madsberg (11774) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
Draught @ CBC 2013: Dark amber coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma: Berries, sourness, grape, some vinegar, wood and dark fruits. Flavour: Spice, berries, sourness, vinegar, wood and citrus. Medium to full bodied. Ends smoothly spiced and sour. hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Deep ruby pour with no head. This looks like red wine – no varietal or region in particular. The nose offers a mélange of white oak funkiness accompanied by cherry and grape Kool-Aid fruitiness. Medium-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor furnishes tart, fruity, purple grapes, black cherries, woodiness and a mild measure of tannic bitterness. Fruity, Sweet-Tart aftertaste. Kudos to ctipping for sharing this gem! daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Thanks Burg! Amber pour, light head. Nice a sour, but not crazy sour. Some cherry notes, a bit of balsamic and leathery notes. Quite tasty. olio (10431) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Sample @ CBC’13.gyllenbock (9328) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
Pours hazy mahogany color with a small, steady head. Aroma of red wine, bourbon notes, dark ripe fruits and caramel malts. Flavor of sour ripe fruits, caramel malts, yeast, mild spices and long vanilla finish. Very nice.
Sample at CBC 2013, Saturday.
A bit hazy brownish with a small head. Aroma and taste of funk, wood, berries, toffee and apples. The finish was dry and with notes of alcohol.
Plovmand (8534) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Tap. Pours hazy amber with a medium beige head. The aroma is funky and citric with light acetone notes. The flavour is light roasted and sweet caramel like with notes of dried friuit and acid. lusikka (7819) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours a reddish amber colour with a white lacy head. Aroma of funky fruits, fruitcake and sour berries. Flavour of sweet malts, fruitcake, sour berries, caramel and wood. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a sour, tart, berryish finish. Enjoyable. tiong (7444) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Draught @ CBC 2013TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Pours dark reddish brown with a smooth white head. Aroma of tart berries, vinous notes, malts and oaky wood. Taste is malty and vinous with some tart berries, oaky wood and syrup. Finish is vinous and malty with some red wine notes and hints of wood.
Bottle at Tony/Jim BA Birthday Extravaganza 2013 (Western Springs, IL). Pours a darker ruby brown hue, a darker murky well hazed hue settles in, showing some faded subtle glow in the body, red and brown with a touch more life to the edges. Small frothy tan head dies to a small ring, laces small. Aromas are sour cherries and firmer red wine tannins, gentle funk, oak, vanilla. The funkiness starts to come in a bit more, a bit vinous and balsamic. Develops well compared to the Brandy sour. Initial mirrors what it’s offering, a firmer lactic sourness meets tannic red wine, Sour cherries and tannic barrel, touches of mellow body show biscuit, but largely mellowed out. The wild yeast gives a firmer balsamic and sour cherry, lactic sourness as we press on. A touch acidic but in an enjoyable way. Backend is where the red wine element takes off a bit more. Dry, red wine, tannic feel starts to coat the palate, a synergy feel with the sourness, still firm but even keeled. Finish is touches of mellow sweetness, lingering lactic elements and a firmer barrel presence. Really nice step and a considerable step up from the Grumpy version. Pyrmir (6163) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2013
On tap @CBC13. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma of berries, grape, vinegar, apple peel, wood and dark fruits. Flavor sweet and a bit tart of spice, berries, vinegar, perfume, wood and citrus.