mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deeply brownish red pours from the glass where it collects as a deep brown that when held to light, shows as a powerfully deep red coloring. A light beige head weighs in at a finger and a half. It leaves exquisite lacing. The color is a beautifully deep red, really...
Slight lacto on the tip of the nose but I find a strong Belgian dark note dominating here. Figs, raisins and a slight alcohol scent really make up the center here. Theyíre joined by a slightly burnt caramel. Slight oak here too.
Very, very lightly sour on the tip of the tongue but quickly dominated from the palate by Figs and Slightly burnt caramel dominate the taste profile here along with a very faint oak lingering in the background. Overall, not that impressive or complex of a brew..
Crisply bubbling in the mouth and the blush wine like thickness is carried along very well by the bubbles.
Overall, Iím not that impressed. A decent tasting Oud Bruin but the sour component that Iíve come to know and love just wasnít there. Donít get me wrong, a slight tartness stands up front but itís just not got any pop. The Belgian characteristic here is decent though. An overall decent beer but not worth the price I paid. ~$3.50 a bottle.
beezydrunkit (4) - - APR 26, 2016 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown with tan/off white head. Aroma was somewhat uninspiring. Not too much going on. Very light, subtle malt notes of bread and hay and not much else. Drinks like a standard red ale with a bit more carbonation and a slight tartness with some fruity notes showing up. Maybe a little jammy raspberry, strawberry, and possibly plums. Very, very mild. Overall itís just kind of boring although I get what theyíre trying to do. Itís a good stepping stone into the world of sours for the noobs.
fuzzcro (150) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
By far the best sour Iíve experienced as of yet. I am trying to spread my wings and try different brews...this one was recommended. I am hoping to be a bit more tolerant of sours as the weather warms. This one is actually quite pleasant and refreshing.
HammerTroll (1119) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 5, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown to red color, off-white head. Sweet and sour taste and aroma. Lively carbonation, thin body. Maybe closer to lambic? //bottle as Monkís Cafe Flemish Sour Ale at Svijet Piva
Block (2063) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour with a slightly brown head. Aroma of fruit, wine-like. Flavor is of fruit, apple, strawberry, mostly cherry and grape. Itís good. Tart finish but well balanced. I like it.
nathanvc (166) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a red hue and a very slight off-white head. The aroma contains apple, vinegar, basement aromas and barnyard, even some cherries. It tastes medium sweet to heavy sour. The body is medium to light but the nice carbonation makes up for it. Interesting beer.
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark Brown With Red Color, Huge Tiny Bubble Head that lasts and leaves Edges of Glass Fully Covered in Tiny Bubble Film. Lots Of Floaters. Lightly Sour Aroma. Acidic Sour with No Sign Of Sweetness. My First Sour Ale, so might Be OK for What it is Although It is Not My Style.
BucannonXC5 (1300) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. draft
Glass: Clear tulip glass
From: Junk House in San Diego, Calif.
Purchased: Jan. 8, 2016
Consumed: Jan. 8, 2016
Poured a dark reddish auburn color with 1-to-2 fingers of dark khaki-white, frothy head when I got it. Excellent, foamy layered lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top of the glass. (Sight - 4.25)
Smelled dark fruits - raspberry, red apple, strawberry and pomegranite - along with raspberry sorbet, sour lactose notes and some rosy vinegar. (Smell - 4.25)
Tasted similar to the nose, getting dark boozy raspberry, raspberry sorbet, dark apple, pomegranate, light blueberry, plum, purple grapes, rosy vinegar and sour milky lactose. (Taste - 4.00)
Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.00)
This was a very good beer. I canít believe itís taken me this long to have it. (Overall - 4.00)
4.08 91 A-
svandyke (164) - USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2Oz bottle- Pours a dark red. Not a lot of sour in the nose, but a bit of malt at the end. Some good sour taste with sweet salty malt at the end. Very cleansing taste.
60minuteman (1217) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a mahogany red with bits off grey lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, cherry and nut. Acidic and sour, it isnít fruity but tastes more like sour candy. Subdued. Enjoyable. Couldnít drink more than one of these.
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
palatable, I drank a bottle at Waldo Pizza but moved on. if it were the only sour ale on the shelf I would certainly choose it above most other styles but I really like sour ales, medium Body, and indistinct aroma. Clean palate and no lingering after taste. Appearance is fine, taste is nothing to write home about, no where near as impressive as the Trois Grande Dame.