KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky dark reddish brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown rocky head that receded down to a thin cap, which did create some excellent sheeting of lacing.
The aroma was of a funky horse blanket Belgian yeast and a dark bread malt with notes of dark fruit (black cherries, plums and grapes) and a mild red wine.
The taste was sweet and a tad tart with a big dose of dark fruit throughout and a strong winey sour yeast presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow with a fruity sour wine finish.
Mouthfeel was light in body and semi-dry in texture with a good strong carbonation.
Overall a very satisfying Wild Ale with just enough fruitiness, which allowed for a robust fruity beginning and a slight wine finish...
plaugher (364) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share. Pours a clear reddish amber with bubbly tan head with some retention. Nose of dark fruit, a bit of funk; some caramel and a lot of dried fruit sweetness, a bit tart, a bit sour ("almost like eating a bowl of limes"). Very pleasant and refreshing.
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have had this as Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Red Ale and the Bios version...Pours a reddish brown color. Aromas of dark fruit, yeast, and a touch of wood. Flavor is sour cherries, yeast, wood, and a couple of sweet tarts.
bpreo (2459) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour and reddish / brown in color. It could be much more sour, but I think it is good where it is.
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight malt aroma. Reddish Amber with pillowy foam that quickly dissipates, slight lacing. Winey, slight acetic acid, soy sauce, raisins, oxidized malt, trace oak. Mild sourness, a little thin in the body.
mariuspoenari (1291) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at THT June tasting. Dark ruby with a thin espresso head. Sour and sweet with notes of red wine and vinegar.
Gachupines (1242) - USA - JUN 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish hue with a large off white head. Aroma is mildly sweet fruit with slight sour notes. Flavor is tart up front with a fruity sweetness underneath. Mildly cloying, but not bad.
Deadpool37 (68) - - JUN 13, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark reddish brown aroma is light sour flavors are sweet fruit with sour mixed in
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells of tart apple. Pours a deep, almost black, brown. Taste is sour with a hint of sweetness followed by anunpleasantly bitter finish. In taste and aroma this ale lacks in the complexities found in other sour ales. The body is light. The carbonation is average.
tristanlaugher (151) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2016 Deep amber frothy head. Limey... very limey taste. unique brew. Draft from the bar
Florya (1619) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How: bottle Appearance: mahogny with a medium off-white head. Aroma: red berries, stone fruits, citrus peel. Palate: medium body, average to high carbonation.