BlackHaddock (3639) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Brown flip-top bottle containing 33cl of beer, freshness date of 30th April 2009, drank 20th July 2009. Bought at the brew-pub it was made in purely to review on BA and now here.
Hope the beer stands up to being a little under-fresh.
It is nearly midnight and I’ve been in the garden all day grafting, my garden looks a picture and I’m thirsty, this is the beer I’ve choosen to quench my thirst! Slotted into the fridge early evening, so the review is of a cooled rather than cold Oldgott.
Poured in one, into my huge ’Judas’ tulip glass. The bottle opened with a resounding crack and poured a cloudy orange, dirty dull amber colour. On top of the body sat a full, well formed white foaming head. The head did fall away, but lacing and some foam was still there at the end.
Aroma is Belgian to my nose, a sweet and sour mix with yeast and spices trying to grab your nasal hairs.
Sour, like a lambic, is it off or should it taste like this? I think the vinegar fly might have got in my bottle.
Only 5.2%ABV, but the sourness masks even that lowly strenght, strange, wierd and not very friendly in my opinion.
Not what I was expecting, reasons? Maybe the date, maybe the bottle is off, maybe not cold enough, maybe I should have poured it more sedately, but this beer was a let down (and not cheap, even at its brewpub).
kaziopiwosz (356) - Warszawa / Wałbrzych, POLAND - APR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good beer but only if you drink one bottle at a thime. Taste is very sour but it’s good, the palate is not so strong. Small foam, but stays for 3 minutes. Light-brown colour. The best thing in this beer is... smell.
suprchunk (2173) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Darkish, almost red, amber/brown. Big off-white head. Sour aroma of malt and old barrel. Taste is exactly the same. Not the best, but not the worst.
Geuzelambix (243) - Křbenhavn, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is a tad sour, the color is beautiful and rich, the taste is ok but not awesome.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at U Medvídků, summer 2011. Pours a hazy, dark, honey amber color with a thick, frothy, eggshell tinted foam. Patchy cobweb lacing coats the glass fairly well. The aroma is based in sweet, honeyed cereal grain malt, touching also on toasted bread, cracker, dry grass, and bitter florals. For me, the cereal is overly assertive and kind of stale. The flavor is equally unimpressive, again based in dry cereal grain, drinking stale (even though I know it’s not). Bitter grasses and heavy cereal outweigh tertiary bread character. Meh. The palate drinks heavier than it should, laden with excessive sugars that the moderate carbonation cannot overcome. The grassy, grainy, cereal-heavy finish is long and unpleasant. Not my favorite...not by a longshot.
thomat (2035) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with a medium, off white foam. Fruity with hop tones. malt, bitterness and fruit. Medium body with a nice, bitter finish.
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at 1st CBC Sunday Tasting. Thanks to Paul. Pours clear amber-red with a smal head. Tangy malt nose, some winter berries. Flavor has a dry sweetness, notes of tangy berries, mild sourness. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry tart finish, tangy malts and berries. Very nice.
HenrikSoegaard (10479) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Courtesy Stefan Randers Bryghus. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. DArk yellow colour. This beer has gone perfectly sour most likely not intended but fun anyway. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter very sour flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Mysterius beer.
saxo (13852) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is hazy amber. Aroma and taste are lactose acid, chewing gum, caramel and hops.
craftycarl21 (2220) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at U Medvidku. Copper pour with a darker malt profile than the 1466. Tasty and refreshing, but not really noteworthy.