Koelschtrinker (16330) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 ZBF2007: Saurer Kirschgeruch. Säuerlicher Antrunk, leicht alkoholischer Mittelteil. Das Bier schwankt immer wieder zwischen eiem säuerlichen und einem eher süßlichen Kirscharoma. So auch im kirschig-malzigen Nachgeschmack, in dem der Hopfen kratzig erscheint.
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2007 Draught. Dark brown red coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma is great. Berries, subtle sourness, spice, grape, some earthnotes and a countering sweetness gives a aroma in great balance. Flavour as well i harmonious and balanced. Dense sour berries, flowers, light sour grape, spice and some light vinegarnotes. Very complex. Has a fantastic mouthfeel. Is dry and grapish in the end with some berrysweetness. Yet another masterpiece from the fantastic Struise brewers. Cheers to Urbain, Carlo and all the others.
JorisPPattyn (9242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dull chestnut colour; good beige head. Sour, lactic and even acetic acid aromas, severe. Very dry, extremely woody with a perfect lactic/acetic balance. Complex without showing. Very dry, agreable, certain slickness. Great beer, but oh, so severe!
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2007 A Mes rate:
Draught at ZBF. Totally love Aardmonnik, totally love Pannepot. Of course they go together, no brainer really. Like a tarty Pannepot or a less sour Aardmonnik. Sweet and sour caramel nose. Red grapes (red wine) a la Aarmonnik. Great dark brown colour with a tan head. Simply incredible in the mouth dancing over the palate jumping from sour Aardmonnik character to the candy sugared roastyness of Pannepot. Earthy and sugary, balsamic (very) and creamy. Its a tastebud assault. Loooong finish goes on for a long time. Superb. Clearly one of the best of the festival.
SHIG (4383) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2007 Draught: Poured a dark hazy brown with light brown thick fast acting head. The aroma was fruit and acidic. Spicy earthy flavor that finshed dry acidy.
Alengrin (4267) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Once made in a limited volume of only 5 hl, exclusively for beer festivals and only on tap; I encountered it twice, the first time at the ZBF of 2007 and then at the HOP Karakterbierweekend in Vichte in June 2007; this rating is based on the second encounter. Tanned, thin, loosely structured and quickly dissolving head, colour mahogany - bronze; aroma stunningly complex, very fruity and earthy, maltiness with elegant sour notes, impressions of oak, dates, bitter chocolate, port wine, raisins, balsamic vinegar, medium dry sherry, dried leaves, coffee grounds, hazelnuts, passion fruit; taste equally complex, in fact one of the most complex ales I ever had the pleasure to taste, exotic fruit, deep and rich, multi-layered maltiness, a bit toasty, chocolatey, nutty, all drenched in a refreshing lactic acidity which is blended in perfectly, ending in a fascinatingly complex, long and dry aftertaste. An absolute delight, a pity it is not produced anymore; blending two masterpieces does not necessarily result in a new masterpiece, but in this case each of the two components brilliantly reinforce one another.
Jerre (3032) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Second taste (first at ZBF) Now on tap @ KBW. Hazy dark brown, light beige head. Aroma sour, fruits, dark malts, little candi. Medium to full body. Taste is complex but good: malts, sourness, little sweet, nuts ?.
diabel (1678) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at ZBF 2007, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.
Very dark body. Lightly brown, creamy head. Fruity aroma of apples and wine. Lightlu sweet, moderately sour flavour. Very well balanced and complex. Keep up the good work guys!
JoeinDahlem (1440) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Earth Nun has arrived. Dark brown, thick head. Aroma of sour apples and other sour fruits. Lively, slighty acidic mouthfeel, tart-sour fruit flavor, maybe cherries. Lacks the creaminess and maltiness of the Reserva, but still dry and lovely.
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown reddish body, huge beige head, thick lacing; Huge great nose, with lots of complexity, tons of different elements from fresh sour fruits to warmer malty licorice; Near perfect carbonation in a body that is a very little soft, bitter, sour and sweet; Loooong finish where the sourness grows and the aromas explode. Very, very great beer!