brokensail (9918) - 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.
ansalon (946) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Gothenburg Beer & Whisky Festival, April 11th. Pours ed with brown streaks and a low, light red head. Aroma is tart, with grapes, funk, red currant and blackberries. Taste is vinous with grapes and red currant. Mouthfeel is quite tart and sprightly. Aftertaste is mainly grapes with some funk. Good stuff.
gyllenbock (4083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at GBG Ö&W 2014.
A bit hazy reddish/brown with a small head. Aroma of funk, grapes, wood and vinegar. Similar taste, also some berries. Dry and vinous. I liked this balanced beer. Must try more from this brewery.
Sissio (408) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Birratrovo in Como
A surprending beer...or something between beer and wine.
Very drinkable despite its 8% alcohol
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Open Baladin, Rome. Pours dark brown with a fading brown head. Aroma is lightly sour with light malt, wood, redwine, grapes, red berries, light acetone. Flavor is malt, wood, red berries, grapes, redwine, little vanilla. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, dry and light acidic finish. 060414
maneliquor (2782) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark purple with no head. Nose is very vinous and tarty. Very wine like. Taste reminds me of a slightly easier going version of Cantillon Saint Lamvinus. Very wine driven with plenty of tart and light sourness. Loaded with plum and heavier berries. Works nicely. Solid but not a great deal of ’beer’ focus here
icaesa (5) - ITALY - APR 9, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Da profano dico: la ordino e premetto che l’avevo gia’ bevuta grazie ad un esperto e mi aveva gia’ emozionato ma stavolta c’era anche la mia stupenda meta’. Buona, una dolcezza che rasenta il paradiso poiche’ parte in bocca con leggero brett e si trasforma nella sensazione piu’ vera sopratutto poiche’ nella sua freschezza ti lascia la bocca che profuma. Mi spiace che da ingordo ne ho bevuta TANTA e l’ho anche accompagnata come un novello che mangia qualsiasi cosa bevendo sempre la stessa birra. ho mangiato pesce fritto e fragole con zabajone e una alla fine senza niente .... mi scusino i " GRANDI ESTIMATORI "
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
TAP at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, THX for the sample to the friendly American.
APPEARANCE: clear red beer, no foam.
NOSE: little dry, fruity, wood, cherries, sour.
TASTE: sour, fruity, cherries, wood.
VictorStr (981) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Drack den på Malmö Öl och Whiskey festivalen 2014] väldigt balanserad. Syrlighet.
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas (Bruxelles). Hazy purple/red with a medium fully lasting off-white/pinkish head and some lacing. Aroma is dominated by grapes along some winey notes, red fruits, nice sourness and wooden notes. Taste is a little less interesting than the nose because there’s a tad too much of a tannic presence... but there’s also the same good things as the aroma: juicy grapes, grape skin, red wine, red fruits, wood and light vanilla. Moderate sourness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry/tannic finish. Winey. Grape forward. Tasty. With some minor adjustments to the taste, it could be a great beer.
crossovert (6343) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a really nice purpleish red color. Sour and funk, acidic, some wine and vinous character. Last tick for at least a week, goin on a much needed liver detox.