Zekada (320) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a friend. Smell is sour and has notes of citrus and some fruits. Pours a dark amber colour with a medium beige head. Taste is subtle sour but at the same time fresh and enjoyable. Palate and body is thin though the taste lingers in mouth. An enjoyable beer which, despite its sourness, is very fresh.
degbert (1225) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, deep garnet with a high, fine-grained, just off-white lacy head. That is an amazing nose; as I poured it waves of sour, fruity, woody, aroma came wafting towards me. There’s also notes of red wine and an acetic element. On the tongue, there’s a tart punch right up front, shifting quickly into the roundness of dark fruit, oak, and vinification; while there’s no sweetness, there is definitely a complex and deep element that keeps it from being too thin and emphatic in its sourness. I cannot recall ever having a sour that was this rich. Finish is long, fruity, tannic, and smoky. This might be the best sour I’ve ever had.
charule (1332) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from my awesome landlord. Poured reddish brown with min head. Aroma very acidic sour some funk wine grape. Med carb and bod. Tingly fruit grape sour taste. Bleh.
bcabaday (5) - - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours I deep redish amber, almost like a watered down cab. Poured into a tulip glass. Slight red hue on head that quickly diminishes. Aroma of sour cherry and dark fruit. Slight sweetness that fades into tart candy in the most pleasant way.
Alengrin (2618) - BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Luxurious specialty fruit beer aged on wine barrels. Loose, quickly dissolving, off-white foam, colour a misty brownish copper. Powerful, vinous and very fruity aroma of sherry, cassis, passion fruit, balsamic vinegar, sour cherries, hay, old port wine, tobacco, wood; taste begins with a very lively, opulent fruitiness, sweetish, obviously a lot of cassis with a sharp lemony accent, drying the palate till deep into the finish, all built on a soft, caramelly and chocolatey maltiness, smooth, complex, wood in the finish with very light hoppiness and warming, sherry-like alcohol. Interesting, very vinous beer, almost like a (very strong) ’oud bruin’.
Defreni (2687) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fad: Taster og pint på brewpub. Amerikansk sur når det er bedst. Rødbrun klar med et lille skumhoved. God duft af aceto. Smagen er kompleks med masser forskellige noter af surhed. Lækker lækker øl.
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Beechner224. Pours a very nice dark red color. Aroma is a lot of oak. Some fruitiness. Taste is very tart. oak in the back end. it stays with you for a while. Very good. Drinks easier than the ABV. I like it.
beechner224 (792) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from batch 008. Pours a dark ruby red, pretty much no head. Aroma is sweet fruit, tart strong. Taste is sweet, tart, lip puckering. Not sure what currants are, but this is damn tasty.
swesson (260) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle. An apology gift bottle! (All is forgiven, Drew). Aroma is of cherries and wine. Great mouthfeel. Tastes of cherries, red wine, dark fruits, yeast, and belgian ale. Yum!
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beersnobsunited (7) - - JUL 17, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from Bottle into tulip glass.
Appearance: Dark amber color, beautiful carbonation streams, and yeast floating around. A firm and smooth one finger head until the bottom of glass. Lovely foam streamers left around the glass.
Aroma: More malty than I expected. At first reminded me of a caramel heavy barley wine. Strong sour scent next with strong lemon tones. Dark fruit smell from raisins and prunes.
Taste: Lemon warhead candy, red wine, vanilla from oaky wood. Touch of caramel malt in the back ground. This is probably the best sour I have ever had.
Mouthfeel: Strong sour cringe, with smooth flow. Carbonation is mild and smooth, and a bit astringent in the back. 10% ABV is noticed in the swallow with minor burn
Overall: FANTASTIC! Highly recommend to anyone who can get their hands on it.