OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Big fluffy white head, mostly diminishing. Cloudy straw-yellow. Aroma of sour green apples, strawberries and mouldy cellar. Fruit-flavored; tart, acidulous, sweet and sour. Quite rounded, actually. A fresh grassy bitterness is lurking under. Spicy tones. Filling. Nice tart, fruity-acidic ending. I like it a lot.
Skinnyviking (7491) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Low and quickly disappearing white fluffy head. Hazy yellow thick looking boldy. Dry dusty fruity aroma. Strong fruity lemon grapefruit flavor but without the very vinegar taste of some Belgian lambics. Low carbonation, short aftertaste.
tashi (32) - London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very interesting bottle from GBBF. Good strong lambic flavour with a musky edge. Really nice soft palate.
thebeertourist (5009) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden with almost no head. Cellar character, orange aroma, farmyard, horse blanket. Salty, bitter, sweaty flavours blending with orange zest. A beer that will divide the community- some will love it, others hate it. I think I like it after a while.
MiP (13995) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 5.5%. Funky aroma, slightly citric. Orange juice colour, stable white head. Citric flavour, some lemon. A very nice, refreshing beer for a hot day.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. The aroma is medium yeasty/tart/acid, light to medium malty and light to medium hoppy. Tones of moldy basement, wet concrete, horse blanket, fresh broken wood, tart white Riesling grapes, salt water/light sweat, sweet and sweaty cheese, toasted white bread, unripe green berries, spicy grass, raw nutmeg, hay and light pineapple-ish alongside some notes citrus fruits like grapefruit, lime and lemon. The nose is bretty but in a quite unusual way. The flavour is bretty, white wine vinous and citric with undertones of moldy basement, grass, hay, toasted bread and wood. The mouthfeel is soft and dry. The finish is citric, dry and tannin-ish with a hay-like malt backdrop. Medium acidic, light sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied. Very special yet great sour ale.
gnoff (8119) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(37.5 cl bottle shared with deft, purchased from Systembolaget special release)
On July 25, 2008
BB Nov 2012
Shady/cloudy apricot color, small white head. Apricot, citrus, lactic, yoghurt, spicy scent. Sweet taste at first, quicjkly turns to acidic bit finishes stale. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness. It does grow on you though.
The Etruscan (554) - Tuscany, ITALY - JUL 23, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
White weak head. Cloudy hazey colour. Aroma is malty with fruity (banana, apple) and sour notes. Flavor is malty too with fruity (apple,citrus) tones, ending in a moderately sweet, slightly sour and yeasty finish. Medium bodied,
pilsnerrogge (2577) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky dark yellow colour. White, disappearing head. Tart, but refreshing lemon aroma with faint notes of milk chocolate. Sour lemon flavor. The sourness never reach Cantillon heights, instead it manages to stay on a balanced, refreshing level. A summer beer.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: sour, pear, lemon, hops (acrid, soapy), strawberry.
Flavour: very sour, wheaty, musty in a weird old-leathery way, leaves. Rotten fruit...
Palate: sandy, acrid, very weird...
Appearance: ugly sand yellow. Totally turbid with some bizarre white foam.