jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at LC-RBM. Oak and sourish cherry aroma. Cloudy, amber color, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, very sour, almost vinegar flavors, oak and cherry, well balanced. Amazing something like this can come from Italy.
diabel (1606) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the RBG Low Countries 2005 tasting session
Finally! Creamy, light brown head. Excellent lace. Murky brown body. Woow, what an aroma. I just love it. Fruits are obvious: grapes, sour cherries. Cask wood is also present. And then there was that other aroma, which I couldn’t tell right a way what it actually was. But after a while, I figured out: it smells like sweaty underpants (like when you just ran 5km) combined with urine. It’s maybe an awfull idea, but that’s exactly what I smelled in the Panil Barriqué. The flavour is also lovely. Heavily acidic, lightly bitter initial flavour. Moderately acidic finish. Light to medium bodied. Fizzy carbonation. Very lovely flemish sour ale. The fruity flavour combines cherries, bitterness, sourness perfectly to a very well balanced beer. I hope I can ever have this again.
zathrus13 (1704) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 Pours a very cloudy brown, with a tan head. Aroma is malt, oak/wood, and sour fruit. Flavors are sour fruit, malt, wood, and lesser bits of hops and smoke. The sourness is not overdone.
Very interesting and complex. Thanks to ClarkVV for this one.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2007 05’ bottle courtesy of ClarkVV in trade. Now available in MI. Sweet! Pours medium to dark brown, no head to speak of, all three bottle leaked in transit (bad caps). Aroma is very woodsy with alot of sour cherry. Initial flavor is vinegar with very little fruit. The more it warms the more sour it gets, takes awhile for the fruit to come through. When it does, it’s very lemon like mouth puckering. Very well done.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Argo0’s: Sour. Sweet. Tart. A nice dark brown. Not really pleasent at first but improved alot. Solid flavor at the front of my mouth. Touch of oak
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a dark brown, ruby like color with a fizzy off white head. Nose is juicy and fruity. Sour notes and citrus like grapefruit and also some ligh tmalt mixed. Taste is very juicy and sour. A great feel in you rmouth, I just want to hold it there forever. Lemons, chery, grapefruit and lots of sourness and bursts of juiciness. finishes with a nice bitterness.
Kevin (2065) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown almost purple body with a pecan tinted grey head. sour bubble gum aroma with hay and dirty blanket with sawdust. tart bubble gum taste. very sour candy with a wooden finish. extra sweet sugary gum taste. some nice berry flavor comes out in this as it warms. this grows on me. this has a wonderful lacing, thick and enjoyable
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nose-very rich sour woody and slightly fruity nose. Very dark almandine body with a thick film of bubbles. Taste-first taste reminds me of smoked lemonade. Don’t ask me why. Notes of dilute lemon juice, tart cherry, lots and lots of wood, some residual sweetness, very, very light smoke, and white wine. In a word, this beer is woody.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Logan’s RateBeer tasting. Hazy mahogany body with fine particles and a persistent, uniform tight beige head. Aroma is of quality fruit vinegar, toasted vanilla, overripe sour cherries, and bright red wine. Mostly dry flavor of cherries, young figs, and soft, aged vinegar. Just enough residual sugar to make this palatable and pleasing on the tongue. Does not disappoint. This is great stuff.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If you like sour fermented beer this is for you. Strong sour apple aroma. Dark body with small off white head that disipates. Sour is stong to start out with for flavor. Settles down to a more moderate sour fruit flavor. Does taste more like a cognac than a beer. Dry aftertaste on the palate as these beers are. Thanks Degarth for the trade.