77ships (8509) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
[750 ml. bottle split by two @ Boxing Day Tasting][Bottled 14.01.2016] Dark brown red ruby with a tanned head. Nose is pleasant woody vinegar, sour, red berries. Taste is good medium USA sour vinegar, puckering, acidic, woody, red berries, balsamic vinegar, sour berries,... Vaguely almost watery, lacks some body but otherwise a very nice puckering woody vinegar USA sour with the regular Jester King sour profile. A nice one especially a few very disappointing Jester King beers.
haukur (1848) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Dark brown with a small white head. Aroma has ripe raisins, funk, tartness, vinegar notes. Somewhat vinious with notes of ripe and tart raisins. An ok sour red.
McWorta (1560) - LUXEMBOURG - AUG 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber light hazy with a small off white head. Aromas of overripe fruit, some light bready malts and woody notes. Fine carbonation, light texture and a medium body. Offers a light sweetness with a lovely structured acidity. Short light juicy finish.
Alengrin (4820) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Uncle Babe’s in Ghent. Jester King’s take on classic Flemish red. Thick, dense, frothy, lacing, pale greyish white head, very dark chestnut brown colour with mahogany hue. Aroma of passion fruit, old hazelnut shells, some caramel, sherry vinegar, balsamico, wet wood or even a hint of old furniture, redcurrant, dry red wine. Vividly fruity onset, redcurrant, passion fruit and unripe blue plum accents, medium carbo, lean mouthfeel, bit vinous, supple middle with nutty maltiness and a caramelly hint through which a drying fruit tartness and eventually drying wood tannins run, bit wineish and sherryish finish with a powdery, bready yeast accent in the end as well as a very light toastedness and persisting drying sourness. Perhaps a tad too sour like many American interpretations of the style, but in this case well backed with a rounded maltiness, making this very accomplished at what it intends to be. Lovely oud bruin!
Leighton (19540) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Pours clear amber with a foamy, white head. Moderately funky and sweaty, with leathery berry character. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly tannic on the finish, with more aged, leathery berries, sturdy funk. Good one.
SlackerMads (3161) - DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy hazelnut brown with a large tan head with good retention, lace and regeneration. Strong nose. Cognac, dark wood, sourness, flowers, light tobacco. Flavour follows: Dark wood, tobacco, twigs, flowers, berries, minerals, dark bread. Medium/full body, fine carbonation, some sweetness, medium/heavy sour. Lactic sour finish. Pretty much what I expected, but fairly sour and not really my favourite style anyway.
Atom (2236) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle courtesy of a secret Santa I don’t remember when, pours a murky reddish brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of oak and citrusy lemon Brett, with light caramel and toffee. Taste of oak and sour funky barnyard Brett hitting leather into earthy dusty toffee and caramel malt. Solid!
SG111 (1483) - New York, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 01/14/2016. Pours deep brown, off white head. Aroma is sour funk, cherry, raisins, tart, sort of a red wine oak barrel character. Flavor is oak, cherry, sour funk, raisin, caramel. Soft sort of mouthfeel, not overly acidic. So nice.
RobertDale (5800) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of fruit, berries, and wood. Taste is tart fruit, berries, wood, and malt. Enjoyable.
Habanero (4374) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled.Pours hazy, deep ruby with an average off-white head. Aroma of sour fruits, caramel, wood notes and vinegar. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up being dry and tart. Light to medium bodied, watery texture and soft carbonation. A nice Sour indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟