ClubGonzo (4551) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Schouskjelleren, Oslo. After a whole night of premiere-drinking Norwegian Christmas beers (read: sweet, malty stuff) a sour ale is JUST what the doctor ordered. Or, at least what I ordered at the bar at Schouskjelleren. :-P Pours a hazy deep rust-red body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is peppery vinegar, wood, red berries, lacto-sour tones and hints of straw and lemon. Taste is tart, grainy apple vinegar notes, wood and hints of red grapes. Light body, soft carbonation and an incredibly well-hidden ABV which makes for a helluva drinkability and becomes very deceptive in a sour beer, as they usually range much lower. Oh well. This is a fine sour, high alcohol or not.
KnutAlbert (6364) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Schouskjelleren, Oslo.
Deep red, thin tan head.
Soot/charcoal, redcurrants, vinegar. The sourness makes this deceivingly light. Long sour tail.
berlinoise2go (655) - NORWAY - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap (25cl) at Schouskjelleren, Oslo. Murky, very dark brown colour. Small offwhite head that disappears. Aroma of sour cherries and malt. Medium/full body, flat carbonation. Taste is a fascinating mix of cherry juice and malt - highly drinkable at this ABV. Feels somewhat experimental, but rather enjoyable, too.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2865) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faster ’11 a dark sour ale which pours a mahogany brown with ruby highlights. The nose is tangy coffee & caramel. It has a tingly effervescent carbonation that made me blink twice with a delicious Nutella hazelnut chocolate character some oakey wine barrel notes and a dry sour finish really nice stuff. In terms of taste easily as good as Brunello though quite different.
gunnfryd (12093) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Schouskjelleren. dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sourness, malt, yeast, berries. Flavour is sourness, malt, yeast, brett, berries, alcohol. Very nice beer.
Beer4000 (4981) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Schouskjelleren. Almost clear, dark reddish amber with a moderate sized beige head. Nice aroma of sweet malt, dry fruit and acidic berries with a hint of chocolate. Flavor is sweet malty, dry fruit, berries, acidity and light funky brett. Fine body and a pleasant aftertaste. A bit surprising in flavor, still very drinkable with dangerously well hidden alcohol.
Mortlach (1138) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
23/09/2012 Brasserie 4:20 (handpump). Nera, abbastanza densa, quasi impenetrabile, schiuma leggera. Al naso sentori di malti tostati, torbati, di caffé, note acide leggere. In bocca è molto complessa e impegnativa ma funziona bene, un bel mix di note tostate, di botte, affumicate e acide/acetiche, astringente. Corpo medio, carbonazione bassa. Esperimento estremo, curiosa, funziona bene.