eduardovl (1041) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle poured in a chalice.
A: Beautiful deep amber to brown color with a huge aired fluffy tan head when poured. Small retention and many lacings left. Its head never disappears completely.
S: Delicious fruity and acid smell. Raisins and apples mainly. Close to a Lambic. Bit woody with a bready and malty backbone. Fruity esters and yeasts.
T: Very fruity. Again, risings mainly. Mild sourness. Absolutely refreshing, spicy and tasty.
M: Medium body. Medium sour and fruity aftertaste. Not much alcohol despite of the medium ABV.
O: Excellent drinkability. Bellissima birra. Balanced in all senses. Refreshing and, at the same time sour and tasty.
[ BA Review @ 12/16/2011 ]
Erzengel (5078) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sauer-holzig. Rote saure Früchte, aber nicht zu tief. Angenehm säuerlich frisch. Nett. 12/12/12/12
BVery (7604) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled via bottle at WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Hazy amber pour. Musty with some sour fruit. Wood. Dry finish. The bottle said this was oak-aged and from 2012.
cards04 (2155) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really nice sour ale. Pours a mahogany color. Aromas are red wine, barrel, earth, sweet cherries. Flavors are mostly sour.. Vinous, oak, musk, lemon, cherry. Very good.
PriorL (2489) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home.
APPEARANCE: clouded red/Brown beer. Small stable head.
NOSE: somewhat fruity, little acidic. Balanced.
TASTE: some oak, sour, lactic, nice balance in general. Really enjoyed it!
ben4321 (4545) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14
I thought this one was a decent sour red, but it wasn’t a favorite in the style for me. Just an okay offering overall.
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
20th September 2014
Zwanze Day at the Kernel. Thanks to Paul. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is light and airy. Mild fine carbonation. Lightly sour dried fruits. Whisper of acid. Mild raw malts. Dry finish. Bit messy.
Theydon_Bois (12101) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Mother Arch during the 2014 Zwanze Celebrations, big thanks to Scopester, Batch 11 2009 #1548, 20/09/14.
Murky chestnut brown with moderate off white spotting and edgework.
Nose is nutty, musty wood, mellow dark fruit rinds, oaky tang, vanilla, spice.
Taste comprises mellow fruits, light acidic tunes, light funk, booze soaked oak, nutty twang.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a subtle acidic wash.
Ok mellow sour, not a huge amount of complexity but easy drinking.
slowrunner77 (6722) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
traditional Flemish aged for 3 months in cognac barrels?! nice. just a touch of wood, sweet and pepper from the barreling. otherwise very traditional sweet and sour. very sour when it first hits the mouth, but not so much during or after. i thought this one was quite good and on the back end of the better sours out there. about to have a Red Poppy and Framboise to get some perspective!!!"
Sissio (844) - Orsenigo, ITALY - OCT 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear brown Amber, cappuccino head quickly fading
Sour, malts, cellar,
Some chocolate, sourness, very well balanced, oily