Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium sourness, some bitterness to the finish. All over good on the palate, citrusy, fruity, hints of raspberries. Aroma is fruity. Head was tan and rocky at first then settled down, colour of beer dark amber. Good carbonation. (70 cl bottle)
RuneStumo (2186) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
02.09.2011. 0,75l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Haugesund. Hazy, dark brown amber colour with large off-white head. Sour aroma dominated by acidic notesof sour yeast. Lots of good flavours and this beer get better the more you drink. Moderate bitterness, with moderate long lasting aftertaste.
neuromatt (1154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours clear copper with a huge, frothy tan head and intense carbonation. The head remains and leaves large amounts of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of sour cherry, red wine, oak barrels and earth. The flavour is dry and moderately sour with plenty of oak, sour fruit and berries. Oak barrels come through nicely, imparting a rounded complexity. It is sour, but not overwhelmingly so. Caramel malts and a note of wheat come through. The finish is long, dry and sour with red wine and lots of oak. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a smooth, watery texture and intense carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent sour with plenty of oak and a nice red wine character. Delicious. 2011-08-29
mjs (4589) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, 0.75 - bottled on July 2009, from Systembolaget, 20110828) The beer poured reddish brown and quite clear. Its head was fizzy, white and it disappeared very quicky. Aroma had berries, vanilla, earth, wood and sourness. Palate was medium bodied, fizzy and dry with quite high carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, sourness, berries, wood, vanilla, tartness and very low bitterness. Aftertaste was sour, earthy and mildly bitter. An enjoyable sour beer where nothing was too extreme. The fizziness was a bit disappointing.
Quevillon (2503) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle bought at the LCBO on Rideau and King Edward (Ottawa), on May 1st, 2011. Ruby orange, thin head. Very bitter aroma of course, hints of wheat and berries. Bitter fruit taste with hints of malted wheat, tobacco aftertaste. Well, it’s very drinkable and bitter!
tmrmwel (959) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber, with a colossal head. Very pleasant aroma of oak, grapes, cognac, port, malts and some acidic tones. Flavour is lots and lots of fruitiness, and a good sourness. Finish is a tad to sweet, but overall a very good beer.
Palme (3380) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75l bottle. This is a light cloudy reddish brown beer with a lasting lacing off-white head. Looks quite nice in the glass! Nice and light sour aroma with notes of cherries, wood, tart apples, ripe fruits and something reminding me of nuts. Average carbonation, oily mouthfeeling, and medium-bodied. Nice and light sour flavors; light tart green apples, wood, cherries?, chicken-juices?, lime and something reminding me of chocolate. Really light drinkable and quite nice.
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an offwhite fizzy head, which disappears quickly, with a dark copper color body. You can tell by the smell that the taste will be dominated by citrus. Tastes of concentrated lemon juice, sweet vinegar and cherries. Quite refreshing, but taking the size of the bottle into consideration, you ought to share it with a friend.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Previously lost notes from GBBF 2006. A murky amber with a huge off-white head. Sour and slightly woody aroma. For a sour ale it’s pretty mild and almost sweet but still very good.
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the Italian version, the bottle is completely in Italian, and it is sour but not the sourest purposely infected bottle. Decent drinkability, reddish colour. Smooth, above average mouthfeel. Controlled mouthfeel, well malted.