deanso (6235) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2013 Sample at mikkellers. Funky aroma. Thin white head. Hazy amber pour. Not a bad sour at all.
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chard bottle (cap is same as the Saut version: 8071210). Pours with a murky deep orange hued body with a medium sized and somewhat quick to fade slightly tan, off-white head with good lace. Aromas are of funky, hay, lightly herbal, a touch medicinal, white wine, berries. Really herbal notes, strong rosemary, almost aperol or something like that. Funky, light cola. Good smelling, but herbal and spicy overall. Flavors are big, bretty, some cotton candy, damp leaves, wet wood. Rich and robust chardonnay. Wish this was a bit smaller ABV wise. Intense and you can taste how big it is. Estery, ripe plum and dried apricot. Medium funk with some herbaceous-ness. Medium lively carbonation, medium bodied and warming. Good but bigger than expected/wanted. Really gets a bit messier as it warms, but I didn’t ding it in the score.
gunnar (6127) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewdog. Pours hazy deep amber with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of fresh berries, malts, funky wood. Taste is smooth, silky mouthfeel, light sweet, with a sour edge, no sign of the 9% alcohol here, oaky light sour aftertaste
Meilby (8651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear orange with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, tart, apples, alcohol, citrus and white wine. Taste is light to medium sweet and light sour with a smooth sour and slightly dry finish. Body is full, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (14773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 375ml. An unclear one, dark golden in color and with a small, light beige head on top. Lightly alcoholic aroma with a nice vinous touch. Some faint funky hints, with a pleasant hoppy scent. Grass and citrus. Vinous, hoppy flavor with some sourness. Some alcohol warmth, full body and quite dry on the palate. Lasting finish with pale malt notes, grassy, peppery hops, lemon peel and pine cones. The first two sips were rather boring or disappointing, but it turns out to be a really, really nice and quenching beer. 130420
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, sour berries, some grapes, alcohol and oak. Flavor is sweet and malty with some vanilla, oak, grapes and some sour notes. medium body, soft carbonation.
marcus (7211) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours cloudy amber with a craggy beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a sour fruit flavor with a huge yeast presence that leaves a tart sensation on the palate.
toffeeslot (119) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very thin - small head disapearing fast. Aroma is of sour milk, hops, a hint of alcohol. Bret yeast is dominant.
Taste is sour, with apples and other soft fruits. Not much alcohol warmth.
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
light brown colour, somewhat reminiscing of how Orval looks without the head. Fruity aroma of grapes, apples, some sourdough, barnyard and dust. Very oaky and bretty, some complex layers of flavours from the chardonnay barrel. Some raisins. Incredibly enjoyable to drink.
Travlr (14772) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bittle shared with staff at Paradiso Georgetown. Hazy golden amber color. Aroma of sourdough bread with an emphasis on the sour. Taste is softer, rising rye bread dough, soft funk, lemon peel, light spice, hint of white grape must, some dust. Very nice.