Kosmokrator (802) - ITALY - DEC 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2015 Limpido color bruno-rubino con un velo accennato di schiuma beige. Vinosa, dolciastra, leggermente alcolica al naso con sentori di frutta passita; gusto dolce, rotondo, debolmente oleoso con note candite e quasi sciroppate. Finale acidulo, mediamente persistente e con una punta di amaro. Piacevole ma non memorabile.
CEZ (412) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fizzy brew, medium brown body, with a completely disappearing head. Sweet and salty in the mouth, vinous character as expected, but surprisingly sour. Medium to light mouthfeel. Rather nice finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Not quite the usual dark, warm and deep barley wine. Reminescent of a sour ale.
daniele (7570) - ITALY - MAR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber brown almost no head woody vinous acetic sour note fruity cherry mould medium body hidden alcohol medium sourness hint of malt sweetness low hoppy note
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy ruby-brown beer with no foam left; fairly woody aroma with notes of sour cherries; vinous; surprisingly moderate malt backbone for its alcohol content, gently sour and light dry; very fruity woody finish with notes of marzipan and cherries - a pleasant beer
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier, bb 31 dec 21
Dark amber color, hazy, with small creamy head disappearing quickly. Aroma of wood, lightly vinous, and fruity. Still carbonated in the mouth, the body is thin, the mouthfeel light; moderate malt flavor with elegant wine notes, light fruitiness, a touch of spirit; correct bitterness; light residual sweetness.
It suffers from the light body combined with the high carbonation, the final dryness, but it’s quite pleasant overall. Not impressive though.