PalCabral (123) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle bought at Systembolaget. Pours black like a porter with a good beige head that settles but remains. Brown is an exaggeration, I’d call it black. Aroma is sour, like a lambic or a flemish red, which I personally don’t find attractive. Can’t say I find any hints of wood, guess the barrel was old and well used... The taste continues the sour theme, along with some caramel and some bitterness from the hops. It’s not bad, but I have a feeling it’s at best one of those beers that grown on you. Maybe it should be drunk in a damp barn such that the environment added its’ character? Sunny Stockholm isn’t favorable. There’s not much wood in the taste either and I reckon the beer was matured in barrels used for limbic/geuze/red flemish ales. It’s a surprisingly light beer in the mouth though. Not exactly what I had hoped the beer would be, and certainly not worth the 14 dollars (149 SEK) I spent on it. It irritates me that I made an exception from my rule never to buy silly expensive beers. There were probably other beers that I could have made this exception for. To the peeps at Thiriez I ask: pourquoi?
TheJestersBeer (2123) - SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark garnet.
Dry, medium body, low bitterness, quite acidic.
Sour, vinous taste, very fruity, wood, faint smoke, blackcurrants, spices. (2011-10-15)
jaghana (4085) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75cl #1164 vintage 2010. A dark amber beer with huge head and good lacing. Nose is slightly sour with brown malt notes, near an oude bruin. Aroma is caramel like, sweet, notes of licorice and ginger, nut, some sourness mixed with acidity and anise on the finish. Sourness is low comparative to Belgian ones, malty side is medium, easily drinkable but less complex than expected.
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ SBWF2011. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour woody caramel aroma. Fruity sour acidic woody caramel flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity sour tart woody caramel finish.
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@SBWF2011. Very deep amber/copper colour with a mediumsized beige head. Aroma is sour wood, some mild fruity and berryish notes along with mild toasted notes. Flavour is very similar in a mouthdrying way. Long dry aftertaste.
hirigalzkar (2338) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ SBWF. The sourness has got sweet berry qualities that makes it quite pleasant and refreshing. Funky, but not too funky. Some wood and redwine in the aftertaste.
Koelschtrinker (10962) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Holziger Antrunk in dem die Lagerung schmeckbar ist. Säuerlich, sehr trocken. Im Mittelteil ist das Bier ebenfalls trocken, wird aber eher vom Malz beeinflusst. Durchgehend hopfig, zum Ende etwas fruchtig.
Test vom 12.8.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: -,10,10,11,-,11 - 10,64
Scopey (7193) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 099, 2010 vintage at Het Oude Schooltje, thanks to Carlo. It pours very dark red-brown, with a thick beige head. The nose is full of dark fruit, cherry, sea salt, milk chocolate and some citrus. The taste is initially sour dark fruit (cherry, plum, date, sultana, raisin and red grape), which smoothes out to more savoury flavours of charcoal, sesame seed, soy and wood. Enjoyable and easily the best French beer I have tried to date.
thebeertourist (4893) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cave à Bulles. Dark brown with a nice tan head. Delicious vanilla oak and sour fruit aroma. Very nice balance between vanilla and sour fruit, ending on a woody, dry note. Very accomplished.
Ungstrup (29682) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A hazy red-brown beer with a thick brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, and acidic fruits - reminding me of a Flemmish red. The flavor is lightly acidic with notes of fruit - the acidity leaving a light burn in the throat.