JorisPPattyn (8440) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fully hazy, not like pressed, but crushed pineapples; short lived yellowish head. Nose of apples treated with iceacid (concentrated acetic). Like an unforgettable salad dressing. Vinegar extracted from apples and fish flour added. And some apple concentrate. MF: don’t ask. This doesn’t etch, it lazers. Wow.
skortila (4829) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2nd Low Countries RateBeer meeting] Apples in the nose. Hazy, orange coloured with no head. Taste is sweet, some tartness, apples and some wood. However quite unbalanced. sticky stuff.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Sour varnish aroma. Cloudy, no head, dark yellow color, no lace. Very sour, sour green apples, very sweet underneath. Extreme flavors, for me just too much.
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle at RBESG] Brnyard aroma, apple, wood notes and cookie dough malt. very full bodied, sour with a note of alcohol which doesnt tell the 12%
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy bright orange color, no head. Sour, apple-like aroma, like in Cantillon geuze. Sour apple flavor, very carbonated - foamy mouthfeel. Long sour aftertaste, Australian "lambic".
rlgk (13387) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow/golden color, no head. Sourish apple aroma, sparkling and with cheese notes. Apple flavor, sourish again, ciderlike fuity and with lambicnotes.
3fourths (8602) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Murky, deliciously cloudy golden colored body with a tall white head composed of large clear bubbles. Very carbonated, very fizzy, had to swirl it around to get a consistency I liked. Aroma is full of acidic cedar wood, white grapes, sweet red apples, brett-like yeast scents, sour green apples as well. When tasted it grabs the back of the tongue with a punchy sour apple and pineapple taste, though it’s quite sweet up front, so it presents an interesting contrast through the drink. Has a lambic-quality sourness with it’s own apple cider twist of flavors. 12% ABV but does not taste even half that - dangerous to drink. Palate is semi-dry, moderately thick. This is awesome stuff, a fantastic hybrid cider/beer that stands alone in it’s uniqueness as far as I’ve experienced. Thanks to mullet for setting up the trade.
henrikb (1260) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Jeppe for letting me taste this fantastic beer. I got the last of the bottle, I guess it had been open for some time and I can see from the other Danes tasting notes (the same bottle) that it had changed a bit. Unclear yellow-golden, no head; Huge spicy apple nose, deep complex and quite warm, but also a bit sour, actually is it very much like a freshly baked, sour appled, not to caramelized, Tarte-Tartin with a very little cinnamon added (only very, very little oak apparent); The body is quite thick and extremely sour, almost vinegar like, it almost hurt to swallow it; it finishes of super long and very complex, like a very good condensed apple juice or condensed cider. The body and finish started out shockingly sour and acidy, vinegar like, but with a very little getting used to it became incredible good. This is a beer I would really like to taste again!
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanx to Jeppe. Hazy orange colour with a yellow head. Sweet sour, light acid apple aroma and taste, bitter. Medium to full body with a sweet sour, dry finish. Strange, but ok.
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Jeppe for sharing.
Hazy golden coloured with a huge but fast disappearing head.
Lightacidic aroma of wood, apples, unriped apples and glue.
Light acidic flavour of wood, apples and glue.