jesperhammer (2221) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
18-JAN-2012, bottle @ulkløbben meeting, @Henrik.
Red, clear, no head.
Sweet raspberry aroma. Taste is sweet with a touch of tartness. Fresh, not really funky, some tart cherries. Medium to soft carbonation. Really too sweet. Simple. Disappointed.
jonno (2013) - JAPAN - JAN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What an aroma! Sweet cranberries, strawberries and well berries. Good body on it. Nice tartness, though a tad artificial tasting. More berries. Effervescent. A bit of time on this could bump it up to classic status. Great flemish red.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle-Thanks PaulUnwin-white ring-red. A-raspberry, malty, some spice. T-sweet raspberry, turns tart quickly, acidic, malty. some spice hops.
ekstedt (4545) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (75 cl) from bieresgourmet.be. Clear reddish brown, medium beige head. Fruity red berries aroma with apples, cider, vinegar and wood. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet with soft acidity.
shoulderbroken (1145) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Vinnie. Red with nice bubbly head. Aroma is all sorts of fruity, cranberry, raspberry, little bit of marzipan maybe. Taste very nice, lots of fruit, raspberry at the front, tiny bit of sourness, very nice. Maybe blueberry there too. Really fruity. Lovely. Nice spritziness. Nice and dry.
KyotoLefty (4736) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Shoulderbroken. Thanks! Beautiful crimson pour with white lace. Huge fruit-forward nose: raspberry, cranberry, cherry, with yogurt and vanilla. Big, lovely fruit flavors, very sweet, but tangy too. Fruit all the way, and very tasty, though the barrel character is not coming out as much as I would prefer. I think it is still too young-fruit absolutely dominates. Great to try, and want to try again in a couple years.
TimE (2600) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red and mahogany color. Tons of raspberries and cherries in the nose, but slightly sweet, not sour. Earthy and woody. Much more sour in the mouth, tart cherries and raspberries in mouth. Earth sour cherry finish. Nice, but would benefit with time.
Minderbinder (824) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml. [Batch 2]
Pours red/brownish with almost no head. Aroma is of fruits, sweet, sour, red licorice, candies. Taste is sour, sweet, cherries, sour candies. Palate: Ligth-medium body. Overall: Very good. Not too cloying. Intense red fruits.
Marheb (1180) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
**Critique distortionnée par les abus du réveillon: Se boit comme une confiture, belle acidité, belle complexité des fruits. Élégante bouteille.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, from De Bier Tempel, Brugges, 30/12/12.
Hazed reddish brown with no head.
Nose is cherries, wood, sugars, berry fruits.
Taste comprises wood, cherries, cherry menthol drops, lightly medicinal (in a good way).
Smooth on the palate, minimal carbonation, spot on!
Excellent stuff !