DanielBrown (4269) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Brum. Amber (I love Bish). Blimey, this is a strange one. Has definite rouge fruit notes, but coupled with genuine tree bark flavouring, which is dry, earthy and has hints of choc. Is it sour? Kind of. There is rosehip. I have never eaten a rosehip. On the whole: up.
tkrjukoff (4243) - SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
30 år surt. Pours murky pale mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma is sour sweet stable malty. Flavor is sour brett acidy fruity malty. Nothing to get excited about. Finishes sour bitterband slightly tart.
jookos (4236) - FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@rcbw15. Brown amber. Vinous slight oaky malty nose. Dark red berries, funk, brown malty, cola. Full med bodied, taffyy, cola sweetness. Dry finish though. A strange one, but quite ok.
stouby (4187) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Clear reddish with a bubbly beige head, quickly gone. Aroma light malty,medium fruity and sour. Flavor fresh acidic fruity. Light to medium body, quite lively.
_angst_ (4128) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at my 30:th birthday tasting on May 5 (30 år av Surt). Courtesy of Larsniclas. Pours hazy reddish brown with a creamy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and sour with dusty barnyard, prunes, cherries, vinegar, hay, wild strawberries and hints of burnt sugar and oxidation. Taste is tiny sweet, sour and tiny metallic with strawberries, hay, vinegar, wild strawberries, burnt sugar, ripe grapes and hints of glue. Mouthfeel is tiny tart, slightly dry and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and sour with red berries, hay and hints of vinegar.
Holmen1 (4125) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff mai-12 (italiens salatbar): iflg Asle Bjørn"inch thick tan colored fizzy head on a clear orange body. Brettannomyces, fruits, berries and cherries on the nose. More berries and fruits in the mouth along with malts and a light bitterness. Medium body. Astringent with a dry tongue." Sansynligvis i syrligste laget for meg, men kanskje prøve den en annen gang?
Vaiz (4107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ BBF2011. Aroma is fruity, brett and slightly chemical. Flavor is watery fruits ans somewhat sour.
zvikar (4092) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks DSG. Pours orange to brown with a nice head, aroma of dried fruits, marmalade, molasses, raisins, butter, belgian tones, flavor is sour with lively carbonation and dried fruits, some dark bread, rye, alcohol, medium bodied
visionthing (4071) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of basement, fruits and yeast with hints of berries and spices. Medium body and lively carbonation. Lightly sweet and fruity with a dry and somewhat bitter finish. Quite strange, but refreshing. (2012-09-15)
superspak (3984) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2010 vintage bottling. Pours hazy reddish orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart cherry, strawberry, raspberry, raisin, plum, currant, red grape, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oak, leather, light red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, grapes, oak barrel, and dark malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tart cherry, strawberry, raspberry, raisin, plum, currant, red grape, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oak, leather, light red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/acidic tartness and light oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, berry, raisin, currant, red grape, caramel, brown sugar, toasted oak, light vinegar, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, grapes, oak barrel, and dark malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, moderately acidic, and slightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice fruited wild ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, grapes, oak barrel, and dark malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the balanced acidity. A very enjoyable offering.