Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5 cl. Thanks to Mikkel(ler). Golden clear colour with a very weak head. Great aroma of oak and very wine-like, also hints of nuts. Flavour of sourness and diacetyl, but in a very complex and nice way.
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy hopscotch. A strawgold pour clean almost no head. Very clean apple, pear, aroma with hints of spice. Very appley fruitiness with hints of abv that is masked well very sour in an all good way. Full even mouthfeel and good carbonation. A very fine sour that hides the 10% very well. thanks Eric
HenrikSoegaard (10103) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. DArk yellow colour. Powerfull earthy acetic nice aroma. Strong bitter and very acetic flavor. Long complex finish. Creamy palate. Good but still devides the waters.....
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Impossible to rate conventional because its depending of context, food, society, landscape...
onystrom (1316) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow color with small head. Its a sour ale... very vinegar but rather plesant with the right food...
FrankJohansen (3600) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear golden colour with absolute no head. Sweet malty sour aroma and taste. Sour ales will never be freinds of mine.
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Small head with short duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, yeast, vinegar and malt.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared at Cleveland tasting 3/15: Pours a clear copper color with a white head. Aroma, sweet malty notes, grains, fruits and yeast. Flavor, dry fruity notes, yeast, grains, some sourness, very wine like, refreshing dry finish. Very nice stuff.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Cleveland tasting. Thanks ! I will say I am NOT a fan of sour ales. AT ALL. But this ended up being one of the top beers of the night for me. Perhaps because it was less sour then some. Pour was a nice golden color. The aroma was sour grapes. Taste was lightly carbonated, and had the flavor of a white wine going bad. It took a few sips, but this one definitely grew on me.
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The award for the best beer of the night goes to this. Once again from the cellars of miketd I was glad to have tried this. If it ever makes an appearance in the United States I may have to procure a few bottles for my own storage. The combination of sourness and vinuous characteristics make me wonder what would happen if Russian River were to get the chance to play around with New Belgium’s La Folie.
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated bronze body had a nice bit of life to it. White grapes, apple, pear and tartness blended nicely in something that most closely resembles some of the stuff to come out of Russian River’s sour experiments.
Flavor / Palate - Sour dry apple fills the throat and nose after a delayed release. The tartness almost immediately sets to work removing all moisture from the throat. While not the most intense beer I’ve had this is definitely a contender. There are none of the aspects of the Grand Cry/regular/Redbach series here. This is a different beast worthy of seeking out.