phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle shared by stevemastny- thanks again, Steve! Pours a ruby-brown color with a small tan head. Notes of tart cherries, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, grapes, and oak. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sour, funky mouthfeel. Not a ton of bourbon barrel character here, so the alcohol is sneaky. Good sour brown.
Errl (564) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to wchesser; Pour is brown with a light tan head...Nose is Grapes, barrel, tart, sugar, alcohol..Taste is warming, bugs, dry oak, vanilla, leather.
gEUS (582) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from notes - small 250 ml bottle - tasted at Sloshfest. Pours light brown with reddish hue. Small head. Aroma of rumftopf cherries, some funky barnyard and nice subtle sourness. Light body with some complexity from the wood. overall a very nice beer
weihenweizen (1165) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chilled 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a sample glass. Pours dark brown with small light brown head. Medium body and low carbonation. Taste is sour, oak, and a hint of dark malt. I prefered Immitis over this.
JStax (1671) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to robloc303. Pours a darker brown with a greyish head of foam. Aroma is a fizzy tart with a fruity nuance. Tart and malty in the taste. Odd is the best word I can come up with to sum this beer up.
Lukaduke (1017) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to adnielsen. Pours a deep rusty brown color with a two finger fizzy eggshell foam. On the nose it is very acidic with deep vinegar, red vinous grape notes and a touch of sweet tarts. The palate has much softer acidity than the nose would lead you to believe... nice roasty caramelized flavors of rotten berry, apple cider and chocolate undertones. Great barrel complexity with touches of boozy spice from the rum and smooth vanilla, vinous berry and more barrel character just layers your palate with great flavor. Nice touch of carbonation helps this beer as well.
TizzleJizzle (375) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Errl. Gorgeous deep amber pour with a cream top. Taste of funk, cherries, berries, wood, sweet malts. Tart on the palate. Expertly crafted brew!
Hair6a11 (1156) - Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; Pour is murky brown with a very modest khaki head in this glass. It quickly rings the glass, with very light lacing present. The nose is vinegar, dark fruits with raisin, vinousness, but overall ; a bit muted here. The flavor profile has more depth here; There is a tartness present initial, more vinegar and acetic quality here ; the barrel treatment comes through with the rum barrel , moving to an earth quality. There is a hint of bourbon, but more vinousness in my opinion here. This one fades a bit on the tongue, and I think thats the more disappointing quality, besides the appearance. Overall, a fine attempt however.
sherm1016 (887) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks! Pours a deep, reddish brown color with a tan head that quickly fades to bubbles around the edge of the glass. Aroma is vinegar, dark fruit, oak, vanilla. Medium on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is sour, red wine, oak, vanilla, tart cherry, vinegar, a touch of alcohol, with a light, sour finish. Tasty. Definitely more sour and boozier than a traditional Flanders Red.
BelgianBeerGal (2605) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Traded bottle, Jun 14, 2012. Pours out a surprisingly dark brown with a thin white ring around it. Huge sour/acetic/acidic aroma that watered my mouth by just opening it. Fairly classic sour taste; fairly pungent and strong with a lingering aftertaste. I get a lot of the wine but not much bourbon. Tasty but pretty big.