dorain (713) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2017 Scopey (16225) - Croydon, Greater London, - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BVS, near Brussels. Gusher! It pours very dark with a small fizzy beige head. The nose is sweet berry, wood, mild sourness, cola, faint spice, cherry and plum. The taste is moderately sour, wood, earth, vinous, cherry, lemon, grapefruit, Granny Smith apple and lightly acidic with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and fizzy, lively carbonation. Pretty mellow actually. Rather drinkable stuff.
Aus der Flasche (Lot FOE - bbe2018-10) 2017-04 getrunken. Vom Aroma her irgendwo zwischen Rodenbach Grand Crü oder Duchesse De Bourgogne nur mit einen deutlichen leichteren Körper. Schade eigentlich doch immer noch ein echt süffiges Sour Brown Ale. Ktwse (5667) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
Pours brown with nearly flat tan head. Aroma is a weird mix of vinegar, caramel and nuts. Taste is fairly rich red berry tart with a mellow fruit sweet finish. Light and slightly sticky body with average carbonation. djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2015
On tap at The Hay Merchant. Pours a clear brown with no head. The aroma is leather, dark fruit,vinegar. Thin mouth, oak, vinegar, raisin, leather, nice sourness, very good. ClarkVV (6940) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2014
Draught at Bad Apple on 4/17/14bytemesis (9464) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Dark brown-tan body is mostly clear with a small light beige head that shows low retention.
Brett and plentiful acetic acid in the nose is backed by a touch of vanilla and caramel from the malts but it’s mostly just the wild yeast and bacteria doing the talking here. Fair amount of complexity, adding balsam, cherries, and even a fair amount of citric character. No alcohol or flaws in the nose.
Wow. Umm this is just like sour yeast/bacteria notes in water. Absolutely no body, no sweetness, nothing. Some strange house character as well, not really dirty, but heavily mineral-like and with some heavy, heavy acidity/astringency. Carbonation is extremely low as well. This is closer to wine and even trying to appreciate it as such, I still can’t get past the lack of complexity. The low carbonation does nothing for it, concentrating the sourness and not really allowing the other characteristics of the beer to be able to be explored. The complete lack of malt/overattenuation isnt doing it any favors either.
crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours hazy purple with very little head and no lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, fruity, caramel. Flavor is medium tart and very lightly funky. Some initial sweetness dries out. Not overly complex, unfortunately. Medium body, minimal carbonation.
Murky reddish brown pour. Nice tan head that recedes fairly quickly. Smell is vinous with balsamic vinegar and raisin notes. Flavor is tart and vinous once again, lots of sour, caramel flavors, raisin, some bread. Nice one. Homer321 (5248) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Murky reddish brown with no head. Very acetic on the nose and taste. Damn near flat. Ok but kinda one dimensional. Pretty tart tho. Wish there was more complexity. DedicatedToFun (4003) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
On tap at Beachwood BBQ as part of SourFest, Good one here. Sour cherry tones, light wood and oak notes. Nice! solidfunk (9729) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
A little easier on the palate than the Alvinne I had in Ebenezer Kezars last night. This one’s not as sour. Sour plum and raisin with some crab apple and cider flavours. Reddish cloudy pour with decent head and lacing. Medium sour finish. On tap at Lion’s Pride. Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
7 sept 2013, tap. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is apple juice and slightly tart. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Sour apple juice. Interesting.
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