ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burgundy colored, moderate head, good lacing and retention. Aroma is sour cherries, vinegar, oak. Very similar to the Grand Cru, though it’s been a while since I’ve had one. Yum
Karyots (13) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Vintage at the Kirstbierfest. Ruby red. Cherries and wood/ oak. Starts slightly sweet and finishes sour. Real sour. Sets off a tingle in the mouth with the sourness. Refreshing. Lot of oak and cherries.
abergdahl (64) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge aroma, sour with hints of cherry and oak. Red/brown clear..
The taste is big and bold, of course sour but very balanced, fresh sour long aftertaste,before that it has a good full taste. Much like a good white wine, but better... Beer is better...
Overall a very nice beer , Really starting to like this type of beet and this is on of the best I have tried... No problem drinking the whole bottle myself..
alkolas510 (703) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 Brun/röd med mediumstort skum. Doftar och smakar massor med körsbär, lite hallon och syrligt. Riktigtbra!!
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 vintage. Pours a hazy red/brown and a very small khaki head. Aroma of cherry, sugar, caramel, and vanilla. Taste was super sweet with a little bitter at the end. Notes of caramel, sugar, cherries, honey, and a touch of wood. Solid beer for sure, just a tad sweet for me.
FatPhil (9597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle - Shared by Lauri - cheers!
Beautiful sharp acidic aromas, woody, some wood esters, cherry and cherry stone. Sharp palate, lovely and crisp. Classic sour red, mellow woodiness, again some cherry. Some butterines like sweet butter popcorn. Classic Rodenbach.
Andy_ (776) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 edition, 750 ml bottle @ Kultainen Apina
Mahogany reddish brown to copper orange beer with little blonde head. Mostly clear, becomes a bit hazy with yeast (although there was not much of it in the bottle). Aroma and flavor have sweet cherryish liqueur, crisp sour apple and oaky woodiness. Palate is thicker than medium full with quite heavy carbonation. Finish is long with light bitterness and feel of alcohol. Aftertaste has sugary sweetness, sour apple, cherry jam and spices. A well balanced red vineous drink for slow sipping. Seems softer and less wild yeasty than the Grand Cru I had recently, or maybe the wild yeast had been tamed during the aging.
ramboraffe (720) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Hazy red brown with small off white head. Smell is heavy sour like vinegar with sour green apples. Taste is sour apples, funky with stables and hay and smooth oak barrel and sweet malt. Light sour with medium carbonation.
tandembrauer (269) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home (vintage 2011, barrel 95). Pours brown with off-white head. Aroma of wine, apples, cherries, vanilla, caramel, cacao. Soft sour-sweet taste with wine, berries, vinegar, vanilla, alcohol, acetone.
__Rb81 (271) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home (Vintage 2011, Barrel No 95). Pours a light hazy reddish brown with an off-white to beige head. Aroma of sour cherries with an acetone overtone, wood, vinegar, malts. Taste is sour sweet cherries, acetone, wood, caramel malts, dry sour aftertaste with a hint of warming alcohol. Very nice, except for the hints of acetone.
Alusmamuts (499) - LATVIA - DEC 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber with medium creamy light brown head. Bit sou aroma with coffee notes. Fruity (cherry?) sour taste followed by mild coffee bitterness with vanilla and sweet notes.