yngwie (14773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. An unclear, brownish beer with a small, off-white head. More or less a rim of bubbles actually. Vinegarish aroma with berries. Lacks a bit on complexity. The flavor is much the same, although more berry sour than vinegarish. Dry, almost palate cleansing and maybe a bit hard on the carbonation. Overall, a decent one, but not impressive. 110820
Meilby (8651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml @ TFODRBSG11, Ulfborg
Pours dark amber with a small pink head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, light sour cherries and wood. Taste is light sweet and medium sour with a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Pours cloudy red with a small creamy pink head and lacings. Sweet cherries and a bit of barnyard. Funk with a minimal note of almond, wood and lots of cherries. Really fresh and fruity. Crisp and dry.
chrisv10 (11994) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ FOneFan. Hazy dark red with small pinkish head. Flavour is malt, cherries, little tart, little barnyard, wood, fruit, sour and vinegar.
saxo (14436) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber/red. Aroma and taste are rich cherries, brett, wood, vinegar and hops.
smith4498 (3215) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #1900! Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert and shared at Maltzillas tasting. Pours cloudy amber color with thin tan head. Aromas of sour cherries, raspberries and some oak. Similar flavors. Medium body with lively carbonation. Another really nice brew from Odell. Thanks Craig!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into snifter. I can’t remember who shared this but thank you. Nice woody fruity aroma with hints of vanilla. Flavor is extremely sour and tart with hints of cherries and raspberries. Could drink this all day long.
RasmusOtt (1397) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky amber with no head. Aroma is lots of cherries, raspberries, some vinegar, balsamic, ripe sweet fruits, fruit gummy and oaky notes. Taste is alot more tart, white wine, oark, raspberries, cherry, balsamic, vinegar, some sweets and strawberries. Soft thick palate.
phredrik (1011) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 75 cl, courtesy of MatSciGuy - Thanks! Pours murky amber/red with a head that’s gone after 2 seconds, then no head at all. Aroma is rather vinegary, like a raspberry vinegar, cause it has lots of raspberries and cherries, tart oakiness, English winegums, sweet balsamico and vanilla. Less funky and more balsamico and wine-like than belgian lambiks. Taste has a good deal of sweetness at first, cherry winegums, Rodenbach-like lushness to the sourness, the sourness is really mellow, not at all tart like a belgian lambik, just very smooth and pleasant. The fruitiness is actually spot on in this beer, it just needs to be a bit more wild on the yeast. Would be excellent as an aperitif.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A vigorous pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces a scant, one-finger thick, pale pink tinged, off-white colored head that disappears fairly quickly. The beer is a dark cherry color that shows a bright, lightly hazed, pale red / amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a spicy tartness to it that speaks to either cherry acid character or acetic acid or both, it is not overly aggressive. There is a chewy, cherry skin complexity and fruitiness here in the aroma as well as maybe a touch of tart raspberry character; the tart raspberry notes become a bit more noticeable as the beer warms up. Other sharper notes of oak contribute a touch of spiciness and just a general soft woodiness. There is a touch of medicinal / phenolic aromatic character.
Sharply tart, though not exceedingly so (I am not puckering up), there is a just a hint of sweetness here and both of these accentuate a tart cherry flavor and a chewy raspberry pulp fruitiness. There is just a hint of carbonation to this beer that adds just enough texture so that it is not flat. There is an acidity to this beer that combines with the carbonic acid to give this beer a fair amount of bite. The finish has a slight woodiness to it that is a touch astringent and just a hint spicy, as well as just a bit like a woody plank. This is actually quite light bodied; it is definitely very drinkable. The tartness here, while not very aggressive, provides a nice balancing note to the fruit; much of it comes from the fruit itself, but there also seems to be a fair amount of lactic acidity to this beer. As the beer significantly warms a sense of the malt starts to become apparent; there is some biscuit like malt character and a touch of toasted whole grain flavors that are noticed, especially in the long finish of this beer.
This is not the most complex beer in the world; calling this a Lambic could certainly lead one to be a bit disappointed, though I certainly wasn’t expecting this to be anything like a Lambic, so I am not nearly so disappointed as I would be. I definitely feel like I should be able to say more about this beer than I am able; it is certainly a bit more simplistic than it should be. The beer actually has a bit more carbonation than the feeble head would suggest. In some ways this can taste a bit like watered down cherry / raspberry juice, though it is not quite all that bad.