hopusfocus90 (9) - - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Black grapes turn to cranberries, as flowers dissolve into pepper in this complex but somewhat aqueous Sour Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head atop the cloudy pale red.
-The flavor profile is quite delicate, which was surprising (increasing drinkability).
-The big, prickly bubbles and wooden dryness combine for an elegant mouthfeel.
-There were some strange lacto whiffs at the beginning (almost butyric), but they were quickly forgotten.
jimhilt (2456) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a one finger white head that vanishes immediately and leaves no lace. Brown/red murky color. Fizzy carbonation and medium bodied. Sour grape nose and flavor is sour grape with hints of sweetness, almost a wine. Can we call this a beer if there is no yeast in it?? There are numerous sour ales that are far cheaper, not worth trying at $19.99 for a 375ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Marlboro, MA. Brewed 2010.
floydian1 (1136) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy-based 37.5cl bottle (2012 vintage). Pours murky reddish-brown with champagne-white head that dissipates quickly to nothing. Aroma is vinous with red grapes, vinegar, oak and perhaps a hint of cherries. Palate is flat and vinous with sour flavours and and a tart dry finish. Quite light bodied for the ABV.
mcberko (8707) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours a dark amber / mahogany with a tiny ring of off-white head. Nose brings out lots of grapes, oak barrels, and wild notes. Flavour brings out loads of dry red wine barrels, lots of dry red grape skins, and a touch of wood. Very dry and vinous, with a flat carbonation. Extremely complex, but could use a higher carbonation. Quite complex, leaving a dry, vinous finish. Great stuff.
Idiosynkrasie (4666) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle (vintage 2011). Cloudy dark copper colour with very small, big bubbly, instantaneously collapsing and fading, ochre head. Malty and fruity aroma, notes of grapes, a touch of nutmeg, hints of oak. Taste is minimally to moderately tart, dry, fruity, notes of grapes, fruit parings, a touch of nutmeg, oak, vinous overall; flat carbonation.
Hansen (7351) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red coloured and almost clear. Has a pink head, diminishing. Acidic, sulfur aroma, some faint fruity notes too. Acidic flavor, more faint fruity notes, light astringent.
fiammanghilla (768) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottiglia 37,5cl, comprata da Eataly e bevuta al lavoro.
Rosso torbido senza schiuma.
Zero carbonazione, acida, vinosa, complessa eppure bevibile.
Zita (5356) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light sour fruit aroma,red, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, medium sourness, light body, nice harmonic sour finish.
HenrikSoegaard (11278) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Frothy whit fair mostly deminishing head. Red colour. Light malty and powerfull sour (herbal) aroma. Moderate bitter wonderfull sour flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.