jaghana (6313) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle 75cl given by VDuquerroux, a cloudy amber brown beer with low head. Nose is vinous with wild yeast notes. Aroma is on caramel, oak, wild yeast near to oude bruin, tannic, medium sweet ti high, vinous, yellow fruit notes, quite strong. teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 15, 2016
75cl bottle shared at Leighton’s. Many thanks to LKS for this one. It pours a clean Amber color with a medium off white head. Aroma is sweet and acidic with not s of red wine strawberries caramel vanilla. Taste is also big bold sweet and acidic with notes of red grapes, red wine, caramel, vanilla, chocolate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, very nice Mjollnir (415) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2016 750mL bottle, 2014 vintage. Pours hazy copper with a persistent off-white head. Strongly fruity aroma, very dense and complex but with a malty and slightly acidic backbone, some wood. Quite sweet and malty but offset by the acidity, minimal bitterness. Full body, mild carbonation and a lingering acidic fruity finish. Vignale (4064) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2016
Flaska från Beergium drucken med ölföreningen. Stor kropp och fruktig sötma men helt utan alkoholvibbar, Laktosyrlig och vinös med smak av fruktig rödvin, körsbär och plommon. Riktigt bra balans. Fantastiskt gott. BlackHaddock (7777) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2016
Cork and caged .75 litre bottle between five at the Dec 2016 Shrewsbury Beer Exchange Club meeting: cheers me for taking this 2014 bottled beauty. Red hue to the amber body, the head a thin off-white affair. Wine like in the nose, with spices and herbs with a woody undertone. Taste wise it was semi-sour red wine, oak aged and again spicy like the aroma. Not too sure what I was expecting, but it wasn’t a Flemish Red/Oud Bruin sort of brew base.
Leighton (22555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to beersiveknown. Pours lightly hazy golden-brown with a dense, frothy off-white head. The aroma has some lightly tangy fruits, orange, bread, berries. Medium sweet flavour with a nice, light acidity that cuts through the body, some further orange, melon, pale bread. Medium to full bodied with massaging carbonation. Warming finish with restrained tang, some lemon, tangerine, a little orange peel, light woody dryness. Great balance overall. Well and drinkable. Theydon_Bois (20929) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle split at Bespin, big thanks to Beers I’ve Known and Leighton, 08/12/16. mR_fr0g (13675) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Hazed reddish amber with a decent light beige covering.
Nose is earthy fruit rinds, nutty, woody, red wine tang, spice, fruit loaf.
Taste comprises fruit rinds, spice, rising alcohol, sharp boost, red berry linger, sharp fruits, toffee, spice, light red berry rasp, soured fruit tang.
Medium + to full body, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Decent strong ... drinks below the ABV.
Bottle at Leighton’s place. 8/12/2016. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A hazed amber reddy coloured pour with a frothy beige head. Aroma is sweet biscuity malts, apple, nutty, Belgian yeast, tangy apple. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, little brett funk, tangy apple, little tart lacto wine, vinous fruit, spicy wood. Palate is semi sweet, tart, highish carbonation. Interesting beer. minutemat (6133) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2016
75cl bottle @ shared at monthly tasting, Chez Sophie, brought by Blackhaddock. Thanks Blackhaddock. Pours a deep reddish amber, off-white head. Aroma is vinous, oaky, bourgogne wine and balsamic oud bruin. Taste is tart, earthy ripened berry fruits, oud bruin oaky warmth, good wine influence. Balanced and somewhat restraining on the strength, but still very warming thanks to the barrel aging. Good winter beer. RichTheVillan (8325) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe shared with Lee, Keith and Phil; clear dark amber pour with a bubbly tan head, aroma has dark cherries, taste has tart dark fruits, some cherries, almond nuts, hint of wood.