impuritylaw (76) - Freibierg, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2017 josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to the generousity of Zinister. Let this sit a minute or the acetone aroma will kill the experience. Once things settled down the dense brown beer had no head to speak of and a very earthy aroma. I thought that a friends description was dead on, it tasted like blood, coppery and rich. This was a good thing. As we progressed the complexities got better and better. The fruit, the sour, the tart. Nice beer.
2008 bottle at Beerlovers Bar, Antwerp.
Intense aroma and taste of pumpernickel, mild balsamic vinegar, wood, red wine and raisins that interchange/overlap with each sniff/sip you take. Almost no carbonation, pretty light (feeling) body and a slick mouthfeel but bursting with flavour. Take your time while sipping on this beer to experience it's complexity and fully enter the realm of the earthmonk. Shark_Pants (781) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2017
330ml bottle, 2008 vintage from the Struise shop in Bruges. Pours a little murky, red-brown with minimal head, as advertised. Aromas of balsamic, cherries, oak, red wine. The taste is quite tart with balsamic vinegar flavours, sweet with cherry flavours, dry red wine, complex oak tannins. Surprisingly not thin bodied at all, quite smooth, low carbonation, wine-like oaky astringency. A very, very good Flemish Red and extremely enjoyable. Beerhunter111 (23281) - Beerland, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2017
Many thanks to Erzengel for this 2008 vintage bottle. A clear dark orange brown beer with a very small fast diminishing off-white head. Aroma of riped dark fruits, vinegar, wood. Taste of mild tart red fruits, riped fruits, plums, mild vinegar, wood, nice! martjoobolut (5360) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle at kulminator. Pours dark brown with beigeish head. Aroma is sour, oaky, malty, acidic. Flavor is sweet and sour, bitter, oaky, malt, fruity. Finish is dry. Overall: great, but would have liked to try it a couple of years ago. Cunningham (8528) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2017
Dark color with a small tan head. Nice aroma with a fine intensity. Pleasant sourness. Medium (+) body and a fine carbonation level. Ok balanced sourness and acidity. Vinous, funky, yeast, toffee, oak and fruity, Good complexity. Lovely evening sipper.
jc1762 (1652) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2017
[Bottle at The Blåbær Lambik 2017 Release queue outside Himmeriget in Copenhagen, Denmark]
Thanks Brad for sharing the bottle! Poured into a taster showing translucent caramel brown with white foam lacing.
The nose shows a lot of sweet Belgian yeast.
The palate is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Lightly tart with strong flavors of Belgian yeast. MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2017
Bottle, vintage 2008. Pours a clear dark brown beer with a quickly disappearing off white head on top. Aroma is rich, full with woody characters, red fruits, oak, some tart fruits and has vineous notes as well. Flavor is incredibly full, yet really sublte with light tarty notes, richness of red fruits, all sorts of berries and such. Has a body that is light tart and vineous, overall is quite fruity and almost sweetish. Mouthfeel is oily and silky, has a dry tart aftertaste that really lasts a long time. No carbonation going on, but what a great beer. allmyvinyl (11189) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle from the dregs run delivery. Thanks Craig! Pours hazy brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of wood, wine, sour funk, chocolate. Taste is light sour, light chocolate, red wine. Light sour finish. BeerMuse10 (56) - SPAIN - DEC 9, 2016
Vinagre, madera y fruta para parar un tren. Similar a las rojas de Flandes. 90 (946) - BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2016
2008 editie. Ziet er niet echt ’mooi’ uit. Weinig schuim, dubieuze kleur, maar wat volgt na de eerste slok: Zot bier. Nog nooit zo’n stijlvolle oude bruine gedronken. Zeer gebalanceerd. Hout zit er duidelijk in, maar in tegenstelling tot mijn hekel hieraan subtiel en zeer gedoseerd aanwezig. Voor de rest zit er zowat alles in... cognac, bruine suiker, heerlijke zuren.