Svesse (6735) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Mikkeller Stockholm) Hazy brownish yellow colour with brief, frothy, white head. Fruity, sour nose with notes of buckthorn, cloudberries, unripe green grapes, sour fruit and a touch of sweaty horse and stable. Fruity, tart taste with buckthorn, cloudberries, grapefruit, fresh flavours of sour fruit and a gentle yeast character. A slight bitterness coming through. More than medium body, dry and tart. Fresh and tasty, with lots of fruit character. Very nice.
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - MAY 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh olivello spinoso quanto sei goloso! Acidità tagliente che strega da subito il palato, sfumatura leggera di bacche e di frutta, buona persistenza. Personalità d’eccezione! Stupenda!
CanIHave4Beers (3524) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a small but well retained head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma has a very rich, deep funkiness with some sour cherry and general bright fruit. It’s earthy & lemony... all together very very enjoyable.
The flavor is quite tart & earthy with that citrus rind character. It’s very dry, nicely sour... puckeringly sour with a mild brininess.
Easily among my favorite "faker" Lambics.
Habanero (3015) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy golden with a large, off-white, lacing head. Aroma of brett, seabuckthorn and barnyard. dry flavor that ends up tart. Light to medium bodied, watery text. and soft carb. A nice brew indeed.
SlovakSniper (3634) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
37.5 cl. Vintage 2013. Meilleure avant le 09/07/29. Une blonde embrouillée. Une dentelle et un anneau de mousse. Poivré, végétal et terreux au nez et en bouche. Ouach.............................................
rodenbach99 (3461) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Je pensais avoir touché le fond du baril avec la SpontanKoppi mais c’était sans connaître le désastre de l’argousier. Une bière à la bille et au vomie. Ma femme pensait que je la niaisait quand je lui ai fait goûter. Un 20 piastres chez le d’yabe. Bue avec Pat l’handicap...(09-07-29).
brokensail (12359) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Cloudy orange pour with a small white head. Sort of a vegetal aroma. Pretty damn funky, too. Light acetic qualities, some orange peel, salt, and a hint of salami. Interesting... Flavor is significantly better. Lots of citric acidity, some salt, wild/barnyard funk, and sour berries. Interesting not sure what the h seabuckthorn tastes like, though.
GT2 (9165) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
> Outscored Cantillon Tyrnilambic Baie d’Argousier in a blind taste off
[ Bottle ][ brokensail ][ 375mL ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> This was served blind next to Cantillon Tyrnilambic Baie d’Argousier. Same green 375mL bottle coming out of brown bag. This one poured a low haze golden with soda fizz foam. Nose is armpit, funky, deli meat, bologna, buttery. Really odd. Taste was pretty good though- clean, salty, tannic with excellent grapefruit fruit leather piling on. No acetic, no citric, mostly lactic. Really enjoyed the palate on this one.
>!< WTF bologna and armpit nose
Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty yellow color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and very minor lacing. Aroma consists of sour and tart note with funky notes and barnyard flavours. Taste is also dominated by tart and sour notes with light acidic touch with funky barnyard notes easily noticeable. Light oak notes can also be detected with the buckthorn notes easily blending in the mix. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Very interesting beer that I could see myself trying again.
MacBoost (1447) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hippophae, or sea-buckthorns, are deciduous shrubs in the family Elaeagnaceae. Sea-buckthorn berries are edible and nutritious, though astringent and oily, unpleasant to eat raw, unless ’bletted’ (frosted to reduce the astringency) and/or mixed as a drink with sweeter substances such as apple or grape juice.
The beer was ordered online, through craftshack. It was quite expensive at $14/375ml. It pours a hazy, deep orange color with initially what was a small head that quickly faded into nothing.
Aromas of the beer include very raw and tart apples, some funk and some nondescript bacterial infection. Taste is bitter and raw with zero residual sweetness. I’ve never had a sea buckthorn berry before, but I can imagine what it tastes like through this beer. Very sour and earthy, with a dirty biting tartness that is unlike anything I’ve ever tasted. This is a very unusual experience and for that, this beer gains points.
The finish is raw and unforgiving, clobbering you relentlessly with its earthy bitterness and raw sour berries. This beer is a experience. Not the best beer in the world, but something you should taste at least once.