j12601 (11823) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2017 DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Squat bottle from Frank Smith’s. Pours turbid chestnut with tan head and refermented shrapnel at the bottom. Nose is dark fruit, velvety malt of the scotch and vienna variety to my nose, brown sugar, cherry, fruitcake. Tastes smooth, rich, very complex, with flavors of dark fruit, vienna malt, earthy notes, caramel, cherry, mint, and a complex finish. Yet another great beer from these guys. Like a poor man’s Westy 12.
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed amber with a medium sized white head. Soft cocoa, orange, citrus, a touch of vanilla. Medium bodied, soft cocoa, a bit of tartness, musky and funky, orange and vibrant touches of citrus and orange acidity. Tangy cocoa and a touch of orange juice acidity into the finish. Very pretty.
r464 (2360) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Medium brown with a fizzy and foamy tan head. Tart and sour, cherry fruitiness, earthy. Underneath is a caramel malty sweetness, a bit of roast cocoa. Long finish. Unique. mansquito (6435) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2016
At the brewery: pours murky light brown with a beige head and it dissipates kind of fast. Aroma is a tad funky, plenty of dark fruitz. Taste is a tad sweet, a bit bit sour. Body is not too heavy. Not my favourite of the Draai Laags. NikkTwist (3223) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Murky chestnut brown pour with a small amount of fizzy tan foam. Hodgepodge of flavors. Sharp balsamic sour up front with chalky cocoa in the finish. Sorta works. Notes of tangerine, black cherry, honeycomb, tobacco, nutmeg and earth. Juicy and unusual. DuffMan (10427) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
RBSG 2016, on tap @ the brewery. Muddy brown. Overripe fruit, acetic sourness (mild/moderate), earthy, dirty undertones, bready too. Muddled and confused.
AdamChandler (5051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2016
a plum colored beer with a bit of cloudiness. vinegar aroma, faint but there, not much else throwing off from aroma. Tastes like cold brew, a lot of chocolate as the beer leaves the palette with some dark fruits. maybe even a bit of cinnamon. Very interesting. not sure I could drink a lot. jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Draft - pours brown tan head - nose/taste of caramel, orange peel, light sour and cocoa - medium body Ferris (15270) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Draft - Dirty earthy notes and cocoa. Dirty brown with a small white head. Light up front tartness and soured earthy. It’s not pleasant to me. ttutony (920) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Medium brown. Aroma of chocolate and a bit of yeast funk. Interesting combo of toasted malt, chocolate, sourness. Complex and interesting tor sure. djd07 (14496) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is caramel, dark fruit, oak. Thin body, similar flavors to nose, light tartness, very good.