GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by iowaherkeye. Poured a murky orange-brown color with an off white head. Smelled of soft caramel and cherry cola. Medium bodied and delicately sweet with carbonation on the low end of the spectrum. The varied flavor profile included the likes of mellow caramel, earthy fall leaves, and dried apricot. There was also a leathery note.
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
TFODRBSG08 Courtesy of thewolf. The color is red-brown with a light vinegar aroma plus sour berries and wood. The flavour has sweetness and notes of vinegar, sour berries, malt, wood, light flower and fruit. It’s a really nice sour.
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Hazy amber-red colour. Toasty caramel malty mild sour aroma. Good mouthfeel. the flavour is sour with a good maltiness, fruits and some spices.
Plovmand (6611) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Courtesy of thewolf. Hazy amber colour with a longlasting white creamy head. Spicy and earthy aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Very fruity flavour with spices and caramel. Ends up very dry.
Dedollewaitor (14112) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Thanks to TheWolf. Pours unclear amber with a stable white creamy foam. Nose is nutty, earthy & sour. Bites the cheek. Vinous & lots of wood & dark fruits. Ends very dry. Great!
thewolf (11260) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ TFODRBSG, Ulfborg, 2008.
[thanks to the Italians]
Pours orange-red with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is great. Apples, blackberries, raspberries, malts and lots of oaky notes. Fine, dry and still quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is wonderfully tart, lots of oak and berries mixed with prunes and raisins. Super elegant and balanced.
evanrail (57) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from A Tutta Birra, Milan. Cloudy deep amber-brown. Aroma of barnyard, hay (Nina: hay, leather). Flavors include nutty tobacco. Slightly sour but balanced with light orange and citrus overtones. For 8%, no discernible alcoholic heat. Beautiful Belgian lace on the glass; a lasting and dry finish, astringent & clear. Final observation: it burps weird.
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75cl - Aroma is really sour with som fruity notes. Flavor is sour with som earthy notes and with a dry and tart finish. Thought this one wasn’t as good as I expected.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at HogTownHarry Fest ’08
Cloudy mid brown with a good off white head and plenty of lace. Adorable sandalwood aroma with slight sour notes. Doesn’t smell like beer really but it’s certainly gorgeous. Flavour is very similar but just not quite so good. Lovely fruity notes and a pleasing dryness and more strong sandalwood. Just not enough character or sourness compared to the aroma.
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (375ml) shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & GregClow -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy copper-brown with lots of floaties and a spare diminishing tan head. Mild aroma with a light tartness, malt, yeast, burnt sugar and alcohol. Flavour’s also mild, not much flavour there. There’s light tart fruit, lightly toasted sweet malt and some alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied. Nothing bad about this, it’s just pretty dull, I wouldn’t bother buying it.