cgarvieuk (22685) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 Bright amber ...a very light nose but cant place it and a tiny amount of vinigar on nose... sour but smoooth not particularly acidic ... very drying really quite tatsy but i cant quite place any distinct recognisable flavour ... seem to get smoother and sweeter on sitting open.
amber ... thinest lacing ...light vinger ... soft fruits ... juicy nose ... light sourness ... juicy fruits ... light sweetness .. alll told this is ok... for a non sour head this is pretty cool im gonna stick at 3.4
ARE you paying attention CRAIG... this is actually ok
Bottle at fyne fest ... golden amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet fruits ... raisin nose ... woody malt ... light acetic .. soft fruit ...3.4
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vintage 2004, corked half bottle
Clean copper color, without head. Light, strange aroma: plastic, some malt, light mature apples. Quite round mouthfeel, with some malt flavor, traces of paint remover, an unexpected cereals crispiness, and a non invasive but sharp acidity. In the final the cereals leave a breadish touch; the acidity attack the back of the throat and is not very pleasant. Only in mathematics chaos and complexity go together. Difficult to catch…
Leighton (19802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K tasting - London. Huge thanks to Ian for this oldie! Pours clear gold with a foamy, white head. The nose is all vinegar. Lightly sweet, sharply acetic, with strong vinegar character, vague fruity notes. Light bodied with average, spritzy carbonation. Finishes with more sharp acetic bite. A bit harsh overall. This one is most likely over the hill.
rlgk (18837) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Reddish/orange/amber color, no head. Vinegar aroma, cork, woody, sourish, fruity, woody notes. Fklavor first brings vinegar and rather sour notes, then turns alittle moer fruity. Sour finish with some fruits and citrus.
Rasmus40 (18747) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet and moderate sour - vinegar. Flavor is light sweet and moderate sour. Rather dry, moderate sour and rather acidic finish. 020711
Theydon_Bois (18189) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at Kenny 20K, big thanks to Harrisoni, 15/01/16.
Clear golden orange with a decent off white covering.
Nose is vinegar strokes, tarte fruit esters, burnt cherry tones, straw, spice, fruit balsams.
Taste comprises cherry balsams, rising acidity, funk, wood must, grain, damp hay.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, pissy strokes in the close.
Ok ... but hasn’t aged that gracefully ... a touch raw.
harrisoni (17654) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle that Duff bought in Waagstuk, Antwerp. Now I know that I will be going against the grain here and I do promise to lay down a bottle I have bought and will re-rate in a few years time, but at the moment, I just don’t get the hype about this beer. Clear orange amber colour with no head. Lambicky sour aroma. Bit of plastic. Actually no it’s petrol. OK in mouth, but the finish is too acidic for me. Granary bread soaked in red wine vinegar springs to mind in terms of flavours.
saxo (17588) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Small head with short duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, yeast, vinegar and malt.
yngwie (16760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 37.5cl wine cork. Lovely sourish nose with a touch of barnyard, lemon and pale malt. Slightly phenolic. The phenol is evident in the flavor too, actually quite evident. There’s also lots of citric flavors, some barnyard and lemon. Medium, sourish, palate-cleansing mouthfeel. Long, sourish lemony finish. A beautiful beer that could replace white wine anytime. (080626)
Oakes (16466) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
courtesy Jan & Charlotte
Bright golden-amber. No head. Rich nose of wood, mirabelle plums, pears and a slight acetic note. Balanced and appetizing. Relatively low carbonation, just a hint of prickle. Rich lactic tang balanced by sticky malt. Quite fruity (plum, peach, pear) with significant wood and acidity to dry it out. The real story is in the mouthfeel, however. It’s near flat, with a slight oily accent, but is fully vibrant, carrying complex flavours across the palate with surprising simplicity. Lively fruits take on a somewhat vinous character. Very refined example - almost lacks the rustic charm I like in sours but is so perfectly structured I can pretty much overlook that.