Marduk (4780) - 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 (12181) - 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 Aresh’s face as he takes a sip, it’s 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 doesn’t cause battery acid, other little bugs do instead, brett causes funk. So one can only conclude that the brewers don’t actually know about how to brew a beer. Ooops, Aresh drainpours his, so does Anna - Marduk’s up for more and volunteers. For me, this is a complete battery acid fuckup. I guess it’s an OK vinaigrette salad dressing. Aresh = 7:3:1:1:1=1.3 - "I’m not prepared to call this beer, I don’t drink apple vinegar".
tdtm82 (1519) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled; shared with Clayton and Martin at Clayton’s; 3rd May 2015.
Stunning oak chips and wood on aroma. Typically Rodenbach aroma. Taste is sour cherry, cherry tart; moderate puckering, light acid, great use of lactose. This is a fantastic example of beating the Belgians at their own game. Some vinegar and Modena oil too. Super.
Zymurgeist2 (1527) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Aromas of tart cherry, slight earth. Pours an aged burgundy-brown with minimal white head. Taste is smooth tart cherry and moderate bread. Bone dry creates a quick finish.
XaenDovet (1259) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at hopping pig. Pours a deep cloudy reddish brown. Aroma of sour cherries, wood, raisin, bourbon. Taste is sweet and sour. Palate is sticky, astringent, leaving a slick refreshment and salivation for more.
mathieuc (2630) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Lord Hobo. Pours a nice dark brown/reddish with small beige rim that leaves good lacing. Nose is of grapes, red wine, cherries and some sugar. Taste is of grapes, vinous, not too acetic but with a nice Flanders Red character still. More red fruits. Moderately sweet and not too boozy for such a hefty brew. Body is medium-full, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel slightly syrupy. Overall it was every bit as good as I thought it would be. Nice!
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at TDA’s 5th. Better or draft than the bottle I’ve had, carb helps. Bourbon and sour cherries lead on the nose, tadte brings in the raisins. But and pleasantly tart. Some lingering funk, nice.
smcolw (616) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cloudy, light brown color. Modest head but plenty of spotty lace on the glass. The liquid is brown.
Slightly sour with a bit raspberry and cherry to the nose.
The flavor follows the smell. Not extreme like some. There’s an element of darker malts. I detect no bitterness. A mild sour.
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Seemed bottle conditioned....slight cloudy brown, decent effervescence. Some wine and brandy notes really nice. Some leTher and funk oak too. Excellent beer.