electrotype (254) - Montreal, Quebec, - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surette et imprégnée de goût de cerises. C’est une version améliorée et moins sucrée d’une Duchesse de Bourgogne, pourrait-on dire. C’est très agréable comme bière quoiqu’il pourrait y avoir un peu plus de complexité pour m’envouter davantage!
Division23brewin (2) - - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great oak smell. Good funky flavor. Too sweet for my taste. Big fruity flavor that is surprising without the addition of fruit.
ddemmingjr (724) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that was aged for 3 yrs in my cellar, Merry Xmas. Pours mahogany, thin khaki ring of head. Nose of oak, red wine, vinous grapes, sour cherries and esters. Lots of the same with with tartness, bacterial oak notes, vinous red wine and cherries on the tongue. Lots of rich carbonation and acidity in the back of the tongue. Flemish red heaven
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maekchu (2300) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle nfrom DON store in Kuzuha. Woody nose, with red wine-like notes, caramel, vinegar, and berries. Dark reddish/brown color. Gentle initial sourness, berries, and wood and more wood. Very earthy in mid palate, with a complex dark fruit character. Final moves between light sweet and ripe dark fruit. Medium thin body, moderate astringency. Good, complex flavors and more delicate than most US acid burner sour beers. It’s been a while since I’ve had this, and I had forgotten how good it is.
Doofgoblin (339) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is grand! I like the body and the beer qualities that are not over powered by the sourness. Aroma is sour cherries, oak, faint vinegar, and a slight floral note. Taste is awesome: lots of malt/beer backbone that is punctuated by the sour cherries, grannysmith apples and faint vinegar. Finish is fizzy, bright and fruity. Overall, it’s just fantastic.
Werckmeister (101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at Känguruh Pub. redish hazy color. very little head. smells sour, apple vinegar and some marzipan. medium body, sour, some cherry, a bit too much like vinegar for me. quite a lot of carbonation. will give this another try.
John25 (698) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep copper/amber. Vinegar, wood, sour aroma. The taste adds fruit juice, cherries and grapes, tart bitterness and red wine tannins. Reminds me of black cherry soda. Long finish. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JaKeAFC (605) - ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Didn’t know this was a sour beer, what a surprise. Deep red brownish color, nice yellowish head. Nose is... oh what, it stinks like vinegar! Aroma is balsamic winegar nonetheless, with some winey overtones and red must. But in the finish some malts are trying to resurface. Taste is, surprise surprise, sour. Light to medium body, carbonated. I don’t like this thing at all. Seems like this is gone bad, no way i can appreciate this. May be good as salad dressing?
Kauge (369) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja (€ 3.99). Pours a murky brown with a mahogany hue and a nicely retaining tan head. Nose... dusty and woody, definitely some oak, a slight fruity tartness, and an indistinct spiciness. Metallic notes. Taste is very refreshing with fruits and berries in the forefront (cherries, redcurrants), very sweet, very sour, vinous acidity, the spicier notes of oak joining in a bit later. Body thick with a syrupy sticky palate, carbonation average... It’s so sticky I can’t go without another sip for more than 30 seconds. A very good beer - reminds me of homemade apple juice with cherries gone slightly bad.
AdiBeer (1560) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: sour, acidic, apple, cider, oak. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sour. Palate: sours continue, oaky, getting a little bit bitter in the finish, slightly dry, apples again, soft carbonation. Overall: quite an interesting Sour Brown, nice palate. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.
Ulysse (151) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity and roasted malt aroma. Light sourness. A special aftertaste comes long after the sip. It reminds of oven dried olive in the pizza.