zach8270 (3370) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Dark red pour with a fizzy tan head. Tart and fruity aroma. Some acidic notes that are counter-balanced by very sweet and fruity notes. Caramel notes at the start of the flavor that moves to a tart and sour funky note that goes back to fruity and sweet then to oaky and more sour. Layers of complex flavors with a funky and tart aftertaste. Big fan.
conway (1310) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with off white head. Aroma is tart with toasted oak. Taste adds lots of sour cherry and acetone. Medium sticky mouthfeel. Awesome.
sulawang (593) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Visual: Pours dark cherry red with a smallish dissipating creamy head, thin ringed retention, micro bubbles, several steady streams.
Nose: sour cherry, barnyard, cinnamon, red wine. Complex. (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: extremely tart, off-dry
Mid-palate: (lvl-2)-sweetness, high tart, highly sour, (MAIN) sour cherries, red wine, red vinegar
Finish: oak, puckery, pukey berry w/ mild oak exhale
Summary: The intense sour tartness is very taxing on the palate. The first glass is tough to sip, moreso as it warms up. The fruit flavour is okay, but I’m not too fond of the pukey flavour that creeps up near the finish. I prefer the Duchess de Bourgogne; it’s much more palatable.
Marduk (2526) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle. Hazy copper color. Tiny to almost no head. Sour, vinegar, bit fruity aroma. Vinegar, red currant, fruity, acidic taste. Juicy body. Acidic bite. Extreme.
SirLimpsalot (2061) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Basunen: riktig trevlig doft. Tycks känn en hint av körsbär. Smaken är fantastisk sur men med en fin balans med bär. Riktigt härlig syrlighet
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---- Soberness not garanteed!
TheJvd (786) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours hazy amber/redish with a small off-white head. Aroma has quite some wood, tartness, lactic acid, some fruitiness and cherries. Taste is quite sour with some fruitiness, wood, lactic acid and a dry finish. Ligth to medium body, medium carbo. Nice.
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 16 Street Liquor, West Vancouver; vintage 2013
Dark color, brown with red hue; medium sized beige head. Pervasive aroma, tart, fruity, of cherries and balsamic vinegar, old wine barrels, malt. Lean body; some caramel flavor, hidden; the acidity is too high, the beer loses any grace, it becomes a jackhammer; some red wine vinegar, with balsamic notes; tart and lemony too.
Too aggressive, no elegance, but still a good beer.
Enjoyit (3447) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown of color with a beige head, An aroma of red berries, candy, sour and balsamico. A flavor of red berries, sour and sweets.
htzpah (76) - - JUN 7, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells like a stinky cheese. But once you start drnking it, you can't stop, you want to keep the taste going.
BLADT (474) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. Dark brown. Beige head. Blue cheese nose. Berries. Some sherry. Smells hotter than it is. Taste follows. Blue cheese. Tart berries. Sour finish.
HonusWagner (1328) - Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The good bottles of this are nicely semisweet with hints of cherry and a mild tartness that reminds of Rodenbach Classic, the less good bottles are really vinegar heavy and the fruit doesn’t come through as well because of the high acidity. I am rating this tilted towards the good bottles, which I’ve mostly been lucky enough to experience.