ineedbeer (1016) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle, vintage 2012.
Aroma is moderately acidic with quite a bit of fruit character and some light oak. Lots of tart cherry and berry notes with lighter fig and plum. Light toffee and caramel notes with faint chocolate and roast. Hints of vinegar.
Pours dark brown with some lighter red hues and a thick, moderately sized, dark tan head that exhibits really good retention. Medium light lacing and small legs.
Flavor is fairly acidic - mostly lactic but a hint of acetic as well. Rather fruity with a lot of berry and tart cherry notes. Some fig, prune and plum as well. Medium light oak notes. Light toasted bread with some toffee and caramel. Hints of chocolate and roast. Low bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a pretty nice version of an American Flemish style sour beer. Lots of nice fruit and barrel character with hints of malt. Very acidic.
Alphadelic (1862) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
2013 bottle: almost perfect. Rich but tart, fruity and tangy with a woody depth. One of the best new-world sours I’ve ever had.
jdjuice (398) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark, rather amber brown with off white head. Flavors are pleasantly tart with a good deal of tannins from the barrel aging. Really quite complex and maybe a bit too rough to have more than a small amount at a time.
Division23brewin (2) - - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red color. Gray funky smell. Good mouthfeel. Great funky, fruity, tart flavor. Lasting funky on tongue.
ciaranc (1097) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, gift from Sean. Red pour, little head. Sour cherry nose. Flavour is a tart sourness, red fruits. Light body, quite fizzy. Tart finish. Nice.
neongolden (704) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 19 2014) Beautiful deep red-brown colour, like nahogany glass, with a small white head and no lace. Nice oude bruin character on the nose with tart red berries overlaying dark fruit, caramel malt, vanilla, oak, light balsamic vinegar, a little vinous as expected. On the palate, fairly sour/tart and acidic with red berries and dark fruit, a bit of vinegar, red wine touches, a fairly hefty malt core, oak coming in mid palate but fairly balanced with some leather and subtle vanilla, mild toasted notes and a hint of funk. Finish is fairly dry with lingering tartness and oak supporting a decent helping of malt. Medium body with pretty active carbonation. This is quite a nice Flanders brown that doesn’t really overdo any area, sourness, fruit, malt or wood. Good balance if not transcendental.
weihenweizen (2020) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown 2013 bottle pour into a tulip. Dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is medium body, medium/low carbonation, and lottle lacing. Taste is dark fruit, earthy, oak, some tart, some cherries, some red wine, and hints of vinegar. Pretty good, but not a favorite.
RichTheVillan (4049) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from gad905 cheers Jon; hazy purple pour with a thin pink head, dark fruit and acidic, taste has vinous action, tart red berries, vanilla, pleasant sourness.
BrewBoxer (2365) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle pour at Jimmy's 43 battle of the Belgian event. Reddish color with a sweet tart flavor. Very drinkable and easy drinking
mmahut (1363) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber body with medium, quickly evading, head. Aroma has tartness character, light woody notes. Taste has acidic sourness, long bitter background, light malty support. Body is full, medium carbonation. Not bad, but not as good as I’ve expected for the fame.