ThisWangsChung (836) - 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 Iíve 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 donít 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 - itís 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 youíre looking for something mouth puckering, this ainít it. Rather, itís balanced and easy to drink, if unexciting. A good one to introduce sour newbies to.
BenCL (5) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, sour, dates, caramel, sweet.
Dark red to brown, rather opaque.
Malty yet sweet and sour, over ripe fruit, dried fruits, balsmaic, burnt sugar, earthy.
Light short fizz in the mouth, very light vicosity, lingering flavour from sweet, to sour, to dry slightly bitter.
This is another beer everyone should try if not this one then this style. Important.
PlutonowyMan (396) - POLAND - JUN 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kolor br?zowy z rubinowymi refleksami, klarowny. Piana be?owa, ?redniej wielko?ci, krůtkotrwa?a.
Aromat winny. czerwone wino to wiod?ca nuta w tym piwie, jest wytrawny. dodatkowo w tle delikatne akcenty kwiatowe i owocowe.
Smak wytrawny, ponownie winny, wi?nie i winogrona s? g?ůwnym tematem w smaku. Piwo jest umiarkowanie kwaskowe i nieznacznie "drewniane".
Goryczka niska, wytrawna. Wysycenie ?rednie.
gephross100 (56) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, nuts, raisin, roasty, brown, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly sour, salty, light body, average carbonation,
N3lson1 (898) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank from a pint glass, poured from an 330ml bottle. Pours a beautiful clear brown color with plenty of light beige head. Slightly sour aromas of cherry, pears, and other fruits. Nice a complex brew that makes your tastebuds tingle, but incredibly smooth!
markextrae (3330) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample, poured a dark ruby colour with a off head. nose is sour cherries, sour vinegar notice, vanilla, sweet cinnamon as like from cherry pits, vanilla, als slight leather notice. taste is quite weak compared to a rodenbach.
indrekr (340) - ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: sour, fruity, mould. Appearance: brown, clear, tan foam, rocky head, lasts long. Taste: medium sour, light sweet. Palate: medium body, creamy, flat,
MayumiH (818) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark ruby red with a beige head. Tinny sour taste with sweet edge. Blended notes of plum, cherry, vanilla and fig. Nice.
nordic (411) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ deTolly Baar.
Dark red-brown color. Medium carbonation. Aroma of vinegar, balsamico, some oak. Taste: sour, vinegar, hops in aftertaste.
VamboladeTolly (1346) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours brown with small head. Aroma: sour, balsamico, cow shit, beriies, slight roast, raw apples. Taste: bread, sour, acid, weak roast, oak. Thin + body. Sour-dry finish.
Gangstergafje (588) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer has a beautiful appearance. The color of the beer is a beautiful deep ruby red. The beer is beautifully clear. You can see some amounts of small bibles rising towards the top of the glass. At the surface they create a thin drape of foam, which is the remainder of a larger frothy brown foam, which tends to collapse rather quickly. The smell of the beer is rather mild. Iíve expected some stronger aromas. I smell some sour yeasty barnyard aromas, together with a rather simple bread like malt aroma. I donít really smell the hops in the beer. There might be a little resinous hop aroma, but I canít clearly smell it. After the beer had warmed up a little, the sour yeast aroma gets a lot stronger and fils almost all of the nose. The taste is slightly stronger, but it isnít really my favorite. Iím not that into the sour Belgian beer types. Iím more a bitter hop/roasted malt type of guy. The flavor has a rather strong sour yeast flavor to it. The beer also has a dry sensation, because of the sourness. It leaves the mouth really dry, longing for a sip of water (or another beer). The beer has a small slightly bitter touch of oak wood, though I expected s stronger oak flavor. This isnít really my type of beer Iím afraid.