75cl bottle @ Coracle, Ironbridge in celebration of barman Steve's birthday, shared outside. Misty yellow, though my end of bottle pour was looking noticeably darker than others here. Excellent sharp tangy complexities, brilliant chardonnay presence, hints of apple orchard. Very good. Cheers Steve.
No head, hazy ochre-yellow beer. Horseblanket, lemon, limepeel, old grapes, Brettanomyces. Sourish with faint lemon, more Brett/wild yeasts. Finish has a serious lactic acid bite. Acidburn and -thinning. Pretty slick, low carbonation, refreshing. Another small gem.
29/XI/19 - sample @ Billies Craft Beer Festival 2019, BB: n/a - (2019-1916) Thanks to all for sharing today’s beers!
Aroma: dirty, stinky feet, sweaty armpits, nailpolish. Wow, this is not good. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bit fruity, unpleasant bitterness, dry, some tannins. Aftertaste: chemical, dry, burned rubber. Not enjoying this at all… Really bad stuff...
Corked bottle. Orange blonde color. Dominating chardonnay grapes, oak, Apple and citrus in the already fairly complex aroma and flavor. There is sourness, but not dominating. Tracés of grassy hops. Grapefruit. Gooseberries. Excellent, maybe magnificent in a few years. We’ll have to wait.
Sour ale with white grapes (Chardonnay) by this highly acclaimed Dutch sour ale producer. Thanks to Hinke for sharing at Gents Bierfestival! Thin and open, loose, egg-white, bubbly, irregular head on a misty apricot blonde beer with deeper pale orangey tinge. Aroma of indeed dry and old white wine, musty grapes, stewed gooseberries, dusty attic, old lemon rind, yellow plums, grape peel, damp hay, wet oak wood, dry sherry. Estery onset, fruity with green kiwi, gooseberry and lime aspects but countered by a softening grapey sweetishness, softish carb, wheaty and cereally backbone dried by ongoing fruity and lactic tartness; woody tannins add complexity and a certain ‘dustiness’ to the finish, while the lime-like sourness and grape-like sweetness keep playing a game of contrast that keeps things fascinating till the end. Fantastic grape sour, wine-like but still with all the ‘deep’ and complex aspects of a barrelled sour, this is among the finest Tommie Sjefs I had so far. World class in its genre.