Garrold (4253) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Missus bought this about 2 years ago, probably from Beermoth. Amber colour. Film and ring of lasting, off white head. Nose is not what I expected. This is like a lightly bretted barley wine? Apple juice. Apple brandy. Fruity, toasted teacake malts. Ripe pear. Soft brett. Hint of almond. Notes of wet leather on the back end. Smells fantastic. Taste is funky, fruity, and slightly tart. Some dryness. Mouthfeel is full, with a little oiliness. Well hidden alcohol. Finishes tart, fruity bitter. Like a geared up version of Orval’s bigger, slightly less refined, brother. Excellent.
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Belgian wild" ale, at Billie’s Bierkafetaria. Medium thick, off-white, stable, papery lacing head over a warm, lightly hazy orangey copper coloured beer. Lovely, vinous and elegant bouquet of sweet sherry, cranberry, marmelade, rosé wine, pink grapefruit peel, yoghurt, mango, sugar glaze, stale sweat, green olive. Sweet candied orange in the mouth, overripe strawberry, gooseberry sourishness but less ’deep’ and tenacious than expected though a certain berry tartness remains till the very end; softish carbo, very soft and slick body, honeyish malt sweetness underneath, bit nutty, dryish finish of the initial berry tartness but the fruity and malty, at some points even refinedly sugar sweetness prevails, with very low hop profile; bit vinous as well due to the (unexpectedly) high ABV. I assume this becomes more and more interesting as it grows older and the Brett, which I assume is present here, gets the time to eat the residual sugars - definitely one for cellaring, I’d argue.
Desverger (8294) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - pours golden amber with white head. Light to medium sour fruity aroma and taste, some yeasty notes, light sweet malt, light acidic, grapes, funky, bretty floral nuances into the finish.
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - NOV 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ambrata, acidula, pungente. Sentori di lievito, batteri, frutta matura, limone, zucchero a velo; acidula, di corpo medio-lieve, carbonata, beverina. Un’esplosione di energia, una birra indomabile!
Lagerboy (1936) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, best before: 28/03/19. Murky brown-ish orange, off-white foam settles and mostly lasts. Aroma of tart funky yeast, spice and rich malt. Taste is lightly tart, sweet malty caramel, spicy yeasty funk, some alcohol. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. A warming quencher. NFL (Not for Lagerboys)
Tognetta (720) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cobre avermelhada, espuma laranjada, de média formação e boa persistência. Aroma cítrico ácido, uvas verdes, maltada, complexa. Paladar segue bem o aroma, evidenciando mais o dulçor de média intensidade, álcool perceptível mas bem distribuído. Corpo mediano, assim como a carbonatação apesar do teor alcoólico. Aftertaste novamente lembra uvas, azedume muito bem disperso, malte sempre presente. Uma das melhores que já provei do estilo.
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - AUG 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at home. Hazy orange amber color with off white head. Aroma is yeasty, malty and hoppy, light funky, spicy, wood, grassy, light fruity, caramel. Sweet, bitter and light acidic taste like aroma. Medium oily Body with soft carbonation.
rejtable (2310) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear copper no head and no lacing. Nose is tart and barnyard. Flavours of tart and tons of fu k. Full. Body lively carbonation. Nice.
k0mpsa (2465) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at hopner, tallinn. Hazy dark orange color, white head. Sour and fruity aroma, malts, some apples. Malty, fruity, sour fruits. Nice but not super.
kerenmk (4093) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks DSG. Hazy gold-bronze with a white head. A little lactic-yogurt aroma with some berries, mildly sour taste that’s also a little sweet, with raisins. Medium body, quite flat, cereal and raisins finish.