tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Musty and vinous aroma with light barnyard character offers up suggestions of molasses, peaches and plums. Opaque dark brown body with low tan head that recedes rapidly to ring. Mildly sour dark fruit flavour has hints of chocolate, honey, plums, grapes and brown sugar. Medium body is somewhat sticky with low to fair carbonation. Bottle (BB Sep-06) sampled at Plan B in Copenhagen.
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown colour with no head. The aroma is of plums, figs, dark malts and port-soaked wood notes. Light body. Slightly acidic finish, but the flavours overall are quite sweet with notes of plums, brown sugar and wood. A little bit uneventful, though - this is a simple beer. That said, still pleasant and perfectly drinkable.
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2009 Bottled (fresh Oct 2005). Brownish ruby coloured, beige foamy head. Sweet berries and fruits in aroma. Gooseberry and red currant in flavour along with hoppy notes. Dry mouthfeel and a bit sticky palate afterwards. 6 3 6 3 12.
Bottled (BBE 1990 in Dec 2009). Brownish ruby colour, minor head., Aroma is sweet malts, some berries and wood. Flavour is wood, sweet malts and some rather earthy notes. Slight smooth sourness. Has aged quite nicely. 7 3 7 4 14.
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled: Reddish brown coloured. Quite clear. Fluffy beige head. Berries and fruit in the nose. Quite sweet. Flavour is overly sweet for a flemish sour IMO. Is very smooth and easy to drink, but lacs some acidity and sourness, I think. Ends on a sweet and berryish note. Too vague in the aroma and flavour for my likings.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown beer with a light brown head. Light tart fruity aroma with clear berry notes. Chocolate malty flavor and a sweet fruity finish.
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark brown colour with a small head. Aroma is a litle bit sour, typically "Vlaams Oud Bruin" Old brown beer. Taste is smouth, hint of sourness. Smouth and refreshing beer.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddy mud brown in colour with a short tan head. Mild nutty aroma with some berrie notes. Sweet nutty flavour with an oaky vanilla dry finish. Thin, slightly acidic feel. Ok.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(bottle, best by 9/9/06) Clear, dark red-brown body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, light anise, some metallic. Taste is very sweet, raisin, caramel, some cherry. Watery medium-full body, some stickiness.
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottled) Clear, deep dark red color with hardly any head but some lace. Sweetish, slightly tart aroma of fruit juice and raisins. Sweet-malty, fruity flavor with some sourness and acidity in the background. Light to medium-bodied, fizzy-carbonated and a bit watery palate. I really want to see the person who loves this beer...
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured brown with a ruby tint and scarcely any head. What is there is light tan. Aroma of cherry and cranberry that is more sweet than anywhere nere tart/sour. Sweet fruity berry flavor that again is really lacking tartness. Woodiness on the finish. If I didn’t know the style I would just think it is a fruit beer or even a wood aged one. Kind of disppointing since I thought it was going to be delighted by something sour and stinky. Medium to full body.