KyotoLefty (7335) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle from Taniguchi. Nice, mild nose, cherry, yogurt, light vinegar, chocolate. Lovely deep red, lace. Woody flavor, creamy, vanilla and yogurt, cherry, lightly acidic, bitter finish. very woody, actually. Low carbonation. Full but rather light. Decent but a bit lacking in the flavor department, and way too expensive.
Martinus (3568) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber colour, firm cream head. Aroma of nuts, light sour, caramel. Malty flavour, light sour, nuts. Finish caramel, sour touch.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)
DrSilverworm (8155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4oz on tap at Liberty’s for $5. Curious about this one, as LoverBeer BeerBrugna bottles just very limited distribution last week... I guess a few kegs were sent as well. I sampled the Brugna last week and enjoyed it, but it wasn’t anywhere near as sour as you’d expect for something listed here as a "sour ale"... This one however is definitely satisfyingly sour. Nice moderate to bigger sour taste. Spicy, oaky, dark fruit, satisfying tannin. Nice mild floral. My environment is dark but this appears to be a mostly hazy kind of darker red color. With some swishing a thin khaki bubbly head develops, virtually none otherwise. Not really any lace left behind. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp mildly soft lighter carbonation. Mildly slick body, lightly dry in the finish. $5/4oz feels expensive still, but a pretty satisfying take on sour brown overall. Nice to try, especially considering that the 375ml would have likely been another $17 bottle.
Gription79 (2441) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on draft at Mikkeller bar. Tart and chocolaty with some woody notes, vanilla, cherry. The flavors are clashing. meh
Danyel (1332) - Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours brown with deep orange hues and white head. Aroma is dark fruits, sour, figgy, prunes. Taste is light to medium bodied, high carbonation. Overall, good.,
KansaiBeerLvrs (2865) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bir & Fud. 6.2% This sour ale is a rose tinted reddish brown with a musty cork + tart berry nose. Light bodied with an effervescent carbonation giving it a soft mouthfeel. The taste is really pleasing tart berry/cherry with a bit of maltiness. Very nice.
Benfi (631) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy reddish brown with some sediment and an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are tartness, red berries, oak, yeast, and caramel
wekker84 (1830) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a dark red brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts sourness fruits cherries apple red fruits and sourness flavor malts fruits red fruits cherries some apple oak and a sourness frinish
mcberko (8695) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe for Big Wood 2014, pours an opaque cloudy dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out funky BO notes, some oak and feet. Flavour brings out notes of feet, dry vinous notes, and oak. Extremely well-balanced, dry and complex. Wonderful stuff.
Ferris (7014) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Balsamic and cherry with a touch of cocoa. Cloudy brown with a little head. Cherry and cocoa with a light tartness. Not bad.