ianhuntley73 (21) - - JAN 21, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
(Bottle 1986 first year) Have had this on a number of occasions. Each time it seems to get even better. Top 10 all time beer for me. Most recently served in a Rodenbach Alexander Glass.Pours a nice garnet color with an off white head. Nose is really, really nice with cherry, sherry, balsamic vinegar, and a bit of oaky earth. Taste is definite sour cherry, acetic acid, balsamic, oak, and some light fruitiness. Mouthfeel is quite creamy with good acidity. I am fortunate to have 24 cases of this beer in my cellar.
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear red beer, small stable off white head.
NOSE: sour, sweet, wood, fresh.
TASTE: sour, fruity, wood, little flat though.
Preserved amazingly! Bottle from around 1989.
MikeJslc (687) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Doug for the bottle. Deep copper, clear, off-white head. Bready/toasty malt, plumbs, dates, dried cherries, light sourness. Flavor: dried cherries, moderately sour, bready/toasty malt, dark bread crusts, cocoa, nutty notes, an earthy, minerally note and a lot of complex fruity notes. Complex, interesting.
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a tiny 25cl. bottle, huge thanks to Doug. The aroma is cherries, slight cocoa. The flavor is cherry, caramel, toffee, slightly woody, brown sugar. The acidity is bright making the cherries pop, tasting almost fresh. Very good.
Errl (1312) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thank to Tchrome..Pour is redish with a nice white head..Nose is nice cherry, tartness, musty, dry, fruits..Taste is nice cherry, funk, barnyard, pie filling, fruit jelly..
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Doug, thank man
Clear copper with a small off-white and some lacing. Aroma of ripe fruit, flavors of tart cherries and syrup
Very good and tasty
VsXsV (1896) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at De Heeren van Liedekercke. Clear copper liquid with medium light brown head. Aroma of almonds, cherries, light toast, light barnyard, light mineral, red berries and lemons. Very delicate and balanced. Taste is light sweet and light to medium sour with notes of cherries, blackcurrants and lemons. Delicious. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Excellent beer, absolutely worth the hype.
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to TChrome for sharing this bottle. Brown-red pour with a small head. Aroma smells a lot like apple cider vinegar, without too much else going on. The flavor is a lot different - in a good way. I get a load of cherry notes, as well as some brown sugar, toffee and vinegar. Thin mouthfeel and low carbonation. Awesome.
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Vintage 1998. 250mL bottle at DHVL, pours a deep dark amber with good clarity and a medium beige head. Aroma is a little dusty, with notes of oak, dark fruits, a touch of vinegar, and some sweetness - highly complex stuff. Flavour is a wonderful balance of sweet and sour - amazingly complex stuff - with notes of sour dark fruits, a little vinegar, some candied sugar, and oak. The layers of depth in this are incredible, with a remarkable balance between the sweet and sour. Very low acidity on the finish, with a perfect marriage of sweet and sour. Wonderful stuff.
MotherBrother (653) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy Mother of goodness. This is the best smelling beer (or anything for that matter) I’ve ever encountered. Huge thanks to Enjoyit and Phredrik for sharing a couple of these bad boys.
Pour slightly hazy chestnut brown with not head. (really? older than twenty years and no head?) Aroma of dates soaked in some sort of delicious alcohol, marzipan, vanilla, prunes, raisins, caramel, rum. Oi boy this is outstanding. The taste is sweet upfront, followed by faint bitterness and ends out with some tiny sour notes. Really is a treat. Medium bodied, with no carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (7000) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Bruce and Leighton at DHVL, 22/03/13. 1998 vintage.
Clear chestnut brown with crimson hues, thin off white head that soon clears edgeward.
Nose is rich vinous berry fruits, light nutty tones, brown sugars, woody, tarte fruit.
Taste comprises dark cherries, caramel, sweet caramelised sugars, tarte and slightly soured berry fruits.
Fuller end of medium bodied, smooth as, fine carbonation.