest taninowe winne i lekko cierpkie. Wspanialy zapach wisni i winogron. Prawie piany nie ma ale nie ma co sie czepiac bo bardzo stary egzemplaz kosztowale, Osad osiadly na dnie bez mozliwosci go wybeltania. Smak cudownie wytrawny. Uwielbiam wina wytrawne a to bylo naprawde bardzo zblizone. Zero slodkosci i sto procent wytrawnosci nut kwaskowych i ta tanicznosc. Niesamowite. Zawiniete w bibulke, ale te starsza i dobrej jakosci korek szampasnski z grzybkiem.
MattiasA (362) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. Sour with cherries, green grapes and some sweetness to pair it off.
lachneger (217) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Donker kers kleurig vrouwen bier. Smaak is licht zoet van kers en een vervelende trekkende smaak. Gedeeld met Regina
varanid99 (411) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 vintage. Poured dark brown, no head, very low carbonation. Aroma is plum, red fruits, slightly sour. Taste is slightly sour cider up front, cherry, plum, sourness fades quickly and dry finish comes through. Nice.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle into a pint glass. 2010 vintage.
A: Pours a murky dark brown color. There’s about one finger of off-white colored head; it’s nicely thick, but retains poorly. No lacing is left behind, as expected.
S: The tartness is what I notice first - but the fruitiness is what hooks me. A quick hit of (pleasant) vinegar quickly turns into a melange of cherry, plum, and figgy notes. Sugary, too. As someone who’s preference is sourness to the exclusion of everything else, I can safely say this balance is pretty intoxicating.
T: Some moderate tartness hits first, and even that has a sweetish bend. It quickly fades in the midtaste, and the finish is pretty much all fruit sweetness. I’m picking up cherries, raisins, and even a touch of chocolate on the aforementioned finish. Having said that, I’m still let down by its lack of tartness - especially considering it’s three years old, more or less. You’d think the age of this would make it a little more complex. Actually, the only thing that really lets me down is the sugary character doesn’t seem entirely natural to me. Double actually, it tastes like aspartame. Triple actually, it’s ridiculously cloying. Still a good brew, just one that could stand to be a bit less cloying (just a bit, though!)
M: The finishing tannins can’t get in the way of all the fruity sweetness that finish this brew. It doesn’t have the moronic drinkability of Rodenbach Grand Cru, but to be fair, what does? Carbonation starts off strongly but quickly restrains itself.
O: My personal preference dictates I’d like a little more sourness and a little less sweetness - and a lot less aspartame. That’s exactly what’s keeping this very good offering from being an excellent one. Put it like this: due to the cloying nature, I’m questioning whether or not I should pawn the rest of the 750 off to someone else. Keep in mind I could drink a couple 750s of Rodenbach Grand Cru and still wish for more.
sinfull (688) - Lviv, UKRAINE - FEB 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown color, medium beige head. Tart aroma of fruits with malty notes. Taste is fruity , tart and malty too, pleasant notes of vine. Very good.
Jayseppi (114) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big fan of this one. Pours a murky brown with a beige-tinted fizzy cap. The funkiness comes across in the aroma; not overpowering, but, enough to know it’s coming. The sourness is mild, but in great balance with the malts going on here. The body is perfect for the style and just the right amount of carbonation. Superb.