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!
nutjes (297) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2016 33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Donkerbruin met bruine schuimkraag. G: Karamel, balsamico, kandij en hout. S: Gedroogd fruit, licht vineus, hout en melkzuur. M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.
lotsalaughs (170) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown pour with thin tan foam. Sour citrus-like aroma underlaid with toasty malt. Taste is light sour, but this dissapates to a malty edge that lingers. Hops not particularly noticeable, but a low level of earthy bitterness is present as well. Quite complex flavour. Carbonation medium, as well as the mouthfeel. Finishes clean and dry with that lingering dark malt hint.
mateuszk (2155) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown, slightly hazy with big white head. Lots of tart fruits, red berries, red wine, oak, some burned sugar, vinegar. Medium sweet at first, then super fruity with sour, dry and oaky finish. Medium body, high carbonatio. Classic.
Gehbe (259) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - SEP 27, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep ruby brown with a big light tan head and nice lacing. Wonderful aroma of red currants and cherries, funk, vinegar, candy/caramel, hints of darker malts and chocolate. Nicely balanced taste: medium sourness upfront with light sweetness lingering behind, hints of crispy bitterness on finish. Light to medium body, high carbonation, nice mellow alcoholic warmth on finish, some stickiness. Excellent!
bbertels (350) - NORWAY - SEP 24, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 330 ml. Almost no head, dark brown with a hint of red. Red currant, grass, nice sour notes.
thellgren (824) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.75 l bottle with a champagne cork from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Appearance is dark brown. Aroma has raisins and other dried fruits. Caramel and liquorice or something... and sourness in your throat. Very complex. This was blend 2016 and I probably drank it too young.
Unde (901) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown beer with smallish head on top. Aroma has dried fruits, some berries, wooden notes, raisin and slight wine note. Taste has wooden notes, dried fruits, raisin, red berries, malt bread in the end. Fullish body and medium carbonation. Nice sour brown beer.
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Jimbo2 (245) - DENMARK - SEP 16, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent biere rouge, but certainly not with the complexity od others within the style. Fairly easy to drink and enjoyable though.
Dermi (1128) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
75 cl, bottled. 2016. Pours dark red brown with a small beige head. Aroma: Malt, tart notes. Wood, leather. Slight alcohol. Taste: Medium sweet, malty. Tart berries. Sweet, sugar. Vanilla. Small acidity. Wood. Palate: Medium body, mild carbonation. Slightly dry finish.
Nische (1915) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, BBF 2022. Pours cola brown with a very quickly disappearing fizzy, beige head. Aroma is slightly tart with wood, leather, dark red berries and dried fruit. Tart and oaky flavor, with malt, yeast, red berries and bubblegum. Lacks complexity.