berntholer (1207) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light beige head, thick CO2 bubbles, some lacing. redbrown colour. aroma is sour, reminiscent of rodenbach grand cru, vinous, malt, wood. taste like aroma. medium body, soft carbonation. i suspect this is infected, but in a nice way really :) bottle 33 cl
bursprak (979) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle. Color is dark amber with a light brown head. Bottle have been infected, taste and nose quite sour. Taste is plums, malty with a sour finish. More like a oud bruin. Kind of nice beer.
problyboutbeer (4) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought a 1996 bomber in Minneapolis, MN. Wine-corked and capped. Brought it to a bottle share event to see what remained within.
To my surprise, it was sour. Not sure if it was a batch or aging issue.
Aroma was barnyard/basement, much like a dry gueuze. A hit of spice, but it was far from distinct.
Appearance was a translucent yellow/gold. No head retention for more than a few seconds.
Taste was a dry gueuze. Mellow with little body, much like a 3-year lambic. Finish, however, was a bit astringent. A bit of carbonation did remain; and the flavor took a bit to fade.
As a 9% blonde, I would give a poor rating. But as an old lambic, I would rate this as phenomenal...especially considering that it may be 9%abv. So many questions!
Bozo_skeleton (662) - Grenoble, FRANCE - SEP 11, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brune voilée au col fin.
Aromes fruité et vinaigré.
Attaque marquée par le sucre et l’âpreté.
SamP01 (609) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark cloudy brown amber with a small beige head. Aroma is of caramel malt, Belgian yeast, some dark fruit esters, plum and raisin notes. Taste same as aroma with some mildly sour yeast flavors, tart dark fruit. Palate is a medium body with low carbonation. Finish has some caramel malt, yeast, mild tart notes with dark fruit, notes of plums and raisins. Overall not the best but a good drinking flavorful brew,
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Donkerbruin met een klein beetje beige schuim. Weinig koolzuur. Ruikt fruitig. Smaakt prima, beetje zoet,zuur en bitter. Prima bier.
LomYst (611) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
a nice surprise this one, good complex aroma, fruit/dark fruit, some nice unexpected weird fruits (ik vermoed pruimen!), hints of chocolat, very nice... flavour is a bit to sweet, but for the rest quite balanced.... reminds me of gulden draak, but a bit stranger...
Camons (6978) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours hazy burnt orange with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, candy sugar, plums, prunes. Flavor is malt, candy sugar, sweet dark fruit, plums, light tartness, booze. Medium body, average carbonation, light warming alcohol. 280813
Bottle @ Voldby tasting. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of light malt, light sourness, tart fruit, light brett. Flavor is malt, tart fruit, sourness, wood, brett. Thin body, lively carbonation, dry finish with wellhidden alcohol. This bottle / batch must be slightly infected, but nice in its own way. 7-3-7-3-14. 221113
Valgreen (729) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ døe sommer fest. Cloudy brown, no head or lacing (the bottle had been standing out for a while). Aroma, malty, slightly sour, woody, i get a little smoke. Taste, malty, sour, woody, .
NikkTwist (1867) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Difficult out of control foam (start of a keg I think.) Cloudy red brown pour. Sweet and sour. Not a Saison. Medium caramel. Not heavy. Complex tartness. Somewhat a full vinous sour red. Liked this a lot though I suspect the taste would change of time and under different conditions.