mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red in colour, almost no head. Aroma of wine, red fruits, vanilla - very sweet and intense with low level of tart notes and funkiness in the back. In taste sourness mixed with tart and sweet fruits, wine and woody notes. Full bodied, high carbonation, sweet, with alcohol still noticable. Too sweet, but OK.
anstei (451) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at SinH4ís Goodbye Event. Slightly odd aroma, but wow, what an intense and complex taste and finish! So many fruit and berry flavours, sweet and sour but not overpowered. A really exciting beer!
SinH4 (1254) - Garching, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy literal blood red color with no head. Fruity red wine aroma, so much fruits! a bit tart, hints of funk. Taste is first sourness, then the fruits from the nose, cherries, red wine, heavy, sweetish, sour finish. Wood. Some spices. Amazing! One more Lost Abbey that lives up to the reputation.
danlo (1746) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 fluid oz bottle. Pours dark reddish brown in colour, no head to speak of and aroma of sour cherries, vineous, fruity & woody, with some light funk. Taste is sweet & sour, tart dark cherries, juicy, woody, some spice, with sherry-like notes. Slick mouthfeel, medium bodied, low carbonation, fairly clean finish. Very drinkable.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pour House, believe this was aged.
Appearance: Murky chestnut/garnet body with a tan head.
Aroma: Green apple Jolly Rancher with sweet watermelon and tart cherry.
Taste: Big vinegar pucker by the finish, heart burn inducing.
Palate: Medium bodied, highly carbonated.
Overall: Aroma is awesome, flavor is one-dimensional. Too acedic finish.
VastActiv (4076) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Vintage 2009) at Mikkeller Viktoriagade, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150503. Colour is deep dark ruby with very small bubbly white head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, massive wood, oak, raisins, dryness and dry fruits.
jgb9348 (5179) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Naturally, Iíve been saving this bottle for a while, and I picked a pretty good time to crack it open! Super dark brown coloured body with a violet and light ruby glow, all with no head, no movement and no carbonation at all. Aroma of sour grapes, cherries, malt, yeast, brett, yeast, pit fruit sweetness, alcohol, vinegar and way more sour notes that are mouth-watering! Medium to Full-bodied; Rich malty flavour at first that shows a lot of sour notes at first then fades to a vinegar and almost rich prune and deep cherry flavour with a good deep malt flavour, some raisin and date sweetness and a complex alcohol flavour at the end, with more and even deeper complexity from the sour notes of grapes, cherries and apples. Aftertaste is nice and robust with malt at first, but all sour and complex fragrant flavours with cherries and grapes at first, but a rich prune and alcohol pit fruit flavour of sweetness comes through at the end, all still with some light chocolate maltiness. Overall, a very nice and rich beer that shows well throughout, leads a lot of complexity down the line, but still has a ton of sour flavours - all this without carbonation, as well. Definitely worth trying and keeping a few bottles of this, if you can find it - iíll be looking for more of this to cellar on the West Coast. I sampled this caged and corked 37,5 split bottle purchased from Olive Tree Market Place in San Diego, California on 08-February-2011 for US$16,49 sampled at home in Washington on 10-May-2015 - Motherís Day 2015, a bit more than 4 years after purchase. Great to finally sample this one, but perfect as a celebratory rating!
Marduk (4239) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
375ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Dark mahogany color. No head, flat. Woody, whiskey, alcohol, prunes, sweet notes in aroma. Sour, licorice, woody, sweet, oak, apples in taste. Acidic mouthfeel. They have dissolved at least 3 lakupiipu in this bottle. Alcohol is well hidden behind all this vinegar and salt (so where are my chips?). Hurts my tongue a bit, but not bad. Not a fan of sours, but I can drink it.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the source. Pours light brown. Aroma is tart cherries and chocolate. Really super fantastic.
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FatPhil (11544) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 9, 2015
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
375ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga)
Pleasant wqod-glue aromas, a little bit of vanilla, quite sour. Nice dark brown, but glassy - no head at all. Horrific vinegary acid palate. Some sugar sweetness. For looks, I have to add an extra point for the look in Areshís face as he takes a sip, itís like a baby sucking on a slice of lemon, but followed by more swearing. Taste has burnt liquorish and rubber, some marmite yeastiness. Apparently whoever wrote the commercial deScription was unaware that brett doesnít cause battery acid, other little bugs do instead, brett causes funk. So one can only conclude that the brewers donít actually know about how to brew a beer. Ooops, Aresh drainpours his, so does Anna - Mardukís up for more and volunteers. For me, this is a complete battery acid fuckup. I guess itís an OK vinaigrette salad dressing. Aresh = 7:3:1:1:1=1.3 - "Iím not prepared to call this beer, I donít drink apple vinegar".