onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - 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...
markoijelena (893) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0.75l at Kulminator Antwerpen Belgium with my bro ippopotamo36.Ajdeeee Alberto.Thank you budalo.Hi Dirk & Leen! Great time.Pour it clear amber whiskey color with small head.On the nose caramel.Taste and aroma of sweet caramel,tart, sour cherry, classic note of Rodenbach yeast.Great one.
ippopotamo36 (530) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Kulminator Antwerp-Belgium, bottle. Ciao Mortlach. Pours a great light amber color, semi-filtered with a minimal non-head. Nose: a mix of caramel and barley. Stunning. Smooth Chardonnay. Mouth: very mild tartness, grains, far away caramel with tart sour notes. Unique!
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biggsbowler (435) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours a murky brown. The smell is raisins, vinegar, and sourness. The taste is nicely tart with vinegar, dark fruits, and berries. It’s pretty good for a 10yr old beer.
adamnowek (444) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 There was a bit of a vinegar smell. The alcohol is super mild. Really fresh. Almost no head. Unbelievable.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep reddish brown with finger thick tan head. Subtle in all ways; tartness, fruit, malt. It was hard to get this one and I’m glad I tried it, but I wouldn’t trade the farm to get another.
Sarlacc83 (1113) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2004 brought back by Todd and shared. Thanks! (I think this is the 3rd time I’ve had this, so it’s nice to actually have the rating.)
A: Clear brown color, no head, some lacing.
N: Nail polish, wine grape, honey, grapefruit rind and lemon zest.
T: Tart, slightly sweet, and some acetone.
M: Light body. Very acidic.
O: This is probably the best of the 3 bottles I have tried. The other two were much sweeter, this one has a pleasing tartness. I am worried about its age, 10 years old might be pushing the limit on what it can do.
Sledutah (5573) - Utah, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 bottle shared at the Portland tasting, thanks
Clear golden with a small white head, no lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, mild sweet caramel. Taste is fruity, grapes and vinegar
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2014 Exceptional Rodenbach release in 2008, unblended beer taken from one specific wooden barrel, brewed four years earlier. Thin, loose, unstable, light beige head, colour deep amber, clear, notably lighter than expected from a Rodenbach. Complex vinous and extremely estery aroma, mango, passion fruit, sour cherries, dry sherry, tomato, hay, vanilla, woody tannins, white wine, champagne, sour yoghurt. Tart onset with a soft, lactic acidity and a hint of sharp citric acidity, utterly fruity, refreshing and cleansing the palate, sweet caramelly and honeyish malt base, very vinous and almost champagne-like, long finish, complex, woody, tart and drying, almost reminiscent of a lightly sweetened geuze, alcohol very well hidden. Fantastic brew with huge ageing potential, I tasted a 10 year old sample recently and it had developed a more mellow and rounded, but very noble, even more vinous character. I hope they do this again someday.
Homer321 (2436) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Bytemesis! Yet another want-list beer! Apple and pear in the nose, some cherry. Nearly a still pour. Very tart and winey flavors with some slightly sweet malt character. Low on the pie-like flavors, some light cherry as it warms and a mild acidity throughout. Seems as though there are some oxidation issues, but given the age, I’m not surprised. Enjoyable.
bytemesis (3974) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2004 vintage from Secret Santa - thanks! Shared at the homer "welcome to California" tasting. Pours crystal clear reddish amber, tiny off-white head that dissipates quickly leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is funky basements, a bit of fruitiness, apple, vinous - white wine. Flavor is oxidized yes, medium sweet, light tart and light funk. Ciderlike in some ways. Medium body. Interesting experience.