DSG (12523) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[10/8/13] Bottle at my hotel room in Brussels. Opens with a huge gusher. Murky dark orange. Musty aroma with cheese, some barnyard, some vinegar, a bit of acetone and some fruitiness. Sour flavor, woody, funky, a bit smoky, a bit cheesy, with some vinegar and a somewhat bitter lemon peel finish. Medium-bodied. Quite decent and interesting, but pretty unrefined, and gets pretty hard to drink after a while.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Cloudy golden/amber - white head. Ok sourness. Gooseberries. Sharpness. Wooden notes. Fruity notes. Nice.
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smoky. Very nice. Entered this beer on a different app and I'm not able to import my comments unfortunately.
MarcoDL (4389) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted a lot like a lambiek, delicious strong sourness with a bretty touch. Another great beer from De Korenaar.
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 75 cl. Poured Orange With Small white head. Interesting fruity sour taste. Notes of orange, salt, leather, fruits, sour. Easy drinkable. Enjoyed here at summer heat Sveaborg, by the shore.
RexTalionis (3606) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl, BBE 2019. Pours hazy orange in color with a small whitish head. Leather, cellar notes and notes of funkiness in aroma. Bit of stable. Light tartness, some apples and a bit ripe garden fruits in taste. Extremely easy to drink.
Chewy mouthfeel towards the end from the slightly sour wheaty notes.
kraddel (6853) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2016 bottle thnx to bart vanpucke !
pours amber, good white foam. smell is sour, but more like american sours than it is like lambic... still pretty decent, though !
taste is smoked. aauwtch. did NOT see that coming... sourness is there as well, but smoke-character overkills everything for me . almways, no matter how small. i could finish my glass, but i’ll never buy this ...
Re-rate ( new batch, sampled at beerlovers bar ) Again the smoke surprised me . very meat-like smoke ( I finally taste the meat in the smoke ) , bitter, sour, brett.... very interesting. Deserves a higher score than its previously given 2.4 . I’d give it a 3.6 now so leveling it even to a 3 for now.
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best before December 2019
A careful pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a three-finger thick (including 1 above the rim of my glass), light tan tinged head. The beer is an amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a Brettanomyces funkiness to it backed by a fruit and tart character. Musty, somewhat musky, lightly Band-Aid like, but this is backed by an ample fruitiness that reminds me of spiced cider. This has a wholesome, hay like, and fresh, yet to be threshed grain aromatic note to it.
Quite effervescent, and fairly light bodied, the beer is definitely light and quaffable. There is a smoky plastic note here that permeates the palate, though it is not overwhelming. The beer is quite dry, it has a nice tartness that accentuates that apple cider like flavor from the aroma (though this time without the spiced character). The tartness here is somewhat light (especially compared to a Lambic), and has a character to it that doesn’t say lactic acid to me, it isn’t really acetic either, and I wonder if it is not a mix of the two, and perhaps some others. There is a slight nuttiness to the finish, brought out by the malt character that also provides a touch of whole grain cracker character, and perhaps a touch of caramelized whole grain.
This is an interesting beer, not at all like a Gueuze, and I have a hard time understanding how this won any award for being such (per the sticker on the bottle); quite apple like, and the tartness isn’t really all that lactic in character. Still this isn’t a bad beer, and is an interesting example of a sour beer that is not a Lambic. I am definitely a bit disappointed that this is not anything like a Gueuze, but it is certainly a bit more than serviceable too.
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Head: small white rim that holds on firmly
Colour: deep red golden
Aroma: wood/tanines, wineous, milky sour and malts
Taste: start is slightly malty and little sour, then comes in a beuatifful flavour of the moldy flavour blue cheeses have, also adds some hazelnuts in the taste of the bitterness you get afterwards. the beer is slightly grassy and chalky in the aftertaste, very enjoyable beer and one of my favs right now of the DVDK selection !
wchesser (1976) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In line at Crooked Stave WWB Violet release. Thanks, stranger! (Adam?)...slighlty muddy light brown. Nose of funk, lemon, and bandaid. Taste was straight bandaid and naugahyde. I’ve had wines with bandaid as a subtle trait that added complexity but nothing like this..full on plastic. Pretty gross.