zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2010
bottle at Joe’s goodbye tasting thanks to andy - notes of fruity tarts in the nose. freaking tasty. earthy funk, caramel malts. yummy tartness. tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2010
The aroma is brett, sweat, fruit. The appearance is a hazy amber, white head. The flavor is caramel, brett, vinegar, apple, sugar. The finish is sour, tart fruit. Very good. j12601 (13093) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Andy at Joe’s ridiculous going away party tasting. Nose is all acetone, vinegar, sour acid. Faint funk behind it all. Sour malt, prunes, spicy with some toast. Spicy malt on the finish. So much delicious acid. MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Taste thanks to Brad!PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Tried against Le Woody. Murky tan, thin beige head. Lightly acetic, nutty, some caramel. GT was walking around waving his hands and yelling coconut, but I didn’t get that. A bit more brown sugar and a fruity chocolate than CdT, not quite as acetic or clinging as that one. Flavor sticky, dry, fruity sourness. A bit overly acetic at this stage, still a lot of character and body. Stinging carbonation. Very nice, a bit over the hill, but at 6 years still there.
Bottle at Joe’s: Murky ruby with a wispy off white head. Acetic aroma- raspberry, lactic notes, balsamic, soft oak, raspberry tart fruitiness. Crisp lively body. Lactic, quite acetic, tart cherry and mild oak. Complex, amazing! Held up well over the years.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2010
75cl bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Small beige head atop murky brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some funk. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some funk, tart, wood. Acidic medium body. nimbleprop (8743) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2010
750ml bottle pours a translucent, deep copper orange with a frothy, beige head. Nose is bretty, farmyard, cherry, sweet, tart, earthy, malty, cookie dough. Flavor is cherries, funk, tart, pinot grapes, pepper, vegetables. Full bodied, tart finish. sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2010
Wash. DC tasting.
light brown, medium-tan head.
compared to the ’Le Woody’ this version had more dark fruits, lightly on the more sweet side though retaining ample sourness and tartness. Barrel seemed also to be present adding a tad more spices and acidity to the overall profile. along with a mild malt caramel approach. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
750mL courtesy of ygtbsm94. Thank you Brad for this rare treat! Poured a muddy light brown with pretty much no head- a little off-white head forms and disappears. Aroma is insane: toasted coconut, pina colada, acedic white wine vinegar, balsamic, spicy sour notes, cinnamon apples, brown sugar. Taste is intense spicy sour, coconut, cinnamon, hot acedic notes, nutty character like toasted pecans, spicy oak. The body is soft and palate is soft with perfect amount of sourness that lets a creamy body present itself. I was expecting a sour cherry and dark cherry character on top of the normal Le Woody (which reminds me of Yellow Bus and Cable Car)- but instead this has developed into something much more: a cascade of flavors that seemingly don’t belong together: Coconut, burnt caramel, pineapple rum, spicy oak atop a hot acedic, balsamic, soft lactic sourness. Really an amazing experience. Travlr (26065) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2010
750 ml bottle at the DC local tasting, courtesy of Brad, hooked up by Chris. Murky light brown color, tan head. Aroma of prune, plum, sour summer fruits. Taste has sour cherry, vanilla. Good stuff, probably best of the night.