Stillwater / Mikkeller / Fanø Gypsy Tears - Red Wine Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Stout fermented 100% with brett and aged 6 months in Brunello Barrels.

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sebletitje (10285) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2012
50cl bottle, BB 2016, cheers David for the bottle. Brune foncée, col léger moka laissant un léger filament huileux sur le verre. Arôme est malté moyen avec cette pointe de barrique-chêne et un bouquet de brett léger se mariant parfaitement au côté malté. Ce dernier tire vers le caramel et grillé De fines effluves de vin rouge et fruits sont à noter, le tout est très bien en balance. Palais est agréable et ici le brett tout comme le vin rouge, barrique et malt sont en belle harmonie sans que aucuns ne prennent le dessus. Malt est dans le style grillé/caramel pour un fini assez sec de vin rouge et fruité arrivent en retrait et sont complétés par le brett qui vient donner une pointe d’aigreur-funk subtile à la douceur du vin rouge. Le boisé complète le tout avec une pointe d’épice. Le tout reste léger malgré les 8.5% facile à boire et bien complexe. Je ne sais pas ce qu’il se passe chez Mikkeller mais ces qcq dernières bières BA m’ont très bien plu ce qui n’était pas trop le cas auparavant.

3.4
JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2013
Medium cream-brown head over brown to black beer with faint ruby highlights. Outspoken heavy red wine and Brett-infested oak vat nose - but gorgeous. Faraway roasted/burnt notes. Lactic acid and red fruit - pretty superb. Vinous, but predominantly stout-ous taste, with bitter, harsh wood-aldehyde-solvent-burnt flavours. Some red fruit all the same - as sourcherries forgotten in a bottom of old beer in an old barrel. Quite slick, but sharp at the same time - again the impression of aldehyde/solvent/ketone. Astringent, and quite carbonated feel. Smells fantastic, tastes overripe. Remind me not to buy fragrance from a Rom...

3.6
MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Vocal brettanomyces is met by black grapes and green wood leading to a tart and vinous finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the pure darkness.
-Some earthiness appears in the aftertaste alongside the prevalent wood and wild yeast.
-The flavor profile, although satisfying for wild ale lovers, gets linear quickly.
-This is intense yet the dryness and prickly carbonation make everything almost easygoing.
-In the same ’powerful, dark and wild’ category, I have to say I prefer Jester King’s Funk Metal so far... This Gypsy Tears lacks refinement compared to the JK brew.

Bottle.

3.6
tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
14/IX/13 - on tap @ Hoppy Loft (Delirium café, Brussels) - BB: n/a (2013-853) Thanks to PriorL, Mathieu87 and Thomas for sharing the beer!

Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige to brown head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit smoky, ashes, caramel, mocha and coffee, sourish, sugary, bit funky, woody. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very fruity, red sour berries, toast, mocha, coffee, woody bitterness, funky. Aftertaste: sourish, tobacco, earthy, bit smoky, red sour berries. Not really my thing, but it’s an interesting experiment, that’s for sure.

3.6
Skinnyviking (9674) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle. Medium high off-white lasting head. Pitch balck body. Sour cherries milk acidic aroma and flavor with a vineous sour note. Low carbonation. Long sour finishy.

3.9
czar (9338) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
pours unclear very dark brown with a beige cap, some retention and lacing. red wine acidity, wood and roasted malts, dry bretts, dark and acidic red fruits, leather, tobacco, pepper, spices, spicy mexican chocolate. moderate carbonation, light body, tannic and very dry bretty slightly rough finish. much enjoyed it!

3.6
kraddel (8742) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 bottle by travlr, thnx dude ! big surprise when i opened my fridge :p pours black, white fast fading foam . wine is pretty dominant in the smell, as well as the oak, but not overkill . sour touch as well taste definetly has that sour-touch. dont think of a geuze, though! not realy thick. wine character is definetly there . i get a bit of that burnt malt in the aftertaste, if i realy focus on it .. its, ok, but not what i expect from a stout ... than again, this is aged on wine barreld, so if you like that, you shall like this one 3,7 rerate - draft @ hoppy loft pours black, good foam smell is bitter side, taste is rather sour , roasted malts , sour, good carbo, some coffee. good 3,5

3.5
Hansen (8613) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2013
Stout? With brett and red wine barrel? Dark brown with a light brown head. Lasting. Nice flavor, red wine, lots of it, vanilla, and acid. Flavor is a bit unharmonic, more red wine, roasted notes too, acid. Astringent.

3.8
Plovmand (8586) - Grindsted, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
On tap at Dronning Louise. Pours black with a medium beige head. The aroma is brett, acid and tart berries. The flavour is wood, berries, brett, wine and acid.

3.9
jredmond (8517) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle shared with the RB crew at Torst. Pours a deep brownish black body with no head, thin lacing. Aroma is wine, oak, roast and light tartness. Mouthfeel is medium to light with notes of red wine, lots of tannins, wood, sour dark fruit and roast. Good stout.


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