TheRealMGD (549) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from...a shop in Tucson, bought 12/12. Clear, deep amber pour with a short, brief off-white head which leaves no lace. Nose is lightly sweet malt - like a wee heavy - and a hint of tartness. Medium body with low carbonation, which may be a function of a year in the cellar. Green apples, medium roast malt, wood, leather and lemons. Finish is quite clean and nicely balanced: mostly tart, but with a light fruity sweetness.
kiwianer (3305) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is ok, body is brown and cloudy. It smells sour, fruity, good. The taste is sour, fruity, aromatic.
luttonm (2048) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Sixgill in Fremont, WA. Rating #1800. Leathery black-brown with some light showing through. Fresh barrel and brewhouse aromas, lovely and tart. Cherry and wood. Big rising tartness, an encompassing sour, cherry and dark leather. Refreshingly rich and tart. Incredible flavor, an impressive beer
trevor211 (1297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red tinged black pour. Dusty tart cherry on the nose. Currants and red wine. Super tart - a puckerer of a Flanders red - I can feel this one in my jaw bones. Really tasty!
mikeyo1 (78) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ de klomp. Reddish brown color and a small off white head. Sour spicy nose with notes of horse & barnyard, vanilla, pepper, red apples, Vinegar, lemon and some earth and leather. Dry sour taste with red berries, lemon, horse pee, cereal, hay, some licorice root and oak.
bierkoning (9754) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my Euro Santa, much appreciated, because this is a very good beer. Murky dark brown color. Aprocot, confit cherry and toffee in the aroma. Caramelly, moderately sour citric flavor with apricots. Nice oud bruin, fairly complex, some rest sweetness.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at Bavarian Lodge (Lisle, IL). Saw this pop up on BeerMenus, ventured in for this as I’ve always wanted to try it. Pours a lovely deep dark copper ruby hue, darker with a hazed middle, some deep darker color harder to see through as it tapers out, catches some quite nice light and glows an intense red on the bottom and edges tapering out from the middle. Decent head stays as a frothy layer, loose lacing as it rings ok. A touch tannish and off hued. Aromas show a bit more gentle, restrained sourness. Some dark fruit and tartness, mellow lactic appeal come in with carmelized and nutty malts, a bit toasty, vinous elements. Raisin, dark fruit, gentle tart black cherry. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a touch more full, a bit less "done" than anticipated. Gentle biscuity and bready malts meet some toast, nutty elements and dark fruit. Vinous, a bit tart as we press on. Some firmer oak as we hit the middle, more toast and a decent kick of tartness. Black berry, raisins, and gentle toffee. A bit thicker on the palate. The backend shows some more oak, a bit tannic with gentle lactic acidity kicking a bit. Some firmer malt elements still remain fresh, keeping the base intact. Gentle, a bit thick and brooding for my tastes. The oak and dark fruit elements are quite nice, but the sour elements don’t quite reach the level I’d like. Ok.
Palme (2916) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.75l bottle @ Baran, shared with and courtesy of my lovely girlfriend. Birthday beer! A really deep dark ruby red colored one with a small light lacing brown head. Smells really nice with lots of dark ripe fruits, some vinegar, junipers, forest, herbs, lots of wood and red wine. Quite complex and not bad at all. Really lemony vinegar sour in the taste. Woody, red wine and a ton of lemon mixed with heavy sour apricots. It’s oily on the mouthfeel and it has a below average carbonation level. Quite interesting flavor vise. Lots and lots of sour white currants in the finish. A really tasty one. 21.07.2013
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like oud bruins, but this one pretty damn gritty and underground .. . Pours a burnt baked bean .. . Soupy mouth .. . Copper, grain, and tart iodine .. . Decent, but i like them cleaner .. . . Me? Just soaking in the tub. It’d be more relaxing if the Home Depot manager would stop asking me to put my clothes back on.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at the Sybarite Pig. Snifter. Pours a muddy brown with thick white head. Aroma was like a porter but with vinegar. Taste was similar. I really didn’t like this one from Trois Dame. Medium body, NO carbonation. I didn’t like the aftertaste of bitter vinegar.