ClubGonzo (3995) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a murky deep brown body with a medium light beige frothy head. Nose is complex and quite nice: tart, berry-like brett tones, lemon, wood, red wine, vanilla, white pepper, grapes and dark malts. Taste is herbal sugary tones, sweet malts, red wine and hints of vanilla. Mildly bubbling carbonation, undoubtly subdued from the barrel aging. The whole thing doesn’t seem to agree with me: where is this thing going? What does it want from me? It’s not quite sour, nor too sweet, yet it seems to be wanting to go in each of those directions. The brett character somehow manages to blend in with the red wine, but the barrel character is overshadowed by the sweet malty tones from the Belgian strong ale. All in all, this is too much of a wild fandango in my mouth and I really feel a bit more structure would be good. Very interesting though, and highly original: this is a beer you don’t taste too often - I don’t care how much of a blase ticker you are. :-)
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle, from Erzbierschof.
Pours a dark reddish-brown with a beige head.
Smells of Brett, balsamic vinegar, some feet, and a hint of wood beneath.
Tastes intriguing and exquisite; cherries, vanilla, caramel, cream. A heavy sweetness, part caramel and part fruit, with a creamy soft texture, with just a hint of tartness to make it real. This is wonderful!
omhper (19333) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, at tasting at _angst_. Hazy mahogany colour, coarse head. Aroma of figs and cobwebs. Full bodied and rather sweet. Some jelly, slight vinegar and citrus. Warming caramel with mild tartnening acidity and notes of black currant. Mid bitter finish.
_angst_ (2757) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle courtesy of tkrjukoff. Shared at epic tasting on February 11. Pours dark reddish brown with a thick off-white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, slightly sour and intense with figs, cherries, brown sugar, orange peal, grapes, wood and alcohol. Taste is sweet and slightly acidic with raisins, figs, dates, cherries, burnt sugar and alcohol. there are also hints of farmyard and horse blanket. Mouthfeel is full bodied and sticky sweet. Finish is sweet, tart and fruity with dark fruits and brown sugar.
gnoff (7794) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 375 ml at the epic sour beer tasting at _angst_ place, on February 11, 2012
Brought by tkrjukoff, thanks!
BB 30/01/21 (bottled 10 years before), marked at 10.5% ABV. 5 months on red wine barrels.
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, plums, raissin, figs, dates, sugary, spicy, alcohol scent. Sugary, raissin, alcohol, smoke, licorice taste. Medium thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.
tkrjukoff (4053) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours dark murky mahogany with a rich beige head leaving some lace. Aroma is sweet, vinous, fruity, grapes, spicy, yeasty, sour. Flavor is sweet, sour, oak, fidges, yeasty, brown sugar, phenolic, slightly smokey and bitter. Finishes sweet Sour bitter.
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown with a small head. The aroma holds brown sugar, dark fruits, figs, black cherries, dark caramel, chocolate, dark bread, sour milk, light wood, lint citric, earth, mild funk and a whisper of smoke. The flavour is light sweet, light bitter and light acidic with notes of dark fruits, dark caramel, brown sugar, wood, light funk, earth and a hint of hops. The mouhfeel is soft and tart with light to no carbonation. Tart cherries and citrus on the finish. Medium bodied.
rlgk (10311) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at "Alex surölsprovning 2012". Sourish malty aroma, brett, vinous, chocolate, figs, raisins, rubber notes. Sourish flavor, fruity, figs, rubber notes, smoked notes, yeasty. Yeasty fruity finish.
Plovmand (6460) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared by faroeviking. Pours reddish brown with a medium tan head. The aroma is fart, rotten vegetables (udkogt blomkål) and brett. What? Some sugary and sweet malty notes. Really stinks! The flavour is very vinous with notes of dark fruit and molasses but then kicks the rotten vegetables. For fucks sake. What happend here! Everything was insane and creepy here but he palate was great. Overall this was a disaster....
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - FEB 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... sheared by Faroeviking ... It pours reddish with a light brown head... the aroma is fart, rotten vegetables ? ... the flavor is sour, brett and some other things....