Huhzubendah (2421) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I acquired this bottle in a trade with ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad! I shared it with drabmuh last Sunday.
Upon the removal of the paper, I was surprised to find a green bottle. The beer is very clear and has almost no head left at all. What is there fades almost immediately, leaving no lacing. What more could you expect from a 10% Flanders ale over six years old?
The flavor seems to have held up fine. There is a very sour, funky , wild yeast aroma. The aroma is really quite amazing, actually. The beer tastes extremely tart, with a vinegar note evident in the finish.
Overall, a really interesting beer and a very enjoyable experience.
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Delirium Brussels. Fairly clear, burnt orange appearance with a tiny head that dissipates quickly. Musty, vinegar, mild cherry, tart, woody aroma. Richly woody, balsamic vinegar, cherry, light vanilla, quite sour, somewhat oxidized flavor. This is a 2004 vintage and I think it has peaked already.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Mirko for sharing this bottle! Pours transparent copper with no head, only a few air bubbles from the pour. Nose is ripe fruit, boozy, leather and barnyard aromas. Taste is sweet but bitter still makes a small appearance toward the end to contend with the sour for a well balanced aftertaste. Mouthfeel is oily and slick. Lively. Body is heavy and has a long finish.
sonnycheeba (3377) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy amber with a trace of head around the edges. Aroma is sour fruit, pears, caramel and cereal malt, grassy notes, and honey. Flavor is sweet malt initially followed by strong sour fruit esters that slowly taper off to a smooth, dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and medium warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 Bottle received via trade with Alen. Pours mostly clear with essentially no head, just a few tiny bubbles sitting on top. Aroma is acetic acid, light date notes, cellar, and straw malt. Some alcohol notes permeate late with stale hops and cork notes. Flavor is acetic fruit (pears, grapes, apricot) and a substantial malt body, lightly sweet with a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
SrSilligoose (3226) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 375ml bottle shared by phaleslu at dark lord day. thanks peter! excited to try this. tried back to back with rodenbach vintage. this had a lighter body, faded cherries, some pleasant red wine grapeskin, and old wet oak. dry. neat beer. held up pretty well.
phaleslu (6286) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle from GCurlow- thanks again, Grant! 2004 vintage, the only year it was made. Paper-wrapped bottle. Pours a deep gold color with a small off-white head. Notes of sour berries and grapes, oak, caramel, and mild vinegar and lactic notes. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sour, funky mouthfeel. Has held up well for 8 years.
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled, thanks to jacob for leaving this in pilsen, opened in 2010. wooden floorboards colour with no head; aroma of cherry wine vinegar and marzipan; tart and invigorating with a spritzy mouthfeel. delicous
gyllenbock (4433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at De Heeren van Liedekercke, March 2012. Vintage 2004.
Clear dark golden with a small head. Nice sour aroma with sweet malt, vinegar, wood and some marzipan. The taste was good and quite sweet and sour. Soft carbonation and with a medium mouth feel.
arminjewell (6095) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, 2004 vintage shared with the Doodler for his generosity. Dark cherry red pour with no head, aroma has notes of big dark black cherry, vinegar and slight lactic notes, hints of nice lemony lactic notes as well with a rich dark fruit base as well. Taste, while flat, is nice with big cherry, berry, with figs and raisins, nice tart lemon with some slight acetic notes, finishing fairly sweet but nice and tart, funk notes come in as well in the end and dry it out. Excellent.