neongolden (1097) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(2015 650ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours a clear deep mahogany with a moderate head of dark cream froth that lingers with lots of lace. Aroma fairly sour with sour cherry, balsamic, lots of wet oak and earthy forest notes, a bit of toast to the malt, a hint of sweet caramel for balance. Rather acetic overall. Palate is much less sour, very woody with lots of wet oak and even basement notes, a bit of cherry and raisin, slightly acidic vinous notes but more lactic than acetic, even a bit of lemon juice. Some sweetish caramel, and lightly toasted malts showing up towards the finish with lightly bitter leathery oak. Lightish body with moderate, mouth-filling carbonation. Not a bad Flemish brown, but it doesn’t really touch the best in style. Seems like the new incarnation isn’t quite a match for the old.
BroadestTom (341) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma nuts, cherries,
Appearance amber, brown, clear, minimal head, white foam,
Taste medium sweetness, medium sourness,
Palate medium body, lively, fizzy,
Overall I’m new to sour beers so I can only go off of what I have had up to this point. This sour is really nice to me. Very easy to drink and not overly tart. I would suggest this beer to a friend.
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep, enticingly fruity nose with Concord grapes, wood, lime juice, balsamic vinegar, cacao, earth, and calvados caramel; shift your lungs into third gear and you’ll delve into the grainier, drier notes, with some panko crumbs. Underneath it all there’s a very slight funk. The mouthfeel is fizzy, with lively carbonation that dissolves the medium body into foam as you press it against your palate. I would have wished for something slightly less intrusive, as so much fizz gets in the way of such a beautiful beer. The beer is bright on the tongue, very acidic with residual sugary sweetness and a dry, grainy backbone. An extremely pleasant aftertaste of Concord grapes and Trolli gummies lingers. Outstanding, delicious, and super interesting.
Maverick34 (2848) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled from Giant. Red brown pour. Malts, sour patch kids and some body. Bit of wood. Pretty nice.
chupachups01 (38) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured in a Spiegelau wit glass at home. Served chilled. Not as good as i remembering it being. This is my second bottle today. Slightly watery. Hint of barrels. Will try a warmer bottle next time.
Dorkenstein (314) - - DEC 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cherry juice and oaky aromas. Taste is nice lightly roasted malts and oak, then a tart sourness of cherries and balsamic vinegar kicks in the back.
oh6gdx (24330) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@AIH53 (from systembolaget, umeå). Orangeish amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is kind of sour wood along with some mild slight sour fruity notes. Flavour is very similar. This feels rather hyped to me, and don’t get me wrong. It’s a beautifully balanced sour beer. But it lacks the depth of lambic, Rodenbach or most other "classics" in the sour/wild category. So adding something that’ll give depth to it would help it out from going from very nice to marvellous. I had vintage 2015 now on this very date (and have stored the bottled in constant temp and dark since I got it in Spring 2015).
TBone (15505) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 650ml (AIH53, from SB)
Dark ruby color, small beige head. Nose has cherry, lactose overall fruity aroma. Medium-bodied. Flavor has acidic cherry, tartness and overall fruity flavor. Somewhat watery finish. Simple. Some wooden notes. It’s good and it’s tart but something is missing here to qualify 100 percentile.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #1303 25.10.2014 On tap @revolutionyeg - Pours a deep reddish brown with a bubbly head that disapparates rather quickly. Aroma is wild cherries, sour plum tartness - rich, fruity texture. Palate is well balanced - lots of tart cherry, sweetness from the barrel component - lovely sour/bruin.
AwaKe (192) - Laval, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En bouteille. Couleur brune, translucide, légère mousse. Arômes très boisé, surette avec un peu de pruneau. En bouche belle acidité, pas mal plus fruité qu’à l’odorat, pommes vertes, un peu de cerises, mais aussi beaucoup de chêne en fin de bouche. Ça enveloppe bien la bouche, très rond. Finale sec avec un peu d’acidité résiduelle style vinaigre balsamique. Excellent compte tenu du prix et de la disponibilité, par contre rien pour virer fou.