Pisser Mauvais - Cambridge Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -1.7%
Served in a flute/tulip type glass. Poured a black body with very little head.
Nose was strong and in your face. Wood and oak barrels yet with a strong sourness that comes only comes with age.
Taste is medium bodied and VERY smooth. Theres a sourness but it never really reminded me of a lambic. Dark clean german malts that gave it a very dunkel or black beer character. The wood aging really dominates the taste though. The wood gives it this strong sourness that gives an interesting blend with the simple black malts.
What an interesting beer, sort of German black or Dunkel meets oak aged experimental with mild hints of aged belgian dubbel. You can really tell this was aged in the same barrels as the Benevolence. Honestly, if youre an old school CBC fan this tastes simply like a strong German Black mixed with Benevolence. Still.. Kick ass. Its nice to try a beer that defies style.
12-03-2006 00:18:38 | More by taez555
3.8/5 rDev -6.6%
Presented in a slender fluted glass the beer was a very dark ruby color, appearing almost black when held away from the light. One finger of off-white head on the beer retained well and left some mild lacing. No other signs of carbonation, a very "still" beer.
The nose is very sour upfront. Heavy aromas of vinegar and soured black cherrys. Perhaps best put: flat black cherry soad with vinegar added. Hard to pick up much else and the vinegar is quite potent and sharp.
The taste has an innitial sourness that is intense, although not as much as the smell would intimate. Dark fruitty flavors of cherry and black currant come through and a pervasive sourness coats the palate with a slightly funky after taste. Not quite as dry as I thought it might be
Medium body, and medium carbonation. Mildly dry in the finish.
This was an interesting beer for sure. The smell alone might deter some people from trying this. The beer rivals Rodenbach Grand Cru insofar as vinegar aroma and taste although this beer cleary has other flavors detectable on the palate. It paired quite well with the fish and chips (as vinegar is often served with this meal) the beer took its place quite well. In this case the beer was quite good, but I can't see wanting more than one glass at any given time.
11-01-2006 16:53:10 | More by Sycodrummer
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
Tap @ CBC/Reviewed from notes:
Dark brown with maybe just a tiny, tiny, hint of red or magenta. Aromas of funky vinegar, a bit of leather and tobacco, barnyard funk, maybe a bit of dead green hops, and also a nice undercurrent of bread-like malt qualities. Taste is sour, but complex, with a lot going on. Cherries perhaps, as well as leather and tobacco. Finish is somewhat milky and acetic. Mouthfeel is prickly yet creamy. Drinkability is good but not perfect.
Solid, solid, Flemish red from CBC
09-25-2008 21:25:21 | More by francisweizen
3.58/5 rDev -12%
Poured a dark black with very little head into a large flute. Smell is very sour up front. Pick up a little soy sauce as well. The taste is very interesting and goes through stages. Up front in the sourness that is expected. It mellows out to the oaky flavor that is what aged in and then finally a large amount of malt come through. The mouthfeel is very smooth. Drinkability is lower because it is a very distinct flavor. I was struggling a little bit by the end. Loved the first 75% and definitely enjoyed it but it could have been poured into a slightly smaller glass. A good beer to try though.
12-10-2006 04:41:26 | More by jtell
4.65/5 rDev +14.3%
Appearance: Pours an opaque brown-black with a two-finger, brown head that fades to a film leaving patchy lace.
Smell: Lambic-like tart aroma, medicinal phenols and a mild earthiness.
Taste: Tart with a light cherry like sweetness, though the tartness is still eveident. There's a medicinal character with a light, woody roastiness that contributes character, but not bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Low but prickly carbonation.
Drinkability: A delicious sour ale.
12-20-2006 06:38:56 | More by EPICAC
Pisser Mauvais from Cambridge Brewing Company
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