ej (1245) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is like a blend of orange and pink, hazy, hints of paint-thinner
Acidic and sour, very refreshing. Tart and dry.
Light mouthfeel and dry.
sarauckelman (407) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick head with large bubbles underlying a layer of thin foam (which tastes delightful all on its own). Extremely sour cranberry flavor, strong cranberry aroma. Color is pinkish-orange, not quite amber. Palate is thin, sharp, acidic, and sparkly. Absolutely fantastic.
uckelman (629) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic cranberry aroma. Lots of foamy, pinkish-white head. Jaw-clenchingly sour, like I would expect from cranberries, with just a hint of sweetness on the finish. Reddish amber in the glass.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half champagne-sized bottle, kindly shared by larsga. Unclear reddish body. Tall pink-shaded blond head. Sour-acidic berry aroma. Brett and vinegar tones. Taste is strong lemon-acidic, with cranberries in the background. Sparkling, almost fizzy mouthfeel. Dry tart and woody notes in an acidic ending.
berlinoise2go (688) - NORWAY - MAY 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (375ml) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Hazy ruby/orange colour. Huge, light pink head, receding as an impressively shaped foam structure, settling as an uneven film with lots of sticky lacing. Massively fruity aroma with raspberry, sour cherry, cranberry, arctic bramble, grape kernel, vinegar, barnyard. Medium body, lively carbonation. Sweet juicy and tart taste with a slightly burning vinegar acidity - nicely balanced, maybe a bit heavy on the vinegar. Long juicy/tart/vinegary aftertaste.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours an orange-pink color with a white head. The aroma is very heavy on the cranberries with a light amount of tartness and some sweet sugar notes. The flavor is a little bit different. I get some sour cranberries as well as some vinegar notes and some toffee. There is also a hint of funk. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.
sulawang (1026) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours red wine red, massive thick foamy head with long retention. Ultra strong 10/10-level tartness, 9/10-level sourness, clean cranberry flavour, 3/10-level sweetness, traces of barnyard funk. Low-medium complexity, medium depth, okay transitions, good carry, average drinkability. It’s so darn tart and sour I’m not sure how to enjoy it.
larsga (7292) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge pink head. Hazy pink body. Vinegary cranberry aroma. Dry-sour cranberry and wood taste with vinegary notes. Mid-to-light body. Sharp mouthfeel. Dry-bitter, slightly sweet, cranberry and wood aftertaste with oily chemical notes. Nice, but not great. (0.375l bottle shared by Skomakern.)
Arve_Christian (4792) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika
Rose color, small bubbly foam
Very lively carbonation
Fruity and sour taste- some stable Taste
gyllenbock (7687) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy dark red with a medium, fluffy head. A lot of berries both in the aroma and taste. Nicely tart with funk, wood, yeast and light notes of sugar. The finish was dry and very tart. I liked this beer a lot.