GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle at RBESG] caremel aroma with berry fruits and haxelnuts. dusty yeast character, mildly lactic. full body, faintly tart.
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (thanks KnutAlbert). Hazy nutbrown colour, mediumsized beige head. Arina if sour and dry fruits and a bit alcohol and nuts as well. Flavour is fruitish at first, then it turns butterish and caramellish. Flowery hops are domintaing in the finish. Aftertaste is fruits and nuts. Lovely balance. Some marsipan also noteable.
Furseth (1947) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2006 Bottle: RBESG 2006:
Thanks to Knut Albert:
Hazy amber colour, flat foam.Aroma of Hops, sour nose, with a bit of fruitynes/citric ending.
Flavor is sour and but mild! It´s was a suprising nice Italian beer! Medium body, medium finish. I Like it!
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is yeasty and vinous, with some grassy hops. Taste is similar with a long finish which made me drink more.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dusty aroma of grapes. Cloudy amber pour with floaties and a thin white head. The flavor consists mostly of grapes. The body is light to medium with a dusty mouthfeel. While not being bad this feels like a poor man’s version of Panil Barriquée.
Ungstrup (29082) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy deep red beer, which pours with a huge brown head. The aroma is sour with notes of wood, vinegar, berries, and brown sugar. The flavor is both sweet and sour - the acidit running along the sides of the tongue. The flavor has notes of sour grapes, berries, wood, and metal. It starts out with the more fruity notes, but then they fade away to make room for the woody and metallic notes, which in turn gives it a very dry finish.
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quickly fading to nothing head covers a cloudy brownish orange body. Rather dry dusty character emerges from the nose. Raspberry bushes, branches with concrete and dullish jammy aspects betray a heavy yeastiness. Light cherries and faint orange juice procure a rather juicy feel, but it’s extremely dusty all the same. Light bodied, restrained fruitiness. Poorer than expected.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Any first impressions?
-A scant ring of foam decorates the discolored yeast universe.
-Dusty red grapes and bubblegum disapppoint, compared to the classy, confident Sour version.
-Leafy dryness and yeasty irregularities form a stale flavor spectrum.
-Large bubbles seem to thin out the body.
What if you dig deeper?
-The fruitiness isn’t as clearly defined as the Sour’s.
-Sourness is tame, and practically non- existant.
-The dusty dryness screeches in the back.
-I don’t care what they say, the end result here is entirely different from the Sour version’s, and even when I take it as a unique entity, I still don’t appreciate it.
Bottled on June ’05.
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 The best Italian beer I’ve tasted - at the Highlander, Parma. Large rocky head, a complex beer with lots of nuances. Malt and dried fruit, a Belgian sourness in the aftertaste.
Rerating November 06: Excactly the same score. Low carbonation.
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer, with one particular fermentation.Nut brown, light brown head; aroma is fruity with raisins.