Wischylini (256) - Grimstad, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours hazy dark brown, with a creamy tan head. The aromas are cherries, oak, vanilla, red wine (or port?), leather, tobacco, and horseblanket. The taste is moderately sour, with some subtle sweetness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is mouthpuckering, both from oak tannins and sourness. The carbonation is medium-low, and the body is full. One of the most complex, interesting and tasteful beers I’ve ever had.
onceblind (7302) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep dark amber/brownish under a thin ring of ivory foam. Wild and funky tart nose that’s slightly malbec-ish, meaty, deep earthy red berries and something semisweet and a touch herbal. Enticingly good. Big wild flavor that hits with a load of funky tartness without much pucker--all flavor no acidity! Just a mellow funky tart red berry and red wine barrel tone that’s got some gamey red meat tone, mild earthy fruity sweetness and a oaked, wild, red wine-esque finish. Amazing.
77ships (7830) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
300 ml. bottle @ home. Purchased @ Caigny. BBF 10.11.2019. Very interesting beer / concept, clearly inspired by British brewing history, I have always been interested in trying something like this. Dark wood brown with a very dark amber hue, little tanned head. Nose is pleasant sour red wine, vinegar, balsamic vinegar, very sour dark cherries, puckering oak, sour malts with very light sweetness in the back. Taste is delicious red wine with plenty of pleasant vinegar, sour dark cherries, puckering red wine, cherry pits, red berries sour, plenty of red current,… Woody & faint coffee aftertaste. Low carbonation, thinned sour malts,… Basically a lovely Oud Bruin, highlighting the link of these beers with British brewing history. Wild Beer is very hit and miss for me, this is a clear hit. A touch watery which does lend it a high drinkability, finish caries a light sweetish Coca-Cola note which is a bit odd.
Beersiveknown (5048) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home from source cafe. Pours hazy brown with pillowy toffee tinged head. Chestnut highlights. Spicy hay and wood notes on the nose with underlying vanilla coke, rich alcohol and a touch of pear (yeast esters rather than higher alcohols). Balsamic vinegar replaced by earthy blackcurrants. low carbonation, fairly dry with a lengthy finish. Coffee, cola, bitter malt, medium bodied. A complex sipper.
DanielBrown (4378) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Birmingham Beer Bash. Didn’t like the sound of this. DID like the taste of this. Great sour body, light on the tongue, but tasty and dngsgimg. Lovely cherry and raspberry notes. It’s a bit sour, a bit fruity, a lot tasty.
Wellsbeer (10) - Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wicked beer, very complex. Has changed a lot over a couple of years. But drinking really nice at the moment. Won’t go into tasting notes as its all there. But highly recommend
poech73 (369) - Braine, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample @ 2d Tilquin English Beer Festival + Open doors -- Sour red brown ale >> D’après le brasseur, bière mûrie en fût de bourbon. >> Une dégustation superbe qui se singularise par son équilibre entre acidité, sucre et vieillissement. Son nez est très parfumé: légèrement acide, boisé vanillé légèrement fumé avec des pointes balsamiques accompagné d’un houblon herbeux quasi inerte. L’acidité arrive à l’attaque avec une égale puissance au corps fort malté assez doux sans véritable rondeur si ce n’est en rétro avec un retour du bourbon sur un côté léger sirupeux vanillé, livrant en plus de fort arômes maltés et boisés de barriques. Avec surprise un gentille amertume arrive en finale avec prégnance. L’alcool se fait aussi bien sentir livrant une agrable chaleur dans le gosier. Yum yum
teorn88 (6446) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle for CBC, Clerkenwell. It pours a deep ruby / mahogany colour with a huge beige head. Actually this is a slow gusher. Foam is soapy and looks bretty, leaving lacings on the side of the glass as it dissipates. Aroma is quite complex with wine, bourbon and brett above all. Notes of port wine and madeira, leather, tobacco and vanilla. Brett funk in there too. Taste is mostly sweet and slightly acidic. Some tiny smoky notes. The taste is very similar to the nose, but more muted in intensity. Certainly full of red wine, bourbon and barnyard notes. A great combo to me. Palate is quite thin with soft carbonation. Only thing where this beer could improve to me is in getting a bit more body. All else is sublime and well executed. It could use some more intensity in flavors as well, but overall a greta brew.
Sebilinz (1786) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle dark Brown Body with nice tan head Aroma is malt caramell with hints of vinegar taste is malt dried fruits some sourness with tannins aftertaste is malt sour and bitter Wonderful complex and balanced brew
pkomar (249) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Graet aroma. Red wine at first, then come belgian beer-like fruits, bananas, a hint of vanilla and some caramel. Pours dark brown with quite big, creamy head with nice lacing. Low bitterness, medium sweetness, some sourness in there as well. Complex beer, that’s for sure - I like it a lot.