tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Bottled January 2010, best before January 2015. Very light aroma. Just a small hint of cherry pie. Some acetone. A touch of wet oak, and, well... That’s about it. Mid- bottle pour yields a murky brown/red beer with a thin off-white ring around the edge of the glass. Plenty more cherry on the tongue than the nose. Cherry concentrate, drying brett, light oak tannin. Medium (-) body. Light carbonation with a dry, slightly tannic and watery finish. Simple, without many flaws, wholly drinkable but entirely forgettable. Thanks Mikkel!
Scopey (3239) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, acquired via trade. It pours cloudy red-brown with a medium beige head. The nose is oak, vanilla, coconut, tang, light vinegar and berry. The taste is full of tart berry...cherry, raspberry, blackcurrant, as well as jam, vinous notes, sherbet, earth, wet leaf and wood with a dry, tart finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and well-hidden alcohol. Really delicious stuff! Yum.
Leighton (6913) - London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared quickly at Mikkeller Bar - Copenhagen. Pours amber-red with a moderate, foamy head. Nice tabgy, aged dry berries, some wet wood. Light to medium sweet flavor, some further wood, dry raspberries, mellow funk. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Tangy, leathery berry finish, wood, light vinous quality. Great beer.
Svesse (5196) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, slightly acetic nose with sour cherries, red fruit, wild yeast, grapes and a touch of oak wood. Fruity, tart taste with notes of red fruit, sour cherries, caramel, wild yeast, a touch of wood and a dry, sour finish wit a hint of bitter almond. Slightly more than medium body, quite dry. Very nice sour ale with a gentle cherry touch.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
5th July 2010
Cloudy red - brown beer. No real head. Sour cherry on the nose. Crisp dry palate. Tart and sharp cherry and lemon. Finishes crisp and dry. Just a fraction too much tart sourness.
Palme (2234) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap @ Ølfestival København 2012. A murky brown beer with a small and quickly sidesticking off-white. Not by far as vinegar-ish and tart as the Merlot. I get wood, red currants, black currants and actually some chocolate! Quite great. Vinious and woody flavors, a bit sharp and acidic also. Lingering flavors. A great one and quite different. 10.05.2012
Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBF 2012
Pours cloudy/murky deep brown/amber with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of tart, vinegar, vinious and red berries. Taste is light sweet and medium to heavy sour with a long berry sour, dry finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is flat.
GT2 (5657) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330mL at Norrebro. Full haze deep red with yeast chunkies. Brighter pour is deep jewel ruby. Medium beige foam subsides to a thin ring of bubbles. Richer dark cherry dessert nose with some hot acetic head and impending vinegar. Taste is not too acetic up front more mild moving to some sharp as hell acetic and bitter bile type of acid. Makes you flush instantly and have chills. Lots of off character unpleasant acids feeling like bile and vomit. Oh my. As it warns and I have more, the harsh acid subsides and it is more just chalky and woody with sharp red wine tannin. Milder acetic spice. Not so bad I guess. Well, then I tried it with a cheese pairing. And it tastes like vomit again.
Travlr (7970) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the source. Hazy maroon color, small beige head. Aroma of slightly sour and peppery cherries. Taste is tart lemon and cerry, slightly medicinal. OK.
DSG (3926) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 [5/8/12] Bottle at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen. Cloudy deep red. Aroma of oak, sour cherries, some barnyard hints and light lactic notes. Sourish flavor with a bit of malt, sour cherries, lactic notes and oak. Medium to full-bodied. Decent. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
[5/12/12] Draught sample at Ølfestival København 2012. Murky brown. Funky aroma, somewhat vinous, with cherries, oak, vinegar, lactic notes, malt and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied. 8/3/7/3/15=3.6
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Ølfestival København 2012
Aroma is rather strong and sour with red wine, some vinegar and earthy notes. Flavour is rather tart, sour and very dry with red wine, some vinegar, oaky and earthy notes. Very intensive, but these red wine beers are just not my cup of tea.