GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAY 3, 2012
Botella de 500ml. Copa Flauta. Saboreada en dic´11. Color cobrizo amarronado y brillante. Apariencia ligeramente nublada. La corona beige se disipa con rapidez y deja un collar persistente. Aroma afrutado con matices de madera verde y piel de uva blanca. Entrada acida suave. Sabores de malta moderamente tostada con matices de cereza y frutos rojos. Cuerpo ligero y carbonatación media. Final afrutado con notas de barrica. Sabores bien equilibrados. Fácil asimilación. Buena representante del Estilo.
500ml bottle. Flute glass. Enjoyed on dec´11. Bright brown copper. Slightly cloudy appearence. Beige quickly dissipated crown leaves a lasting collar. Fruity aroma with hints of green wood & white grape zest. Smooth acid upfront. Mildy toasted malt flavors with hues of cherries & red fruits. Light body, medium carbonation. Fruity finish & cask-wood notes. Well balanced flavors. Easy drinkability. Nice spot of the Style.
heavy (2911) - Split, CROATIA - APR 30, 2012
21/11 0.568 l bottle, great thanks ogivlado for sharing! It poured slightly hazy brown body with medium sized head. Vinous and a bit caramelly aroma. Flavor still kept vinous part for sure, but tends t balance it with roasted malt like coffee and semi-sweet roasted sugar. Notes of wood. Medium bodied, with quite long, acidic and pleasantly creamy finish. A nice ale for sure, but it didn’t impress me so much from some reason. Lowenbrau (4854) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 28, 2012
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 500ml bottle. Sweet, berries anda caramel aromas. Pours dark brow, with some ruvy andamber notes. Average white head, non long-lasting, some lacework. Medium bodied and carbonated. Tastes sweet, fruity, some sourness but not so agressive. Very smooth and balanced.
Nice sour ale.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
16.9 oz bottle purchased at West Lakeview Liquors (Chicago, IL). A new sour rate. Pours a rich deep brown pour, dark as ruby red and red wine colors hit the edges, show some glow. A loose tannish bubbly ring stays around small, laces minimally. Aromas are sour cherries, fruit punch, and red wine tannins. Red wine vinegar and oak enter the fold fairly liberally, lactic acid, biscuits, and gentle toast. Pungent almost a touch harsh on the nose, red fruit, sour berry and copious red wine elements. Initial is lighter bodied, light on carbonation preaching some heavy handed red wine elements, deep red and dark fruit elements, soil, and oak. Touches of red grape, oak adnd decent sourness. Red wine, touches of tannins dry it out, show a touch of heat into the backend. Red grapes, gentle cherries, plum. Dryness, earthy soil, more gentle barrel presence. Gentle red wine vinegar, biscuits, and some growing lactic presence. Decent sourness, big red wine element. A touch flabby, could use some carbonation to give it some life. Lacks complexity, but has some solid flavor and some good stuff going for it. Still, more of a one trick pony. Ok. A bit thin and watery. Red wine driven. Borup (16032) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottle at Fermentoren. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt and sour fruity notes.
sunevdj (4148) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 25, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours a clear dark brown with a diminishing off-white head. Sweet with a mellow sourness. Aromas of fruits and berries with hints of cask wood. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Sweet finish. gunnfryd (15645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, malt, sourness. Flavour is sourness, cherry stome, malt. Medium body. Nice/OK beer. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
50cl bottle: Pours a clear mostly still dark bronze with some stray off-white bubbles. Has a tart vinegar nose with some earthy biscuity caramel malt and some clove. Body has mild sweetness and tart fruity vinegar with too much vegetal tartness and some acetone. GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
500ml. No head on a clear to hazy ruby. Nose is raspberry vinaigrette with celery and funky acetic vinegar. Some sickly sugar syrup blended like a bad batch of rodenbach. Taste is pretty bad- super salty vinegar, lemon, ugh. Salty pickle juice. Should be on a salad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone sonnycheeba (6694) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy, dark brown with a trace of white head. Aroma is heavy vinegar, black cherries, and other funky notes. Flavor is vinegar and other sour notes with other unbalanced funky flavors; sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.