tdtm82 (951) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredibly tart and sour which is really what I want in a beer of this style. What I love about Mikkeller products is you are always going to get something interesting. This one ROCKS MY BOAT TOTALLY. It will be too acidic and sour for many people but for me oh it’s the bomb. A totally great sour ale which is lip-smackingly wonderful and one which pokes at you for ages. The after-taste is incredibly lingering. Fantastic use of redcurrants. TOP WORK.
Habanero (3045) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy red orange with a large, loff-white head. Aroma of brett, wood, red currant and barnyard. Dry flavor that ends up tart. Light to medium bodied, watery text. and soft carb. An excellent Fruit beer.
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a purplish / reddish color with a smaller sized head. Berries, currants, and sour fruits. Nice sour tart finish.
vtafro (4424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Ruby pour with tan head. Tart fruit, berries, just sour fruit toned aromas. Red currants, tart berry and all around sour flavors.
Art (2093) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a beautiful slightly cloudy vibrant purplish red with a slight light pink head. Aromas of cranberry and tart cherry. Slight funky lacto sourness. Taste is sweet and sour but the sourness isn’t crazy. Nice and tart, refreshing. I wasn’t expecting greatness and the beer over delivered. Medium light body and medium high carbonation.
Martinus (3522) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber red colour, white head. Aroma of red fruits, apple, juneberry, currants (krenten, white wine. Sour flavour, redcurrants, quite tart, citrus. Tart finish, sour red fruits. Nice!
(From 37.5cL bottle shared @ Procrastinated SpontanGent Tasting. Thanks for the bottles tderoeck!!)
neongolden (704) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(330 ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Nov 14 2014) Pours a clear light red with orangish highlights and a small off white head that disappeared without lace. Aroma quite rose wine like, some fruity red currant as expected, tart, little bit of kinda funky oaky character. Flavour was wine like, fairly acidic and sour/tart with red currant, citrus juice, light vinegar, some oak, a hint of sweetness to the fruit but otherwise tart leading to dry on the finish, bit of berry skin, more wood, a little funk in the aftertaste. Light body with crisp, fairly high carbonation. Not the most complex sour and highlights red currant as expected, but it is bright, flavourful, and fairly refreshing if acidic.
DrSilverworm (7995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz on tap at Libertys for $4.50. Hazy red orange color. Thin bubbly off-white head. Great, big oaky cherry tree-berry nose. Red grapefruit. Medium body. koine of slick. Smooth, kind of crisp, soft, lighter carbonation. Moderate to bigger sour taste. Lighter sweet taste. Tasty, enjoyable stuff.
GenDV138 (2776) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Clear dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of berries, tart notes, vinegar, oak. Tastes of berries, citrus, floral notes, big tart notes, vinegar, wine. Medium body with a dry finish. Probably my favorite of the Spontan beers I’ve tried.
nimbleprop (5485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Night of the Living Ales 2014. Pours a hazy, bright ruby red with some cloudy, white head. Nose has cherry, mild berry, red grape, grapefruit, mild band aid. Flavor is tart, grapefruit, heavy blood orange, mild berry, unripened strawberry, a little celery seed. Big, tart finish.