altonbrownd (3712) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Moeder Lambic. Light ruby body with medium head. Nose is sour and fruity. Also very sour in the taste. Not my thing. But done well nonetheless. Stays plenty sour well into the sour end.
sebletitje (7261) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Moeder Lambic Italian Beer Festival ’12.
Acajou assez foncée opaque, col pétillant sur un fond rosé foncé.
Arôme de fruits, raisins bien présent avec ce léger bouquet vinaigre.
En bouche, un bel effort de LoverBeer pour une fermentation spontanée, la bière comme en fût l’avis à table rappelle pas mal une Cantillon Gambrinus avec une petite finition en manque.
On note sur le palais ce profile boisé et une belle aigreur vinaigrée qui vient s’y ajouter, le tout assure à donner un beau profile fruité de raisins.
77ships (4906) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 25 cl. draft @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas // Italian Beer Festival // apparently wild fermented in good Italian wine barrels with local wine grapes // always up for more wild fermentation beers // light touch darker raspberry, mine had a little raspberry coloured head in the beginning but only very briefly, as a rule this doesn’t seem to have any head at all // smell is a touch muted, touch old cellar raspberries, berries, touch dirty water, fruity but muted, touch dusty, old & tart // taste is muddled in front, no clarity, lightly rotting raspberries, stale water, old cellar, touch fruitiness, messy wine grapes, touch fruity upfront but also muddled, going into touch more unwanted wild stuff than what is common, finish carries a zingy vinegar kind in there & very wine-rich, more than plain vinous, in the back this really starts resembling wine // body thickness is good for its kind, little carb // not bad but still feels a bit muted and accidental, not fully integrated, could definitely improve quite a bit with experience, considering the youth of the brewery, this is definitely solid // I got some info about this beer, apparently the “wild fermenation” here is not the same as we known in Belgium but is done by adding the grapes to the worth & the grapes cause the wild fermentation, which is quite an interesting idea and process
hirigalzkar (2461) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very vinous. Also quite sweet, and powdersugary. Notes of strawberries and wood. Drinkable. Quite thin.
yngwie (14775) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 375ml, at Patricks. A lightly pinkish white head of moderate size forms over a lightly unclear ruby colored body. The aroma has a distinct dusty cellar touch, followed by a touch of vinegar and berries. Sour in the mouth, much more influenced by the dusty cellar than I would prefer. It is probably the tannins from the grapes kicking in. Berries and sourness too. Medium to full body, quite dry. Lasting finish with berries and sourness. A nice one, although a bit special. 120317
MotherBrother (779) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Haand festival.
Pour hazy ruby red, with no head.
Aroma of grapefruit, lemon peel, sour berries.
Pretty sour, but nicely balanced.
Average body, with an average carb.
Meilby (8674) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 375ml vintage 2010 @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours clear deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes vinegar, grapes and yeast. Taste is light to medium sweet and light sour with a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft. This taste more like wine than beer.
bhensonb (12048) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very ruddy with a slightly pinkish beige head. Mild oak aroma with some reddish berry. Near med body. Flavor is oaky, red berry and a little bit sour. Finishes fairly dry and oaky.
marcus (7235) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish brown with a pinkish beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a slightly sour grape flavor with a tart oaky finish. Well-layered and tasty.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy purple with no head. Smells acidic, of grape. Tastes of a medium sweetness, medium sour, light bitter. Medium body, light carbonation, oily texture. Finishes of sour grapes. Quite pleasant.