WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked it. Maybe I even loved it. But it lacked the intensity and the complexity of its non-vintage siblings. Maybe the 2007 is just a hair too old now? I don’t know... But at almost twice the price of the standard grand cru it is a bit insipid. Yes, same oak tartness, same fresh strawberry sweetness, same malt and vinegar and it sounds great. Dark copper pour, small head, all the right stuff. But at twice the price, with a little less complexity, it was a disappointment. Dinged it a point for the price.
BOSSbrewer (1595) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with the boys at Porch Nite. Vintage was 2010. Wow. This stuff is amazing. Pours an amber brown with minimal head. Aroma is tart cherry, toffee, malt. Flavor is a complex blend of cherries and maltiness with some sourness, but not so much that you pucker. Just really smooth and clean. Finishes very dry. Wonderful beer.
vipinvelp (2139) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with Tim, 2011 Vintage. Opaque orange red, white lacing foam. Little cherry aroma, little sour. Small sour taste, not too sweet, some cherry, some other red fruit. (Efteling 201408)
wvhoran (203) - Tasmania, - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2011 vintage. Clear reddish-brown with a large and firm off-white head. The aroma is light sourish, vinegar, cherry, vanilla. The flavour is very much sweet and sour, with cherries, vinegar, red apple, wooden notes. Very tasty but not that complex.
gendv138 (1201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by solidfunk at the DC Local Tasting. 2010 vintage (Barrel No. 144). Clear brown with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, spices, dark fruit, figs. Tastes of Tart fruit, spices, light vinegar, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium-low carbonation.
solidfunk (3893) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 vintage. This is pretty amazing. Huge palate, and the mix here is incredible. Light bretta aroma with sour plum and cherry. Tart finish. Pours mahogany. Some citrus and crab apple. Awesome stuff from a bottle I got in a trade a while back.
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. 2010 vintage. Poured a clear ruby color with a wispy off-white head. Aroma was sweet and funky brown ale notes. Light vinegar? Very good. Very enjoy. Wow.
daje (2254) - NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Bottle. Dark red, clear body, with tiny disappearing head. Aroma of wood, sour cherries, raspberry and vanilla hints. Crisp and tart berry taste, light malty, with a complex oak and fruit finish. Lasting dry sour aftertaste. Excellent!
bursprak (488) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with the mrs. 2011 vintage. Pours slightly murky dark amber with some lacings. Nose has red berries, light balsamico and some vanilla. Taste has raspberries, currants, almonds, vanilla and a slight tartness. Very good!
Bygers (748) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,75l 2009 barrel no.146. Pours a hazy amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has acidic stone red fruits with a good amount of sweet grains and a bit of caramel as well as wood. Flavor combines sweet grains, a bit of caramel and sour red fruit with some underlying oak.
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MichaelAwesome (3920) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ein wirklich außergwöhnliches Bier, das ich mit McTapps und Bamsen78 teilen durfte. Zu Beginn sehr fruchtig, anregend, mit Beeren, milder Säure. Dann wird es immer strenger, ein wenig Buttersäure, etwas käsig und heftigst sauer. Es weiß zu überzeugen, doch fehlt die Balance, während die Extreme nun ja, extrem sind.