otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: browns with deep garnet highlights along the edges. A tan head fades into a creamy layer with scattered bubbles along the edges. Swirls creamy and thick.
Nose: sour with sweetness along the edges. Soured burgundy wines and old leathered wine sacs. Musk – browned apples and pears with a touch of funk. Plums and grapes with skins and seeds for tart, tannic, sweet, and nutty. Whispers of brown sugar covered dates.
Palate: tartness skirts along the edges then slams the middle of my tongue, never letting go. Leathery and creamy and supple with red wine tannins and whole wheat breads. Grape and plum and more leather. Funk in the breath with horse and orchard musk. Old earth in the back. Brown sugar and dates comingle in the middle. Black breads.
Final Thoughts: at first a bit unassuming, but with each subsequent quaff, layer after layer of flavorful personality unraveled for my eager tastebuds to enjoy. Between the Cuvee Brut and Goudenband…I can’t pick a winner. Instead, I’ll pick both so that depending on my state of mind, I can have one or the other and come out a winner on both counts. Delicious!
SylvainCFC (46) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robe brune foncé, teinte acajou. Mousse moyenne au versement, tenue moyenne, beige claire. Grosses bulles qui disparaissent. Nez doux, vinaigré et acide. Arômes fruités (cerise, framboise). Bouche moyennement acide dès l’attaque balancée par une douceur de fruit et de malt, léger caramel, la fermentation mixte est claire. Petite amertume à mi-bouche. Bien balancée, un peu plus amère que la Rodenbach.
Lochgarman (9) - - JUN 29, 2016 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2016 Jesus, Mary and Joseph this beer is something else. Beautiful mahogany colour with a small head. It’s like a wine but so much better. It’s nicely tart, but also really sweet. Amazing cherry flavours. And always there’s an ale in the background reminding you how incredibly distinctive good beers can be. This is how you do sweet and sour
Woc (96) - BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really really like it. It is fresh, it is slightly sour, it has wine aroma, it is refreshing, it is different, it is unexpected, it is really good beer. 2015 batch.
wlf (206) - DENMARK - JUN 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours pitch black with huge brownish head, aroma is lactic sourness, citrus, some funk and wood, some malt, taste is malty sour fruity, some roasted malt, sour-apple, citrus, silky mouthfeel, lively carbonation [01.04.2025]
Cunningham (6671) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pleasant evening sipper. Belgium did unfortunately lose their first match in Euro 2016/France while I enjoyed this one.
Deep nutty color. Almost amber. A thin tan layer on top, due to a quite very soft carbonation. Nice intensity in the aroma. Medium to full body. Oily texture. Pleasant balance between sourness and acidity. Oak, vinous, mild vinegar, fruity and toffee.
[Bottle from a trade with Grima]
samires (27) - POLAND - JUN 14, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In aroma bit acetic, mainly sweet caramel and raisins notes, notes of cherries and red wine are also present. Dark red clear colour with small beige head. In taste mainly sweet, caramel and bready notes; little acetic and sour, red wine notes and cherries are also present, little tart but ends fairly sweet. Full bodied, sweet, but not overwhelming, medium carbonation. Nothing on the wild side, pretty mild and sweet.
melush (2576) - SPAIN - JUN 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Cerveceria Internacional, Seville, Spain.
A: Dark brown.
T: Cherry, sour, malt, spicy.
MonsterMagnet (1049) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours dark brown with an off white head. Cherries, wood, red wine, leather, rhubarb. Soft and creamy, medium sour. Good.
schavuitje (46) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2016
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
volle zure smaak van donkere bessen,pruimen,oude wijn, ben liefhebber van de volmout en/of volhop bieren maar dit is een goede variant in de fruitbieren
Trolleo (1202) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark brown to red color, minimal tan head. Sour aroma of wine and mildew, some sweet dark fruit. Sour taste, cherry and wine. Medium body, lively carbonation. Good. //bottle at Craft Room