erickok (4077) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Brett blond with barrel aging? Sign me up! Mostly clear body, light golden with a bubbly soda light head. Appley, vinegar, clean yeast, young cheese, bit floral. Thinner than expected, maybe because of the sourness. At least this makes for a crisp body. The bourbon aging doesn’t really work for me and might also contribute to the Watery texture. It just all doesn’t make much sense together. Maybe it’s my high expectation but I don’t think this is the best of experiments. We don’t have to age every beer in bourbon barrels, you know? (75cl bottle from Dranken Geers)
tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/VIII/13 - 75cl bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - BB: 25/V/18 (2013-753) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!
Clear orange beer, creamy irregular white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: chloride, lemony, citric, sourish, bit metallic. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, grapefruit, fruity, bit floral, some chloride. Aftertaste: citrus, bit of chloride, pretty grassy touch, sourish. Not bad, but very weird and undefined in style.
phaleslu (7208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks a ton, Blake! Pours a semi-cloudy gold with a medium white head that leaves a lasting film on the beer. Aroma of grapes, sweat, sweet and doughy malts, straw, oak, sugar, and a little vanilla. Flavor of lemon, sourdough, oak, herbs, apricot, and vanilla. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, funky, mildly tart mouthfeel. Not a lot of bourbon influence here; the sour stuff leads the way.
Benzai (9579) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from bottle @ RBBSG II. Clear yellow color, virtually no head. Aroma is weird, it’s just like sour and sweet even eachother out. Same with the flavor. I like this better than the original Struiselensis because I’m generally not really into sour beers. Hmm not a success imo.
tquest (93) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden orange with a nice white head. Not alot of smell, citric. Taste is not that sour as i expected, citric, apple, fruits. A nice beer overall though.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
77ships (4844) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Personal contribution. 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Pours murky orange with no head. Smell is mellow tartness, sweet fruits, mellow marmalade, pineapple, fructose, mellow marmalade, caramel sugar,.. Taste is sweet vanilla sugar, nice marmalade bourbon, only light sourness, orange jam, mellow marmalade, pineapples, toffee, light citrus, only very light tartness in the back, small touch bitterness,… Oily, creamy, little carbonation. Really good & very interesting. Just think of this as a unique Barley wine as opposed to a geuze-style beer which the original non-BA batches were. Too different to even compare.
_angst_ (3274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours hazy pale golden with a rather big creamy offwhite head that leaves some creamy lacing on the glass when dissipate. Smell is sour, malty and fruity with crackers, lemon juice, lemon flavoured yoghurt, moist wood, vanilla fudge, white grapes, lemon zest, bilberry bush leaves, dry pine needles, dry soil, hay and hints of grapefruit juice and barnyard. Taste is very tiny sweet, tiny bitter, sour and malty with white bread, crackers, vanilla, moist wood, lemon juice, white grapes, grapefruit juice, brett, dry pine needles, barnyard, dry soil and hay. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, round, tart and light bodied. Finish is sour and tart with crackers, white bread, lemon juice, white grapes, grapefruit rinds, dry pine needles, moist wood, hay and dry soil. Very balanced, quite thirst-quenching and tasty.
rlgk (12430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Sweet&Sour in Sätila 20130810. Somewhat hazy pale golden beer with a small white head. Fruity sourish aroma, woody, bourbon notes, citrus, grapefruit, floral, grapes, some hay. Sourish yeasty flavor, citrus, hay, woody notes, brett, mango notes, earthy, leather notes. Sour fruity finish with hay, citrus, grapefruit and some woods.
tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomer tnx to rlgk. Pours clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma is bourbon barrel slightly sweet malty bretty. Flavor is astringent bitter acidy bretty barrel.
Aniela (2552) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden with a small not lasting offwhite head. Sourish, fruity, citrus aroma. Sourish, sweet and fruity flavour with grapefruit notes.