yngwie (17365) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2011
Bottle, 375ml, courtesy of meilby. It pours an unclear, dark ruby to brown body and a dense, finger-thick off-white to beige head. Oaked, red wine-ish, brett-aroma with dried fruits, dark berry notes, some alcohol and a touch of white sugar. Quite complex. It has a good warmth in the mouth, it’s full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated. A touch of metal in the far end. The brett and barrels sure win the flavor combat, there’s not much left of the original beer, except for the alcohol. Even though it’s quite dry, there’s a good dash of residual sweetness to be found. Sort of peppery too in the very end. Well, this one’s a clash of worlds, but it’s also a damn fine one, in a way combining the red sour beers of Flandern with the sweet quadrupels the monks brew. Lovely, but demanding. 110420 Benzai (16995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2011
Dark brown color, beige head. Don’t like the smell at all, too sour. Very nice body. Taste has a nice balanced sourness, but just not my taste. brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Plenty of dark fruit notes on the nose, mostly cherry, raisin, and grape. A little bit of tartness balances out the sweetness somewhat. Dark candi sugar and toasted malts are also prominent. The palate is fairly sweet and malty with a good amount of dark fruit flavors to it. Just a hint of Brettanomyces funk, and maybe a light tartness. Just kind of okay. Dedollewaitor (16581) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, June 2011. Pours ruby amber with a creamy beige head and lacings. Red wine, brett, sugar and caramel. Smooth and full bodied. Quite fine and tasty! Scopey (16528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle at home. It pours murky deep brown with a medium beige head. The nose is musty, earth, mouldy wood, ripe cheese, sulphur, HP sauce, vinous and tangy green apple. The taste is earth, brett, oak, tangy fruit, vinous, berry, spice, alcohol warmth, brown sugar, raisin and date with a very dry, earthy finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Smells pretty nasty...tastes better though. Interesting for sure, but not something I would return to.
MiP (16083) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
Bottle at Borefts 2011. Roasted aroma, faint citric hint. Muddy dark brown colour. Very small tan head. The flavour is nicely citric, but also very mellow. Good fruit notes, citric berries. Well-balanced. gunnfryd (15645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2011
Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is sourness, brett, oak, sugar, berries. flavour is dry, sourness, oak, brett, red wine, sugar, spices, fruit. Nice beer. DSG (15519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 12, 2011
[3/4/11] Bottle at ACBF 2011. Murky brown. Aroma of brett and fruits. Sourish flavor with fruits, some yeast and some sweeter malt. Finishes bitter. Medium-bodied. kermis (15154) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2011
Sampled at BBF 2011. Hazy brown pour with tan head. Funky brett aroma with cherry. Sour, fruity flavour with some red wine and malt. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Bretty, fruity, roasted, raisins, peppery, light phenols, berries, honey notes, light wooden, light wine notes. Very nice.