Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear amber pour, thin white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, toffee, sugars, slightly dusty, rice, some alcohol and caramel. Flavor is very sweet, sugary malts, some alcoholic warmth and a bit dry in the finish. Strange side flavors, but an interesting brew. chrisv10 (18518) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle as "Red Horizon 2. edition", 13.5%. Unclear amber/brown with tiny head. Aroma is malt, fruit, dark fruit, yeast, toasted, caramel and ripe fruit. Flavour is malt, sweet, ripe fruit, dark fruit, oak, toasted, warming, thick with notes of alcohol. hackobock (4095) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2015
September 10, 2015. Bottle at home, brewed december 20, 2011. Habanero (4848) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
Clear reddish amber with a small dense, quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is sweet with toffee, dried fruits, sugar, orange, red berries, some licorice and a bit vinous. Taste is sweet with a very light bitterness, finish is sweet, hints of licorice, light bitter with a woody roasted note and vinous. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, almost flat.
Bottled. Pours hazy, deep golden with a little, lacing off-white head. Aroma of sake, caramel, yeast and spicy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with some alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily to creamy texure and soft carbonation. An excellent Ale. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 AaronTDubs (500) - - AUG 3, 2015
Port-like color. Hazy brown, hints of red. Aromas of apple-brandy. Prominent alcohol..a bit like a meeting point between sake and port. Starts sweet, raisin like. Long bitter aftertaste, but not sharp. Pine of Juniper finish. Tasted with cheese platter. Excellent with strong Camembert, blue cheese, and taleggio.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Dunkel mørk rød farve med lyst skum. Lukt av bær, frukt og lakris. Smak av karamell, bær, frukt og lakris. bierkoning (13695) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Reddish brown color. Red fruit in the vinous aroma. Malty sweet alcoholic flavor. Indeed sake-like, with dried red fruit. Sherry notes. Very low on carbon. Interesting beer. djoeye (5210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2015
Near clear red brown nuttish body with disappeared fawn bubbles. Aroma of leafy hops, resin juice, bitter caramel. Tastes birch bark, resin, brown caramel, brown hops and a sunset. Solid body, strong juicy stuff. Juicy finish.
[thanks to lmojoh for sharing, 25cl bottle in a tube] bartlebier (4123) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
25cl bottle, brewed 11/2011, bb12/2016, odd-one-out contribution by bastarda @Outre-Rhin tasting 05/2015, danke. Soggy oddbrown pour. Aroma is an instant under-the-radar education to unsuspecting nostrils: damp wild rice, umami-meaty, smoked trout and algae, contoured by a stonefruity sweetness of old date and fig jam. More umami yeast textures in taste: grilled shiitake mushrooms, both rice-powered sake and vinous plum wine blending in, creating a meaty mouthfeel like charcuterie, woodcured ham/Schwarzwaldschinken and wheat-derived fig puree. Manages to remain dry and smooth despite all that. Quite a composition. Calisky (3062) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 24, 2015
Freiburg testing - courtesy of Bastarda, many thanks Almuth.
Couleur rouge brune trouble, mousse qui disparait. Nez fort fruits rouges, caramel, alcool, fermenté (le saké?). Gout assez complexe, levuré, fruist rouges, salé, note de viande froide, jambon sec, umami. Bon corps. Bière très particulière, mais a essayer.