kermis (13883) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016 jbeatty (1253) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 8/14/11, bottle thanks to DStructo. Pours gorgeous clear caramel, ruby red, almost vinous in the light. Huge fluffy off-white head, with medium retention and copious lacing. Nose has notes of sherry, tart apple, musty wood. Mild signs of age and oxidation fade as the beer warms, and tartness becomes more evident and sweeter in nature, melding with slight alcoholic spice. Taste is initially sweet, lemon-like with caramel undertones. Evolves into a funky sherry-type profile, slightly tart, vinous, ending dry with musty malts, subtle spicy bitterness, long aftertaste of vanilla, wood on the breath. Round and balanced, but thin in the mouth. Overall glad to to have tried this treat- it still has some nice complexity, but age is definitely showing, not necessarily for the better.
Bottle shared at A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting. Very hazy orange brown with an off white head. Aroma of mold, caramel, oxidized notes, toffee, malt and vinous notes. Flavour is light heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation. [17-09-2016] rouhlas (3628) - GREECE - SEP 21, 2016
750 ml bottle shared at the original Chez Moeder Lambic’s cellar. Hazy copper brown color with off white head. Malty and yeasty aroma, caramel, bread, tart citrusy fruity, herbal and floral notes, perfume, vinous, wood. Sweet and acidic taste. Light to medium oily body with soft to average carbonation. Leighton (21513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20k tasting - London. Cheers to Paul for this oldie! Pours unclear red-orange with a creamy, off-white head. The nose is heavy with damp wood, light funk, hints of vinegar and peach. Light to medium sweet flavour, with some over-ripe fruits, melon and peach, touches of rotten orange, bread, moderate acidity. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes sweetly, with nice tartness, more melon, grapes, peach, some cleansing acidity. Very nice beer overall. It has aged quite well. mR_fr0g (12599) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Huge thanks to Scopey for this one. Murky dark orange / brown coloured pour with a lasting uniform cream head. Aroma is funky sharp, citrus, funk, . Flavour is composed of grape sharp, biscuit Base grains, funky, light sourness, light spicy vinegar, brown bread. Drying finish. Palate is semi sweet, light sour, powdery, drying finish, little age but pretty good. Theydon_Bois (19805) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2016
Bottle split at Madmitch76 20K tasting, big thanks to Bropey, 15/01/16.
Hazed orange amber with a decent beige covering.
Nose is wood must, light smoke, marzipan, fruit cake, funky tones, earthy red berry.
Taste comprises tangy dark fruit shreds, funk, tarte berry, damp hay, light fruit balsams, aged cherry skin, dried fruit, damp balsa wood, sharp berries.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent well rounded sour, just a tinge of oxidisation creeping in.
Scopey (14992) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K, acquired via trade with ClarkVV. Cheers! It pours hazy deep red brown with a thick off-white head. The nose is rich, fruity, wood, dried fruits, vinous, musty, barnyard, fruit cake, redcurrant, red wine and a touch of oxidisation. The taste is crisp, tart, vinous, wood, earth, tart fruits, redcurrant, jammy fruit action, light vanilla, dry wood, lemon sherbet, funk and good mouth-pucker with a dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Jammy and vinous. Great complexity and depth of flavour. Has held up exceptionally well. Brilliant stuff. teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 16, 2016
75cl bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K celebrations @Chriso’s. Huge thanks to Paul. It pours a clean amber ruby color with a large bubbly white head. Aroma is balanced between sweet oxidised notes and tangy sour lemony ones. Some raisins and apricots too. Taste is medium sweet and closed sour tangy wih more lemon juice raisins rum vanilla and white chocolate. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, still a great beer even with some oxidation on it. The_Osprey (8222) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2016 harrisoni (18823) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle share at Kenny’s 20K as ’De Dolle Speciaal Brouwsel 20’, 8%. Many thanks to Paul. Dark matte brown, murky, dense foamy off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is earthy, spinach, souring apple, dried peel and leaves, a touch of varnish. Body is medium to light, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is tangy and sour with rhubarb, raisin, apple and a touch of vinegar. A very interesting sour brown. Not necessarily my favourite style but this is a nice one.
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. Musty aroma to start. Some sourness. Some toffee. Gets better as it opens up. Some decent sour fruit. Lemon lime. Decent. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours unclear orange amber with a creamy white head. Aroma is lighter bringing woody and light sweet boozy notes, wild yeast dominating g there though. The flavor is much better than the nose for me, bringing sweet and fruity yeast with pleasant unique subtle tart notes that settle smooth in the palate.