BuckeyeBoy (7975) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 30, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Darrel. Pours out a amber brown topped with a fizzy head. Nose is tart berries some pie crust notes and a little sweetness. Taste is more of the tart pucker berries and a nice crusty note. djd07 (15106) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head that lasts. The aroma is raspberry pie and rhubarb. Thin mouth with strong berries, pure sugar, tastes like pie, very nice. b3shine (8942) - Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2015
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by alexsdad06). Looks good; a slightly hazy amberish orange with fizzy light beige head that dissipates into very thin lacing pretty quickly. Smells good too; tart and semi-sweet with notes of rhubarb and raspberry. Tastes like. It smells with a pleasant medium to medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Good stuff, and dangerously drinkable for the abv. alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2015
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have big berry tart fruitiness, some subtle pie crust malt character, acidity, tart to sour finish, hides the abv nicely, big beer and pretty drinkable, though sour. FlacoAlto (4197) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Sampled July 2014
Martinus (4610) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2015
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a fizzy, somewhat quickly disappearing, two-finger thick, amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a plum amber color that shows a clearish, gold tinged, red hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells tart and fruity, with raspberry notes leading the way. This is backed by soft toasted oak notes, and a toasted, whole grain cracker like malt character.
The beer is quite tart tasting, much more sour than I was expecting, and has me wondering if this is all from the fruit and rhubarb; Ah, I see this is listed as a sour beer, which makes more sense. The beer has a certain lightness to the body, but has a bit of texture that allows it to cling to the palate. There is a touch of an herbal quality to this beer, not quite minty, most likely rhubarb like. There is a touch of sweetness to this beer that is noticeable after wading through the sourness for a bit; this accentuates the raspberry flavors, and the rhubarb pie like notes. The dominant note is definitely the sourness here, but there are subtle notes of wheat cracker like whole grain in the finish, and a touch of juicy, sweet fruit character.
For a beer of this strength, this beer is dangerously drinkable, though it is quite sour, so may be challenging for those that are not used to that.
Pale hazy brown colour, white head. Aroma of raspberry, rhubarb, spices, sour notes. Sour flavour, light sweet, spices, pie. Sour finish.bytemesis (8587) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 22, 2015
(from 75cL bottle @ Sunday Bottle Share, CBC Clerkenwell; RBESG 2014, London)
Bottle. Pours hazy amber red, small fizzy off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly with out much lacing left behind. Aroma is light overall, fruity, some acetone, light funk. Flavor is quite acidic, tart, some raspberry and other fruit, a mineral water feel along with a biting tartness and acetone which does die off a little as the beer breathes and I get used to it. Medium body, low carbonation. Not one of their best. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle shared by Douglas. Thanks!
A: Cloudy red with a thin off-white head.
N: Raspberry, cherry, rhubarb, even a hint of blackberry underneath. Grapefruit rind and oak. Some red licorice and green apple; vinegar.
T: Tart and lightly sweet.
M: Light body, crisp carbonation, alcohol does scratch the tongue.
O: Nice sour. The raspberry and rhubarb take center stage here, though I wouldn’t quite compare this to pie. And since it’s the Bruery, it has their usual sharpness which, in this case, really ought to have been rounded off, I believe. douglas88 (9427) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy brown copper color with a medium white head. A big fruity oak strawberry nose. The flavor is big sweet tart berries, oak, rhubarb, tannins. Lively. Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
From my backlogg:
RBESG 2014 in London, Sunday Tastinraisins aroma. g at Craft Clerkenwell. Clear amber beer with an offwhite head. Sourish fruity spicy floral vinous aroma. Sourish woody floral spciy citrus fruity flavour. A nice sour refreshing beer :-)