DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle generously shared by MatSciGuy! Clear light cherry colored pour, small ring of carbonation and a slightly sweet berry aroma. Flavor is also sweet berries, very little tartness, very thin body and finished like a slightly subdued cherry jolly rancher. Very nice beer, thanks for sharing this Levi! yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. 1983 vintage. An unclear, orange-golden beer topped by a minimal-sized off-white head. Rather oxidized aroma with berries and sourness. Caramel notes too. The flavor too is rather oxidized, with caramel notes, some berries and a pleasant sourness. Medium body, dry and tart, finishing with sourness and oxidation. Trying to look behind the oxidation, I find a beer that was probably very nice some years ago. In this state it’s not very good, even for me who often think some oxidation is nice. Maybe I shouldn’t have rated it, but my ticker-brain can’t resist. 120511 alexsdad06 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Sample provided by dudeabide. 100 % unblended 1983 batch. Pours a slightly hazy, reddish amber color with zero head. The aroma has tart berries, barnyard funk, oak, musty notes with mild caramel sweetness. The flavor has tart berries and cherry, musty basement, wood, funk, light vinous notes and sweet malts. Medium bodied, with zero carbonation. This has definitely held up very well over the years and added another special beer that lived up to the hype. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle thanks to Jer. 70% 1983. Pours with a hazed amber hued body with a small tan head. Aromas are musty and funky, cheese, rustic, cherries, acidic, strong horse aromas (apt name I guess), pie cherry, vinous. Flavors show medium to medium low acid, but huge vinous red wine and absolutely massive and intense funk character. Lots of brett. Floral and extremely complex. Bright and elegant. Low bodied, medium carbonation. Very good! #6700. Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy reddish copper color with a minimal frothy off-white head that slowly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy tart cherry, yeast and musty wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation and small particles. Medium to heavy tart cherry flavor with a medium to heavy sour cherry finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer and good beer for 7800. Thanks Brad.
beernbourbon (1592) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Sample of the pure 1983 thanks to Blake! Holy shit! Thank you so much man! Pour is beautiful cloudy deep red with only a touch of head. Aroma is stunning: funky, barnyard, light fruit, faint spice, and light tartness. Flavor is still so good. Tart up front with light fruit notes and then funk, faint spice, and a light vanilla smoothness. Surprised at how well this held up. Really very good. phaleslu (10247) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Can’t thank bsuedekum enough for letting me in on this one. Thanks a ton and then some, Blake. 100% 1983 batch. Pours a hazed, dull ruby color with no head. Aroma of aged berries, leather, musty funk, oak, yogurt, and a bit of caramel sweetness. The flavor has earthy funk, tea, berries and other well-ripened fruits, basement, and sweet malts. Medium-bodied, with no carbonation. Starts funky and syrupy and finishes wet and dank. Pretty impressive for a beer the same age as I am. b3shine (8872) - Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Keg to sealed vial (filled Saturday evening), poured into snifter. Original 1983 vintage. HUGE thanks to Dudeabide! Words cannot express how grateful I am to get to try this beer, Nate! Here we go... Looks great; a slightly cloudy reddish-copper with a little fizz upon being poured, but no lacing. Smells great; FUNKY with some notes of cherries still lingering in there. Tastes good; as delicious and funky as it smells. Outstanding, especially for a beer made in 1983. Pleasant on the palate too. This whitest of whales has withstood the test of time, and I’m delighted to have gotten the opportunity to try it! SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
dirtied horse. 1983 batch on tap at ebenezer’s belgian fest. very small sample. notes of dusty, leather cobweb funk, old earthy cherries, moderate rustic yogurt sourness. some light old wet oak. dry. complex. holdin up pretty well it seems. nice. OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2012
Vintage 1983, sampled from tap @CBC 2012. A red-shaded blond lace over an slight unclear reddish-brown body. Soft fruit aroma. Jammy berries, dried dark fruits, cherries and grapes. Tones of caramel, port, dried wood and mellow sourness. Taste is soft and rounded. First a light fruity and berry-ish sourness, then some fine vinous tones. Hint of wood, caramel/toffee and burnt sugar. Supersmooth in the mouth. Not very full, yet perfectly balanced. Light fruity-tart endnotes. A gem! And what a great experience tasting such a rare item.