MiP (12136) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 Bottle, 10%. 2004 bottle, cask 132. Very nice aroma, mouthwatering citric, a bit like white wine. With a faint hint of mold. Clear amber colour, looks quite flat. It does have quite low carbonation. Small frothy head. The flavour is very citric, not vinegary, but getting very close. Has a little sweetness to balance. Again a faint hint of mold, probably the oak casks coming through ever so slightly. The aftertaste is of course citric, very cleansing, but it does not seem to hurt my throat. It does not really taste its 10%, perhaps the oak and the alcohol balance each other out.
Bottle, 10% - 2.5 years later, same year and cask as the original rating. I do not get any moldy or cellary notes this time. The acidity seems sharper, though, it burns and cuts a bit as it goes down.
saxo (11213) - 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.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle, 2004 vintage) Pours a clear golden body with a spare white quickly diminishing head. Aroma of horse blanket, sour apple, oak, cork, white grapes, apple cider vinegar, and some sherry. Flavor of sour green apples, citric, vinous, and brett with a dry oak finish. Alcohol is there, but nice hidden in the flavor and aroma. Excellent!
Theis (11061) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Plan B - shared with Mette. Clear golden (a bit like applejuice) - no head. Grains, high grainy, sweetness, light winegummi, nice souness, vinous, corn, light light rubber, citric, brett, bikeglue, light vinegar. Complex.
Oakes (10935) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - AUG 6, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
courtesy Jan & Charlotte
Bright golden-amber. No head. Rich nose of wood, mirabelle plums, pears and a slight acetic note. Balanced and appetizing. Relatively low carbonation, just a hint of prickle. Rich lactic tang balanced by sticky malt. Quite fruity (plum, peach, pear) with significant wood and acidity to dry it out. The real story is in the mouthfeel, however. It’s near flat, with a slight oily accent, but is fully vibrant, carrying complex flavours across the palate with surprising simplicity. Lively fruits take on a somewhat vinous character. Very refined example - almost lacks the rustic charm I like in sours but is so perfectly structured I can pretty much overlook that.
cgarvieuk (10933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 Bright amber ...a very light nose but cant place it and a tiny amount of vinigar on nose... sour but smoooth not particularly acidic ... very drying really quite tatsy but i cant quite place any distinct recognisable flavour ... seem to get smoother and sweeter on sitting open.
amber ... thinest lacing ...light vinger ... soft fruits ... juicy nose ... light sourness ... juicy fruits ... light sweetness .. alll told this is ok... for a non sour head this is pretty cool im gonna stick at 3.4
ARE you paying attention CRAIG... this is actually ok
harrisoni (10909) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle that Duff bought in Waagstuk, Antwerp. Now I know that I will be going against the grain here and I do promise to lay down a bottle I have bought and will re-rate in a few years time, but at the moment, I just don’t get the hype about this beer. Clear orange amber colour with no head. Lambicky sour aroma. Bit of plastic. Actually no it’s petrol. OK in mouth, but the finish is too acidic for me. Granary bread soaked in red wine vinegar springs to mind in terms of flavours.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Vin de Cereale
Date: July 07, 2010
Appearance: clear gold
Aroma: tart apple aroma, light mustyness, touch of wood
Flavor: big tart flavor with a balancing sweetness, nice fruity apple, dry crisp finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
yngwie (10754) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 37.5cl wine cork. Lovely sourish nose with a touch of barnyard, lemon and pale malt. Slightly phenolic. The phenol is evident in the flavor too, actually quite evident. There’s also lots of citric flavors, some barnyard and lemon. Medium, sourish, palate-cleansing mouthfeel. Long, sourish lemony finish. A beautiful beer that could replace white wine anytime. (080626)
KimJohansen (10342) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden with no head. Sour and vinious aroma with grapefruit, brett, balsamico and woody notes. Intense sour flavor with ripe fruits, wood, alcohol and sour apples. Not as sour as expected and a bit boozy.