DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer comes courtesy of my summer 2005 Secret Santa, boutip, thanks from my Canadian friend up north! This beautiful flemish sour pours a deep blood red color with hints of slight purple and brown. The head is quickly dissipating, mildly soapy and slightly vinous in color. Very little lacing to speak of. The aroma is of balsamic vinegar, cherries, berries, twigs, dirt, vanilla, caramel, and brown sugar...sweet and sour nose...an excellent start. The mouthfeel is wonderful....silky smooth fruits...mainly cherries with hints of vanilla and brown sugar....tart grapes and citrus... a sticky malty finish. Not as crisp of a flemish as ive had recently, but very sweet and pleasant. Lacking in carbonation and a little discomfort in the dryness, but generally well put together. Nice cherry and brown sugar usage.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clera d´reddish brown with small creamy white head. Fresh, balsamic aroma of red berries, iron and burnt sugar. Woody flavour of vanilla and red berries with a balsamic undertone. Light acidity. The finish is a bit short, notes of wood, raspberries and blood.
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from State Line, Elkton, MD. Pours hazy dark copper/ruby with minimal head. Aroma of sour malt, tart cherries. Tastes tart, malty, with mid-palate fruit including cherries mostly. Medium palate, with some definite barnyard and poontang aromas as it warmed. Not as complex as the world’s best, but very good.
lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz. bottle. An attractive deep-burgundy pour with a thin, fizzy tan head. A good bit of sourness in the aroma along with some candied sugar, plums and malts underneath. Well, it’s definitely sour, but it’s got a nice solid body that compliments it well and keeps it from being too one-dimensional. Sour, tart cherries with subtle hints of oak comprise the flavor. My first Flemish sour. I like this style.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small brown head that dissappears quickly. Bananas cut with Ketchup in the fragrance. (I can’t think of any other way to describe it.) the tomatoey smell cuts through the sweet fragrance. Color is a light brown. First taste is tart then gets more and more and more tart!!! Wow!!! In the middle of the taste is a fizzy sting. To quote an STP song ’She was a sour girl the day that I met her...’
marcus (6420) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Toronado S.F. This sour reddish brown ale poured with a fluffy tan head. The flavor was not as sour as I expected and the body was a bit thin; nevertheless, it was a very satisfying brew.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky dark brown with beige head. Acidic, little lactic, iron, bit of tropical fruit, quite nice.
jazz88 (2550) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Toronado. A reddish brown color with a thick foamy off-white head. A sour cherry and earth flavor with a similar aroma. Smooth and without the intense tartness that I would have expected.
rajendra82 (949) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The brown murky body of this beer was topped with a smallish off-white head, giving this beer quite a rough hewn look, not unattractive, just lacking charisma. Aromatically this was very interesting, with a vinegary sour smell and some apple cider like notes. The taste was basically replicating fermented apple cider, with a puckering tart sourness, apple skin like astringency, and a touch of spiciness. Come to think of it, this looks a lot like unfiltered apple juice as well. This will be very refreshing and thirst quenching, if you happen to like the taste of apple cider. I would love to try this one mulled one day.
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Deep red color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity, sour, tart cherries and must. Light to medium bodied Flemish Sour. Sour, tart cherries and wood flavors. Nice beer sort of a cross between a Duchess De Bourogne and a Rodenbach Grand Cru. Perhaps a little thin tasting. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste s tart and sour.