corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a very cloudy and very dark chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a three finger, frothy beige head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks and spots if soapy lace left behind.
Earthy, slightly acetic aroma with a strong barrel character that somewhat overpowers the characteristics of the base beers. Prominent charred oak and very vinous with strong dark fruit sweetness followed by some bready yeast, peppery spice and chocolate malt. The red wine barrels really stand out with hints of damp oak, grape, currant, sour cherry, plum and other dark berries. The blend also gives off a slightly distracting and unpleasant acetone/chemical scent, hiding what is most pleasant about Aventinus. Underneath, there is some sweeter dark malt notes along with sourdough bread, banana and zesty clove but I wish that these elements were stronger in the nose.
Whoa, this beer is a huge acetone bomb! So much so that it almost completely overwhelms all of the other flavors. Harsh, solvent like and very tough to drink with lots of chemical flavor and vinegar. There’s some decent barrel flavor, mostly dry oak and sweet vinous fruit but the acetic acid is so overpowering, it kills off most of the pleasant flavors. Nothing about the base beers stand out except for some boozy sweetness and alcohol burn. I like that they are experimenting but this beer is pretty much an undrinkable mess.
johnnnniee (3152) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from the bottle shared by Mike at the fest yesterday, thanks for the opportunity!
Slightly tart, rich spicy bready wheat with a hint of tartness.
Fin (8699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, consumed at home Friday 15th May 2015 in company of Lynn and Barry. Wow this is really fruity, tart and tangy and very sour and wheaty! I hadn’t a clue what this beer was just picked up as not had it before so was surprised at the level of sourness, really fruity with berries in abundance, great stuff. Shared with Barry, but Lynn really liked this as well. A7 A3 T8 P4 Ov15 3.7
DonPiano (71) - GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very sour and sparkling Bock. The taste of citrus and grapes are dominating and I almost thougt that I was drinking wine. Not my kind of beer but I understand people that like the taste.
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared bottle at Bøker & Børst, Stavanger. Ruby brown, opaque body with a short lived, light brown head. Inviting oxidized apple compote, fruity malt, bretty prune nose. Refreshing complex sour fruity flavor. Oak and vanilla and plenty of vinuous barrel notes.Medium plus carbonated and medium bodied. Highly recommended.
Psytron (1631) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2015
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Smell of citrus, acid. Muddy brown colour, tiny white head. Aroma of green apple, yeast. Sour. Lively carbon. Quite unpleasant. Midflat carbon.
madvike (3134) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours rosy amber with a filmy off-white head. Nose has lots of oak and red wine, cherry, bready malt, and a bit of sharpness. Taste is milky cherry, oak, wine barrels, warm, mellow bready malt. Smooth body with gentle carbonation and a thick mouthfeel.
Rudat1992 (11) - Dortmund, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A slightly hazy brown color, with a small white head. It has a fruity wine aroma, acetic acid notes and the disposal is malty. It also has a slight banana-note. It tastes like caramel, vanilla, milk chocolate and raisins, furthermore it has a sour note.
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big 750ml bottle at Cafe Abseits shared with Finn, Jan and a few others. A patchy layer at the top of a slightly hazy red-brown coloured body. Aroma of red orange and earthy malts. Mid-tart taste of red berries, lemon, dried fruits,and oak.Vinous. Tart and sweet to the ending. Smooth on the swallow. Nice (Bamberg 11.10.2014).
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delt flaske 750ml på Cafe Abseits, Bamberg 11 Okt 14. Dyp amber. Lavt farget skum. Syrlig fruktaroma. Amaken avrundet. Syrlig frukt. God balanse. Sursøt avslutning. God!