Oakes (13961) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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.
chrisv10 (13468) - 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.
gunnfryd (13341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden / Orange colour with a white head. Aroma is sour, yeast, wood, lemon. Flavour is sour, yeast, wood, lemon. Pleasen nice beer.
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bier Temple in Brussels. Pours medium amber/cognac with no head. Sour aroma with oak. Rather thin in body. Not much carbonation. Flavor is quite oaky and moderately sour. There’s a thread of mild fruit. The sour mellows with time. It finishes oaky and mildly astringent. It’s a bit vinous throughout. Heat is not at all annoying. It’s very good indeed.
argo0 (12509) - 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.
bu11zeye (12367) - 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!
HenrikSoegaard (12047) - 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.....
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber colour with no head. It has that unique fruity, funky, fresh Rodenbach aroma, with a little caramel and malt. Tart, yet rather sweet. Fruity like a chardonnay. Has a powerful fel to it, yet doesn’t show the 10% alcohol. Finishes sour and refreshing.
FatPhil (11833) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Belgian Beer Week 2008)
Clear dark orange, no head. Beautiful aroma - complex combination of things. Quite sharp, and pleasantly sweet too, but tainted by clear butter-popcorn a.k.a. diacetyl. Taste is full of heavy esters, and dominated by the diacetyl. Behind that it’s sharp and appley, very zingy on the tongue, and even chip vinegar - oh so sharp, and oh so tasty, but alas the diacetyl is too prominent to have this really shine. (Without that, it would have scored more in almost all categories, so it’s been punished hard.)
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 bottle shared by Ryan at beerloco’s tasting. Pours extremely clear dark copper. Nose of oak, tart dark fruits, brown sugar and yeast. Taste of tart dark fruits, deep caramelized chocolate cherries, vinous grapes, grains, and oak.