ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle into a New Belgium goblet.
A: Pours a dark burgundy color. The off-white shaded head, in typical sour ale fashion, is quick to fade, but starts at three fingers high due to an aggressive pour. Nice specks of lacing left on the glass, though.
S: It starts off with a load of wine grapes and lesser notes of cherries. As it opens up in the glass, it develops more and more acetic vinegar notes. Still, it’s very well balanced within the (restrained) sugary sweetness.
T: The opening is moderately tart, nothing to rape the palate, but something that’s definitely palpable. It develops into a leathery finish that I find quite offensive at first - after a few sips, though, the palate adjusts to its presence. The more I sip, the more its fruity cherry notes come forward on the back end. After a while, I start to enjoy its sweet/tart balance. As much as I enjoy it, the musty strangeness (especially on exhales/burps) brings it down a touch.
M: The palate is never fully beat down by tartness...the sweet finish does a great job of keeping it in check. I would complain that it’s too sweet, but I won’t. This is too drinkable and refreshing for me to care.
O: If anything, this is something of a middle ground between Lindeman’s sugar bombs and a proper sour ale. The sugary sweetness is quite prevalent, yet it doesn’t overpower the tart qualities. I can see this being very approachable to sour ale beginners.
Japalo (1490) - DENMARK - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@home with Helle at lunch. Redbrown clear. No head. Wild yeast aroma. Sour smell. Some oak. Red fruity notes. Well blended with smooth sourness. Dry tannin like finish. Excellent.
FMP (12) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice combo of sweet and sour, chocolate and cherries. That typical kriek feeling to it but combined with a darker and bigger complexity in the background. Awesome! Need to discover more of this type. Kale aroma is present and beautiful.
smmaaren (358) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark ruby with a big beige head. Aromas of berries, vinegar and malts. Taste is of course sour and sweet. Medium carbonation. Sour ale is not my favourite but this one is good.
suurjuust (1881) - ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown ruby-tinged beer, small tan head. Nose is acidity, vinuos notes, yeast, dark fruits. Flavor is balsamic vinegar, dark fruits, some bready sweetness. Acidic and vinous finish. A bit too much vinegar for me, although the sweetness balances that out somewhat.
MaykoMaia (1) - Fortalaze, BRAZIL - AUG 28, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Uma bela cerveja. Surpreendente. Aroma agradável, mas não forte. Coloração bem escura, mas leve ao paladar. Bem diferente do habitual.
RodrigoPacheco (99) - - AUG 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Uma cerveja diferente com muita personalidade. Era cético em relação ao estilo mas a surpresa do primeiro gole, mantém-se até o final.
Hopstinopolis (16) - - AUG 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apple cider, vinegar, cherries, hints of oak. Slight sweet upfront with berries and fruit. Strong acidity, low bitterness, and tart finish with wood linger. Great example of style.
Rjen (24) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red brown with a nice off-white head. Aroma of green apples, cherry, vinegar, red wine, wood and raisins. Taste is heavy acidic, mild sweet and mild bitter with a long lasting finish.
Diller (12) - Hvidovre, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
250 ml. White off head. Aromas of nuts and acid: Golden brown colour. Good carbonation and Mouthfill. Sweet, sour, teasty and very balanced. Sweetnes and sour goes hand in hand. A beer with a good sherry vinager taste
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Achel (205) - GREECE - AUG 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2015 This beer has an obvious vinegar-like acetic acid twang to it, and you’ll never forget the taste. Clear red brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of red wine and wood with some sweetness. flavour of wood, wine and balsamic vinegar