Alemax (15) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 Ritch aroma of wine and sweet Belgian yeast. Tastes is of a saison with a strong barnyard taste. Comes through with a nice oaky finish.
arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2012, hazy orange-reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of big tart lemon, funky cheese, hints of basement, earth, slight biscuit, caramel, toffee notes, hints of earth, spice, sour fruits. Taste is a mix of sour fruit, lemon, hints of white fruit, toffee and caramel, spicy, finishing fairly funky, slightly tart, hints of sweetness coming through.
Dogbrick (6033) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV on 10/12/2012. The beer pours a dark brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily to a wispy film. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of cherries and malt. Full-bodied with a vinous character and notes of cherries, yeast and malt. The finish is oaky and fruity. Above average overall.
XmnwildX12 (1472) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at the 2012 Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Denver, Colorado. Cherry smoke like scents, drinks like a dark red wine, interesting.
colinize (313) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really, really interesting beer. Lots of similarities with red wine from a flavor and aroma standpoint. Never had anything else like it. Served at Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2012.
onceblind (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On hand at Wynkoop’s United Tastes of Belgium 2012. Semi hazy ruby brown in color with a off-pink head. Neat aroma of cranberry, raspberry, molasses, and dark chocolate. Taste is a much clearer blackberry flavor, with some fair booziness and some generic earthy malty sweetness. A bit brazen but fun tasting.
Steve_0 (1255) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at United Tastes of Belgium 2012. Pour has a deep ruby appearance, with a beautifully pink head. Aroma is very dry and very characteristic of a Cabernet wine with hints of red grapes, yeast, pepper, and slight alcohol. Taste is very much like a dry red with flavors of tannin, yeast, vanilla, oak, and a touch of funk ending medium sour. Mouthfeel is medium with soft carbonation. A very complex beer, with quite a bit going on. Well-done.
Slipstream (1775) - USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FIRST rating of this. On tap at Wynkoop. The server was excited about this one, and he told us a little about it - it is similar to a Flemish sour ale, but made with grapes and aged in wine barrels. I usually don’t go for beer-wine blends, but I liked this one - maybe they are starting to grow on me a bit. The flavor is complex. There was a boozy note and some grape too - interesting release.