j12601 (12973) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle that I took to Andy’s for Paul’s birthday and Joey’s going away (and hopefully coming back at some point) tasting. Pours a hazed ruby and copper amber with a slight white head. Mango, papaya, and sweet fruit, acid and wood. Apparently I should be smelling and tasting dates here as well. Don’t really get that. Woody, soft acid, wood and fruit. Lightly acidic, fruit and wood. Lingering acid, woody, acid. Tasty. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of leather, mild cherry, and a touch of caramel. It pours a hazy brownish-orange with a small beige head. The flavor starts with sour cherries and a touch of caramel. The finish has a touch of lemon and faint acetone. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Phone rate. 750mL, thanks Jay. Hazy brown small beige, down to a ring. Some acetic notes, not terribly fruity. A little leathery, earthy old wood and mod bitterness in the finish, some ETOH heat. Sourness 4. Med full body, light carbonation. OK. puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2011 I am rating this shit because it is fucken rare. Shared by Merv. Smells like plum, soft cheese. Some acetone in the flavor, a touch of malt sweetness, sherry, fresh chopped wood. Medium sourness. Not too much going on. Fucken hell. Ibrew2or3 (8743) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Pours hazy copper with a tiny white head. The aroma has tartness riding over the top of apricots, red apples, earthy wood like notes and some acidity. The taste delivers up tartness and then moves toward thick sourness and then soured citrus. Behind those notes is a persistent acidity. Too acidic for me.
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Believe this was shared by dcschiller @ Dak’s Cantillon Tasting...if so, thanks Dave!!! Bright copper/crimson colored hue with a small eggshell head that left a spot of lacing. Literally, a spot. Both nose and flavor show tons of balsamic vinegar, dark fruit, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, tart cherry skins, and oak. Medium mouthfeel with a solid amount of carbonation. RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours an amber color with smallish tan head, which soon gives way to a ring. Aroma is dark fruit up front, with honey and vinegar. Also some funk going on. Taste is slightly tart, but smooth with dark fruit (raisins), and candy sugar. Finish is bitter, tart and refreshing. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy amber brown body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, horse blanket, wet leather, raisins, dates, oak, and cherries. Flavor of vinous, cherry, raspberry, brown sugar, raisins, guava, yogurt, oak, and dates. Sourness (while moderate) seems to come and go with this beer. storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Pours a hazy caramel/red color with an off-white head. Aroma is vinegar/funk, fruity and very belgian like. Taste is sweet with sour fruit. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Finish is dry with wood notes. dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2011
(750ml bottle). Pours a hazy caramel/red color with an off-white head. Aroma is vinegar/funk, fruity and very belgian like. Taste is sweet with sour fruit. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Finish is dry with wood notes. Really nice beer.