Man, the last few weeks have been hectic. I can’t wait until the end of June when things should slow down. I’m finding it hard to even find time to review beer!
Tonight I pulled out this bottle of Franches-Montagnes Spike & Jérôme’s Cuvée Délirante. This was part of the beer loot my mom got for me. The beer came from over-seas (Switzerland) and is a 10% ABV English Barleywine aged in rum oak barrels and brewed with rye. Interesting sounding!
As soon as I poured the beer, I got worried. Completely flat. TONS of yeast sediment. Taking a whiff, I got a sour smell. I wondered if the beer had gone bad. Taking a sip, I found the beer to be VERY sour. A quick trip to Google revealed that many others reported the same thing – dark-fruit/cherry sour flavors with virtually no barleywine flavor (or oak) to speak of.
Had I been expecting a sour, I might have enjoyed the brew. Tonight I have a little heartburn so this is absolutely not hitting the spot. False advertising on this one!