BrettTaylor (477) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark rich brown color - bottle #415/688. This bottle has no carbonation at all - completely flat and obviously no head. Aroma - almost porter like, but raisins, cherry, chocolate and maybe a hint of balsamic. Taste - tartness, chocolate, red fruit. Mildly creamy mouthfeel with an interesting soft finish and a slow finishing mild alcohol hotness. I want to like this, but wish there were some carbonation. Based on other reviews I would say this bottle wasn’t very well sealed. Taste profile seems similar so I don’t think there was spoilage.
beer_est_deus (646) - örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ljust jord färgad med ett ljus brunt skum. Doft: Funk, kompost, växter, citron syra. Smak: Kommer att tänka på Rodenbach Grand Cru, funk, trä, äppel kärnor.
kerenmk (2305) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. 2013 bottle. Murky brown, white head. Lots of fruit in the nose, esteric, some cherry. Sour, brett that becomes fruitful and tarty with some apple in the mouth. Long finish, smooth, full body, a little astringent.
Mainuh_man (113) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.75L bottle. Pours hazy mohaganey with a frothy off-white head. Lots of sour aromas, with hints of balsamic vinegar, also dough, vinous and notes of bourbon. Noteworthy and different flavor profile. Sweet-sour flavor up front with some woody notes. Middle has a short period of malty sweeetness, but then to a long, drawn out sour flavor with some hints of butterscotch and burnt oak / bourbon and warm alcohol in the chest. Full-body with a slick mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Overall, much complexity to this beer. Mostly on the sour side, but a broad range of aromas, and a fast-moving flavor profile makes this stand out.
kraddel (3057) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gents bierfestival Nr 5
Pours clear, dark brown. no real head . Smell is sweet, grains, malts, complex, yeast . Taste is bit sour, funky , oak, brett, dark malts ( not roasty though ) , bit sweet . Ok .
ninecats (140) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a light-brown head that settles quick. Aroma is complex, with a distinct sourness of red currant, raspberries, grapes, some wood, oak, gum, a slight sweeter nuance in the back. Taste is direct, with vinous, sour tones of red berries, grapes and green apples. Some oak tones and a slightly sweeter side in the back, bread foremost, before a dry sour finish with a hint of warming alcohol. Body medium to full, soft carbo, smooth texture. Way more complex than I’m able to write down, bravo. One thing is sure, this tastes nothing like an everyday weizen bock, this has so much more complexity and flavours.
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. 2013 bottle. Murky brown. Lovely aroma of sour fruits, some lactic acid, oak, some malt and a funky touch. Sourish and slightly sweetish flavor with malt, a bit of caramel, sour dark fruits and yogurt. Rounded mouthfeel. A bit heavy but very nice.
BillWyce (717) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle labelled "Aventinus Eisbock Barrique" and numbered 462 of 688. Poured hazy nut-brown with no head at all. Appears flat. There is a mild herbal/medicinal aroma with notes of wine and wood. Medium body, a bit oily. Prominent alcohol astringency in the finish. Medicinal flavor with notes of wine and wood in it. I had high expectations for this. Sadly, I think this bottle may have been infected or spoiled. Hope to have another opportunity to try this and see its true character.
after4ever (6115) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, capped, taped, roped, pamphleted. Very nice. Pours a clear and very dark amber. No real head or lace. Big vinous nose, showing blackberry and a bit of balsamic, plus plenty of spicy oak. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Blackberries, balsamic, oak, and cherry notes on the mid palate. Long berry finish. Quite nice.
Countbeer (4397) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Thank Douberd: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized lively and quickly lowering levels creamy vanilla colored foamy head on top of a hazy brown colored beer.
Aromas of Brett, wood, grapes, white wine, some berries, some sweet malts, tarty tones, cherries, some oak, some cellar, some brown sugars. A mix of Belgian Oud Bruin, some Lambic ish tones and a wild beer... Nice but Weizendoppelbock?
Flavour is tart and sour with berries, grapes, wild yeast, lacto tones, white vinous notes, some wood and oak, malty, some caramel, hints of brown sugars and a slight sprinkle of red/brown fruit with a light bitter edge.
Aftertaste is tart with grapes, some malts, white wine notes, some bitters and wood.
Low carbo, creamy tart mouthfeel, more than just medium bodied and a sticky tart creamy texture.
For a Weizendoppelbock this is quite weird and actially sucks a bit, but for a wild beer and beer that has been aged in white wine barrels it’a quite nice. I like sour and wild and I like this beer, still some minus points for loosing the style out of sight...
JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: muddy purple brown with a quickly retreating light tan head. Aroma: strong aroma of sour cherries and raspberries, with brown bread, caramel, graham cracker pie crust, and a bit of vanilla. Taste: quick hit of tootsie roll, before a sour/tart note like a rodenbach rolls across the tongue, with notes of vanilla, old wood, and a slight earthiness. Finish: lingering sweet/sour notes are pleasant on the palate, slowly fading with the sweetness becoming just a bit more pronounced. Notes: Amazing, wonderful hybrid beer. Amazing what the barrel aging imparts, for this no longer resembles anything close to a weizenbock and much more seems a traditional sour ale/lambic hybrid. Deceptively, dangerously well-hidden alcohol, and a great, smooth, refreshing palate.