allmyvinyl (2923) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Appellation wines. Pours clear red brown, thin off-white head. Sour cherry and sucrose aromas, light toffee. Taste is light sour, mostly sweet though. Bit disappointed by the sweetness. Ok.
Timvim (51) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home 20140619. Deep red, clear liquid. Large light brown head with ok head retention. Large bubbles. Aroma of cherry pits, toffee, oak and a hint of acetone. Tastes cherries, cherry pits, more red fruits, oak. Quite sweet, although well balanced. Soft mouthfeel with some acetic acid in the aftertaste.
On par with Rodenbach grand cru, a little bit sweeter (a bit to much for me), but lacks the corn taste of the rodenbach. Will try these side by side and rank a favorite, as prices are similar.
Edit: OK, so I did pour a Rodenbach grand cru right away. Duchesse de bourgogne is a bit more complex and have more depth in flavor and aroma. Rodenbach is a bit lighter and less sweet, which I like, and lacks the acetone in the aroma. They are both very very similar, but I would definitively choose rodenbach, despite the slight corn taste.
Torrefacto (516) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color rojizo/caoba limpio con espuma beige, Aroma intenso de frutos rojos y, ligeramente, levadura. Cuerpo medio-bajo, Inicio dulce afrutado con una acidez muy sutil, el final es bastante seco, sobre todo en el regusto. Muy rica.
BrettTaylor (464) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown color with a two finger frothy off-white head (hints of pink in the head). Aroma has nice notes of sour fruit, juicy red fruits, some subtle barnyard funk. Taste - initially almost sweet, then fruity and effervescent, middle is slightly sweet. Immediately after that you get a bit of funk, that quickly fades. Finish is long, fruity, and somewhat sweet. This is interesting, but it’s much sweeter than I expected.
Enwiebe (110) - - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
6/9/14. 750ml. Pours reddish amber with a big beautiful viscous frothy head. Somewhat funky sour nose with a hint of wood. Nice complex sour. Balsamic vinegar, raisins, and cherries.
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bley7211 (22) - - JUN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle, clear dark amber color. Aroma is good and taste is expected... Sweet and tart
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Vintage. Deep ruby, aroma of sour cherries, taste is tart, cherry, almond, soft toffee, sour finish.
crlnts (213) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Average frothy, light brown head, diminishing. Clear dark ruby. Sticky, lively and an astringent finish. Sour, vinegary, cherries. Heavy sweet and acidic.
bergstaden (1184) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber with white head - Sour malt aroma with some notes of vinegar - Good malt body that olso has wood and sour with some vinegar notes - Lingering sour malt finish - This was delicious and refreshing
Burgers (281) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours darkish red to brown. The nose is balsamic vinegar and sour cherries. Taste predominantly sour, little bitter, some sweetness. Texture quite thin, soft carbonation. Finish quite astringent. Very good.