RexTalionis (3479) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with a whitish head. Tart fruityness, barnyard, sour apples and oaky sherry notes in aroma. Quite smooth. Sweet apple and boozy notes in taste. Hints of vanilla and lemon in the end.
omega (886) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Have to say I am loving the offerings from this brewery. They are rich and complex and are pushing the boundaries. This beer/masterpiece is no exception. The brett characters while prevalent do not dominate the beer and integrate well with the subtle richness that just lingers on the palate. As it warms up it is becoming more honeyed and velvety.
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 14/II/15 - 33cl bottle @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2015-217) Thanks to Beerlover_Ben for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy blond beer, small irregular creamy white head, non adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, yeasty, bit funky, peaches, other fruits, overripe kiwi. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very funky, sourish, lemony, pretty dry, spicy touch, tart, bitter notes. Aftertaste: hoppy, lemony, some grapefruit, alcohol, pretty boozy, sour finish, bitter hops. Interesting.
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the craft beer co. Light hazed golden / straw coloured pour with a nice frothy white head. Aroma is subdued Belgian yeast esters, sweet apple, raisin and a hint of caramel. Flavour is vinous, grapey fruit, oak, tangy grape and Apple, semi sweet, grains with a hint of honey. Lingering wood tannin and a hint of metal / blood and tart funky grape fruit. . I think I prefer the original. Palate is medium full, highish spritzy carbonation.
77ships (7440) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Beerlover_Ben! 330 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV. While I greatly appreciate a beer not having honey – nothing should honey ever in it – there is still something odd about calling an apple beer Ninkasi & it having no honey or grapes for that matter in it.Golden, huge floraters, lots of them; Nose is sour apple, light cider, pear, touch barn. Taste is sour apple, light dry cider mixed with some white sugar sweetness, brett, faint lemon, light mineral touch. Light carbonation, touch cider-like body. Way better & more interesting than the rather bland base beer.
Benzai (12776) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015. Hazy a bit pale yellow golden color. Smell and taste malts, lightly sourish, lightly citrussy, lightly lemon and yellow fruits. Decent body and carbonation.
ElManana (1729) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBBWG shared by beerlover_ben. Sour, lemon, yeast. Citrus, not too sweet. Nice.
Ciderbilly (3) - - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled.Hazy orange colured with white head.Soury, green apple (dry cider), yeast.Integrated alcohol,well balanced with long finish.
riktw (24) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden color, good amount of white foam.
aroma of dry cider, sour wood and a bit of sour cherry.
Very fruity beer, very nice :)
MrTipple (3180) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: sour, cider, fruity. Appearance: slightly hazy, pale gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sours come up quickly, lively carbonation, sweet and sour apples, bitter and dry finish. Overall: quite an interesting beer, nice cider flavours. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.