Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle. Rating #77. Reddish/brown color with a light tan head. Light sour aroma with a touch of sweet fruit. Tart and dry, cherries, kind of like those sour cherry balls which I really like. Good stuff. (2238)
Hoprider (69) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown appearance with a frothy white foam. The aroma is fruity and funky with similarities to homemade strawberry jam.. Lots of vinegar aromas and also some vanilla and woody notes. Oily mouthfeel. Zesty with fresh berries on palate along with a tart, but refreshing aftertaste. Very enjoyable!
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, frothy orange pour with spritzy wine and wood flavors, cherry , popsicle, dry finish
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, 2010 vintage) Pours a hazy orange small white head. Aroma of earth, leather, caramel, vinous. Flavor vinous, wood, earth, brett, and orange.
Errl (1267) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye-Pour is a cloudy honey..Nose is honey,wood,sourness, alcohol,bready..Taste is dark fruit, honey, sour candy, tart..palate is dry with tang.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) hazy orange/ruby with long lasting creamy off-white head. Nose of tart cherries, light wet wood, well balanced sour, cranberries and other light berries. Taste of cherries, bit of saccharin, cream, oddly bitter sensation, creamy finish and medium carbonation.
thewolf (10695) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Skjold Burne, Aarhus. Clear red with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Soon gone. Lots of bubbles. Aroma is sweet and tart. Cranberries, cherries, funk, liqourice, light lactic. High carbonation, dry and light creamy feel. Flavour has cherries, some cranberries, vinious, grapes, funk. Quite fresh and lovely.
tfredvik (904) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The initially clear medium amber body transformed into a fairly cloudy one when I emptied the last drops of the bottle into my glass. The decent-sized off-white head reduces to a .5 cm fully lasting layer, fair lacing. The aroma is surprisingly sweet fruity and pleasant, with apple cider, fermented apples, oak, leather and apple cider vinegar. Not as demanding as other sour ales. The taste is moderate sweet, light acetic, acidic and sour, and even some bitterness. The taste fades out fairly quickly, but the gentle fruity flavours are long lived. Fermented apples and oaky apple cider run the show, but I also get leather and cherries. Quite light on the palate with a close to watery texture and a dry light tart finish. The sour notes are rather subdued, making this an ale that is perfect for newcomers of the style, i.e. me.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
Zita (4219) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sour fruit aroma,red/golden, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, light body, dry sour finish.
Hansen (6133) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s nice. Dark amber coloured and hazy, has a white head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is acidic, notes of red berries. Flavor starts light sweet, moderate acidic and light bitter. Dry texture and soft carbonation., light astringent.