_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle courtesy of larsniclas. pours hazy brownish red with rather thin creamy reddish offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour and slightly malty with dark bread, tart raspberries, moist buttery wood, leather, red wine vinegar, blackberries, toasted coconut and moist soil. Taste is sour, slightly fruity and slightly malty with dark bread, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, overripe gooseberries, raspberry balsamic vinegar, soup stock, charred wood, moist hay, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, round and medium bodied. Finish is sour, slightly fruity and slightly malty with dark bread, raspberry balsamic vinegar, moist hay, lemon juice, bay leaves, prunes, raisins, charred wood, coconut milk and hints of buttered biscuits. Good but not perfect… larsniclas (7075) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget
Murky amber with a tan head.
Sourish and oaky aroma and flavour.
Some vinegar in the flavour and a bit acidic.
Fruity, berry-like; strawberries.
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Sourish vinous aroma, grapes, raisins, figs, brett, lacto notes, vinegar, sour, cream, dandelions, whiskey, cream, strawberries, some biscuits and caramel. Sourish funky flavor, grassy, vinous, raisins, figs, floral, sour, vinegar, grapes, strawberries, whiskey, woody, vanilla, some cream. Lovely complex beer with alcohol well hidden. Theydon_Bois (19506) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, big danke’s to Leighton, 28/06/14.
Murky orange amber with moderate light beige spotting.
Nose is musty wood, light spice, tangy dark fruit rinds, caramel, toffee apple, earthy.
Taste comprises tarte red berries, citric rind, dried fruits, candied sugars, orchard rinse.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light acidity.
Decent tackle, good balance. GenDV138 (7284) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Dark honey brown color. Aromas of funk, tart fuirt, vinegar, oak. Tastes of vinegar, dark fruit, funk, light whiskey. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty good with a year on it though I think I liked it more fresh.
Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle shared at Manny G’s - picked up in MA. Pours unclear orange-gold with a creamy, off-white head. The aroma holds tangy berries, citrus, faint leather. Light-medium sweet flavor with citric acidity, some alcohol warmth, wood, berries, lemon. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Nice bracing sour bite to finish, lots of citric tang, lemon, squash, tangerine, some berries, wood. Solid overall. Great depth. Scopey (14730) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours deep amber with a minimal beige head. The nose is fresh, fruity, tangy, acidic, raspberry, strawberry and sherbet. The taste is crisp, tart, acidic, sherbet, grapefruit, wet leaf, candy, Granny Smith apple and melon with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty alright. kevinator (2205) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Really good. Aroma of sour fruit with a hint of bourbon. Caramel color with a hint of red. Watery palate bit still full and sharp on the tongue. Great blend of flavors that culminated into a sour bit of pleasure. Taste of fruits, mild grains and whiskey but all subtle and well blended. Hops were not a player here, which worked out fine. A must try if you can find one. BLADT (700) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle pour. Burnt orange with thin head. Brett driven nose. Cherries. Melted popsicle. Taste is classic sour. Oak. Some vanilla. rdixon77 (2832) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Fantastic Sour! Clear copper. Cherries, lacto, funk, vanilla, oak in the nose. Nice tart taste, brett funk, with a stone fruit sweetness. Warming alcohol presence, just a touch of bourbon presence. Dry finish, slick mouthfeel. Tasty!