Scopey (11525) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle at Sour & Bitter 2012. It pours very dark brown, with a thin tan film. The nose is sweet-sour, balsamic vinegar, red berry, syrup, wood, vanilla and almond. The taste is also sweet-sour, white and balsamic vinegar, tart lemon, grapefruit, red berry, wood and alcohol warmth, with lightly tart finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and moderate tartness. Well balanced. Definitely one of the best American interpretations of a Flemish red that I’ve had.
Christian (12548) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2012 Sour & Bitter Festival CPH 2012. Cloudy brown with a lasting off-white head. Funky aroma with red berries and a mineral note. Dry funky and tart flavour with red berries and an ever so slightly roasted finish
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour & Bitter 2012, Copenhagen. Brown beer with no head. Fruity, oakey, vinous aroma with nice citrus notes. Sourish fruites and some grassy flavour. Nice beer :-)
_angst_ (4300) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ the Sour & Bitter event in Copenhagen. Pours hazy reddish brown with no head worth mentioning. Smell is sweet and sour with burnt sugar, hay, lemon juice, dark bread, vinegar and ripe dark grapes. Taste is sweet, sour and malty with dark sweet bread, ripe dark grapes, hay, wild strawberries, lemon juice, barnyard and hints of vinegar. Mouthfeel is round, tart and medium bodied. Finish is tart, slightly sour and tiny bitter with bread, grapes, lemon zest and vinegar.
BelgianBeerGal (3670) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at DLD. This was so nice, sharp and refreshing. It held its own in the lineup of huge beers tried that day. Something I would definitely trade for again.
RasmusOtt (2074) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Phredrik! Pours ruby red with a light brown head. Aroma has an overal flemish touch along with vinegar, balsamic, sweet cherry, rather tart, raspberry, oaky notes, marmelade, lacto and some brett. Pretty nice balance here. Taste is vinegar, balsamic, sweet cherry, tart, sour berries, flemish, darker fruity nuances, lacto, brett, dry wood and acid. Very nice!
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by DalzAle thanks Greg! Pours red brown with a quick khaki head that fades to nothing. Aroma is tart leather cherries and wood. Taste is all of the above with more wood and somewhat smooth tartness and a little lactic. Palate is slick and chalky drying finish. Solid sour!
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours cloudy brown. The aroma holds vanilla, coconut and buttery oak up front with citric, tiny toasted/roasted and light funky undertones. The flavour is dry and near medium acidic with vinous, funky, oaky and citric notes. The mouthfeel soft, tart and round with a light to medium carbonation. Citric and light oaky finish. Light to medium bodied.
rlgk (16896) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sour and bitter 2012. Amber beer with no head. Sourish woody aroma, oaky, bitter, fruity, some citrus, vinous, vanilla notes. Sourish flavor, vinous, oaky, fruity, citrus, grass notes, some vanilla. Bitter fruity finish.
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade with mashmaster. Lively red pour, small light rim of head. The aroma is very nice! Dark berries, balsamico, cherries, oak, vanilla, leathery brettanomyces notes giving it a nice edge, slightly funky. Tastes just like a good strong flemish red should - balsamic vinegar, oak, vanilla, cherries, wild yeast notes and leather. Greatly balanced. Mouthfeel is silky and gentle just as I imagine a fluffy white rabbit smothered in caramel and candy floss. Wabbit.