Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750 ml at home, into a tulip glass. ABV 7%.
Beautiful intense red colour on the body, clear, with continuous activity in the body in the form of small bubbles. Small pink-ish head, froathy, with low reteniton, leaving a small foam island on the surface.
Aroma of cherries, raspeberries, sweet marmalade for a moment, then it changes to a sour one, then again to a lactic one.
Same on the flavour, intense sour at first with lots of cherries, sour cherries and raspberries, very fruity,with lactic sour notes near the finish. Ends with sweet and sour flavours, very well combined and balanced.
Medium thin body, with good carbonation and very tart palate.
What a great beer!
TheHOFF43 (1725) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at MatSciGuy’s tasting, not sure who shared it. Pours a beautiful red with no head. Aroma is vibrant fruit, raspberries really shining through. Taste is fruity, tart and soft. Absolutely a great beer.
Bacterial (1397) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at LeviLOL tasting. Nice sour nose. Really nice red pour. Cherry and then more cherry and then a soft sourness. Really nice.
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ skortila, thanks for sharing. Bright dark pink raspberry-esque coloured with a beige head. Nose is raspberries, cassis, cherries. Some light sourness, delicate wood, lots of fruits. Very pleasant. Flavour is slightly sour cherries, funky sourness, lots of fruits, some light malt-based sweetness. Well balanced. This is something different.
MikeLuke23 (67) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is jammy sweet strawberry and cranberry. Also some herbal peppery minty notes. The flavor is really jammy fruit sweetness. Not very sour, pleasantly tart. Tannins and oak flavor balance it all out.
---Rated @ your Moms House.
bb (6734) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Reddish beer with a pinkish head. Cherry and tart aroma with light dust. Big cherry flavor with tartness/sour notes and light acetic. Medium bodied. Nice cherry and sourness lingers with light oak and light acetic notes.
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled. 25 cl sample. The aroma has cherries, raspberries, hints of marzipan, oak. This aroma is really fruity, absolutely superb. Bit hazy, red coloured beer, short head. The taste is again very fruity, bit sweet, light-moderate citric sourness, cherries, raspberries, marzipan. Nicely balanced.
chuckstout (243) - Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pinkish/red with a pink spongy head that dissipates. Sour cherry, bright fruit, an acidity. Nice mouthfeel, acidic, with some sweetness and a dry finish delicious!
Frulertruler (107) - San Rafael, SPAIN - MAR 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella. Cerveza equilibrada con agradable acidez en boca bien combinada con notas de madera e intenso sabor a frutos rojos.
rood (31) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you want to smell & taste raspberries, cherries, oak, lactic sour this is your beer. Pleasant mouthfeel, a lot going on. Fruity aftertaste that goes on and on and on. This beer is a great fruit beer. To me, one of the best in the world. The first batches were in my experience not spot on. But the second batch is so well executed. Rodenbach for the Nobel Prize!