Brigadier (2985) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle
A messy American sour might have been inspired by Rodenbach but tastes more like acidic apple juice and red vines. A beer best shared with friends to minimize the amount you personally have to drink, the contents are nothing more than a tick. Don’t pick this up and try to age it beyond a month or two.
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated caramel brown base overdoes the bubbly nature as the head surges upwards. After a minute it collapses to nothingness. Oak, vinegar, and caramel brownies rise with an acidic tone that highlights the cherry red vines.
Flavor / Palate - The acidic bite immediately blasts the palate with vinegar and cherry pits. Warm apple juice carried by the chewy mouthfeel hits the throat first. Soon afterwards the vinegar sticks to every surface. More balance beyond a malt driven acidity would do remarkable things for a confusing mess of mixed messages.
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBESG 2014 in London, Grand Tasting at Moncada. Hazy brownish/amber beer with a small head. Sourish aroma, vinous, vinegar, grapes, raisins, figs, grassy notes. Sour vinegar flavor, grapefruit, rubber notes, earthy, raisins, some citrus. Very good.
pivnizub (8868) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle(RBESG 2014):Light amber coloured, small foamy off-white layer; moderate sourish and woody and fruity nose with a small amount of caramel underneath; solid sour flavor with a detectable mild sweetness, nearly medium bodied; lingering sour and fruity finish, bareky balanced by a small dash of caramalt. Good…
AndySnow (3310) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: RBESG 14 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Brown colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sour, fruit, tart.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, tart, citrus, fruit.
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9th August 2014
RBESG pt 18. Moncada. Grand Tasting. Hazy amber beer, residual pale cream colour head. Palate is very light, also dry and crisp. A nice mix of sharp gueuzey sourness, lemon and fresh orange which is set off by a nice vanilla oak. Crisp dry finish. Interesting and tasty.
Benzai (8234) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. Unclear dark orange to brownish color, small off-white head. Smell and taste sourness, sour fruits, red fruits, red currant, fruit peel, dry, lightly liquor. Medium body and carbonation.
Ferris (4254) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Sour cherry and barrel notes. Cloudy red copper with a thin white head. Tart up front and a throat hurting strength, sour cherry and a lot of wonderful.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #156. Bottle shared by Sledutah at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy red color with a thin fizzy tan head. Poor head retention. Aroma of tart stone fruits and mild funk. The taste is tart earthy funk, stone fruits. Medium bodied.
jbruner (2318) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting! This one was of my last of the afternoon and my notes are "holy shit wrestle. Awesome". I remember liking it a lot, thicker and chewier than most with a lasting finish.
DrSilverworm (6416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! Mostly hazy amber orange color. Thin khaki head. Some dots of lace. Nice woody cherry fruity aroma. Great sour red brown red aroma. Some lactic cream aroma. Moderate to bigger sour aroma, nice spicy bigger taste. Light, lighter sweet. Moderate to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Awesome sour brown color. Awesome sour brown, way better than expected.