vtafro (6237) - 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 (2999) - 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 (4362) - 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 (1127) - 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 (9672) - 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 (5469) - 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 (7088) - 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.
radagast83 (6943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey for the Night of the Living Ales #4. Poured a clear red color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light wine notes, acid, notes of currants. Flavor was light tartness, carbonation. Interesting.
Iphonephan (5790) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at ChurchKey in D.C. Pours a clear pinkish gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of currants. Tart finish.
tom10101 (4982) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (375 ml). Meininger tasting. Transluscent pinkish-red with with a medium immediatly vanishing off-white head and no lacing. Aroma is quite winey with currants and acidic notes. Taste is quite acidic with currants/red berries, oak, winey and lemony. Light body. Prickly carbonation. Acidic finish. Not the most complex from the series, but quite refreshing. A tad too acidic for my liking,