SlackerMads (3343) - DENMARK - MAR 18, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy to unclear amber with a medium sized off white head with good retention, lace and regeneration. The nose has barrel notes of white wood, oak, light white grapes, white pepper, sourness. The flavour follows with white wood, wood glue, white grapes, white pepper, light hay. Medium to full body, some sweetness, mild bitter and light to medium acidic. Fine balance but very barrel dominated.
sir__v (2596) - FRANCE - MAR 12, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mi-orge Mi-houblon, Arlon - BE. Color: clear golden blond beer with medium carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: hay and grassy notes. Floral balance with saison yeast, wild yeast. Taste: medium body with fresh hay and grassy notes, fresh and quiet easy drinkable. Floral finish. Nice balance. Aftertaste: astringent, hay and saison yeast. Grassy hint. OK.
Saeglopur (2106) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 11, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle, bottled 10/2016, from Biervana, München.
Deep amber, cloudy body, with a medium, creamy, lacing, yellowish head.
Aroma of bread, sweet dried fruits, citrus, flowers, yeast, some spices, some grass.
Tastes of citrus, dried fruits, flowers, grass, yeast, some bread, some spices, some candy.
Medium, a bit creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes smooth, citric, floral, grassy, a bit bready, a bit dry, yeasty, a bit spicy.
Very tasty. Drinks really smooth and greatly balanced, with a lovely combination of citric notes, with the floral/grassy notes and a well dosed sweetness. The herbs are very well integrated, leading to a subtle, fitting impression. Not very complex or unique, but just really quaffable stuff I could drink all day.
Werckmeister (3060) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 11, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,375l bottle at home shared by Saeglopur, big thanks for this one. Bottled 10/2016. BB 09/2018. amber cloudy color, small white head. smell citric, yeasty, some wood, spices, bit grassy, herbal. nice smell overall. full body, light to medium carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of caramel, spices, grass, peach, peppery, some sourness, light funk, bit milky. finishes light to medium sour and a bit dry with notes of grass, spices and some sweet herbs. quite nice one, a bit on the herbal grassy side, but overall good stuff, almost a bit too much carbonation for me.
ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - FEB 7, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
37.5cl bottle. Cloudy light orangish amber with small off-white head. Sour, oak and grassy. Dry and woody. Very good.
Bov (12637) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from Batavia - cloudy copper-orange beer with a long lasting pale beige foam; fairly woody with notes of vin jaune, urtica, straw, marzipan and oranges; solidly sour and fairly bitter, quite dry, yeasty and woody finish with a lingering sourness, straw and herbs - beautiful
77ships (9359) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml. bottle sampled @ Vini Birre Ribelli 2016. 2016 Vintage. Paler amber orange with no head. Nose is strangely sour, very harsh going to nail polish, vinegar, wine, glue, almost chemical sour. Taste is good, is sour oak wine, puckering, vinegar, acidic vinegar cherries, wine vinegar, crazily puckering sour, huge wood, vinegar. Thinned out body, vinegar, acidic, vinegar grapes. Great huge oak, vinegar oak taste, balsamic, very nice but stupidly sour as well.
anstei (2128) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Brassin Public® 2016. Pours hazy light brown. Aroma shows the sourness already. Medium body with a lively carbonation over a nice sourness to round it all off. Towards the palate the flavours change to more booze and the advertised foin. Juicy sour dry palate. Nice.