The_Osprey (9999) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2018
February 2018 - Friday bottleshare at Partizan Brewery. Magic self-opening bottle shared with big thanks to James. As '20 1991-2011 Anniversary Blend', with reference to HVL on back of label. Cork actually hit the ceiling, but no gush. Translucent amber orange, sparkling, foamy off-white head leaves light lacing. Aroma is musty, minty, apple, damp, old damp wood. Body is light and frothy with tingly carbonation. Taste is reminiscent of dry cider, musty and really quite dry, minerally and dusty, old champagne, restrained acidity – definitely there but not too intense. Very interesting to dry – definitely a lambic in the musty, dry, minerally camp rather than the vibrant fruity one. (8-4-8-3-16=3.9) MrTipple (7490) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2018
2Feb2018 Oak, oxidises wood, musty, off flavours, cardboard, lemon peel. Hazy gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light sour. More sour citrus fruits, lemon, lime juice, lemon peel, acidic, light oak, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Alright, lacks complexity. Bottle shared at Partizan - thanks to the team! mR_fr0g (14427) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2018
Bottle shared at at the partizan rot box tasting. Many thanks. A hazed golden orange coloured pour with a a loose white head. Aroma is big musty funk, onion, dusty cellar, green apple, spicy. Flavour is composed of spicy sour, lactic, musty grape, funk, grape, musty sour. Palate is spicy, frothy carbonation,. Dusty. Green apple. Lovely. Beerhunter111 (23978) - Beerland, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2018
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing! A hazy orange golden beer with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapes, tart fruits, wood, dry fruits. Taste of tart fruits, grapes, wood, dry fruits, nice! Erzengel (10018) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2018
Bottle from the pub bought a few years ago. Great deep fruity intense nose. Horse blanket, funk. Sourness, smooth mild wood, fantastic mild with a nice woody touch. The funk is not too intense, the sourness quite smooth, long sour funky aftertaste, round and fruity, full of depth and horse blanket, round and intense. Really fantastic balanced!
Ktwse (5870) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2017
Pours cloudy amber with tall white head. Aroma of grass, green grapes, cracked garden branches. Taste is crisp, tart, mildly funky. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation. JStax (7453) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Bottle shared at RBSG. The beer is a hazy copper with a white head of foam. Grassy and earthy aroma. Nice sulfuric notes with a grassy herbal quality in the taste. Medium body and soft carbonation. stevoj (6036) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 1, 2017
RBSG 17 grand tasting, courtesy of T0rino. Pale, golden, light haze, fluffy head. Nose is pure sourness, funky, yeasty, cheese, meadow. Taste is all of the above with a nice velvety feel, and just enough of a pucker. Really nice! ClarkVV (7099) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Bottle drunk 6/10/17.Korcz (3388) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 25, 2017
Cork immediately pushes out violently, but amazingly there is no gushing. Great clarity in the brassy-gold liquid with obviously large amounts of carbonation creating a big, white head.
Initial notes before it really has a chance to breath display light rust, tons of cork and leather with musty cellar, wet hay and lots of horseblanket. But for the rust and cork, it’s quite complex and enjoyable. Anyways, predictably, the metal and cork fade away fairly rapidly and in its place, a sizable maltiness (rich honey-drizzled, freshly-baked bread and biscuity wheat) balances tons of lemon and lighter, fruitier Brett. Quite intense, but I love it. Reminds of early 2000’s Cuvee Rene. No alcohol or flaw. Great, balanced acidity profile, despite the intensity.
More cuvee-like in the mouth, as well, with strong sourness, cellar must and biting lemon-like acidity that gets soaked up, somewhat, by the heavy leather and hay profile of malt and wood. Don’t remember quite as malty a lambic in a long time, but it obviously works well against the strong acidity. Imparts a great texture and there’s little you can complain about here. No big oak, no green apple, low acetic acid. I guess DHVL wanted something that would age nicely and this certainly fits the bill. Showing no sign of slowing down. I assume this is going to be ridiculously complex and interesting in 5-10 years. Already excited to revisit.
Backlogi z kilku ostatnich tygodni - ciąg dalszy. Nie tak bogate, jakaś drobna nuta apteczna. Fajnie mineralne, skóra. Bardzo dobre.