rdb84 (560) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola pour, small head. A: reminds of Rodenbach, sour, oak note, alcohol, sour cherry. T: sweet Rodenbach like beer. Starts with sour cherry note, balsamic, basil. Gentle sour bitterness, bit peppery. Good balance. Fruity sour aftertaste, apples. Not bad, slightly sweeter version of Rodenbach.
Beersiveknown (5076) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
lightly hazy gold with light corriander and Spicwy yeast esters on nose. Fluffy white head collapsing to bout, peppery, very high carbonation, touch of higher alcohols. Fairly simple but does a job
Flanfl (629) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep ruby colour, medium beige head. Fruity aroma, raisin wine-like, sweet, caramel, balasamique vineagar that gives it a sour side. Flavour is similar but sourer. Sweet and sour medium finish. Medium body and high carbo.
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tderoeck (8219) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/VI/15 - on tap @ Wenduins Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2015-751)
Clear reddish brown beer, irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity, sweet, caramel, some lacto bacillus, malty. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very sour, nice lacto bacillus, yoghurt with sour cherries, lemony acidity, slightly sweet. Aftertaste: sour, red wine vinegar, little bitter, lemon juice, some caramel.
bartlebier (3507) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle at Potje Paté, Veurne 2013, from notes. Matte mahogani pour. Inviting mildly sweet&sour, caramel and balsamic nose, with fruity strawberry caramels dominating. Interplay of sweet and sour starts off promising (fata morganas of red berries on the bough quickly dispelled), quickly dissipating into a slumping strawberry jam on dark bread. Lacking an expressive mouthfeel and taste peaks. A pedestrian distant niece to Gouden Band. Goes well enough with thick slices of rustic paté, though.
Beertobealive (510) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - APR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a short beige head with lambic like sour flavor. Dark ruby to light brown colored body. In mouth, taste of acid berry and red duchesse de Bourgogne rather than any Belgian brown beer. Medium length but definitely too sour for my taste.
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cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at spitfire... Dark brown.. Thin tan lacing... Soft funky fruit nose... Juicy fruits.. Berry balsamic.. Strawberry and cherry... Juicy fruits
Stuu666 (10880) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at spitfire. Pours deep reddish amber, nose is funky, cherry, taste is quite sour, vinegar, light fruitiness.
Hamirubi (569) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2015
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
25cl bottle. I had the blond and the brown ale, but only remember the taste of this one. The sourness is very appealing, but the finish has an ’iron’ taste. Very unpleasant.
Fin (9689) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Le Pantin, Ixelles, Brussels, Saturday 21st March 2015 Some balsamic on the nose, sweet, tart and with a good sour edge. Loz isn’t a fan of this place so I am gonna have to rush my rating. I actually rather like this beer compared to the frankly drab blonde. It’s sour, tart, tangy, fruity, repeats a little on the way down. Good beer. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6