Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
2004 bottle (#904). A very different beer from what I expected. A flat, clear amber liquid that aims for controlled oxidation.
Vinous. Not exagerated sourness. Cerealic indeed. The most fascinating feature is the deep woodiness. Smells like wood, simply. No wateriness and no oiliness despite being flat.
Boy, is this lifeless? Very dull appearance. Corky oxidation. It really is an attempt at oxidation kept under control to emphasize the woodiness, but it did not grab me. Lambics seem to at least keep a certain freshness. Here it’s apple and butter.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - APR 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2011 Re-rate 5/1/11: Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks beerandbeyond. 2004 bottle. Clear golden. Aroma of wood, malt, caramel, alcohol, Petit Beurre biscuits, cookies and fruits. Sourish-sweetish flavor with oak, malt, some caramel and cookies, some slightly sugary fruitiness and alcohol. Quite full-bodied, silky mouthfeel. Good and complex. 8/4/8/4/17=4.1
(2/28/08) Bottle sample at PreZBF@Alvinne in Heule. Clear orange-colored. Vinous acidic aroma with lots of wood and fruits and some malt and caramel. Wonderful and unique sour flavor with oak, sweetish Israeli Petit Beurre biscuits and some fruits. A dry acidic finish. Medium to full bodied. Quite amazing. 9/4/9/4/18=4.4
larsniclas (5903) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden with virtually no head.
Sourish, woody aroma with vinegar.
Sourish flavour with fine sweetness; some cookies and vinegar.
BonVoeux (40) - Beveren-Leie, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
from 37,5 cl bottle. (saterday 22 march @ beerfest WBF)
Golden orange colour and almost no head.
Grainy, cereal, woods aroma .
Medium bodied. Tastes like woods, good sourness, alcohol is well hidden.
3fourths (8468) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by kmweaver. Clear apple cider copper body, little to no head. Apple cider and apple cider vinegar nose, perfumy and estery while also being quite clean. Prickly apple and perfume potpourri flavor up front, moderate acidity, some sour and prickly green apples, oak… acetic and strange, it’s good but not stellar, finishing with a mildly sour stale honey flavor. I understand what it is, but honestly I’m not so much into this derivation of a Flemish sour. Will try again.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Acetic aroma. Small, white head. Virtually none lacing. Clear, orange body. Heavy acedic initial flavor, with a long finish duration. Light to medium palate.
EHSRanders (1848) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear amber colour with virtually no head. Sour acetic aroma and flavor. Ok palate.
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 37,5cl bottle at De Kulminator: No real head, just a couple of bubbles above a very clear dark gold/bronze brew. Aroma is very vinous. Sour grape skin, with some horse sweat. Quite a simple sour but very well done. Definite oak must. Big red wine grape character. In the mouth it is a tart and sour dry puckering feeling. Big dry mead like characteristics. Dry fermented honey with some slight malt in the back? Big grape skin. Starfruit and green apple skin. Sour followed by sweet. Mouthwatering, but simple, finish.
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, thanks kmweaver) Crystal clear apple juice body with no head. Aroma is moderately sweet, alcohol, apple, some syrup. Taste is medium sweet, sour green apple, light alcohol. Light-medium body, no carbonation.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375mL bottle. Pours an oily, orange-golden color; quickly headless, with thick legs that take forever to show. Impressively dense, honey-laden aroma: tons of mead-like honey and intense sweetness, mildly tart cherries; intense and generous and layered. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lightly carbonated; tart cherries, viscous intense honey, loads of fruit and floral and honey sweetness; such an odd beer; intensely dense and sweet and full of honey and apples and cherries; very tasty and unique. Medium finish: sour cherries, honey, and some sweetness.