bierkoning (13355) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2004
Yeasty berryaroma. Light orange color, hazy. Berry flavor with orange. An acidic yeastiness comes up after a short while. Some fruity sweetness. Just a hint of caramel. The flavor is a relief after the horrible aroma. Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2003
cloudy brown-amber colour, the initial giant foam leaves a fine regular head, aroma of blackcurrant and dry cherries, vinous, very sweet, lot of carbonation, touch of sourness, soda-like mouthfeel, slightly tart, long dry fruity finish - very original but quite chaotic and I'm not sure what I should think of it pivo (2685) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2003
GBBF 2003, tap: Slightly sourish but mostly sweet fruit nose - berry-like. Hazy orange color with a green tint in there. No head but fizzy somehow. Slightly bitter berriness. Chalky end on top and sides of mouth. Thinish. Fruity, but not refreshing like a kriek. Bonus points for uniqueness. rauchbier (3891) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2003
Bottle conditioned. GBBF2003. Hazy amber, no head and good condition. Apple fruity with a slight lambic tang and a possibility of other infection in the background
YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2003
Bottle GBBF - nice label, acidic metallic and like the sloeberry juice my mom used to make. Hazy brown orange color with hints of green. Fizzy carbonation but no head. Acidic, typicall sloeberry and lemon soda taste. Pricki. Have to get used to it-
Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2003
Darker, hazy, almost fruit juice color. Pineapple juice aroma, more so than any other beer I've ever had. Very fizzy, aggressive palate--too aggressive? Yet, a surprisingly dull flavor. A tingle of interest, but no cigar. (bottle at GBBF 2003) LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 22, 2003
With sloeberries. Fruity and tart dry aromas,like tart berries. Gassy. Beautiful clear red color. Body like an early homebrew (dry yeast). Slightly sweet, but tart and dry flavors. JorisPPattyn (10003) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2003
Sleedoorn means sloe(berry). Label by American cartoonist Bill Coleman.
Colour: Rosé Champagne with brownish shine. Gushing!, then Champagne-like bubbling with fast disappearing head - more like rosé brut than some pseudo-Champagne beers!
Nose is fruity, estery, perfumed. Definitely something wild - wild strawberries come to mind. Also dry sherry nose!
Taste: sweet like sweet portwine, but more fruity and lighter, of course. Fruit is inidentifyable to me - but then I don"t consume sloeberries on a daily base. Sweetness however, keeps dominating.
Mouthfeel has some tartness,adstingency even, but it is masked by the sweetness. Not really light, there is some body after all.