bytemesis (8960) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear reddish amber, small off-white head, dissipates fairly quickly, some lacing. Aroma is funky, oaky, vinous, wood tannins galore, some berries, hints of acetone. Flavor is medium tart, really oaky and woody, berries, white wine and red wine notes, medium funkiness, earthy. Medium body, low carbonation. Pretty tasty, but I have a thing for Bon Chien in general. tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо! SinH4 (6113) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2014
Distinct features compared to other ASBCs: No foam. More of a white-wine sourness. Warm fruity finish. No carbonation. Great! cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Lukaduke. Thanks! Pours a murky maroon appearance with a thin disappearing tan head. Aroma is full of vinegar and wine. Some cherry and grape notes. Very tannic and full of caramel. Soft mouth feel. Heavy acetic acid in the mouth but not overly acidic on the finish. Earthy, woody, and quite tannic. Some plum notes as well. A decent amount of oxidation. Moderately sour. I’m never into these super acetic beers but this one is a bit softer in the mouth and fairly smooth despite the alcohol level. DuffMan (10596) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
My 6000th rating! Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Very hazy, dull red-brown with a finely bubbled tan head. Aroma is both sweet and sour, with vinous notes and a touch of vinegar. The palate brings dark, tart fruits first (plum, cherries) followed by a mild but sharp sourness (more acetic than lactic). More vinous and woody than funky, but there is funk in here. The wine barrels seem to have really rounded this out and subdued some of the sour/funky character, but it is still a full bodied complex delicious beer.
mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
375mL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn (thanks a lot, Alex), pours an opaque dark reddish amber with a very small off-white head. Aroma is quite complex, with loads of tart red fruits, some wild yeast, wine barrels, and oak. Flavour is certainly unique, bringing out lots of tart dark fruits, some vinegar, a touch of Worcestershire sauce, and minimal oaky wine barrels. Exceedingly tart, but still within the tasteful range. The wine barrels aren’t front and centre, but rather than tart red fruits - there is even a touch of sweetness in there. Excellent stuff. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
375ml bottle, 2011 Vintage. Poured a hazy golden color with a white head. Vinous, grapes, some dark fruits, woody, funky, and tart fruits. Alcohol content hidden. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
(375ml bottle, 2011 vintage) Pours a hazy golden body with a spare white head. Aroma of blue cheese, cherries, berries, and horseblanket. Flavor of cherry, blue cheese, caramel, prunes, and vinous. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of white wine, grapes, sourness and toffee. The flavor is also quite nice. I get some white wine grape notes at first with some medium oak character, vanilla and sour apples. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2013
(375ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy ruby/brown/honey, soapy edge bubbles. Nose of moss, cellar, white wine, lots of barrel influence. Taste is grapey, lots of spirits and barrel, woody, tart, acetic, vinegar, white and red wine, unique but a little too heavy on vinegar to be world class.