Wim (3084) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark red amber coloured body with a white head a sweet aroma a sweet sour taste and a dry sweet finich
thebeertourist (5077) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small bottle. Clear reddish-brown colour with a tan head that reduced to a rim. Interesting sour-sweet fruit aroma, some lactic character, even hints of marcipan. Nice lactic fruit flavours, mild marcipan character, dry finish. Quite sweet in the middle, though. Highly interesting, world-class if less sweet.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dirty redish-brown body topped by a short-lived beige head. At a tasting of popular belgium Flemish Sours (Duchesse, Rodenbach GC, Vlaamse, Queue de Charrue, Vichtenaar, etc.) the Bacchus came out more caramelized and felt a little bit sweeter than the others. The oak notes are not as prominent as I like them to be in a Flemish Sour. Attack of round creamy malts and a fruity sour finish. The too-soft carbonation makes it feel somewhat lifeless. Not bad per say but as far as Flemish Sours are concerned this one is as memorable as a Chef Boyardee meal.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
250ml bottle. Dark brown beer with a light brown head. Aroma of malt vinegar, wood and red wine. Flavour is fairly sweet with a sour finish, woody and slightly metallic. Pretty much what I expected.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Artificial sugar aroma mixed with oak and iron. Brown color, small beige head, fair lace. Light sweet, light sour, hint of raisin, some iron, overall a bit neutral. Woody dry finish. Not very flavorful, Iím not impressed.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Sim rate (25cl bottle from Utobeer): Divine aroma of black cherries, balsamic vinegar and the richest chocolate gateaux. Everything you would expect from a good Flemish Sour. Flavour is similar but not quite as tart as I would like. Nice cherry and sweet finish. The colour is more brown than red with a head that sticks. I love Flemish Sours so of course I liked it.
jefcon (1491) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A nice flemish sour thatís really light on alcohol and lacks much of a finish. Too nondescript to stand up to Duchesse or Maredsous for mainline honors, but a front-end-loaded ale with good up-front sour notes and some spice.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown/reddish coloured brew. Fruity and vinegar-like aroma, but not unpleasant. Medium sour and fruity taste. Decent.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Darker red to brown coloured beer with almost no carbonation and a medium to small off-white head. Little sour-sweet fruity aroma. Full palate. Finish is light sour fruity, with a tiny buttery aftertaste.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 cask, the rake. Deep burgundy with shallow head. Smells like a muted flemish sour and is slightly artificial smelling. Itís sugary and smells a bit like grape kool aid. Taste a little like it too. Slightly sour tastes of grapes and balsamic. Eh.