tore_pettersen (195) - - JAN 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rødbrun, uklar. Medium off-white kremaktig skum. Aroma av vanilje, tre, eple og grape. Lite kullsyre. Prikkende/boblende munnfølelse. Herlig syrlig ettersmak. Noe av det beste jeg har drukket!
TaktikMTL (7594) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille #276. Bouteille verte de 750 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de fruit sûrette avec une pointe de raisin. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de cerise sûrette avec une pointe d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût sûrette. (Rating #5462)
JefVerstraete (3201) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
@RBBWG14. Dark brown/red colour. Very well balanced beer. Complex aroma of sour fruit and vinegar. Light sweet with sour and vinous taste. Very very good!
Jerre (3275) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap 18.01.2014 @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas Brussels.
Pours a deep amber slightly hazy body with a medium off-white creamy head.
Aroma: vanilla, oak, bit dark malt, apple vinegar, and wood tanines sourness. Medium body
Taste is again woord, mild apple vinegar, little caramel and grains in the back.
Very smooth and enjoyable sour ale; could be in the Flemish Red category.
zizzybalubba (1845) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Birch (Norfolk, VA) during the 2nd Annual 43 Hours Of Dark. Reddish-orange pour with a short and bubbly off-white head. Aroma of soy, apple cider vinegar, and oak. Any misgivings from the initial aroma are quickly put to rest as the flavor is outstanding. Tart cherry and oak are primarily noted. Certainly sour but somewhat approachable for this style. A great sour ale.
kraddel (7496) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at RBWG14
Pours amber, rather dark .
Almost no foam .
Smells like a FOB .
Taste is complex, sour , dry , cherries . Like a very nice flemish red ale / old brown ale . Very nice !
Rune (12071) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Bestillingsutvalget. Tiny, bubbly layer at the top of a clear amber body. Fragile lacing. Dry fruity aroma, bit of farmyard and berries. Dry and tart fruity flavours joined by wood and cheese. Sherry impression. Bone dry ending, tart and sweet. Hidden alcohol. Well built and smooth. Very suitable as an aperitif (Saturday social gathering, Tromsø 11.01.2014).
emacgee (4661) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a soft clean golden amber with one fingee of short lived sandy tan head. Nose is very acidic with notes of sharp fruit, wood, sherry, popcorn,alcohol, and toasted grain. Flavor shows cherry skin and pits, acetic acid, some phenolics, and alcohol. Very dry and light.
shoulderbroken (4162) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Moeder Lambic. Dark amber colour, very creamy golden head. Aroma is cheesy and funky, bit of gaffer tape, marzipan, solvent and berries. Taste is beautifully smooth, medium sourness. Cream cheese, lightly fruity, really hides the alcohol. Finish is fading tartness which kind of turns into something a little sweet. Bit of a beast. Balsamic elements, but also white wine, and neither come across in a harsh way. Great stuff.
Prufrockstar (2078) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2014 Draft at Brouwer’s for Sour Fest last year. From 8 month old notes. Aroma: Dirt -- poopy dirt. Sweet, tart, funk and vinegar. Appearance: Murky brown, the color of raisin juice. No head at all, no lacing. Taste: Meh [note: I hope my note-taking has gotten better than it was then, because that’s not helpful ...]. Dark fruits; spices, tart, tasty finish. Palate: Slick, full body, no carbonation at all. Syrupy. Overall: Followed a few rounds of Cantillon, so probably not the best time to rate ... well, anything. Will rerate if I happen across this on draft again. But overall, boozy, sour, flat, and not too memorable.
draft at uber, 7/5/2014. Gonna give this another go. Murky red-amber-brown. Ring of white head. Aroma of oak, cherry, vinegar. Earthy, woody. Inviting. I wonder if I got the right beer last time? Lots of cherry. Taste: moderately sweet, amazingly well balanced. Balsamic finish that lasts. Wood, stone fruit, even a hint of chocolate. This is way good. palate: whoa, that’s smooth. Full body, soft carbonation, smooth, luscious, but at the same light and airy. This feels great, soft, excellent. Overall: I’m gal I ordered this again. A few points worth remembering (this is a note to myself, since I’m the only person who is ever going to read this). (1) lots of beers in 1 day following cantillon and a bunch of other sours, is a bad recipe for being able to focus on a beer and really put in a quality rating. Not that it stops me from trying. (2) drinking beers more than one time is awesome. I should remember that trying new stuff is one thing, and unique ticks are alluring, but this is an entirely different experience than last time, and I’m glad I didn’t pass it by. (3) BFM FTW. 3.6 first time, 4.2 this time, but I’m keeping the last rating. It’s the right thing to do this time. Leaving the notes, though.