neuromatt (858) - 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 (3998) - 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 (2341) - Sainte-Thérèse, 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 (663) - 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 (2669) - 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 (7715) - 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.
Beer4000 (4099) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle in my garden. Hazy brown/orange body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is mild funky with cellar notes and ripe fruit. Flavor is mild acidic, ripe fruit, red sour berries, mould, wood, earth and malt. Alcohol is well hidden, acidity feels more refreshing than sour, really good balanced. It’s like a mix between geuze and oud brune. Not super complex, but very fascinating and dangerously easy to drink. Almost forgetting to take any notes before the bottle where empty. Will buy again and again.
VertBaconStrips (1948) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big BIG BIG thanks goes to Glouglouburp for this crazy ass treat (about a year ago) - I bought a bottle of the purple label in Vegas and had no idea what I was getting and it was an unreal beer - this will live up to my expectations. Dark burnt orange with bronze hues, soft looking light tan cap that is thin but looks good on a swirl and leaves a bit of ropy lacing. Soothing soft sour aroma that just invites you in to enjoy. Soft sour cherries and oak, impressions of light caramel and vanilla, bit more fruity as I go on, weak spice, candy, light strong cheese, soothing funk has me drooling - subtle and awesome - nothing too fancy and yet nothing wrong what so ever. How can a sour be do freaking easy to drink? I mean, I drank the first half of the bottle before I even got to reviewing this because it was just such and easy drinking and enjoyable beer - chuggable. Yes - this is totally chuggable. Sourness is sour yet amazingly not painful. Cherries are subdued and are in no way a dominating taste... not even close... no strong arm flavours here. Light oak, weak caramel I think, a bit cheezy and ample funk makes makes my mouth happy, easy to handle vinegar of some sort - zero white vinegar on this, acidic to a point, more obvious oak now - everything here is good. Hints of smoke on occasion. Tangy and sour and soothing and drool.. drool inducing feel, soft and smooth with sourness that is just welcoming. Nothing fancy but just great drinking. 750ml gone in 30 minutes. Hell yea.