ALLOVATE (2979) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At just on cool and into a snifter. Honey amber in colour and donned by a thin cap of dense white foam. Heavy sediment has left it hazy and the carbonation is very fine. Nose is dominated by hints of toasted malts, honey, fresh baked brioche, yeast and sourdough - a veritable baker’s loft. On the palate it is slightly lactic, milky and sour with a prominent white grape astringency to the finish. Very light in body and carbonation. Finish is of sour malt with a slight dustiness to it and hint of honey. Sweet start is almost artificial and medicinal. Alcohol has faded to leave a little void in the finish. Strangely ’Faro’ like as it tastes like a sweetened sour ale. Very strange but drinkable Bière de Garde. After four years in the bottle I guess a fresh sample would be good to compare. (33cL, BBE 09/13, The Int’l Beer Shop, Leederville)
kaziopiwosz (384) - Warszawa / Wałbrzych, POLAND - AUG 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Casino market in Creteil, 75cl bottle. Sour taste. Sour palate, remindes mi Rossijskoje Igristoje champagne with almost non-existable bitter nute. No foam. Light-golden colour. Interesting but only for one try.
zacgillbanks (5001) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Carrefour Supermarket, Calais, France. This is a golden beer with a sweet, spicy, tropical fruit flavour, earthy notes and a spicy, zesty finish.