RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours clear, dark ruby. Little to no head. Aroma is tart, juicy fruits. Taste is a perfect amount of pucker and dry tartness. Very well-rounded. A great example of the style. Nothing outrageous but definitely above-average.
bu11zeye (12919) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of vinous, plum, berries, caramel, and oak. Flavor of vinous, plum, oak, berries, brett, caramel, and lacto with a dry finish.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour from the Paradiso at Dupont Circle. Pours deep reddish brown with nary a bubble. Nose is tart, with notes of oak, dark malts, tannins, vanilla, cherries, and acetic notes almost but not quite getting to the level of fingernail polish. Taste is both sweet and tart, with a dry finish. Surprisingly smooth for 11%.
kindacold (235) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish brown, no head. Smells sweet, sour, and funky. Sweet a bit like an orange, sour like lemon and vinegar, and almost a cheese like funk. So delicious. Finishes clean and crisp.
keepersj12 (3083) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown with a red tint, thin head. The aroma is sour and funky. The taste is sour and funky, a hint of fruity sweetness to balance the sour. Very dry and refreshing.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amber red with a decent off-white head. Aroma is tart fruit, grape juice, vinegar, oak, funk. Taste is initially sweet fruit and oak with vinegar and the perfect amount of tart funk hitting later and lasting nicely in the finish. Perfectly balanced and easy drinking with alcohol well-hidden. great beer, got better as it sat open awhile.
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 750ml. Complex, deeply delicious and dangerously drinkable. Quite similar to the past vintages.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scent is a bit of funk and some bile. Taste is better, calm sour almost a bit of a vegetable/tomato like flavor in there.
sir__v (2493) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2016 Color: dark purple beer without head and carbonation. Smell: sour, acid, red fruits. Taste: red fruits, wine, sour and acid. Aftertaste: sugar complexity, wine.
Bottle @ Le Vermont (for Accord mets et bière with Jerome from BFM and Florent Layden - 11/2016), Boeschepe - FR. Color: clear dark amber beer with golden reflection no carbonation and no foam. Smell: candied fruit complexity, well balanced with sourness and dry fruits finish. Raisin and plums. Taste: full body with good sourness balanced with sweet fruity notes, candied and caramel. Amazing. Good attenuation, superb balance. Amazing. Aftertaste: divine...
vtafro (7135) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Hazy brine pour with tan head. Tart fruit tones, some woody and liquor aroma tones. Flavor has woody and fruit, very tart tones and some off almost paint thinner flavors.