Jamesthebrit (281) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lot of different smells... Oaky. Some red wine. Raspberry. Musty Barrely smell,. A little strawberry.
Appearance is reddish brown hazy. Head retention is nice.
Taste is very complex. Oaky finish. Sour. Raspberry. Strawberry. A little light almost on the taste. A hint of malt on the finish as well. I dunno. I’m having a little love hate thing. It’s good in its own right...... A subtle fruitiness but the oakiness dominates.... But maybe that makes the fruitiness more appreciable. Some plum maybe.
Palate is very sour. Great flavor development. Smooth.
A really interesting beer. Excited to see a sour come from a small new brewery (and more excited to be a part of something after moving to South Carolina after living in Grand Rapids with founders..) lots of great flavors. Good for a special occasion. Check it out if you can grab a bottle.
blutt59 (6028) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, rusty red color with soapy foam head, woody tannic nose and soft rustic fruit body, great carb, finish could be a little tighter but excellent overall
bierkoning (10485) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ZZTX. Deep amber color.
Vinous aroma, soft red fruit and hints of vinegar. Mellowed sour beer with red fruit, vinegar and vinous notes. Caramel.
Surprisingly short aftertaste. A bigger finish would get this beer the 4+.
caesar (5295) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZZT X, small sample, thanks all for sharing! Hazy reddish color, short head. Aroma is fruity, slight tart, bit funky. Bit sweet in taste, bit sour. Great refreshing fruity sour in between the RIS madness.
dEnk (3911) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZTX. Aroma is red fruits, some barrel, vanilla, tangy fruits. Flavour is light sourish tangy big fruity notes. Awesome. LRAB.
kermis (5606) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at ZZT 10 thanks to Joes. Pours near clear red with a small tan head. Aroma of tart red berries, cherries, red vinous aspects. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
MrHangover (2656) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT X, courtesey of joes. Pours a clear amber beer without any head on top. Aroma is tarty, fruity, loads of vineous characters going on. Flavor is juicy, sour, fruity. Light vineous stuff going on here. Medium carbonation, long, stringent sour aftertaste. Quite decent, but not too impressive.
ansjelaah (1500) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @zzt10 shared by joes. Brown color with a small head. Smells and tastes sour, fruity, notes, wine.
DutchDrebus (4249) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT 10 shared by joes. Slightly hazy alber to copper colour with a small to non-existing off-white head. Smells sourish, red fruits. Tastes red fruits, sourish, yoghi. Not bad. Medium body, nice carbo.
Idiosynkrasie (4016) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Clear, reddish mahogany colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Spicy, vinegar-like aroma, sour-ish fruity notes of red berries and sour cherries, grapes. Vinous taste is dry, moderately tart, notes of wood, leather, blue grapes and their parings, sour cherries, red berries, vinegar spiciness. Very clean and balanced.
daje (2609) - NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Dark red body with a small offwhite head. Aroma of oak, sour cherries, sweet malt. Taste is tart, citrus, berries, with balancing caramel and toast, honey and hints of red wine. Quite dry and light acidic finish, with a sweet berry aftertaste. Good stuff.