hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Poured amber with a too much head, extra carbonated. Aroma was barnyard funk, rye and wood. Taste was vinegar, small berry flavor and rye with a decent finish. Very easy to drink but lack a bit more of a kick. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at Borefts 10am day after hotel tasting.Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2009
An excellent red amber colour with a pinky off white head. An amazing Belgian style base beer with a stunning delicate sourness. Beautiful stuff, clean as hell and really downable. Something that reminds me a lot of Mr. Kipling’s Cherry Bakewell tarts. And that’s a good thing. Lovely dry finish with plenty of barrel showing but it sits just right. Excellent beer.
Sample from black friday tasting. Gold body with white head. Aroma had a fermented aroma maybe little below other sours. Good sour and tart flavor. Thanks to Rusty i think. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 7, 2009
2009 bottle. Pours a hazy red and pink with a big foamy pink head. some nice lace. aroma is musty, a little bretty funk, must. Flavor is dusty, dry, raspberry fruit juice, mold. lively carbonation. Tastes like a dusty moldy funky sparkling sour fruit juice. Not what i expected. refreshing and good. bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2009
22oz 2009 bottle (bottled Jan 09) from NobleSquirrel. Pours a very clear bright orangish ruby golden with thin white head that reminds me of Alka Seltzer, but disappears much quicker. Nose is a winey, fruity, light acetic mix with some woody tones laying under it all. Lightly tanic and you can definitely pick up the blackberries and some apple, especially as it come fully up to room temp. It also looses some of the tartness on the nose as it warms as well. Light vinegar and thin fruitiness, with some dry peppery wood bitterness on the end. Really kind of watery, lacks depth and doesn’t live up to the promise that the nose offers.
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bomber from River Grove Binny’s. Pours a hazy reddish amber with large fizzy pinkish head. Aroma is tart berries, wood and some dark fruit. Flavor is berries, wood, some sweet caramel, and light tartness. Nice balance between sweetness of the berries and tart flavors from the wild yeast. Nice carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. Wish is was a little more sour. My wife really enjoyed this also. Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2009
reddish caramel almost no head aroma sour hay straw yeast. flavor light sourness bretty acidic lemon tartness oak. subtle but good sour fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Thanks cloudskipper. Poured hazy light reddish amber, simple, tart berries, little wood, dry finish. AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Pours attractive deep and clear ruddy brown. Nose is tart and slight oak. A bit of berry in the flavor with the funk and barrel influence. A bit single faceted. Not much of a barrel influenced finish either. fonefan (49437) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle 65cl. @ post Borefts BF 09 hotel tasting
Unclear medium orange amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sour berry, dark berry, wood notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy acidic with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft.