jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2017
2017-09-23. Red tinged dark brown body, modest head. Aroma has big fruity character, there is a heaviness to it that I think stems from the combination of bourbon and dark fruit, but it's not necessarily a distinctly/prominent bourbon character. 7++ Flavour is similar, weighty dark fruit, cherry, tart acidity around the edges grows and linger in the finish. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. 3+ Solid, but more of a sipper than the more quaffable Noyaux that preceded it. 7/4/7-8/3-4/17 2015 Bottle sample. Zwanze Day at Volo, Toronto. Idiosynkrasie (7834) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2017
750ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, brown-ish crimson colour with small, frothy, fading, beige head. Bourbon aroma, hints of vanilla, underlying fruity notes of morello and red berries. Taste is agressively sour, lactic, notes of vinegar, hints of morello. Nothing I need a second time, least of all considering the brewery's overprize politics. Erasmus_ro (3133) - Alabama, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 14/09/17. Quite sour, some balsamico, red berries, vanilla and wood fairly strong. MarcoDL (5308) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2017
Draft at beertemple. Black pour. Aroma of tart red fruit, vanilla, oak and lacto. Taste has sour red fruit, oak, tart, lacto acid, red grapes and a sour finish. Nice, but too rough. crazy_cat_lady (678) - - AUG 25, 2017
Bottle at Wvrst. Big aroma of sour cherry, oak, hints of basalmic vinegar. I could smell this from several feet away while it was being poured. Warm dark brown with reddish tones, very little head. Tastes of tart sour cherries, oak, some vinegar notes. Awesome.
Hoprider (726) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2017
Pours a clear crinsom or ruby colour with a beige lightly frothy head. The aroma has vinous notes from the winebarrel. Christmas spices, lots of vanilled oak and sour cherries. So many things going on. Tannic vinegary notes as well. Taste is rich with a big sour kick to counter the sweeter fruity notes. Long tannic aftertaste. Like it lots. cmacklin (1271) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2017
750ml corked bottle. 2015 vintage. (9.9% ABV) Pours an unclear dark ruby with lots of sediment floating around and a small, fizzy, short lived, tan head that fully dissipates. Tart aroma of cherry, red wine, balsamic vinegar, oak and a hint of bourbon. Sweet flavour of cherry, red grape, red wine, balsamic vinegar and oak with a dry, sour, acidic, alcohol finish. Medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation. A decent sour red, plenty of pucker power. The bourbon was a little too subtle IMO. superspak (5871) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2015 vintage bottling, 9.9%. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red/light brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge sweet/sour/tangy cherries, raisin, plum, raspberry, blackberry, currant, red grape, lemon, lime, green apple, almond, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brown sugar, caramel, and bread; with light notes of leathery funk, red wine vinegar, pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Incredible aromas with amazing balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, cherries, wine/bourbon barrels, and dark/bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge sweet/sour/tangy cherries, raisin, plum, raspberry, blackberry, currant, red grape, lemon, lime, green apple, almond, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brown sugar, caramel, and bread; with light notes of leathery funk, red wine vinegar, pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness; light yeast/oak spiciness and fruit tang on the finish. Lingering notes of sweet/sour cherries, raisin, plum, raspberry, blackberry, currant, red grape, lemon, lime, green apple, almond, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brown sugar, caramel, bread, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, cherries, wine/bourbon barrels, and dark/bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness balance, and minimal puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from tart/sourness and yeast/oak spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky/acidic, and lightly tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is amazing. Minimal warming alcohol for 9.9%. Overall this is an insane fruited Flanders red ale style! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, cherries, wine/bourbon barrels, and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink with the balanced lactic/tannic/drying finish. Perfectly balanced complexity from all flavors. A highly amazing offering, and world class fruited sour ale. One of the best I’ve ever had. rdixon77 (2944) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Thanks Danny! Super tart and boozy sour red. A beer drinkers beer - sour with high abv. Anyways, it was nicely balanced for extreme tastes. Great stuff! dnstone (3485) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Tart raspberry aroma with sudsy off white head. Puckeringly tart raspberry like woody aroma.
Notes: 2015 vintage, on tap at he brewery, Portland visit May 17