Noctilucus (102) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep but clear reddish brown with some visible carbonation and a good deal of beige foam that shows a hint of red.
The smell is not unlike port but more sour, with some citrus fruits in there as well; a very unique profile that somehow reminds me of cherry candies.
Strong but not excessive sour as in grapefruit and cherries, the slightest hint of wood, enough body for such a light beer but it’s really the sour character and cherry taste that bring it to life. Not much complexity but nice and original.
The disadvantage of the rather strong sour taste is that the aftertaste falls flat in comparison, with only the slightest hint of cherry / grapefruit which even dissappears after a short while. I would have rated it higher if it had more lasting power.
Other than that, it’s a powerful sour that reminds me of Verhaeghe’s Duchesse de Bourgogne but more tending towards sour and less "varnish" in there.
BlackHaddock (4124) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 2008: from BA. This bottle is one of three (different beers) I have from this beer company. The problem is, the labels all claim the beers are brewed by someone else! This brown was brewed by Verhaeghe-Vichte, the Amber by Du Bocq and the Triple by Van Steenberge (that should be good).
Anyway the brown 25cl bottle (5.4%) had just under a years life left when I broached it. Poured into a La Chouffe tulip.
Good clear mahogany red/brown colour with a tan head that faded quickly to a collar and wisp.
Sweet smell, which follows into the taste. Treacle and malts fill your nose, but there is a darker sour flavour in the mix too.
Agreeable to my palat, the sweet and sour elements complimented each other very well. It appeared to me like a combination of an Old Brown, a Young Brown with a hint of a Flanders Red thrown in to give some umph.
This was a lot better than I thought it would be after I read the label. I must wear my glasses when buying stuff!
pivnizub (9005) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Clear, amber coloured, cellary balsamico nose sith sweet fruity caramel in the background; moderate sweet-sour flavour, pretty light bodied; sweet-sour finish, followed by a touch of hops in the aftertaste. O.K, but not earth-shaking…
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - APR 20, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fruity and old oak barrel flavours dominate.
In mouth, this unbalanced palate melts sourness, fruityness and oak chips aromas plus a light bitter/sweet aftertaste.
I really don’t like that style.
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of sour cherries, citrus. Taste is more sour than sweet, with vinegar toward the finish.
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Delirium.
Ambrée/cuivrée, col épais beige.
Arôme aigre-doux léger laissant une effluve minime fruitée, malt caramel, sucré/grains.
En bouche, le profile reste plus centré sur un sucre roux laissant un caramel doux prendre un peu le dessus. En parallèle avec un léger fruité aigre, le côté balsamique de cette ’veille brune’ est en retrait et je ne note aucune pas de présence de vieillissement en foudre de chêne.
Reste une belle bière pour le style, facile dans son approche qui garde un profile aigre minime.
albundy (48) - FRANCE - MAR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une bière qui ressemble un peu à la bush de nuit mais en plus sucrée. Peut-être un peu trop. Néanmoins une très belle surprise.
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Delirium Reserve Akasaka. Lovely crimson and brown with a tall, super-fine head. Tart, acid nose, cherry, yogurt, light vinegar. Sweet-and-sour flavor, cherry, yogurt, vinegar. Ok sour edge, could be more. Clean, refreshing, not too sweet. Very drinkable and tasty.
teddybeer (2337) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Rubi colour with a decent tan head of fine lacework. Aroma is fruity: crerries and apples are present and sourish Flavour is fresh, sour, with apples hints and a final moderate vinegar. Carbonation is lively. Body is light
ekstedt (5626) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (25 cl) from bierzwerg.de. Clear chestnut, small beige head. Berryish red apple aroma with notes of wood and vinegar. Semi dry with firm acidity.