50belair (3617) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2013ctipping (1922) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Bottle courtesy of my SD hookup. Clear amber pour with a fleeting white head. Grape nose with hints of bactine, oh-no. Currently very tasty with delicious sour grape and berry notes with woody undercurrents.
375 mL bottle. Reviewed from notes from sometime in 2013.
No head, save a few bubbles. Deep red and mostly clear.
Smells fruity. Not sure I’d called it grapes. Strange chemical aroma. Very off-putting. Tastes much more grape-y. Slightly tart, but not really all that sour. Musty and bretty. A little medicinal. Low carbonation. Light sourness, more brett than anything else. Lots of grape in the flavor, but I would like it to be more sour.
Edit: A second try of this beer was much more sour and pretty nice. Numbers improved to reflect. koleminer20 (3463) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this at Mickey’s 30th birthday bash on November 05. 375 mL bottle. The pour is a light brownish amber color with a thin off white ring of head that dissipates rather quickly. The aroma is really interesting. There is a light burnt rubber to it and a ton of new plastic VOCs. There is a light sourness to it, but it’s just messy on the front end. The flavor is a little better. There is some rubber character to it, and it’s got a light sourness. It’s pretty vinegary and carries a nice fruity zest. It’s not as terrible as I was expecting. The mouth feel is a little light, but well carbonated with a lingeringly sour and rubber band finish. This is an interesting brew. hackobock (4007) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
October 15, 2016. Bottle.
_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Light hazy amber with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is tart, fruity with cherries, grape skins, oak, hints of raisins, some damp earthy notes.
Taste is tart, light sweet, malty and fruity.
Finish is slight dry, tart, fruity with grape skins, cherries, light sweetness with hints of toffee.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Bottle bought through @ Drikkeriget. Pours murky brown with a very small goldenish offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and fruity with dark bread, crispbread, sour grapes, hay, dry soil, moist soil, lemon zest and hints of vinegar and rubber. Taste is sour, malty and fruity. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, mouthpuckering and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour with crispbread, sour grapes, lemon, vinegar, rubber, hay, dry soil and lemon zest. Very sour without much supporting the acidity. Grapes are there but would like both more of those and the malts. AdmiralVernon (1187) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
A: Light brown coloured, no head N: Cherry, oak, grapes T: Lemon, kumquat, vinous O: Nice tartness and refreshing.
rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle at Linus tasting 161015. Hazy amber/mahogany beer with a small head. Sourish woody aroma, vinous, spicy notes, grapes, raisins, acidic, some red wine. Sour woody flavor, raisins, grapes, red wine, oak, grapes, some yeast. Quite nice. deyholla (11496) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2016
Bottle thanks to Adam! Pours a bright rosy red with a white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has lots of red grapes with a bit of acid and a dry oaky red wine note. Flavor is similar with lots of red grapes with some light acid and a dry slightly red wine note that has a slight bite to it. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2016
375ml bottle acquired via trade on BA. Shared with deyholla. Pours a deeper rich carmelized ruby gue. A gentle haziness hides and a winter sunset color, Rose tinged and red grape hue hits the body and glows nicely. Aromas are rich red grapes, Cab Sauv are both fruity, vinous, and a firmer oaky appeal work the nose. Faint carmelized and biscuity appeal, more oak and vanillin meet with some gentle funk, tannic appeal and lactic jabs. Nice, a potent red wine and grapeskin appeal, dark fruit and some nice complexity. Sour cherries, some acidity and fuzziness. Real nice. Initial is lighter bodied, a subtle tannic edge, fuzzy and tart with gentle carmelized and biscuity appeal. Nice fuzzy tart red grapes, cherries, and some tannic appeal. Fuzziness, funk, and some subtle yogurt. More woody, tannic appeal, dry as the grapeskin and funkiness provide some potency. A bit of cobwebs, dust, and firmer funk appeal springs forth at times. Backend is dry, tart, more red wine appeal, some acidic and tannic play. A subtle vanillin, firmer oak appeal into the back and finish, mellow biscuity feel. Really nice flow, lots of oak, gorgeous pour and front end. A nose that really provides the grapes, red wine, and oak. I wouldn’t call it complex overall but the beer itself flows pretty seamlessly. Nothing overdone or out of place. Lots of oak, great flow, good Cab Sauv grape appeal without slanting too firm towards red wine tannic and acidic appeal, earthy, dry, funky. Fun stuff. gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber, no head. Intense tart and sour nose of cherries, caramel notes and some Riesling notes. Light and sour body, quite some tannins in the back, no carbonation. Oak and tannins come back in the taste as well. tart cherries, salty caramel and yoghurt sour. gunnfryd (14820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2015
Fonefan 201214. Red golden colour with no head. Aroma is sour, dried fruit, fruit, caramel. Flavour is sourness, berries, barnyard, yeast, wood, fruit, caramel, dried fruits. Nice beer.