slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Not sure the abv is as advertised on RB. This ale has picked up lots of wood for only 3 months in the barrel. Maybe charred oak? Almost cedar like in it’s finish. This is the red wine version that has picked up some obvious bugs to make it a bit fubky, though at this stage not overly so. Significant improvement on the base beer."
brokensail (16648) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
On tap @ Smoqued BBQ. Hazed brown/dark amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet sugar, sour fruit, and berry. Some oak, a bit of booze, and slight spiciness. Flavor is really weird. Sweet and sour going on. Berry, wine, and tart fruit. A touch of alcohol, some caramel, and raisin. Quite a bit of wood, too. Ungstrup (38423) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
Draft. A murky brown beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, lemon, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet and acidic with notes of lemon, white wine, and brettanomyces, leading to a dry, alcoholic, and woody finish. doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
On-tap at Stone the Monday after Oakquinox. Disappointment. Why wine barrels? Pours hazy amber with a small white head, good lace. Smells like wine and wood with a hint of malt. Tastes like red wine, spice and wood with just a hint of beer even. Medium body, vibrant carbonation. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Poured a hazed dark amber color with a small off-white head. Vanilla and mildly tart malt aroma. Some cinnamon notes. The flavor had a light tartness to it. Caramel malt taste with mild woody notes. Bitter finish. Medium bodied and fairly warming.
malrubius (3022) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle at pilsnerpeter’s. Thanks to everybody for their generosity. Orange with flat head and lace. Tart orangy woody aroma. Mild orange tart sweet lingering tart dry finish. Nice bitter dry tart finish. Good. PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Hand bottle: Hazy deep bronze orange with an off white head. Infected aroma- leathery, grainy and vague. Crisp feel with no evidence of 12% ABV. Odd funky notes- almost seems like a brett strain, but it’s apparent infection. Some citric notes with little of the malt base coming through. Mainly grainy and earthy- quite simple. Was this intentionally inoculated? yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Handbottle, thanks Max. May not have held up too well but wasn’t all that bad. Lots of oak, some faint dry funk. Flavor had a little pepper, belgian spice, sweetness and lemongrass. Bretty finish, not too bad. j12601 (13123) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Max at Peter’s tasting. Pours a just hazy brown without much of a head. Plum, prune, malt, light earthy hop presence. Medium bodied, sweet, lemony. Finishes up with some crisp dry lemon and bitterness.
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
On tap. Cloudy - almost muddy - and opaque amber with a creamy beige head. Very tart and fruity nose. Medium body, distinct Bretty accents, yeast and wood. Dry and astringent finish. Quite unique. 080709