Holmen2 (3916) - NORWAY - MAY 8, 2017
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 08.05.17. Dark brown. Small beige haed. Fine and acid aroma of acid fruits. Similarly dry and acid taste. Very, very good! Elderberries are evident. tandembrauer (1570) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2017 Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear dark brown with little beige head. Aroma of lemons, raspberries, effervescent powder, plums, grass, spices, a little mint. Tastes sour with a little sweetness and some salt. Medium bodied. Boutip (6486) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2017
Bottle: Poured a dark cloudy copper color ale with a small foamy head with limited retention and some lacing. Aroma of tart and sour elderberry notes is interesting. Taste is a mix of vinous notes with some oak and tart notes of elderberry with light acidic notes also noticeable. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Well done with intense flavours while retaining some drinkability. teorn88 (7687) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 12, 2017
75cl bottle via Grand Cru. It pours a deep amber red color with a small beige head. Aroma
Is sour and acidic with notes of lemon juice balsamic vinegar cherry pits tart cherries and grapes. Taste is very sour, verging on the acetic side of the spectrum, with more notes of lemon juice, tart cherries, in ripe grapes, slight spices. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, lacks balance Sigmund (7828) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 5, 2017
750 ml corked & caged bottle, as Cascade Oak Aged Elderberry Northwest Sour Ale, ale aged in oak barrels with elderberries and spices, 2015 Project. ABV is 7.0%. At Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Fairly dark brown colour, huge beige head. Aroma of sour (black) elderberries, lemons, farmhouse kitchen, spices and malts. Sour / acidic, tart and astringent flavour, loads of lactic acid, notes of lemons and sour elderberries.
shrubber85 (11573) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2017
Bottle. Elderberry, caramel malt, and straw aroma. Amber with small head. Moderately sweet elderberry, caramel malt, moderately sour vinegar/citric acid, and mildly bitter hay flavor. Good body. Nice beer - impossible to drink without quoting Monty Python. JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2017
Towering tan head over opaque red-brown beer. Nose like blue/billberry, but also lactic acid, wood, and something strong fusely:estrery that betrays the true elderberry smell. Very sour, lactic, dark/red fruit, lemon, and a wild, spicy character. Bit of rotten fruit, too, in the background - again the elderberry, which sports this pugnancy (which drove me mad in my youth, being forced to down elderberry syrup against colds...)? The taste of (unripe, IMO) grapeskins, as suggested, is also very remarkable. Very tart, dry-out effet, acidthinning and -burn. Again a very tart USA sour. A bit of balance wouldn’t hurt, I would dare to suggest. Jashiu (1404) - Gdañsk, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle shared @Pułapka, Gdańskrejtable (2819) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2017
Old socks, wet rug, fart, cat pee, dirty underwear aroma. After a couple of minutes it fades and floral and fruity take over. Sour red fruit
Pours prune juice colour with an initial head that goes away quickly and no head. Nose is berries. Flavours of raisins, red grapes, vinous. Taste light/medium sweet, medium tart. Medium slick body with medium carbonation and a lasting sour finish. Gebels (92) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 14, 2017
Horrible aroma, Rag, old sweat socks and toitoi, in the end elderberry. In taste kinda similar, rag, sourness and elderberry.