chrisv10 (7838) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber with small off-white head. Flavoured is malt, vinegar, fruit, sour and dry.
Rasmus40 (6982) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet and moderate sour - vinegar. Flavor is light sweet and moderate sour. Rather dry, moderate sour and rather acidic finish. 020711
MrChopin (2527) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light tan-red, no head. Vinegar, cherry and sugar rule the nose, hints of nail polish shooting in and out, light spice. Heavy sugar in the flavor, light vinegar and cherry, sticky, and burning acid in the finish, laying on the lips. Thin and too hot, a mash of flavors that don’t blend.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 bottle. Pours mahogany with a thin white head. Smells of tarte, sour cherries, oaky, funky. Tastes sour and vinegary with a dry citrus splash on the finish.
Scopey (3243) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 bottle (number 017505) at the Delirium cafe, Brussels. It pours reddish amber with pretty much no head or carbonation. The nose is sweet strawberry, raspberry, vinous, malt vinegar and orange. The taste is juicy strawberry, wood, tangy cherry, tart lemon, some malt vinegar (but not nearly as much as Grand Cru), wine-like, brandy and alcohol warmth in the finish. It is initially full of sweet fruit, but has a tart finish. It is very well balanced and so drinkable at this strength. Amazing stuff.
zvikar (2040) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
At a tasting, thanks Shahar, pours a brandy color with no head, aroma of toffee, raisins, brandy, wood, plum liquor and some funky notes, sweet and sour flavors of lime, malt, warm fruit salad, cork and alcohol warmth, full bodied, great.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge, huge thanks to TurdFurgison for bringing this bottle over. Killing my wants yet again. Served in a Bruery tulip.
Pours a light golden color with no real head but a thin collar of bubbles throughout. The nose is slightly sweet with a good amount of light brown sugar. It smells and tastes like crystalized sugar and bready cookie and candy. Of course, along with that comes a good amount of acidity and a light cherry character. Light body with lowish carbonation. Quite sour, but not bruisingly so. Might be a bit of bottle variation, as Eric said his last bottle was incredibly sour. Very interesting and something I was thrilled to try. Thanks again, Eric.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-14-2011
abemorsten (1854) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vintage 2004. Shared bottle (#4632) courtesy of tarjei. Clear, sparkling, golden with no head. Aroma contains spices, malts and rock candy. Acidic flavor with berries and vinegar and a malty finish. Dry, medium body, medium carbonation.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
24/03/2011 - 37.5cl bottle @ Aba-jour (Gent) (2011-122)
Little cloudy amber coloured beer, no head, just some small bubbles at the rim of the glass. Aroma: fresh tartness, touch of apple skin, vinegar, honey. MF: very light carbon, medium to full round body. Taste: very malty, wood, toast, bit bready, all of this next to the obvious flavours of sour and crisp tartness. Aftertaste: fruity raspberry touch and even a little sweet, probably the alcohol. Man, this is some good stuff!
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle into my Rodenbach Grand Cru glass.
The beer pours a light clear copper, not much head or lacing...The aroma is really nice and complex. You get some really nice vinegar on the fornt which confuses the senses as you think the beer should darker colored. The vinegar is balanced with a little grass and has an almost white wine (savuginon blanc flavor)... The first sip is a little strong almost like grain alcohol mixed with vinegar but as you get into it becomes much sweeter. The vinegar is still present, but its got some grass, some very light wood/alcohol on the finish. A ton going on, super complex...The feel is very warming, it also coats the whole mouth...Its nice to drink but couldn’t finish a whole bottle.
Overall, this is a another great one from Rodenbach with a twist.