kermis (3644) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at BBF 2011. Hazy brown pour with tan head. Funky brett aroma with cherry. Sour, fruity flavour with some red wine and malt.
ClubGonzo (3196) - 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. :-)
jfb (3147) - GERMANY - MAR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours the darkest clear ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of red wine, grapes, wheat, brown sugar and light notes of melted butter and cardboard. flavour is mostly the same, with lots of red wine, floral hops, sweet grape juice and a medium sourness, no alcohol detectable. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
dEnk (3102) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ACBF ’11. Aroma is brett with a faint touch of caramel and roasted malt. Flavour is light sweet malt, lavished with brett, yet in a very subtle and smooth way.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the Boreft Beer Festival, 2011. Brett aroma with a musty horse blanket, leather, caramel and treacle qualities. Quite tart with mild carbonation and CO2 prickle.
Marsiblursi (2963) - 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.
Vaiz (2920) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Hazy darl brown pour. Aroma of brett, varnish, church. Flavor is sour, spicy and with some fruits. Nice brew.
sunevdj (2914) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours a dark brown with a small off-white head and lacings. Sweet with some dryness. Aromas of red wine with brett and wood. Also some aromas of toasted malts and hints of residual sugars. towards the end. Medium to full bodied. Medium to high carbonation. Dry, bretty finish.
erickok (2806) - Tours, FRANCE - SEP 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown, tiny head. Light sour at first but disappearing. Next wood, caramel, leather and bread. Complex but taste disappoints a little though. Bit of smoke. Can’t be bothered by this. (At Borefts)
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ACBF 2011. A dark brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of sour with wood dough, dark fruits. The taste of gentle dark fruits with wood notes and vanilla. The aftertaste is smooth sweet with a little bitter.