JK (4747) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle chared by Bob. Moderately sour. Red, some balsamic, and a good palate. Crisp, clean finish. Good.
thomashall (197) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Strong funky smell. Taste same with slight wood character. Good sour.
BVery (7226) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by Bob - thanks! Mostly clear reddish pour with minimal head. Nice sour fruit notes. Well rounded. Semi dry finish. Yum.
Bacterial (1826) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Bob - thanks! Darkish amber pour wih very little head. Sweet tart nose. Nice taste. Tart with a nice wood character as well.
Travlr (14155) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG Asheville. Depp maroon brown color, amber head. Aroma of sweet and sour cherries, light vinegar. Taste is softly sour dark fruit, brown bread. Tasty.
jfb (4250) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) hazy brown colour with a frothy light beige head. aroma of coconut and cherries, slightly muddy, with a hint of balsamic vinegar and some banana. flavour is heavy vinegar and brown sugar, with a hint of pineapple and a very tart finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
Brigadier (3150) - 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 (11842) - Göteborg, 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 (9150) - 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 (4301) - 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.