rauchbier (3496) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle conditioned. GBBF2003. Hazy amber, no head and good condition. Apple fruity with a slight lambic tang and a possibility of other infection in the background
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle GBBF - nice label, acidic metallic and like the sloeberry juice my mom used to make. Hazy brown orange color with hints of green. Fizzy carbonation but no head. Acidic, typicall sloeberry and lemon soda taste. Pricki. Have to get used to it-
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker, hazy, almost fruit juice color. Pineapple juice aroma, more so than any other beer I've ever had. Very fizzy, aggressive palate--too aggressive? Yet, a surprisingly dull flavor. A tingle of interest, but no cigar. (bottle at GBBF 2003)
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
With sloeberries. Fruity and tart dry aromas,like tart berries. Gassy. Beautiful clear red color. Body like an early homebrew (dry yeast). Slightly sweet, but tart and dry flavors.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sleedoorn means sloe(berry). Label by American cartoonist Bill Coleman.
Colour: Rosé Champagne with brownish shine. Gushing!, then Champagne-like bubbling with fast disappearing head - more like rosé brut than some pseudo-Champagne beers!
Nose is fruity, estery, perfumed. Definitely something wild - wild strawberries come to mind. Also dry sherry nose!
Taste: sweet like sweet portwine, but more fruity and lighter, of course. Fruit is inidentifyable to me - but then I don"t consume sloeberries on a daily base. Sweetness however, keeps dominating.
Mouthfeel has some tartness,adstingency even, but it is masked by the sweetness. Not really light, there is some body after all.