Scopey (5292) - 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 (3779) - 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 (9638) - 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 (15299) - 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.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle... medium copper that is bright, a bit of orange amber, a light tan head, good cap and lace... smells incredible but there is so much going on its tough to describe it all, oak, brett,, a sweet backbone that’s creamy and a bit of red wine ... the taste is ligher, thin and muddled but still good, just doesn’t bring the awesome you expected after the nose, finish is a dead... solid but don’t give anything big up for it
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color; big head, solid. The aroma is very nice, because it’s not only sour components, but also delicate vanilla oak, very light Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. The mouthfeel is smoother than expected; there is caramel flavor, creamy, with fruity and woody notes, light vanilla, moderate sourness. Elegant and pleasant.
yngwie (12529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Over a clear, reddish pale brown body sits a small, off-white head carefully allowing the aromas to let out. It’s quite vinegarish, with some broth, dried fruits and a certain oak aroma. The flavor goes in the same directions, but is more direct and evident, finishing with a touch of metal. It’s dry, full-bodied and with a pleasant level of carbonation. A pleasant one indeed. 110513
gunnfryd (9704) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is funk, fruit, oak, vanilla. Flavour is funk, fruit, oak, dark berries, vanilla, caramel. Nice beer.