MrTipple (6424) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Sweet, dark fruits, sour, ripe, dark bitter, malts, wood, oak. Hazy brown, tiny, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More, dark, bitter, sour fruits, dark malts, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Alright. Bottle shared at L42 tasting - thanks to Scopey! mR_fr0g (13457) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42 19/10/2017. Many thanks to Paul . A clear light chestnut brown coloured pour with a loose greyish head. Aroma is nice semi sweet sour, vinegar, woody, lacto, mixed layered funk, lots of wood, leather and vanilla. Flavour is composed of semi sweet and sour, tangy apple, lacto, woody mould, shoe leather, woody must, light wood. Palate is woody tannin, moderate to low carbonation, tangy, . Nice complexity. Scopey (15649) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2017
Bottle at level 42 shared by me. Pretty sure acquired this in a trade many moons ago. It pours lightly hazy mahogany brown with a bubbly beige head. The aroma is bitter – sweet, juicy, jammy, very fruit indeed, funky, vanilla oak, gummy bread, sweet – sour character, sour candy and fizzy cherry cola bottles. The taste is bitter, - sweet, sour, earthy, rather funky, musty, sour cherry cola, touch of malt vinegar, sherbet, vinous character, oak, earth, vanilla and tannic black tea. Medium body and fine carbonation. Has aged gracefully. Good depth and rather well – rounded. Tasty stuff. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours slightly hazy brown with low white head. Aroma is faro-like, candi sugar, fruits, somewhat oxydized. Taste is faro-like, candi sugar, some bitterness, sour. Palate: Medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Quite surprising. lambic-ish. Sourness not overdone. Over the hill. JulienHuxley (5933) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle shared. Deep brown pour, almost clear, thin white head. Aroma is good, leafy, funky tons of oak, dusty. Taste is a tad watery/oxidized, light acidity, nice brown sugar, very light acidity, strong lambic character actually, a bit surprising. Palate is a tad thin, light bodied, light carbonation. Quite good, despite its age, tasty.
tom10101 (6250) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle (375 ml). From cparles, thanks! Split 3-ways. Clear amber with a small tan head leaving little lacing. Aroma is really nice combining lambic-like funk, brown sugar, winey notes, berries / red fruits, earthy/mineral notes and mild spiciness. Taste is moderately sour and it definitely feels old, there’s brown sugar, berries and mild spiciness. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. A bit watery. Aroma is very interesting and surprisingly lambic-like. I’m curious about how it was young. I liked it a lot! tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
brown pour little foam, nose is funk pure and simple. flavour is sour mash, funk, little pit fruit. good beer! slowrunner77 (12799) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"a nice surprise at Craft Reno’s 1st AV party. Mellow for Russian River, but distictly there’s. Tart, lactic sour, slightly vinous & acidic on the palate in just the right way, but easy drinking and refreshing. This makes a great intro to the style and is good enough for the snobs as well." jackl (8417) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Sample @ RBWG Grand Tasting. Soupy brown pour with a tiny head. Not attractive, to say the least. The Nose is of red fruits and toasted compost. Some bread. Taste is of old leather, wood shavings, jammy buttered brown toast. Slight acetic character. Medium body, dulled. dmac (6451) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle shared by the SN rep during RBWG GT. Poured a medium bodied orangey brown under a smaller to almost not there head. Aroma is nice. Sour and tart with notes of cherries, funk, leather and wet wood. Bigger body than I was expecting from a sour, very light carbonation and a lingering acidic sour burn. Flavor of sour patch kids, leather, funk, cherry, green apple, band aid and lemons. So good I can almost taste the rar.