gnoff (8543) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 33 cl at Kerbside, Brisbane, on July 20, 2013.
States 6.1% ABV on the bottle.
As "Black wild ale with cherry plums".
Black color, small tan head. Acidic, tart, green currants, dry taste. Tart aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, very low bitterness. Sweet, tart scent.
mkel07 (4258) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. The more sour ales I try the more I like them and this one was no exception. Red coppery colour with tart bitter aroams jumping from the glass. The first sip had that mouth twisting flavour that lets you know you are alive and sends the tastebuds into overdrive. The flavour is tart and vinergary but is more subdued as the glass empties. Maybe that is just the tastebuds getting used to the flavour.
maneliquor (3463) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours ruby purple with a tall oxidised off white head. Nose is tart with heavy plum sauce and sour cherry. Quite boozy. Taste is only mildly sour and tarty with a fair bit of funk and a domination of heavy plum notes. Not bad but not my kind of thing. Disappointing to get one thats a touch oxidised
hawthorne00 (2775) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky reddish brown with a small light beige head. Aroma of tart plums, apples, brett, brown sugar. Slightly slippery mouthfeel. Lowish carbonation. Taste has plums and apples, a hint of chocolate, quite a lot of tartness that’s mellow until a bretty zing right at the end. Some salt there too. Quite complex and very refreshing.
ALLOVATE (2595) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Darkest brown, lifeless and oily looking with good legs. A lot of cherry, candied plum and blackberry, demerara sugar and hazelnut floats atop a smidgeon of hairy Brettanomyces and oak on the nose. Sour, tart and acidic on the palate; those little micro-organisms have gone to town on this one to differ from the aroma. Ultra-featherweight in body with a residual spritz to hasten its presence even further. That strange note of hazelnut is here also but more liqueurish without the viscous mouthfeel. Oaken, weedy linger with just a touch of berry flavoured, sour Warheads™ that seem to rid it of any comparable length . Whilst the Brett has worked wonders it just doesn’t pull off the complex nuances seen in the classics of the style, but then I can’t figure out the style it represents. Touch too much metallic oxidation flourishes also. I don’t know - I just didn’t enjoy drinking this one. A re-rate maybe, but then there is so much else out there!!! (33cL, 6.1% ABV, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Davros (2260) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2014 Pours black with an almost non-existent head.
Nose shows tart plums, soft funk, musty oak, brown sugar, cherries and a bold wild yeast sour character.
Flavours include more oak, lacto acidity, roasted malt. The roasted malt jars a little with the plum and acidity.
Carbonation is a little over the top.
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Alehouse Project. Very different, with a great taste. Aromas of apple, caramel, and berries. Taste is sweet and sour, with very long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Black, with a thin head.
Sevenlee (1555) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, plums, cherries and other dark fruit, yeast with some nuts and woody notes. Taste is pretty tart and yeasty. I really love Moon Dog’s adventurous spirit but I feel this one missed the mark a little.
Lunkie (1550) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sour cherry malt chocolate aroma. Dark brown colour poor head and lacing. Sour cherry malt flavour. Bitter thin lingering palate.
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ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours a n opaque black, with a minimal light beige head, which fades quickly and leaves no lacing. Prune and malt sweetness mix with a good level of sourness to create the aroma. Lemon juice tartness up front softens into a more rounded sourness as the plum flavour comes in. The finish has a nice sweet and sour feel to it. A decent sour ale.