MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 8%. Weakly sour aroma. Cloudy orange/brown colour with small floaties at the bottom. Small, light brown, big-bubbled head. Sour flavour, malty and woody, all in good balance. Nice subtle sourness in the finish, too. Harmonious and strangely drinkable.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber. Aroma of wood, hints of vague fruits and nuts. Toasty, with light fruits. Hints of oiliness. Yeah, this is kind of bland. Needs more tartness.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much thanks to hopdog for bringing this one to the tasting...
Appears a semi transparent mahogany toned amber with a small, creamy, beige head. Little speckles of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is wheaty, grainy, light funk, brown sugar, cherry, subtle vanilla, and cherry wood.
Taste is a sugary version of the aromas but more balanced.
Mouthfeel is mildly sweet, smooth, and silky.
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
37.5cl bottle acquired in trade with Boutip (thanks!). Bottle labeled May ’06. Poured a deep and cloudy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, yeast, earthy, and caramel apples. Tastes of dark cherries, caramel, wood, and yeast. Very mild sour/tart finish. It was interesting to tastes the differences as we tasted this along with the European Sour & the Sour versions.
egajdzis (5267) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a ruby color with a medium sized, creamy, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherry, oak, must, earth, and a bit of plastic. Taste of vanilla, more wood, cherries, berries, yogurt, and chocolate, with a very light tartness. Thanks Steve!
motelpogo (6304) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
rbesg06, bottled. very hazy amber with a steady cream head. massive aroma - sour lemon, french salad dressing, tomato vine, dried human blood. reasonably sour, capers in brine, cherry tomatoes, cherries, light woody sweetness. very interesting stuff
Gr0ve (2128) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Copper coloured with a little red. Very small off-white head. Outhouse. Toilet paper and wooden aromas. Wet paper. Distant sourish aromas. Light sourness at first with a small distinct prickly sensation on the tongue. Then a mellow caramelly malt flavour balanced by soft oak. Hint of vanilla. Very gentle in fact. Mellow finish with a smooth drying mouthfeel.
BeerandBlues2 (9438) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle provided by boutip. Pours hazy tawny with a creamy off-white average head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, straw), average hops (flowers, fruit), light yeast (dough) with notes of berries and honey. Medium sweetness, light acidity and bitterness, caramel bready malt and yeast flavor with notes of fruit. Medium bodied, creamy texture, fizzy and foamy mouthfeel.
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost no head. Ring of offwhite foam. Dark hazy red body with carbonation. Wood and wet paper aroma with stale hop notes. Actually reminiscent of an outdoor toilet, but without the offensive bits. Taste is sharpish wood with alcohol notes, and mild wet paper. Notes of prunes and soft metal. Quite good. (0.75l bottle.)
rederic (2898) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark mahogany hue, with a rocky tan-colored head, yeasty, toasted malt nose, with a chocolatey accent, bready dough, a subtle fruity note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice yeasty, sweet toasted malt character, with a dark dried fruits note of plums, dates, raisins, hint of nutmeg spiciness, faint mocha and rostiness, leading towards a fruity, mild bitter finish.