DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[9/24/15] Bottle sample at the pre-Borefts tasting at ABC Beers in Den Haag. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Dark brown. Sour aroma with vinegar, fruits, vanilla, spiciness. Sour flavor with fruits, vanilla, vinegar, spiciness. Medium-bodied.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
24th September 2015
Pre Borefts Tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Almost opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Mild whiskey sourness in to Flemish Red tang . Sour cherry and lemon. Spice. Light semi dry finish. Full on but tasty.
deanso (7199) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at the ABC Beers pre Borefts tasting
Thi n off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Sour. Ok. Not my cup \o oft ea
Theydon_Bois (14326) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the ABC Beers pre Borefts tasting, 24/09/15.
Light black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is dark fruit tartness, stewed prunes, pissy citrics, wood must.
Taste comprises dirty fruit, scorched wood, dates, lemon rind, wood must, light acidic leanings.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, tarte fruit scrub at the curtain call.
Decent enough offering if a little overly hot and lacking drinkability.
MrHangover (3605) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Pre-Borefts Tasting, courtesy of the European Crew! Pours a dark brown beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma of tarty fruits, red fruits, red wine and some oaky notes. Flavor is boozy, vineous and very strong. No sweetness detected, just tarty notes and very full and rich. Nice.
kermis (8085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ABC Beers Pre-Borefts Tasting, The Hague. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of tart fruits, citrus, herbal notes and floral/perfume aspects. Flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter and light moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Koelschtrinker (14127) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Säuerlicher, gleichzeitig süß malziger Antrunk. Die Zuckrigkeit passt kaum leicht herb künstlich. 10/9/8/7//7
harrisoni (15793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pre Borefts tasting 2015. Black beer lasting beige head. hot aroma decent dark cherries and chocolate. Lovely. Good beer.
Benzai (11364) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2015 Bottle @ ABC Beers Borefts Pre-tasting. Opaque black color, beige head. Smell and taste malts, some dark sugar, but mostly sourish, basically sour cream and dark malts. Not my thing at all.
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled September 2014
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a two finger thick, rich amber tinged, dark tan colored head. the beer is a concentrated red color that is quite dark, and the beer is opaque when held up to the light. The aroma has a nice tartness to it that is mostly lactic in character, this is backed by a toasted oak character, vanillin, touches of Bourbon like spice, some nice buttery oak notes, and some black pepper like woodiness. The aroma is dominated by the tartness and barrel character; I like that the barrel character, while omnipresent, is not overwhelming.
The beer only has a light tartness to it, it is quite dry, with almost no sweetness, despite being thick and viscous in texture. There is a light carbonation that provides a bit of effervescence, and the finish has an oak-derived astringency that helps to balance the rich body a bit. Ample flavors of toasted, woody, spicy oak character are the dominant notes here. The body accentuates a toasted malt character that manages to be caramelized without really being sweet; a bit nutty, slightly toffee like, with some butterscotch hints that are accentuated by a buttery oak character.
This is an interesting beer, it is fairly tasty, but it perhaps a touch to barrel influenced; though the barrel influence is not harsh. The sourness is fairly soft for something labeled as a sour beer, though it is definitely here.