nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle from the Box Set. Ruby murky color with aromas of fruit . Flavored of jammy raspberry and cherry with perfect sour quality.long finish with nice oak richness . Loved it !
hackobock (3537) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
October 15, 2016. Bottle.
Cloudy dark red with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is sour and fruity with raspberries, red wine vinegar, some cherries, oak, lemon, dark grapes.
Taste is sour, slight acetic and fruity. Finish is sour with lemon, raspberries, vinegar, dark grapes, vinous and acetic. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation, dry.
_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought through Drikkeriget. Pours hazy red with a small pinkish white head that doesnät leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity and heavy acetic with bread, raspberries, lemon juice, lime juice, vinegar, hay, soil leathern and lemon zest. Taste is sour, fruity and acetic. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, mouth-puckering, throat burning acetic and medium bodied. Finish is heavy sour with bread, raspberries, vinegar, hay, dry soil, leather and lemon zest. Over the top acetic but has some redeeming qualities.
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Linus tasting 161015. Cloudy ruby color beer with a small head. Sourish raspberry aroma, wild strawberries, oaky, grapes, some wild strawberries. Sour raspberry flavor, vinous, wild strawberries, oaky, some floral notes, some rhubarb. Quite nice.
linusb (899) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Hazy red coloured with a brown tone N: Cherry, raspberry, vinegar T: Cherry, raspberry, hint of liqourice root(?) O: Quite tart with some vinegar notes. Nice.
deyholla (10211) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours a deep ruby red with a near white head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma is full of sour red fruits with some sweet raspberry and a bit of oak. Flavor has strong sour cherry notes with an acidic burn, a hint of raspberry and some oak.
TheAlum (6956) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle acquired via trade on BA. Shared with deyholla. Pours a rich glowing reddish raspberry hue, fiery winter sunset and healthy berry tinged glow with some decent haziness. A frothy offwhite slightly pinkish head dies down to a nice ringer, lacing ok overall. Aromas are big fruity raspberry, seedy and jammy with some decent oak, sour cherries, red berry parfait and some lactic yogurty appeal. Decent vanillin, oak, and earthy appeal. Lots of fresh seedy raspberry that has really held up. Potent, punchy, sour and seedy. Not necessarily complex but rich, juicy, and really draws you in. Initial is more dry, tannic, a bit bitter as that lush nose doesn’t necessarily full though. Firmer twangy and acidic play, yogurt, lots of fruit up front tapers off to a warmer, more funky and tannic backend. Red wine, some spirit and warmth. A more dry, tannic, and funky backend but still never loses the spirit of the nose and front. While it’s impossible to deliver what the nose offers, this one drinks nice and flows pretty well. Especially on the backend where funk and tannic berryskin, oak kick it up and dry it out. Tasty stuff, impressive nose and pour. Really enjoyable derivative of Framboise with that funky and more oaky backend, funk all the while delivering an intense nose. Perhaps a bit acidic at times bordering on some harshness but that’s a bit fleeting at times.
alexsdad06 (9107) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle shared with the group from notes. Pours a hazy reddish amber brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have bigger tart raspberry and cherry character, jam like at times, sour, lactic acidity, wood, some sweetness, vinous character, I am a fan of this beer.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very hazy and dark blood red color with purple/plum hues and a two finger, light pink head that slowly settles into a thin ring. Streaks of lace left behind.
Funky aroma with a nice lactic presence along with dry toasted oak and a blast of luscious berries. Very fruit forward with jammy raspberry, currant and other vinous fruits. Funky bugs/barnyard character counter the fruit sweetness and there’s a subtle acetic character as well.
Fuller bodied than expected and really complex with lots of musty bugs, earthy oak, lactic funk and vinous dark berries. Luscious raspberry bursting forth making it seedy and jammy along with some chery and currant. Dry with nice acidity and lactic funk. Subtle acetone quality but not harshly solvent or over the top. Really complex and insanely drinkable. Very impressive.
Homer321 (4312) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2015
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Holy acid and vinegar aroma. Murky reddish brown. Nearly flat. This is straight acid and completely undeinkable. Horrible.
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home. Pours cloudy dark amber with a red hue.Intense raspberry aroma, yoghurt lactic sour aroma, salty caramel. Rather sour and soft sweet body, tannins in the finish. Very tart & fruity in the tast. Nice.