djd07 (16555) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Batch 16 2012. Pours a dark amber with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is oak and dark fruits. Medium mouthfeel with plum, figs, oak, and light tart finish. Good. bhensonb (16271) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
750 mL bottle; bottled in 2006. Interesting lightly sour, vinous, dusty, red wine aromas (a bit of redundancy there, but this is free flow). Reddish amber color (with smallish chunks) and no head. Medium body with virtually no carbonation. Flavor is oak, red wine, perhaps some cherry. This is better than many red wines! The finish is oak, cherry pits, and a very light sour. There is some bitter, but I think it’s the oak. Three fermentations. Good result. Ratman197 (15894) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2006
750 ml bottle 2005 vintage poured a cloudy dark garnet with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of sour cherries, dirty socks, oak, a bit of vinegar, and cork. Palate was light bodied and tart. Flavors of sour fruit[mild cherry character], oak, some vinegar notes, and cork with a sour, dry finish. A VERY tasty beer!!! Stuu666 (15837) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy copper amber, nose is funky, acidic, taste is funky, tart and sour.
DSG (15623) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle. Batch #8, bottle #1277, 2004. Deep red-ruby color with a big bugbby beige head. Funky aroma of barnyard, oak, some musty, cellary notees, a bit of brandy alcohol, some cherries and nice lactic tones. Earthy, slightly vinous sweet-sour flavor with some slightly sugary maltiness, brett some dark fruits (cherries, grapes, light plums notes), oak and some lemony notes, especially towards the finish. Medium-bodied with a slick rounded mouthfeel. Very good but there’s still something in the flavor that turns me off just a bit.
Tmoney99 (15322) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle 2005. Poured cloudy reddish brown with a large fizzy off-white head htat lasted with good lacing. Heavy complex tart fruit aroma. Medium body. Medium tart fruit flavor with medium bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer. kermis (15288) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
Tasted at ZZT 7 thanks to Caesar. Pours hazy amber with a small tan head. Aroma of barnyard, tart red fruits, cherries, light wood. Flavor is light sweet, moderate sour and acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
Bottle at ØLbaren - thanks to engelsmann. Unclear dark amber - offwhite head. Teeth biting dry/sour fantastic. Cherry, berries, brown sugar, medium to high sourness, light bikeglue, light wood. Dry finish. Very nice. HenrikSoegaard (14823) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Heavy wonderfull sour aroma. Average sour nice flavor. Long moderate bitter ok finish. Oily palate. BeerandBlues2 (14531) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 14, 2005
750 mL bottle from ClarkVV. Pours crisp and clean dark nut (hazel) brown with ruby highlights as you turn it in the light and a few tiny tightly packed bubbles clinging to the glass. A light brown foamy head sits atop the sour goodness and exhibits a creamy tiny bubbled lined lacing that lazily falls back to its perch on the brew. Lightly musty aged oak shortly greets your nose but is quickly replaced by tart cherry/berry malted aromas with faint caramel notes. As soon as the tart acidic sour cherry mouthful hits your tongue, the saliva glands kick into high gear. Nice tartness that is enough to overpower the alcohol content which remains unnoticeable throughout the bottle. The flavor ends moderately acidic with musty aged oak notes and of course, tart cherry. Medium bodied, almost full bodied, palate with an excellent balanced mouthfeel that is somewhat dry except for the saliva kicked up because of the tartness. Excellent brew to accompany an acidic Italian dish, to replace the traditional red wine.