johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black and flat. First impressions are of a sour port like flavour. Very un German in a lot of ways. Expected something as bit more impressive than this. Very disappointing.
fugitive (1409) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Beer o clock, Bucharest. Color hazy brown with a small white head. Aroma fruits, wine, cherries. Taste wine, sour, fruits, cherries.
GlasgowTAD (130) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours ruby red with a big, thick consistent beige head. Aroma is strawberries mainly, amongst berries of other variety and somewhat wheaty/bready. Taste is incredibly balanced sour and sweet, tartness comes from the wheat and sweetness from berries. There are notes of the barrel in this but not overwhelming. Well carbonated and almost like champagne in the mouth.
AdiBeer (1560) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: fruity, bread and caramel malts, light wheat. Appearance: dark, hazy brown, massive, beige head. Taste: light bitter and sour. Palate: sours intensify, lively carbonation, very fruity, berries, apples.Overall: interesting Weizenbock, has many elements of a Sour/Red Ale, was missing the Weizenbock typical sweet flavours. Bottle from Wittich Weine, Olten.
BMMillsy (1526) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 bottle, notes that this is aged in Chardonnay barrels (unlike the other versions, I think which were aged in Pinot barrels). Pours deep dark brown with a tinge of red on the edges and ahalf finger of off white head that recedes quickly. Aroma is tart and vinous, with some paint thinner notes, vinegar, plums, acidic in my nostrils. Flavor is sour black cherries, heavy wine notes, clean finish leaving a lightly tart, dry oaky finish on the palate. Heavier for a sour, in the Flanders range of brews, with some light yet prickly carbonation. This was pretty good, but also quite a detour from Aventinus.
HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Something of a revelation. The nose is rather bland, just kinda muddy brownish maltiness with teases of the tartness lying within. The flavors though, are explosive on the palate. Vineous, tart cherries, hints of raspberries, woody, acetic acid. Crazy complex. I wish this smelled...more...because yeah, hella interesting beer.
hman43 (418) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours cloudy brown with a full head that is tan. It has sour and tart aromas with vinous elements present as well. It’s initial taste is sour with a tart effect that resembles fruit and vinous flavors. It has a dry finish.
Nickls (1887) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Hazyish Musdy brown, thin eggshell head. Sour and vinous aromas, very pleasant, some funky notes and dark grapes in the aroma. Flavor has a more rounded fruity/vinous/earthy profile with some dark caramel and a dryish nutty finish. Lighter to medium body.
Iphonephan (3652) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 35 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a muddy brown with a thin off whie head. Aroma of tart cherry. Vinous and oak flavors. Tart and funky finish.
WilleLW (182) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown hazy colour with a smaller head. Aroma of sour berries, cherry and soe yeast. Taste of apple peels, apple and sour berries. A slightly salty flavour. A background of dark red dried fruits. A dry taste with characters of cider.