hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Tampa “Farewell to Sebletitje” Tasting… Murky dark-apricot ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The bouquet is fruity, funky and acidic – black cherry, lemon peel, leather and a light herbal component. Medium-bodied with gentle carbonation. The flavor is sweet, funky and moderately tart followed by good yeasty bitterness. Finishes crisp, bready and moderately bitter. Bottle courtesy of TheCheeseMan. Thanks, Dan!
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Seabass going away party, Jan15th ’11 courtesy of Cheeseman.
Brune/cuivre brumeuse, mousse est épaisse et beige.
Note de fruit rouge avec un peu d’aigreur de tonneau de vin. Le tout se mélangeant avec le chêne. L’infection de la bière par le Brett donne des notes de basse-cour fétide.
En y rêvant un peu, on peut s’imaginer le drakkar revenant au port avec une bière qui aura bravé les tempêtes.
Sammy (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Enjoyit for hooking me up with this rare one. Lots that I like: brett and Lactobacillus, wine barrel ageing, the style, the look (reddish with crowning thick white head of about 3/8 inch head and lacey)
a complex set of aromas, the temparillo wine barrel, the brett, some balsamic vinegar, farm. Smooth almost creamy mouthfeel, the sourness only taps the lips and leaves a lasting impression in the aftertaste.
You only live once with this one, so drink up.
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(375ml bottle) Pours a cloudy amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of citrus, barnyard, sweet tart dust, herbs, yogurt, vinous, and earthiness. Flavor of citrus, earth, grass, lacto, brett, caramel, and red wine with a dry wood finish.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. I initially sampled this at the Stockholm Beer & Whiskey fest in September 2009, then split a bottle with my cousin on one subsequent occasion. Pours murky brown, topped with a thin off-white head. Musty, very funky aroma with sour cherry and mild spice. Palate is similar to aroma with lots of musty, earthy character with notes of wild yeast, sour cherry, and wood. Finishes tart. Very nice.
Enjoyit (3523) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unclear reddish brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of red berries, oak, sour, dry and weak acid. A flavor of wood, dry, sour, red berries, spice, dry raisins, weak metallic hints.
TBone (13536) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (bottled June 2009)
Murky brown color, small off-white head. Sour fruity, woody-earthy aroma. Medium-bodied, actually quite for this ABV. Tartness, fruits (grapes, strawberry), red wine barrel tannines, earth in the flavor. A bit too cellary, otherwise quite drinkable (not excessive sourness).
oh6gdx (21814) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Hazy amber colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruits, sour wood, some spices and mild farmyard. Flavour is fruits, sour wood, mild vanilla and some mild caramel. Though a short texted rating, very complex and rather nice sour beer, not all too far from the lambic sourness, although something slight lacks for that. A brilliant sour ale anyways!
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of sour apples and vinegar. Perfect carbonation. Oaky and winey and vinegary. Tastes like a viking ship coming home.
garza (570) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - JUL 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown cloudy colour. Some citrus and fruity aroma. Lightly bitter, and some small acidity but with a great caracter. Medium body, soft carbonation, long finish. Medium-short after taste.