oh6gdx (19915) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark red colour, huge creamy creamy head. Strong applle/cherry aroma. Strong sour apple and cherry flavour with hints of sweetness. My first thought was "very krieklike".
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle 2004 vintage. Thanks to Eyedrinkale for the bonus. Muddy brown red body with a fast vanishing light tan head. The bubbles keep surfacing making for some interesting surface action. The aroma is lightly sour ripe cherry, light malt sweetness, and some musty yeast. The flavor is quite nice. Tart sourness up front with light fruity sweetness in the middle. Acidity develops late and peaks right about time for the swallow. Tart semi-dry palate. W bit light and watery at the end, could use some more structure. Overall though a nice Flemish Sour.
desurfer (1188) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber/red body, small tan head. Aroma of tart cherries and some barnyard funk. Flavor is super sour, with more cherries, hay, some green apple, lots of yeast. Palate is dry and bitter. Finish is dry, and tart. Nice.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice balance of sourness with fruity sweetness. Neither is overpowering. Overall, a nice solid representation of style.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish-red in color with a small beige head. Some cherry and oak in the aroma that carry through to the flavor. Good blend in the flavor in some sweetness and fruitiness up front but then tartness in the finish. Pretty nice brew.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Very nice, deep, dark red color with a smallish head and some lace. Sourish red wine/vinegar aroma with lots of cherry. Quite sour, oaky cherry flavor with a hint of sweetness. Medium-bodied, sour and low-carbonated palate. A very kriek-like, reasonably pleasant, not very complex sour ale.
3fourths (7767) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rusty brown color with a filmy small tan head. Nose of sour and lactic bandaid (not bad), chemicals, cherries and a flavor of light woody watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet honeydew and finishing with a tart and punchy acidic palate. Empty sort of finish, with some light characteristics compared to other flemish sour ales, but overall this has an extremely pleasent flavor and mouthfeel.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber in color with a slight haze, ruby highlight, and a small white lacing. Aroma is of tart cherries,sour and acidic. Flavor is of dry cherries,oak, tannin. very astringent yet sweet and sour.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was my first exposure to Sour ales and I must say I was blown away. The appearance was that of an amber ale with a frothy head. The aroma had a lot of earthiness to it while the flavor displayed some fruitiness maybe cherries. Definately an enjoyable beer and absolutely one worth trying.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unfortunately for this beer, we tasted the Rodenbach Grand Cru right before this one. Behind that flavor behemoth, this one came out a bit light on flavor. It was drier than the Rodenbach and had less of the fruitiness (I always get lots of cherry out of Flemish Sours even when cherries aren’t in the beer). The sourness edged on saltiness, a trick some sour beers pull on my taste receptors. Definitely a bit oaky.