rosenbergh (8527) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
250 ml bottle as Caves - het Bier van Lier. BB 15/05/2015. From belgianbeerfactory.com.
Clear reddish golden colour with a tiny off-white head.
Sweetness, bad strawberries, vomit, caramel malt and mild metal in the aroma. The flavour is sweet berries, strawberries, mild sourness, strawberry jam and mild sugary sweetness.
The flavour is surprisingly good. Rich and jammy.
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown body, small white head. Aroma has caramel, sorbus and acidic metal. Flavour is very odd. Very sweet caramelly beer with sour apples. Bit like ones from grandmas oven,but with vinegar. No metal on taste, which is really great. Long lasting sweet aftertaste. Just great. Very sweet and full palate. Some strawberry jam.
txspartan (982) - Berchem, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice sour ale aroma. Somewhat roasted oaky. Sour flavour. Somewhat sugary. Hints of balsamic vinagar.
JefVerstraete (2084) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber, white foam, medium carbonation. Sour and sweet. Aroma of lemon and sour apples. Well balanced. Good beer!
ALLOVATE (2619) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Into a Saison tumbler at just on cool. Pour is quite angry and fuelled by surging effervescence that lifts a messy two inches of dirty white foam. Persistent head and frosting. The body of beer a radiant, ruddy chestnut . Very fruity, olfactory tickling bouquet displaying noted of plum juice, French cider vinegar, raspberry khoulis, Fizz-whizz™ sherbet and mulled wine. Tart, tongue twisting acidity grips on first sip. An odd amount of rough, nutty and roasted malts comes through also. Body is quite firm, the mouthfeel softly peppery. Very fruity like the nose with a vinous quality in the finish hinting at Madeira wine. All together this ale is extremely balanced, tasty and quaint. A very approachable brew! (25cL, BB 19/09/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
ruigo (1603) - PORTUGAL - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared a 25cl from La Cave à Bière de St Léo. It pours a clear amber in color with small and persistent whitish head. Aroma is sour and sweet. Sour and sweet aftertaste (although with some metallic notes). Smooth and nice.
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy amber-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of acetone, vinegar, peaches, cherries, light banana and grain. flavour is quite sweet, with notes of bread dough, caramel, rotten reaches, more acetone, some butter and a tart finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
jmgreenuk (5802) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 12, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at the Jim=John tasting, Den Haag. Poured a clear chestnut brown colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is sour and rather glue like with a sweet tooth decaying flavour. Truly awful.
Benzai (9995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle shared by Deanso @ Jim is John tasting. Clear rusty amber color, no real head. Smell sour, burned plastic, barnyard. Taste lightly sourish but a lot of sugary sweetness, funk, vinegar and barnyard. Don’t like it.
kermis (6966) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared. Pours clear brown with a small off white head. Aroma is pretty obnoxious, sweet tart overripe fruit. Flavour is heavy swwet and equally bad.