sonnycheeba (4954) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours dark amber/ruby with thick, creamy off-white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma berries, floral hops, lime, cookie malt, sugar, and light spice. Flavor is tart fruit and wildberry esters forward with some sweet malt and floral notes; dries out toward the finish with a hint of spice. Medium body and carbonation.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 L bottle. A dark golden red colored beer with a thin off-white, small-bubbled head. Aroma of rounded fruity acitity. Hints of lemon, grape-skin and red berries. Body is medium full with anoce sparkling champagne-like carbonation. Taste is vinous, featuring red berries/fruits, lemon zest, light brett tones, and a certain vinagary astingency. Alcohol is very well masked. Tart, bitterish fruit ending. Flavorfull, with an attitude.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, scidic, sour, cherries and redwine. Flavour is caramel, sour notes, acidic notes, red currants, light cherries, redwine and light oak.
Arve_Christian (4764) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika- 2010 vintage.
Golden/reddish color, some foam.
Earthly aromas from yeast, some raspberry.
Medium body & complexity.
Pretty good sourness, Well balanced.
Marheb (4759) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vineux avec un support surette en accord avec les sucres des malts. Des notes de cerises et de chêne composent le corps, la finale est plutôt discrète. Agréable avec une montagne de crabes des neiges.
Holmen1 (4733) - 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?
visionthing (4726) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - 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 (4566) - 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.
_angst_ (4465) - 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.
Martinus (4437) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark amber colour, no head. Aroma of brett, barnyard, sweet white grapes, raspberry, earth, citrus. Vinegar and grape sweetness mix well. Flavour is sweet and tart, fruity, grapes, slight almond. Finish fruity and sweet wine.
(Draught @ Borefts ’11)