tfredvik (1322) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a surprisingly clear body (there goes my childhood wisdom about the unavoidable haziness of wheat beers), dark copper in colour, with a small head that leaves some lacing. Sour and strong aroma of tart fruits, red berries and cask wood. Complex and lovely strong flavour of acidic and tart fruits, tart red berries, red wine and cask wood. Moderate to light sweet and moderate sour taste. A brilliant beer!
[75 cl bottle, labelled Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Aventinus Barrique 2014, shared with Svensenga smak & behag, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
rood (56) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely nose: strawberry, cherry, raspberry and aceton. Lovely taste: oaky, cherry, ciric acid, vinegar, vanilla. Lovely mouthfeel. Lingering fruity aftertaste. Mjammie mjammie mjammie.
Weisenbock? No. Vlaams Rood? Yes. Go for it if you like sours, avoid if else.
Lubiere (10846) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed dark amber ale with a very thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, prunes, light woody notes, very nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light licorice, light lactic notes, light woody notes, very nice and smooth. On tap at Farmhouse tap and Grill.
esp0r (2302) - NORWAY - MAY 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with daje, Simonsen & edvard at The "Esp0r #2000 Weekend in The Woods" 2014
Red, hazy, tanned head. Smell of ripe fruits, caramel, yeast esters, phenols, wheat. Moderate sweet, some aecidic acids, quite fruity, moderate sour, quite complex. Moderate bitter, fruit peel and red wine finish. As always a splendid beer from Schneider
Gachupines (1049) - USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a big tan head which dissipates somewhat quickly. Aroma is tart a little vinegary and oddly reminiscent of soy sauce. Flavor is tart and fruity with a fair amount of malt to bag it up. Just a little sweet in the finish though the aftertaste is mainly tartness.
Iznogud (1318) - CROATIA - MAY 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 750 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours hazy brown with off-white head. Caramel, dried fruits, spicy, woody, bit vinous. Expected better.
Geiserich (3620) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bier-deluxe: Aroma with notes of cider, red wine, barrique, dark fruits, plums, berries, wheat, hops. Flavor is fruity, sourly with notes of red berries, red wine, very light bitter, astringent end.
JanEric (1108) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at BFG15, masterclass. 6 months on pinot noir casks. Weizen to the darkr side, Wine is notably occurring, a bit krik like towards the finish. Nice one, but a strange combination.
zacgillbanks (2981) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A mahogany coloured beer that pours with no head at all. It has a tart, sour cherry flavour, warming strawberries, currants and sherry notes followed by digestive biscuit, cheesecake base and more cherries on the finish. Excellent!
Bozo_skeleton (687) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ambrée, sans carbo, petit collet fuyant.
Aromes puissant de bois, pomme verte, raisin et une pointe de cherry.
Vive et tres aigre sur l’ataque, on y retrouve en finale les notes de pomme verte acide et le cote boise.
Le taux d’alcool ne se ressent pas sur le moment...