squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cap dated 03/2014 on a 330ml bottle. Bottle labeled "Cochonnette" with a frolicking large-breasted pig in a white t-shirt brandishing a white bandana. Purchased fairly cheep as a close-out from a CT distributor. Drained every last drop of the fine yeasty dregs into an off white head which died much slower than its sound would have indicated. Very bubbly and noisy. Dark orangy brown. Sort of the color of Rare Vos, but cloudier. Total overtone smell of pear/apple cider -- the good stuff from Normandy. Head settles into a thin-but-complete covering, a "flor" if I may. Nose undertones of roasted nuts and some dried black fruits, but mostly green fruit cider. Nice smooth sourness as taste maintains very high quality cider components. Elegant, darkish, quite refreshing for 9% abv. Perfect beer for a turkey dinner. I agree with the "severely underrated" statement. Thirty minutes later head even thinner, but still complete. Nose brighter. Taste? This beer is gourmet food.
chrisv10 (9691) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 9% - Gusher. Hazy dark amber/brown with big tan head. Aroma is malt, yeast, vinegar, sour, brett, dark fruits and oak. Flavour is. malt, tart, vinegar, yeast, dark fruits, medium sweet, sour, oak, notes of spices, brett and a little bitter.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 1996 vintage. Pours a mostly clean brown/red with surprisingly good carbonation. Tart aroma with hints of fruit and spice. Mouthfeel is a bit flat with a tart, green apple finish. Orange peel comes through in the mid palate. Extremely dry and puckering finish. Cool to see how something develops of 15+ years.
crazy_cat_lady (58) - - FEB 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
January 29, 2014. 330mL bottle at beerbistro. Dark lovely beer. Touch of sourness. No lacing, but nice head that dissipated quickly. Touch of chocolate, stone fruits. Fantastic bottle label.
budedou (178) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - JAN 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bonne bière ambrée mais manque de caractère...
A noté le très bon marketing
EddyBeer1 (717) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ambrée foncée trouble, effervescence faible, pas de mousse. Malts très légèrement torréfiés, un rien fruitée, un rien épicée, trop aqueuse. Beaucoup d’ingrédients pour un résultat assez moyen...
Bragesnak (5323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Voldby tasting, dk.
Amber with off-white head. Aroma of fruit and phenol. Flavor with sourness, medicine, wheat and esters.
berntholer (658) - 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 (248) - 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 (359) - 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.