Pyrmir (3536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC 2014. Hazy amber with no head. Aroma is very fruity, tart, compost, sweet compost-like notes. Taste has light acidity, ripe fruit, raspberries and compost.
Kauge (348) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml bottle from Eataly (€ 8,50) in Torino, June 2014. Brewed in 2012. Murky reddish brown with fizzy head that disappears immediately. Aroma... wow! It’s like something from my long dead grandma’s basement, forgotten about and found years after bottled. This is plum and apple compote with a couple of slices of pear dropped in the mix, also some pickled pumpkin with cuminseeds, plus a slight touch of hay. Tastes extreeeemely sour, like raw apples or rather straight lime juice. It’s got a very homey feel to it. Soft carbonation, mediumish body. Dry finish with a killer (lime juice) sourness in the throat. God why don’t I have a pal here to share this with. It goes down really slow and to be honest with some serious effort. Though I admit I’m getting fond of it after a few dozen sips. Can’t really think of a good occasion to enjoy this that doesn’t take place around when the Knights of the Round Table roamed about.
Atheist_Peace (977) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 vintage. Cloudy orange/brown pour with minimal tan head. Perfume and plums on the nose with floral notes. Quite sour on the palate with those plum and perfume notes shining through. There’s also lacto and wood on the palate. Super great and interesting stuff.
Rasmus40 (11891) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
CBC. Hazy amber without head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, sour fruit and a little perfume. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 020514
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ CBC, 14. HAzy brown/amber with no head. Aroma is malt, sour, dark fruits, sour fruits, caramel and vinegar. Flavour is malt, sour, dark fruits, sour fruits, medium sweet, caramel and a little vinegar.
Vighals (1394) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brun tåkete med tynt offwhite skum. Flott plummelukt, samt såpe og timoteilukt. Smak av sure plommer og syrlige epler. Tørr avslutning, medium kullsyre. Haandfestival
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy red mahogany with small head. Funky fruity dry and astringent, malty.
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at Bavarian Lodge (Lisle, IL). Excited find while waiting for the wife pre-concert. Pours a berry hued amber pour, a bit of dark crimson reddish purple wafts in and makes this quite the striking beer, whitish head dies to a mellow ring and laces small overall. Aromas are touches of sour and dark fruit mixing well, mellow oak, touches of vanillin, wet wood, sour grapes and vinous quality. Gentle breadiness beneath is covered, lent more to some nice dark fruit, plum and sour berry mix with vinous qualities, decent sour tartness. Initial is fairly tart and acidic up front, touches of tannic berryskin, plum and red grapes. Some nice lactic elements move to some Balsamic notes, a bit of red wine and oak elements. Middle is a bit more earthy, vinegar elements come forward a bit. Dark fruit, cherry and berry ebb and flow well enough, nice flavors and a mélange of complexity makes this fairly formidable. A decent maltbill shows at times as well though, detracting a bit. Comes and goes in flashes as far as success for me. Touches of caramel, funk and oak as we trail out. Complex, you’d like the sourness to be a bit more refined and potent but overall it’s a pretty solid offering for those that can appreciate it for it’s depth of flavor as opposed to "Knock You Out" sourness. Solid stuff.
Camons (6306) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC 2014. Pours murky brown orange with a small offwhite head. Aroma is light sourness, bretty, fruit, berries, sweet and tart peach. Flavor is sourness, light bretty, rich tart fruity, peach, little spice, wood. Medium body, soft carbonation, light acedic finish. 020514
BRW (1135) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
At CBC. Copper colour with off-white lace. Wine, fruity aroma. Wine, fruity, grape and brett taste. Light to medium body.