laiti (5653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample @ home, thanks veliempojot!
Aroma is sweet and sour with oaky tones and some lactic acid. Flavour is somewhat acidic with raw apples, woody tones, red wine and sourness. Actually this is very red wine -like. I’m not a big friend of sour browns but this was good.
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. 2009 vintage. Pours a dark amber ruby colour with a small head. Aroma of red berries, chocolate, earth and herbs. Flavour of red berries, caramel, chocolate, herbal notes and butterscotch. Nice acidity. Medium bodied and oily mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
olio (6166) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle. Bottled on 06/2009. BBE 06/2014.
Pours ruby red color with a minimal head. Aroma of sour berries and some fruits, rose hip, nettle and gooseberry leaves. Flavor of raspberries, cherries, rose hip, citric fruits and yeast. Sourish palate. Nice.
tiong (3746) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 06/2009, BBE 06/2014 -
Pours reddish brown with a small bubbly head. Aroma of lactic sourness, berries, tart fruits, bretta, wood, oak, vanilla and farmyard. Taste is lactic sour, tartish fruits and berries, wood, oak, vanilla, bretta and malts. Finish is smooth, sweetish and slightly lactic with some tart berries and bretta. Quite smooth and balanced sour brown.
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade. It pours cloudy deep amber with a small, bubbly beige head. The nose is mild sourness, berry, earth, vanilla, coconut and a touch of vinegar. The taste is initially tart, lemon, Granny Smith, apple, berry, light spice, sherbet, some underlying sweetness and faint vinegar with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, well-balanced and very drinkable. Has aged gracefully.
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Massive thanks to Paul for scoring this Scandinavian ghost! The pour’s a soupy reddish color with no head. I got the dregs of the bottle. Earlier pour’s were much clearer. The nose is red berry, grape. A bit of ketchup, balsamic vinegar. Lightly salty acidic aromas. The taste is more of the same. Soft balsamic vinegar, mild funk. Plenty of rustic umami flavors. Plenty of mineral, slightly metallic. Slightly coarse body, somewhat soupy (again, I was drinking the dregs). Overall, pretty tasty.
Leighton (10958) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, London - big thanks to Paul. Pours hazy, red-brown with a moderate, white cream head. Ripe tangy berries in the nose, some darkened sugars. Light to medium sweet flavor, some tangy, semi-dark malts, ripe berries, bit of wet wood. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Further tangy berries in the nose, moderate sweetness, more wet wood. Pretty nice. Not overly tangy. Nice balance.
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
37,5 cl. bottle. Bottled June 2009, rated 4.12.2012.
Clear copper w/ decent, tan head.
Intensely sour, bretty, and dry. A bit on the aggressive, harsh side, but quite enjoyable nonetheless.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity woody tart oaky berry aroma. Fruity malty slightly sour bretty woody flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity sour tart woody berry finish.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown/ruby red color with a beige head. Aroma is of dark fruits, caramel, tartness, barnyard, oak, red grapes and brown sugar. Flavor is lightly sour, but the sourness quickly fades and turns into dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, red grapes, vinous notes and a lot of oak on the back end. The body is medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall a pretty taste Flemish style Sour Ale.