DSG (15623) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 15, 2016 GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 bottle shared with the usual suspects at the Brick Store.
Pours a very cloudy brownish orange with a small collection of bubbles on the to that recedes quickly to nothing.
The aroma is fantastic with a hint of vinegar acidity up front with some cheese and tart fruits. There is some lightly toasted malts and dough in the background. There is some barnyard funk in the nose as well, though I think it’ll build more over time.
The taste is noticeably sweeter than the aroma with the tart fruits taking on a more sugar-coated character with maybe some green apples as well as tart cherries. The vinegar is less pronounced and there is a slightly sugary malt backbone underneath it all. The finish is slightly dry but not extremely funky yet.
The mouthfeel is slick with low carbonation and dry in the finish. The acidity is fairly light and doesn’t overpower the feel.
I just take for granted that I can buy these around here but this is the first time I’ve tasted one. All I can say is I will definitely be buying more of these as this is an excellent beer - very complex and drinkable. Highly recommended.
[9/22/16] Bottle sample at Pre-Borefts RateBeer Tasting at ABC Beers in Den Haag. Thanks everyone for sharing bottles! Amber. Aroma of caramel, fruits, cookies, oak, a bit of oxidation. Sweet and tart flavor with fruits, caramel, oak, vinegar note. Medium-bodied. Very nice. mariuspoenari (3211) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle shared at Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Tasting 2016. Semi-hazy copper pour with no head. Notes of cherries, sherry, dried fruit, oak, vanilla, cocoa and some copper-like oxidation. medium body, light carbonation and a sour finish. kermis (15285) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared at Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Tasting 2016. Clear amber with a ring off white head. Aroma is oxidized with overripe dark fruits, caramel, toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. [22-09-2016] 77ships (11747) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2016
Thank you Koelschtrinker. 750 ml. bottle sampled @ Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Tasting 2016. Sampled after the 2012 Vintage. Dark red amber toffee appearance. Nose is oxidized thinned out, sour oak, red fruit, oxidized cherry,… Too oxidized much like the 2012. Not jam-like sadly unlike a fresh one. Taste is too oxidized, thin acidic wood, oak, leaves, oak, oxidized cherry, oak,… Thinned out body. Still good but nowhere near on par with a fresh one. I miss the jam-like thickness & massive fruit of a fresh one. SinH4 (7041) - Garching b. MÃ¼nchen, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle. Hazy amber color with tan head. Aroma is a more delicate and round version of the Saint Bon Chien how you know it, slightly oxidized. Taste is a bit candied sugar, balanced, a bit oxidized, slightly sour, very refined. A bit too delicate, but very very good!
Beerhunter111 (23982) - Beerland, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2016
Sampled @ Pre-Borefts-Tasting 2016. Trübes orange goldenes Bier. Geruch trocken mild säuerlich fruchtig, rote Früchte. Geschmack säuerlich fruchtig, rotes Malz, Obst, oxidiert. Maakun (7101) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle at Pre-Borefts tasting. Hazy amber with some floaters and off white head. Caramel, soft balsamico, glue, blackberries, lots of herbs. Light sour, almost medium sweet. Almost full bodied. deanso (10404) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle shared at the pre Borefts tasting.
Thin white head. hazy amber pour. Decent jmgreenuk (10705) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle at the pre-Borefts tasting, Den Haag, 2016. Poured a clear medium to dark amber with a round white head. The aroma is light citrus acid woody. The flavour is moderate to strong sour with a woody alcoholic oaky fruit palate. Medium bodied with flat carbonation. cgarvieuk (26769) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle at pre borefts 2016 tasting... Copper.. Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet funk fruit balsamic nose... Soft sweet fruit.. Woody.. Light bitter herbal woody.. Light balsamic