ThirstyBird (2187) - London area, Herefordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My New Year 2013 beer a 2010 Vintage...Pours a clear reddish brown color with a quickly dissipating head. Smell is Cherry, vinegar, wood. Taste is a touch of the acidic vinegar up front then the cherry and fruit hit followed by the dry wood at the back end. Medium body with nice active refreshing carbonation. I have a soft spot for Rodenbach and this beer certainly does not let me down. It will be served with brunch in the morning as well!
Pyrmir (4228) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bottle, vintage 2010. Aroma fresh of sour cherries, acetone and dark sweetness. Tastes a bit of sour apples, fairly sour. Long nice aftertaste, bitterness like apple peels. Very nice.
Ktwse (2803) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice, deep burgundy with flat tan head. Aroma is rich with cherries, spices, port wine. Taste is lightly cherry sour with a dry, somewhat abrupt sour finish. Medium to high carbonation, light to medium body. Nice one.
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ddemmingjr (783) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours clear dark amber, bubbly off white head that recedes to a reasonable ring. Nose is distinct Flemish sour. Astringent oaky Flemish notes, vinegar sourness, wild yeast. More of the same on the palate with rich carbonation and bittering sour notes. This is outstanding for the style.
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tomciccateri (1032) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml . Intense brett aromatics. Light to medium body. Dry malty flavor. Intense fusion of Belgian yeast character and clean maltiness. Dry finish. Nice.
TheBeerGod (5570) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Vintage from 2010. Barrel No. 144. Pours a murky rusty brown with a tall, bubbly brown head. Aroma is tart fruit, wet oak, wine notes, damp earth, balsamic vinegar, and funky yeast. Taste is big notes of sour fruit, wet oak, leather, damp earth, funky yeast notes, vinegar, and light sweat. Body is medium with a strong effervescent carbonation, acidic notes, and a dry finish. Ends with more sour fruit, balsamic vinegar, damp earth, wet wood, and yeast notes. Lovely!
johnnnniee (2925) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2010 Vintage.
Pours a deep ruby brown color with a smallish tan head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Smells of tart cherries, brown sugar, a bit of lactic, and a hint of balsamic. The flavor is bright with tart fruits, lemons and cherries come to mind. Sweet brown sugar and light simple syrup provide a nice balance to the tartness in this brew. The lactic and bubbly carbonation pierce the tongue upon every sip. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a tart bubbly mouthfeel. This is a really nice Flanders style beer, I quite enjoyed it. I find it remarkable in its balance of sweet and sour.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2010 vintage. Clear red brown body with a small-sparse off-white head. Complex and prominent aroma and taste-barnyard, stonefruit, berries, wood, earthy with moderate sourness and acidity. Very light bodied, modest carbonation.
reebtogi (4815) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Vintage Oak Aged Barrel #145. Caged and corked 750ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a lasing white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits (perhaps red wine grapes/raisins and/or cherries) with hints of oak. Taste is a cherry tartness with some sweetness from other fruits (maybe raisins) and a lemon citrus bitterness that finishes dry. Medium bodied with generous carbonation leaving a very tickly sensation on the tongue. A nicely done sour ale that is highly recommended.
vdgert (18) - BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2010 vintage. Smells of oak, sourness. Has a soft sour-sweet taste. Milky acids. The barrel can be tasted as well. Nice red brown coloring, no foam. Wonderfull!