TimE (4695) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light brown color. Huge cab, oak and sour nose. The mouth is super light for 10% with lots of oak, cherries, green apples and tons of sourness. Soon good.
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, vintage 2014. Pours clear dark amber with tiny beige head. Aroma is packed with funky goodness, vanilla, oak, vinegar, wood, candy, cherries, red berries, red wine, some parfume, earthy and light tobacco. Taste is pretty intense and dense, deep balsamic, dried fruits, berries, fruity, really mellow at first, like the aroma, then super sour. Some candy and still really fruity and light tobacco woody feel. Warming alcohol and tart finish with good portion of tannins. Fizzy carbonation.
Pyrmir (5201) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
375 ml bottle at home, thanks TimVim! Reddish amber with tiny beige head. Aroma faint, bready malt, sour, funky, wine barrel, grapes. Taste is bready, tart, sour, grapes, grape juice, barrel, funky brett notes with a bitter spur finish with lots of grapes. Nice!
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome! Poured a dark murky brown with nice poofy head and great lacing. Complex malts helped retain nice head. Delicious rich aromas of oak cellar wine raspberries cherries and tint of bourbon vanilla. The sourness was well balanced by the strong wine and vanilla bourbon flavors. Very balanced and complex. If you like wine beer and bourbon this one is for you A Plus.
patricks110 (2354) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A simply amazing brew. Pours a murky, opaque burgundian brown with a few beige bubbles forming a head. The aroma is rich, heavy with funk notes, vanilla, raisin and currant dried fruit notes and a plethora of funky barrel notes. First sip is a bit sweet with an underlying vanilla-esque and woody barrel note. Light sugary currant and raisin notes, heavy oak and caramel malts. The beer is in exquisite balance with the finish filled with tart, acetic notes and a ton of funky farmhouse notes. A simply delightful beer!
GTAEgeek (1750) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 mL bottle, brought to Ale Alpharetta by Hamp. Pours a nice ruby brown, with no head. The nose is caramel, tart black cherries, black pepper, syrup, and a touch of rye. Very sweet and syrupy, with a nice, sharp sourness. Medium to heavy body, syrupy, sharp and fairly acidic. This is a nice dark sour - complex, rich and vinous.
Cybercat (4635) - Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours fairly clear mahogany with a nice pale tan head. Fruity aroma has notes of dark fruit plus some apple, and a bit of malt. Tart flavor pleases with notes of apple and cherry as well as hints of plum, banana and malt. Firm body titllates with a persistent and satisfying tingle. Consecrate a glass today.
Bov (11456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 15, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
courtesy of Thomas Schneider - hazy brown beer with a modest foam left; decently woody aroma with fair notes of cherries and hints of vinegar; full-bodied, lively and a bit chewy; assertive, tasty and effervescent; long woody cherryish, prune and vinegar-like finish, solidly sourish with lingering notes of rhubarb; quite dry - huge beer !
EithCubes (5426) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2015
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A bottle at Tria in Philly, corked and caged. I went into this expecting something very different than what I got: expected heavy ethyl lactate, tobacco, intense acetic character, instead got incredibly dense leathery Brett that was bold and lasting, somewhat like smushed cherry fruit leather at times, but more often like actual leather, a Brett assault unique to my experience. Medium wood component that thankfully isn’t gobsmackingly "oak" helps with the firm vinous character. Lovely dark red hue, a touch sweet only to start (that quickly faded into roughness), not overtly/extremely sour (though a few bottles might have me worrying about heartburn), full, earth-rich, and complex, killer mouthfeel, simply world class. Only thing lacking for me was a better nose, and that owed probably to atmosphere; anyone willing to donate a bottle for home consumption can BM me for the address :)
Gerbeer (2810) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml swing top bottle. Pours a clear dark red/brown with light bubbly head. Aromas of oak, sour red berries and red wine vinegar. Flavors of cranberries, tart cherries, oak, and vinegar. Solid and quenching. But overpriced.