tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Dark copper body; semi-translucent with a khaki foam on top that disperses quickly to a foamy collar. Tart red apple aroma with a good amount of vinous red grape, red wine oak, & semisweet booziness. I get more wine than cognac on the nose, but that’s okay. Faint lemon, mild acidity, & a pinch of lactic acid. Light hints of vanilla, cherry, & wood. Flavor is heavier on the vinous notes, as well as the ripe cherry flavors, coming alive with a good deal of acidity & a nice bite of sour lacto. Hints of cinnamon, spicy oak, red apple, & red wine grapes that battle between lactic sourness & vinous booziness. Slightly dry finish with a lingering sweet boozy cherry & woody finish. Really enjoyable stuff. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Courtesy of Jason R gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of cola sour cherries, light lemon, vinegar, faint dark fruit, and vinous notes. It pours a transparent orangish-brown with a minimal beige head that quickly fades to a minimal film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of cola and a touch of vinegar. The finish has light sour cherries, lemon, oak, dark fruit, cognac, and oak. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and somewhat thin mouthfeel.
Bottle at home. Pours clear intense brown, little to no white-greyish beige head. Funky fruit aroma; mango and peach, with some dried grapes (aka raisins), figs and plums, stewed forest fruits; quite a nice bouquet. Light body, a bit watery, nice oaky touches and subtle sourness. Very vinious but lacks body. Taste of a good fresh burgundy chardonnay; lots of burnt oak, sweet apple, slight balsamic vinegar touch. Would have expected a bit more dense body, but for the rest very subtle indeed. Nice collab of two beautiful American breweries! Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
[email protected]esp0r (2931) - NORWAY - NOV 23, 2014
Fish tasting aka Haarlemmestraat tasting aka Elite tasting aka did Dean do something (stupid) today aka Benzais’ endless triangle travel aka Chris’ Birthday tasting:
Bottle: Thanks Julien: Served in a taster:
Deep dark red ish brown with a small head.
Aroma of wood, wild yeast, raisin, tart and some berries.
Flavour is tart, fruity, bitter, wild yeast, wood, some herbs, light sweet tart.
Aftertaste is tart, fruity, light dry and some wood.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, tart light dry texture.
Very good stuff, perfect copy of the original Belgian style!
Bottle shared by daje
Benzai (16751) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
Pours dark dark brown with a nice tanned head. Smell of tart berries, funk, barnyard, cognac, grapes, hints of toast, dark fruits and malts. Moderate sweet, very fruity, i find tart berries and funk, complex play with dark fruits, delicious stuff. Moderate bitter, some astrigent tannins, quite nice. Wow, a superb sour from two of the very best breweries. I liked this one a lot
Bottle shared @ Tasting. Murky brown color, average sized beige head. Aroma is lightly sour, tart, sour fruits. Tastes about the same, but a very balanced flavor. Starts out sour but it’s so incredibly balanced and fruity. Very nice this one! PhillyCraft (7981) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle, pours hazy red Amber color with small head. Notes are sour cherry funk, Brett, light cognac, and minerals. A little lactic and slightly acidic. Nice JulienHuxley (5964) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle at a tasting. Hazy brown pour with thin ring of foam. Aroma is really nice, good cherry, typical Flanders Red with nice spicy oaky notes, light cognac. Taste is tart, bretty, earthy, mineral notes, oaky, cherry flavors. Nice. kermis (14716) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to JulienHuxley. Pours murky brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of tart red fruits, Brett funk, wood and cognac. Flavour is moderate sweet and acidic. Over medium bodied with light carbonation. dansac (114) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Slight letdown from Anchorage, considering some of the hype behind it. It reminded me of a big flanders, with heightened barrel notes. Very tart, prominent brett as with every Anchorage beer, and some bigger malts than usual. I personally like my sours a bit drier and ’cleaner’, so this was a bit excessive. Still, very nice.