FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a one-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a rich amber hue that shows a brilliantly clear, almost orange tinged, copper color. The aroma is quite vinous and fruity smelling; bright sweet grapes, tropical fruit notes, and perhaps even a hint of citrus is backed by spicy, astringent oak, perhaps even a touch of grassy oak character, some savory pale malt notes (malted cracker).
This has a light sweetness to it which accentuates the fruit character; notes of Muscat, floral tropical fruit, Chardonnay raisins, guava, and perhaps some melon are balanced out by some spicy, woody, slightly astringent, tongue coating oak character. The body of this brew has some definite heft to it, but it is actually on the light side for a beer of this strength. This is nicely balanced between the fruit character, the oak, the light malt, and the light yeast character. The latter contributes a yeasty, not quite savory bite in the finish, esetery, somewhat phenolic, light notes of medicinal / plastic character, and fruit accentuating notes. Faint notes of cheese, and earthy character that is muted, but accentuating, spicy notes of pepper, perhaps a touch of bell pepper, spicy alcohol, buttery oak becomes more noticeable as the beer warms up. Perhaps a touch of tartness (from the barrel ageing maybe), accentuates the bright fruit character just enough. Rounded malt notes provide a touch of savory character.
This is one of those brews meant to be sipped, the more I sit with it the more it grows on me, and it wasn’t that bad to begin with (in fact it was quite good), thoroughtly satisfying in the end.
Niall73 (699) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a pale pinky cherry colour with a thin head. Aroma is sour/sweet with cherry, white wine and booze. Light to medium body, mild carbonation. It's some cherry, brandy, white wine. Decent.
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Azand222 (153) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour dark hazy amber with a thick foamy cream head. The aroma is very strong from un capping the bottle, wild yeast pretty dominant. The chardonnay comes through in the finish; a light fruity beer. Overall not too sour in the taste, a very good wild ale. Leaves a nice lingering of alcohol in the throat.
jwrap (1) - - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Enjoyable beer. Had at beer shoppe in Davis, ca out of a bottle. Not as tart as I anticipated it would be.
saxo (12796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Mikkeller, Stefansgade. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are brett, wood, wine, malt, fruits, lactose acid and hops. Nice and fruity.
Defreni (2221) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fad: Orange klar øl med en lækker duft af druer og let brett. masser af eksotisk frugt i duften som går over i smagen. ikke sur på nogen måde men forbandet kompleks og ekstrem drikbar. flot og lækker øl.
Pinball (10214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark orange, smooth light brown head.
aroma if exotic fruits, wild yeasts, wood, white wine.
flavor of white wine,wood, brett. A litle bit too woody and woody bitter i think, in fact i prefer the unbarrelled version. However, the wine barrel does add more complexity and interesting nuances.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen
Hazy dark amber color with creamy head. Pedantic Bretty aroma, with some rubber. The body is quite strong, there is still some minimal residual sweetness; it has some Brett character, evident astringency, white grapes, a bit of vinous impression, tannins. Correct bitterness.
Good but messy.
Cunningham (3685) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Hazy amber color with a frothy tan head that leaves a ok lacing.
Aroma: Sour and funky.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sour/acidic and a balanced bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Mild sour and balanced acidic. Brett, fruity and some oak. Dangerously well masked alcohol.
Overall impression: Tasty and lovely with some cheese.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Gunnar.
Zer0 (826) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Beertemple Amsterdam. Pours clear copper. Aroma is grapes, creamy, bready and tropical fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light sour. Interesting. Very smooth. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome sour beer on tap at Mikkeller Bar in SF, good wild ale, denmark’s finest