tfredvik (1118) - 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 (4622) - 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 (6602) - 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.
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Dark amber colour. Moderate sour nice aroma. Moderate bitter nice sour flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
BeerandBlues2 (9682) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber to ruby with virtually no head. Aroma is grape juice, slight vinous notes, light oak, biscuit malt and fruity esters with a light acetic character. Flavor is vinous, oak, light malt, acetic and light vinegar notes with a slick finish. Medium body and warmth, light to no carbonation.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to Brad for sharing this brew. Served in a Dark Lord mini-snifter.
Pours a muddy reddish-brown with a thin off-white head. The nose carries a bit of cherry plus a good amount of grapes. Moderate acidity; mostly lactic with a bit of an acetic character. Faint oak. The flavor focuses on the fruit and has some acid in the background. Light-medium body with a good bit of acidity. A nice brew.
esp0r (1974) - NORWAY - JAN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle enjoyed at home
Hazy copper with hints of orange, big head that falls down and totally dissappears. Nice laces. Smells of ripe fruits, plums, apple and some funky brett. Some malt body, good sweetness, nice balanced off with sourness acids. Not as agressive as some of the other sours from Loverbeer. Totally this beer is very drinkable, and i may want to try this one again
Beer4000 (4474) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 bottle @ Olympen. Pink body with a small beige head. Mild funky aroma with acidic fruit. Flavor is sweet and acidic fruity, light malty and rather refreshing. Medium body. Not very extreme at all, this is a tart fruit beer, refreshing and very pleasant mouth feel.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Ma Che Siete, Rome. Murky red / orange / brown, bit like autumn, thin off white big bubbled head. Lovely aroma of oak, berries. Flavour has more woody notes, fruity berry like stuff, caramel, dry finish. For a sour it’s so smooth and neckable. Really liked this, very tasty.
goozen (2941) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,75ltr: Hazy red coloured beer with an gentle sour taste, can taste the red grapes and some well hidden caramel too.