brokensail (13761) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The beer pours amber in color with a finger or two of white head.
S: Smells pretty funky. A bit of sweat and musty funk, along with some oak. There is a strong fruit character to it, almost like raspberries and grapes. Some light grass and lemony tartness.
T: Pretty fruity with a touch of booze. Almost like a fruit liquer, actually. Moderately tart with notes of green apple and lemon zest. Some mild malt, grass, and wet, musty oak.
M: Medium in body with carbonation that is medium to high.
O: Not really my thing, but compared to some Italian beers, pretty good.
RexTalionis (3176) - FINLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Unclear ruby in color with an off-white head. Tart fruityness with some funky elements in aroma at first. Grapefruit and overripe berries as well. Cherries, wooden oaky and sour fruity notes in taste. Quite dry with some sweet berry notes in the end.
mrmartin (777) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sour tart. Light. Raspberry colored, wild fermented.
Belgian style sour from Italy.
If this is your style you’ll like it.
Turtles (782) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2014. Almost clear, dark amber, fizzy head that disappears in 3 seconds. Tart aroma, oak, red grapes and citrus. Low carbonated, dry and light mouthfeel. The taste is complex, oak, tart cherries, currants, raspberries, farmyard funk. Highly drikable.
BuckeyeBoy (3878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at bittercreek Boise. Pours out a reddish brown with a small head. Nose is great cherries raspberries wood tart sour and grape. Taste is more of the nice fruit mix along with a very nice pucker tartness. Wow this was quite nice.
oh6gdx (23259) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (backlog). Pretty much red colour with a small head. Aroma is sour wood, red berries, some yeast and mild toffeeish notes to it. Flavour is very similar, ending in a rather big mouthdrying way. Tasty and quite complex.
elbernays (955) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Cheers ciaranc. Pomeroy wine red. Cherry, balsamic vinegar, raspberry, sour. Raspberry, sour, fruits, dry finish. Nice fruit sour. Not a hint of abv.
larsniclas (6194) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Deep ruby eith a very brief, fizzy head.
Fruity aroma with notes of leather.
Grapes and oak in the flavour.
Xavalias (268) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller bar. Red with a tan head, heavy sweet and sour. Very nice.
TychoJames (593) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska systembolaget. Djup rödlila vätska med doft av druva, sura körsbär och fuktig jordkällare. Härligt småtorr och sträv munkänsla med funkig smak. Syrliga bär och stall
jphartley (48) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Wildeman in Amsterdam and a week later in Bottle.
Both times this pours a nice red colour. Has the same aromas as a good Oude Kriek and tastes amazing. Has some tartness and funkiness but very in balance. This combination of wine and beer seems to get the best of both worlds.
Probably the best beer I have drunk this year.