Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - FEB 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A funky spicy dark ale like no other. Easy to drink for the style. Excellent.
How: Bottle 750ml. Exact age unknown. Consumed approximately 6 months after receiving it from WeisGuy. Thanks a lot Shane
The look: Cloudy dark purple body topped by a medium beige head quickly receding to a small persistent layer of foam
In long: Fun nose that Iíd describe as a funky Belgian Christmas beer. An array of spices very much reminiscent of those used in classic Belgium Xmas beers, a nice funky horse blanket character, some dark fruits. Nice aroma. Taste is follows through. Same elements as the aroma except that the dark fruits (fresh prunes, raisins, blackberries, blueberries) come out stronger than in the aroma. The spices are really not overdone and perfectly integrated in the beer, or maybe it is because my bottle was aged enough for the spices to blend in. Strong bretty funk flavor with a sourness/acidity of mild-medium intensity. This is a sour ale that manages to avoid the vinegary acetic acid character, and this is a good thing. Nice wood barrel presence with some tannins, but again nothing over-the-top. Pleasant full and lively mouthfeel. Overall I thought this beer was a success. Each of elements of the beer has its place and nothing is overdone. Bold, different and highly drinkable for the style. Lovely beer. Another kick-ass beer acquired through one of my many many trades, and now with the size of my cellar Iím seriously contemplating committing a crime that would sentence me to house arrest.
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very hazy, dark amber/chestnut brown color with a one finger beige head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Splotchy lacing left behind.
Sweet vinous aroma with earthy oak, vanilla, roasted malts and vinous dark fruit notes. Strong red wine barrel with toasted oak, red wine, dark grape and cherry. Underneath, thereís some roasted dark malt, vinous fruits, musty brett and subtle acetic acid.
Medium bodied with tart, acidic sournesss along with toasted oak and vinous dark fruit flavors. Tart with dry, musty brett and lactic funk followed by caramel malt, toffee, cherry, grape and currants. Light and easy to drink which is surprising considering the complexity. A very solid dark sour from Upland.
juiceisloose (1202) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, batch 1. Pours a deep, dark mahogany brown color that is topped by a small layer of tan colored foam that quickly fades to a thin film and leaves steaks of lace on the glass. The aroma shows notes of sour dark fruits, caramel sweetness, some Bretty funks, tannins, and wet oak. There is also some acetic sourness and vinegar as well. The flavor follows with more sour dark fruits with plums, berries, and dark cherries being prominent and followed by some oak tannins, acetic funk, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Medium bodied with balanced carbonation and puckering on the mouthfeel that leads to a dry, tart, and fruity finish. Solid sour ale that shows a wide range of flavors.
chinchill (3344) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large shared bottle.
Pours very dark brown with a minimal head. Nearly black in the glass.
Very tart ... even smells tart.
High ABV according to the flavor, but this is not evident in the medium body.
Very flavorful. Near puckering tart.
JorisPPattyn (8795) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small greige-reddish head over deep garnet beer, well-carbonated. Mint, lavender, chlorophyl chewing gum. Sourish, faint vegetables, mango. Finish is mint again. Very carbonated, body gets hidden by the CO≤ & sour character. If they didnít print the blurb, one would be afraid to ask what they did, here. The mint is weird, but in the end, the beer presents some charm.
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/21/15. Bottle during RBWG 2015, and older vintage Iím told. Murky caramel pour with a small khaki head, mild lacing. Funky aroma, tart acetic acid, balsamic, caramel, toasted caramel. Doughy flavor, caramel, but also light funk, oak, acetic acid. Interesting, not bad.
Art (2525) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky brown with an off white head. Aromas of vinegar, acetic acid, some cocoa powder. Taste is sour with an underlying roasty flavor. Really surprised me. Thought this would suck but didnít.
Beerman6686 (5615) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a semi cloudy lighter brown with an off white head. Aroma was of dark fruits, light acetic acid, and eminent juice. Flavor similar, but sourness is toned down significantly from their other sours and leaves room to appreciate the other complexities of the beer.
radagast83 (6101) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhere between a 2 and 4oz bottle pour at SAVOR 2015ís Saturday night session. Poured a cloudy reddish-brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was notes of hay, citrus, coffee. Flavor was roasted, dark fruit, with a light funky character.
tmoreau (3143) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml bottle poured to snifters at Timís 40th. Displayed a murky, brownish mahogany color, with a modest layer of tan head foam, and sheet-like lacing that didnít necessarily stick, but left some light spots on the glass. The nose presented sweetness, but was mainly sour, with subtle spice, light bretty funk, and some woodiness & tannins. Medium+ bodied, aided by lively carbonation, the taste also contributed tart fruitiness as berries, dark cherry & plum, well integrated alcohol, and finished with a pleasant dryness. Very nice!
tmongoose (1867) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler that poured a brownish to red tints white head. Had nice funky aroma Brett sweet like candy and dark fruit. Wasnít overly sour but had a nice punch of dark fruits funk Brett and a slight woodiness to it. Overall very tasty.