VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums around bonfire. Can hardly make out anything I wrote down on it. Pours a veiled brown with a short lived beige head. Aroma is milk chocolate, caramel, bretts. Flavor is fruit concentrate. Things I seriously cannot decipher. Finish is unripe fruit, tartness, soap. Light body, average carbonation.
RexTalionis (2131) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 Bottle 75 cl. Pours dark brown in color with a massive tan head. Wooden barrels, light vinegar, chocolate
and sour berries in aroma. Just a bit sour in taste, some metallic notes (these were only in the beginning here, apparently a bit too cold) and red berries in taste at
first. Light nutty and chocolate notes in taste as well. A bit of tartness, mellows out to more a
pleasant drink after some airing. Light sour and nutty chocolate notes in aftertaste. This is a brew that
grows on you after awhile.
Quack-Duck (7522) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.75 l bottle from saveur-biere. Chestnut-oak brown colour, fluffy and airy beige head. Sour nose with woody hints. Medium-bodied, malty with caramel and a pleasant sourness, not as intensive as in Flemish sour ales like Rodenbach, yet of the same character. Very pleasantly balanced, not offensive but with its very own character. The carbonation is interesting and unusal - low in the beginning, but the beer foams up in the mouth and transports the complex flavours into every corner. All in all, an unusual, very interesting and delicious ale with a wild character (reminding me of Lithuanian farmhouse ales).
thomat (1875) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with a small off white head. Woody and perfume tones. Malt, wood, vinous and spices. Medium body with a dry after taste.
SrSilligoose (3132) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. soft dough. cocoa. peculiar floral hibiscus note. some perfume. fine.
Pyrmir (2766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, rated from backlog. Clear brown with beige head. Aroma and taste has carmamel, nuts, malt, ash and some berries.
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 14/V/13 - 75cl bottle @ home - BB: n/a - Millésime 2012 (2013-475) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Cloudy brown beer, huge beige aery head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very soapy, shampoo, floral, weird. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish start, red fruits, pretty soapy, bit unpleasant. Aftertaste:s lightly sour, very soapy, some liquorish, green apples, citrus, floral, fruity. Not my cup of tea.
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 750ml bottle #0734, bottled on 20/10/2012. Starts to rush out as soon as you crack the crown. Pours a deep and dark ruby red with a large, frothy dark beige head. Leaves lacing. Aroma is a lot of lavender perfume. Somewhat oaky, a bit cherry and balsamic vinegar. Taste is quite sour, a lot of the lavender perfume on the flavor as well. Some oakiness and balsamic vinegar, a touch of red berries. Oak is stronger on finish and aftertaste. Quite light, could be fuller or stickier and the carbonation is very aggressive, too much.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy brown color, small white head. Aroma of light spice, vanilla, port. Taste is sour dark fruit, sharp finish.
thornecb (4168) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep mahogany into a tulip. Off-white fills the glass to the rim. Perfume lavender aromas. Dry with sweet perfume and pit fruit upfront. Dry, abrupt oak finish.