KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2oz Bottle. The pour was a dark cranberry red with an average (1-2 finger) light brown fizzy head that fully diminished in a short time, leaving behind virtually no lacing at all.
The aroma was quite compelling with some sweet malts and a tart Brett yeast, along with notes of dark fruit (black cherry, raspberry and cassis), candi sugar and a slight port wine presence.
The taste was bold and flavorful with a malty sweet tartness and a good fruity note along with some candi sugar to start, then became nice and yeasty with a strong sour port presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a fruity sour wine taste fading ever so slowly.
Mouthfeel was a about medium in body and dry in texture with an almost medium carbonation.
Overall this brew creates a fruity sour explosion on the taste buds, which I personally love. It has tons and tons of flavor, a fantastic drinkability and possesses a low ABV. Damn it’s good...
PhillyCraft (5847) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wouldn’t call this the most refreshing beer in the world....not even if I was retarded. Im more refreshed after a lager or session IPA but hey, thats just me. Some people like a nice, sweet, fruit beer to feel good. Red or Purple pour with the standard overly sweet and viscous cherry and oak tones. Some light vinegar.
lupuLust (86) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opened this one for a belgian goulash with Kasteel Donker. Thanks a lot for the recipe Frank and Bierhandlung! Decent sourness with vinegar and (Slightly toasted) wood.
Parmenion777 (153) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear red amber colour, small off white head. Fruity sour cherry aroma. Sour cherry and tart apple flavour, dry finish.
Beerowl80 (241) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Aroma of berries, vinegar,oak and sour plums. Nicely acidic and tart. Lightly sweet with woody sourness. Lovely.
jsporrer (728) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear reddish brown with a thin white ring. Tart, sour fruity aroma. Thin body with light carbonation and some lacing. Lightly tart fruity taste. Flavors don;t linger very long. OK, but not as goo as the Grand Cru.
alvaro78 (288) - Sevilla, SPAIN - SEP 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Atomas a caramelo y levadura
Buen aspecto carbónatacion baja
En boca compleja, ácida (ligeramente) caramelo con final seco
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ATP (341) - POLAND - SEP 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Złożony aromat jabłek, wiśni i agrestu (?). W smaku cierpkie, silnie wytrawne, z umiarkowaną kwaśnością i sporą ilością cydrowo-drewnianych akcentów. Jabła nadal dość silnie wyczuwalne, wiśnia już mniej. Finisz cierpki, delikatnie drewniany. Niezłe.
Rex_Remes (129) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - SEP 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(330ml bottle, Beijing) AROMA: Sweet, fermented fruit, dried fruit, cherry, very ripe apples, jam, APPEARANCE: cloudy, medium brown/red, beige head, clingy/oily. TASTE: ciderish, sweet, apple, cherry, grape, tobacco, fortified wine without being alcoholy, tart finish. PALATE: Sparkly, fizzy, afterwards quite smooth/oily/slick, some bitterness but not too much. OVERALL: Different, interesting, unique. Doesn’t come off a beer, seems more like a cider (as if made almost wholly from fruit, not from malt). A good beer to try and discuss. I like it, it is fun/fresh ... however I can imagine some people saying it is too sweet or girly.
SkillsFactory (552) - ITALY - SEP 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lattina, 33 cl.
Rosso antico con riflessi arancio, limpida, schiuma beige non molto persistente che forma un anello in superficie lungo la parete del bicchiere.
Aroma principalmente acetico e legnoso con note oleose, di ciliegia e di uva nera.
Al palato attacca acetica e lievemente astringente, a seguire legno e note di crosta di pane, sul finale al legno e alla crosta di pane si accompagnano piacevoli note di uva nera ma soprattutto ciliegia.
Mediamente carbonata, corpo molto leggero, texture watery.
Kobracai (147) - FINLAND - SEP 11, 2016
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Small 0,25 bottle. Pours dark copper. Aroma is wine-like with cherry and cranberry. I have to say that these sour fruit beers and Lambics are not my cup of tea. So as the girl always says; It’s me and not the beer that has the faults. The taste is like the vinegar that have to drink when I have a soar throat. It’s sour and doesn’t feel like a beer to me. Maybe I’m just old fashioned. Could’n finish this one though.