Beerconnaiseur (93) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The first time... A BEER... wet my pants, on opening*** //
Before it pours a dark red and treats the nose with deep sweet fruit and lingering soury brettanomyces aromas, it exploded on my desk and gushed over like a 660 year old dormant Icelandic geisir! Pure raw power!.. to say the least. My late-night reflexes though managed to react in about 3 seconds so only averagely 20 centiliters were saved. Grrr. Let’s cut the drama : 37,5cl bottle from Sweden. "Best before november 2014" it says - so probably brewed in nov 2011-2012 and aged till now. This fruit saison is soft medium sour and still full-bodied as hell. I smell grapes, framboise, raspberry, sugar, candy : yummy aromas. There’s a slight sticky sensation in the mouth, which is really tasteful. Now, normally I am used to more sour fruit lambics à la Cantillon or Tilquin, but I must say I strongly appreciated this very unique brew. A very welcome deviation! Try it if you can! With or without explosion.
**Blending tip : don’t wash the glass and pour a Westvleteren 12 (now:brew from dec. 2013). The still present fruity aromas really go well together! As the Fruit Cake isn’t that soury, it doesn’t interfere with the Ph value of the WV. Love the fruit scent intertwined with the matured taste palate our exquisite Flemish Bourgogne offers. Call it blasphemy or lack of reverence for this epic beer, but after years of Westvleteren indulgences, an experiment is most welcome.
esp0r (1980) - NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the daje reaches 2000 ratings sessions
Red, white head. Smells of funk, berries, tart fruits. Light sweet, tart fruits, quite fruity, nice acids. Moderate bitter finish. Quite nice
daje (2450) - NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget shared with esp0r and edvard, april 26th 2014. Clear red body with a pink tinted head. Aroma of sour berries, wood, citrus fruits. Taste of sour raspberries, leather, wood, peppery yeast, and a crisp fruity finish. Good stuff!
VsXsV (2271) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep murky pink brown liquid with small to medium light pink head. Aroma of toffee, red berries, autolysis, apples, vinegar and barnyard. Taste is dry and light to medium sour with notes of red berries, lemon peel and raw sugar. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Malmö beer- and whiskey festival. Stronzos sour-beers are among the best i’ve tried from the brewery. The one drawback to this beer is that there’s just slightly too much going on at the same time.
gunnfryd (10573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red amber colour with a pinkish beige head. Aroma is alcohol, raspberry. Flavour is alcohol, raspberry, malt, brett, oak. Nice beer.
_angst_ (2780) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought @ systembolaget. Pours hazy ruby red with a big frothy pinkish bluish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of sticky lacing and trace on the glass Smell is fruity and funky with biscuits, raspberries, bilberries, dark grapes, lemon juice, moist wood, "forest fruit" hard candy, bilberry pie, vanilla cream, blackberries, leather, barnyard, hay and dry soil. Taste is sweet, sour, funky and fruity with biscuits, pie crust, black currant seeds, sour cherries, cheap sour red wine, raspberries, blackberries, hay, leather, barnyard, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, moist wood and hints of mushrooms. Mouthfeel is dry, heavy tart, soft and medium bodied. finish is sour, fruity and funky with pie crust, raspberries, lemon juice, moist wood, barnyard, leather, grapefruit juice, cheap sour red wine and hay. Hides the alcohol really well but you want this to be refreshing and not too heavy. This still is way to heavy for what it is. The abv really ruins it for me...
lopisar (197) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright red color with no head. Sour aromas with but cant put my finger on specific. Sour taste with raspberries.
ekstedt (5439) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget. Shady ruby, brief head. Initially a nice raspberry aroma, which is disrupted by a strange smokey wood aroma. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium acidity.
Geokkjer (5746) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of berries, sour lemon, funk and wood. Flavor is sour and fruity with some raspberries, malt and wood. Medium body, average carbonation.