sockless (21) - - OCT 9, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 Pours a dark reddish brown. Quite a sweet, malty aroma, with a hint of sourness, as well as green apple and oak. Tastes sweet and sour, quite fruity, has strong hints of green apple, with a bit of balsamic. A very complex character, there are a heap of different things going on regarding taste, and it’s hard to pin them all down. This is an amazing beer, every time I drink one it is almost a spiritual experience, trying to pin down all the different aspects of the beer, as compared the 2 dimensional malt-hop profile of most other beers, this is about 6 different dimensions, with all the different microbes making their own aroma and taste, as well as the malt and hops.
drjoeng (126) - - JUN 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice thick head poured out of the bottle. Admirably retains all of this head throughout my drink. This was satisfying to see and sample with every pull.
Nose is mildly yeasty. Strong overtones of grape and tannin; just me trying to avoid using the word "wine". Clean ale mouth that is fleeting and then followed by an overwhelming vinegary mouth that slowly gives away flavors of toasted wheat and barley with lingering notes of plum and and orchid stems. Appetizing after taste that makes me want chicken wings.
Pleasant enough, but not necessarily my favorite beer. Pals with wine coolers and ciders where bright fruity or citrusy flavors predominate. Could possibly be served as a mulled beer given it’s distinctly wine-y lineage.
CAVEAT: This rating gets very middle of the road marks, because I just don’t trust my palate to know when it has a good sour beer. I appreciate the time and expertise it took to do this.
jgauthier1 (1) - chilton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has a great espresso smell with a nice subtle sourness. The sour isn’t overwhelming, it makes every sip enjoyable.
bbllmm (10) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAY 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exquisite! Particular nose and mouth, cinamon, licorice, clove. Long finish. Must try!
Kavu (2759) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l bottle (last one!) @ Stadin Panimobaari. Pours deep red with a medium off-white head. Aroma is very sour malts. Flavor is sweet and extremely sour malts with some artificial flavor. Recommended for the extreme connoisseur. Nice.
DomD (153) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from bottle. Sour aroma of what I can not tell. Pours a dark brown with slightly off white head. Heavy sour taste. Medium body. Very sour, not really my type of beer.
NBird (470) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks.. A deep reddish brown, with a fluffy white med-lge head.
Smells..old oak, vinous, older small berry, some vinegar like note.
Tastes..berry, oak, vinous & slight balsamic/acidic hit, but generally smooth & finishes with a light sweet oak woodyness.
monk191 (1242) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice tart beer, not too sour. Pours a deep but clear Amber with a white head. Smells of tart Apple, cherry and pear. Taste is cola, sour apple and cherry. Paired with carrot cake, brings out the green apple and pear, and accentuates the sweet aspects of the cake. Had in the bottle.
yourilevesque (235) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bière rouge/brune à la large mousse claire. Cette belle mousse s’estompe très rapidement pour se réduire à un mince anneau blanc au centre duquel subsistent plusieurs ilots blancs d’aspect fongiques. Nez de vinaigre balsamique sucré laissant échapper d’irritantes (mais très agréables) vapeurs acétiques. En bouche, beaucoup de bois et une quantité de sucre la plaçant à mi-chemin entre une Faro et une Lambic. L’équilibre est excellent entre ce sucre abondant et un alcool surprenant pour une bière tirant 6,2% volume. Belle effervescence en fin de bouche qui rafraîchit suite à cette attaque acétique et sucrée. Très agréable bière d’apéritif.
Iznogud (1336) - CROATIA - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Magic Beer Room, Zagreb. Pours dark red with off-white head. sour, vinous aroma. Fruity, sour, vinegarish, light sweetness. Interesting and complex, good brew.
MMR (491) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice brown glass. Didn’t expect this ale to have such a lively sour/sweet taste.