Countbeer (2852) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 Bottle: Vintage 2010:
Ashy vanilla colored head which is more a lacing and changes slowly into a ring with an island in the middle. The beer has a hazy amber color with a light mber ruby shine...
The aromaís are nice(!) and complex: yeast, wild yeast, brett, (white) wine, berries, wood, flowers, wet stone, a hint of mashed apricot, caramel, hint of something sugary and some spices.
The flavours are amazing too, a full mix of: good tart, berries, grape, lemon, yeast, wild yeast, wood, hint of stone, sour yeast, hint of something light malty, light (spicy), vinous notes and a hint of bitterness.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
Wauwie, this is a hell of a good beer! Lovely smell, lovely taste, balanced and just super good!
IluvatarMilan (190) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared by a friendly Count. Pours a nice mahagony brown, opaque body, small and thin white head. Aroma is extremely rich, subtle and deep. Hints of vanilla, dried red fruit, cherry, mild wood and some earthiness. The taste is a sublime symbiosis between terrific beer and wine flavours. A velvety mouthfeel carries with it intense fruit, both sweet and sour. Perfect tartiness in aftertaste. A rather poetic beer almost
dhunter151 (210) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect sour beer. The sour cherries is the dominant flavor but can also taste the oak flavor added by the Pinot Noir barrel.
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Emeister84 (437) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of sour cherries, subtle oak, subtle wine, and some caramel. Hazy, orange-amber with a mostly dissipating, tan head. Bitter, tart, and tangy. Medium bodied, refreshing, and leaves a funky, tart aftertaste.
swanmann (469) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the small bottle: Itís amber-brown with some burgundy tones, plenty of suspension and a small amount of rapidly dissipating tan-burgundy bubbles. Aromas of funky oak, pinot and sour cherries. The flavor is not as sour as I expected, but still tart. Sour cherry with some caramel and a bit of bitterness and carboardy funk. Effervescent but soft carbonation. All in all a very lovely delicious beer.
olr1984 (285) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle poured in a tulip glass. Dark red orange with tart and oak aroma. Sour tart cherry taste. A bit bitter up front.
Jimmythespoon (286) - CYPRUS - JAN 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my top beers that I tried at the brewpub. Beautiful sourness with a balance of bitterness. Aromas are of sour cherry.
davey101 (491) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 062212. 375ml bottle into a tulip glass. Huge thanks to WesM63, this is a huge want of mine!
A - Pours a clear dark ruby body. Lots of rising carbonation and one finger of off white foam. Minimal lacing and retention.
S - Cherries, oak, vanilla, red wine, and some tart vinegar. Quite nice.
T - Tart cherries and oak. A bit of vinegar and moldy cheese with a long sour finish. Not very well balanced and a bit harsh. Aftertaste is clean with a lasting acetic bite. Not quite at the level of a flanders our bruin. Super sour and just a bit jumbled when it comes to the flavors
M - Crisp and lively, medium bodied.
O - Super sour with a nice cherry presence, but this one did not live up to the hype for me. Glad to have had the chance to try it though.
Natai (81) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Russian River, served in goblet. Reddish brown with a small white head. Aromas of sour cherry and white wine. Potent but balanced sour cherry flavors that arenít overpowering.
Patrickctenchi (1682) - columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy brown, reddish with very little head....
Aroma is sour, lactic, tart cherry, brett...
Taste is nicely bracing, sour, funky fruit...
Tangy and woody.....