Alengrin (5884) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
Artisanal fruit beer made with sloe berries, which may sound exotic nowadays, but were commonly used in beer in medieval times. Moussy, off-pinkish, regular head, ’dirty’ bronze colour with pinkish glow, dark and cloudy. Powerful fruity aroma, obvious sloe berries, subjective hints of apple, strawberry, pear, cherries, rhubarb, ginger, cinnamon along with a fortunately very faint sulphuric presence (rotten egg). Sourish fruit taste, unripe plums, sorrel, green apple, strong carbo, light maltiness with vague sweetness but the (genuine) fruit acidity dominates and dries the palate, brief and late hint of hop bitterishness in the end. tderoeck (10593) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2014
18/IV/14 - 33cl bottle from Den Zytholoog / Bierloods (Adegem) @ home - BBE: 2010 (2014-371) teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 24, 2013
A rare find, that alas didn’t survive time. Although I’m not sure it was very good when fresh, either. Anyway. Little cloudy reddish amber beer, small pinkish head, irregular, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: dusty, cardboard, bit sourish. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish start, black currants, bit dusty, some cardboard. Aftertaste: bit lemony, cardboard, sourish, dusty, citric touch. Actually, the acidity of the berries is probably what keeps this beer pretty drinkable, but it has aged too much and was probably to low in ABV to survive properly.
33cl bottle from A Tutta Birra, Milan. It pours a peach color with a fluffy white head. Subtle fruit and brettanomyces aroma, yeasty. Definite horseblanket character in the flavor. I like this brewery MarcoDL (5470) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
Why is it so hard to brew a decent non-lambiek fruit beer? Even Smisje kind of failed, since this beer is too sweet and a little metallic. A shame really. MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
translucent tan. Nose has heavy brett rubber band, cherry, light earth. Heavy bandaid and rubber cement, light lemon and Brett. Finish is Brett citrus, bit of out of place smoke. Short smoke, bit imbalanced.
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Strange vegetal and squash-y nose. Dirty dishwasher taste, some pinesol and a touch of rotten fruits. jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Draft at Ginger Man NYC with Linh. Pours a hazy orange body. Aroma is very light fruit? Mouthfeel is incredibly thin and smooth with no carbonation (can’t remember if this was cask or not). DAMN YOU SLOEBERRIES! madmitch76 (26368) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
22nd December 2007 Parket (586) - Bruges, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2010
Cloudy orange beer, sherbet nose. Very sharp note with unusual orange and tomoto tones. Good but a little bit too off the wall!
bottle, reddish-amber coloured with small and unstable white head. Smell: like cigarettes, pipes and some blueberrys. taste: very smoked, blueberry, monotone, very strange and heavy beer! Beer for real man who want to try some fruitbeers. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Poured into a flute glass, the lightly hazy body glows a dusky orange-gold color. A small but lasting head of smooth, snow white foam coats the entire glass with thick, solid sheets of lacing. The aroma is downright strange. I’m talking off-the-charts strange. First to hit are notes of dirt and minerals, combining to mimic the scent of well-circulated coins. Copper, nickel, and worn tin are then joined by unidentified, slightly minty berries, with a touch strawberry sweetness, and then some aquavit burn. Did I mention that this stuff smelled strange? Well, the flavor is just as weird, showing a smoky ash contingent, sweet-tart berries, sugary alcohol, and caustic metals. Ugh! The palate sports the consistency of tonic water, spritzy and fizzy, with a light body and some residual sugars. I can’t really find a redeeming quality. This stuff is practically a crime against beer. Pretty horrid.