Theydon_Bois (13441) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruce’s 30th celebrations, 08/02/13, big thanks to the birthday boy !
Hazed dark amber with a thin off white head that clears to a film.
Nose is sour/tarte orchard fruits, wood, light vinegar. citrus.
Taste follows, sour apples, tarte pears, wood, lemon, light vinegars.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sour/tarte finish.
Scopey (9768) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bruce’s 30th, massive thanks to the main man himself! It pours hazy golden with a small off-white head. The nose is creamy, raspberry yoghurt, dark cherry, fresh sour fruit and plum skin. The taste is tart raspberry, puckering lemon, oak, Granny Smith apple, apricot, sour peach, faint vinegar and sherbet with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Lovely sourness, crisp, refreshing and damn delicious! Not particularly complex, but very drinkable.
harrisoni (15649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at New Bruces 30th Day. cloudy orange brown lasting beige head. Sour raspberry aroma. Decent raspberry fruity drinkable but simple
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at jtclockwork’s place for a tasting. Pours a slightly murky looking amber with a thin white head. Big sweet raspberry and cherries on the nose, soft and musky with a bit of acid. Medium bodied, soft acid and a bit of tart cherry with some fuzzy raspberries. Absolutely lovely, fuzzy musk and soft acid. Gorgeous stuff.
jtclockwork (11245) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at tasting at my house. Pours amber brown with tan/off white head. Nose and taste of tart raspberry, funky wood, wild yeast, light cherry vinegar tartness, light caramel and aged oak. Medium body. Well balanced tartness - not overpowering. Raspberry shines through a bit more than the cherry.
Minderbinder (2693) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy dark amber/dirty pale brown. Not much head, but some lacing. Aroma is of sourness, cherries, fruits, acidity, sligth metal. Taste is of sourness. Not too much acetic. Fruits. Palate: Ligth-medium body. Overall: Refreshing. Fair sourness, not too cloying as some muricans can be.
tom10101 (4096) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by David P., thanks! Hazy ugly orange/copper, with beautiful and intense lacing though. Aroma of cherries, apple, spices, acetic notes, brown sugar and flemish red reminiscences. Taste is moderately sweet with cherries and other red fruits notes. Not as acetic as the aroma. Body is light. There’s a very good balance between fruits/sweetness/sourness. Interesting Sour!
JulienHuxley (4435) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by David. Cloudy orange copper pour with small white head. Aroma of cherries, cherry pie, spices, acetic, light menthol, brown sugar, berries. Taste is really good, a strong point. Light acidity, berries, brown sugar, quite sweet-sour., delicate. Palate is light and fruity, med carbonation.
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL pours with an opaque copper body that supports a thin tan head of foam. The aroma seems flower pedal like with a bit of sweetness and vinegar and passion fruit. The taste is similar as flowery notes quickly meet brown sugar dissolved in vinegar. In the background are murmurs of vague fruitiness.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: October 28, 2012
Appearance: cloudy orange, frothy orange head, bits of lace
Aroma: tart fruity aroma, backing sweetness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, balancing tartness, long tart finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4