ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed 3/5/13. 11.2 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a nice-looking three finger light cream color featuring a great texture - and downright fantastic retention for the style. Good lacing is left down the glass. One of the most attractive looking sour ales I’ve ever encountered.
S: Not very tart or sour compared to others in the style, though a minor presence of lactic sourness and tart apple exist. A combination of caramel malts and diacetyl are at the forefront instead. I could live without the latter quite easily.
T: This one has three stages: the initial flavor is slightly tart, the midtaste is a bit chocolaty, and the finish is sadly high in diacetyl. No big deal, I don’t really mind the diacetyl presence so much here. Really, the subdued sour profile allows its malt base to shine through; it gives off notes of almonds, caramel, brown sugar, and the aforementioned chocolate. It could have used more fruity esters, though.
M: I actually really like the mouthfeel of this one - it’s soft at first, yet crisp and dry to finish. The tannins are a subtle compliment to the creamy texture, aided by firm carbonation.
O: Decent, but if you’re looking for something mouth puckering, this ain’t it. Rather, it’s balanced and easy to drink, if unexciting. A good one to introduce sour newbies to.
back (1333) - Holstebro, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brun klar skum lidt
Stald eddike gær malt
Bitter lidt sur moderate sød lidt
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brewerale (46) - - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Escura e avermelhada com média formação de espuma. Aroma com notas de frutas vermelhas, muita cereja, malte e sugestões de vinho. No paladar o aroma se reproduz, as notas de cereja e vinho aparecem com mais intensidade. Corpo médio, final longo com baixa acidez e carbonatação. O retrogosto é frutado, adocicado e levemente azedo.
Geiserich (3471) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from saveur-biere.com: Aroma with notes of apples, wood barrels, sourness, caramel. Mahagoni brown color, brownish creamy head. Flavor is sourly sweet with notes of caramel, sugar, fruits and earthy woodiness.
cobellig (31) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s like a squeezed a lemon in my mouth than poured beer on it....a bad sample i hope??!! i threw the beer away lord forgive me.
Hkrivera (131) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I know gold when I drink it. Almost feel the oak in the tongue. Dark, yet subtle to palate. Go for it.
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Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Classic ’oud bruin’ matured in oak barrels for 24 months. Deep copper brown colour under a thinnish, pale beige head. Aroma dominated by sour fruits (redcurrant, lemon hint, starfruit), a bit vinegary, woody touch but in all, less complex than e.g. Rodenbach. Same for the taste: passion fruit, red berries, wine vinegar sourishness, candi sugar, sweet caramelly malts and some wood hints in the finish. I think Bavik would please beer afficionados with a fully ’old’ or more authentic edition, like Rodenbach does with their Vintage series. For now: quite okay as an honest and accessible introduction to this underrated and disappearing beer tradition.
egidis (6) - LITHUANIA - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown colour with a nice dense head. medium sweet with a light sourness.
johnnnniee (2461) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at the BFD Christmas Party, thanks to who ever brought it.
Tart fruit and light brown sugar light vanilla and earthy woodiness. Great brew, I’m surprised I haven’t rated this before.
Chris_W (2) - Atwater, California, USA - DEC 2, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Carmel head with dark mahogany color. Slightly flowery and sour aroma with complimenting sour/tart flavors, nice acidity and malty finish with little aftertaste. Easy refreshing beer.
SVD (661) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, brown/red beer with a small head, aroma is sour, taste is sour some malts. Ok beer