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Brewed by Seizoensbrouwerij Vandewalle
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Lo-Reninge, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
High fermentation beer with positive taste evolution by secondary fermentation in the bottle. Handcrafted beer based on natural ingredients: water, malted barley, hop of Poperinge and live yeast. Unfiltered and unpasteurized. Store upright in a cool and dark place. Preferably at a constant temperature of 5-7°C/41-45°F. Slowly pour into a clean and dry glass and serve at a temperature of 9-10°C/48-58°F.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012.

Most impressive gusher ever - a Mega-gusher - the beer actually hit the roof. Unclear - hazy matt medium amber colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, grass, moderate to heavy yeasty, leather, funky, horse blanket, fruit - prune - apple. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, leather, caramel,. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120804]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Lively, cork didn’t fly to the roof, but the beer did... Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, fruits, some toffee and mild floral and yeasty notes. Flavour is tart wood, some rather yeasty notes along with fruits and toffee.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
4th August 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Explosive beer! Very hazy brown in colour, with a small pale tan head. Light dry palate. A little dry orange and dried fruits. Some bitterness - touch or berry fruits. Dry finish. Ok, a bit dry. And messy!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Oh my god... I’ve never seen a beer hit the roof. But this shot up and hit the roof ... not the cork but th beer ... deep brown ... thin white head ... soft sour woddy nose ... light balsamic ... fruit malts... ok

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle. Gusher. Clear brown color, massive brown ice cream cone head. Aroma of sour chocolate and coffee, subtle licorice. Taste is sweet and sour licorice, espresso. Interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012. Pours cloudy amber with a medium, foamy head, some sediment. Tangy wood and leaves in the nose. Sour flavor, light sweetness, more wood and leaves. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry finish, tangy, with leather and berries. Also, this beer gushed like crazy.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (5906) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2013
Bottled at the Leiderkerke Beer Festival. Nose of cinnamon, coconut, chocolate, speculoos. Obviously greatly sweetened. Very muddy, murky brown with lace. Flavors of tangy fruit, a bit of vinegar, cinnamon and spice, ginger bread. Very sweet, with chocolate and speculoos. Not so good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (5530) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012. Mega-gusher! The beer actually hit the roof. It pours cloudy amber, with a thin white head. The nose is tangy, balsamic vinegar, raisin, prune, date and wood. The taste is tangy dark fruit, raisin, currant, prune, sharp Granny Smith apple, only a very light sourness and wood, with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent beer, just a shame most of it was sprayed around the room.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5115) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2013
75cl, latest batch, bottled on May 5th 2013, new exclusive brewery Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, malty/woody and slightly vinous/roasted, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2012
Note: this is the combined rating of two bottles, one 3 months old, the other 2 years old. It’s clear that this beer needs to mature for a long time before it develops it’s full potential.

24/VI/2012 - 75cl bottle shared with the brewer @ the brewery (Reninge) - 3 months old (2012-650) Thanks to Chris for the tour and sharing the bottle!

Ar: 7, Ap: 4, T: 6, P: 3, O: 13, Total: 3.3
Clear red brown beer, small sediment floating around under a big creamy beige head, pretty stable, little adhesive. Aroma: tart apples, red forest fruits, red lace candy, a bit dusty, citric, red wine vinegar. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: apples, bit dusty, touch of caramel, mocha, bitter hops, bit fruity, some tart apples. Aftertaste: touch of dried fruits, caramel, little mocha, soft sourness.

24/VI/2012 - 33cl bottle shared with the brewer @ the brewery (Reninge) - brewed: 22/VII/2010, bottled: 16/I/11 (2012-650) Thanks to Chris for the tour and sharing the bottle!

Ar: 9, Ap: 4, T: 8, P: 4, O: 16, Total: 4.1
Clear ruby red to red brown beer, big fizzy beige head, pretty stable, little adhesive. Aroma: lots of dried fruits, mocha, honey, molasses. MF: good carbon, medium body, bit creamy texture. Taste: tart start, caramel, mocha, some hop bitterness, citrus, brown sugar, dried fruits. Aftertaste: little bitter from the hops, mocha, dry woody touch (possibly from the new oaken barrel), nice sour ending, little caramel, tart green apples.


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