Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ The Rake, London. Pours brownish red with small off white head. Aroma is sour / tart / fruity / oak. Taste is of dark fruits / slight vinegar / acidic. Overall this is a pretty good sour ale, highly enjoyable.
TBone (13233) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (BB 10/2007)
Dark ruby red, small steady beige head, some lace. Aroma of sour cherries, vinegar and metal. Tart flavor of cherries, rasberries and balsamico. Also notes of iron. Flavors vanish quite quickly in the aftertaste, latter part of the palate is almost watery. Taste is good, but lacks consistency. "My first flemish sour ale" - if you havenít had one before: easy, but you can see what style is about.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a clear brown body with a modest beige head. The aroma is softly sour and smells of tart cherries and wood. It tastes of dark malt, cherries, vinegar, and oak. The finish is pleasingly tart. Nice refreshing brew.
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Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Pours a dark clear brown with a thin offf-white head, sour aroma with wood and dark fruits, starts ands ends sour and tart, medium bodied with not much carbonation. Iím not a big fan of sour beers, but this is very drinkable.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cold 8oz bottle: Pours an opaque ruby color with faint off-white bubbles around the edges. Aroma is of dark malts and fruit with notes of sour and bitter. Taste is of the same; but with a watery texture and very little carbonation. Ending is of sour and tart notes. Very nice for a Flemish Sour Ale.
JK (4750) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 I liked this very much. Light vinegar and riped fruit aroma. Sour, fruity flavor that includes balsamic vinegar and some sugar. A surprisingly dry finish. One of the more interesting beers I found in Belgium, March 2007.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottled, BBE 08/2007) Very dark, deep ruby color with a very small, fading head leaving some lace. Mild, slightly tart aroma with woody cherry notes. Dryish, tart, mildly dark-fruity flavor fades quickly into neutral, tart acidity. Light-bodied, quite watery and acidic, fizzy-foamy-carbonated palate. May be true to the style, but certainly not among my favorite beers.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
33cl bottle from Utobeer. So close to greatness. Just let down a little by a thin palate (almost a 2) and a little too much fermenting yeast type character, especially in the aroma. Sour cherries and slight acidity with a dry finish. Could be great, sadly itís not quite.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle or draft from the Rake? My drunken notes donít specify - in fact, my notes call this beer Blagems; itís taken a bit of a hunt to find out the true moniker. I think this rate dates back to December í06. Clear mahogany in colour with a faint head. Sour cherry nose with a hint of oak. Acidic vinegar taste with green apple, cherries and the slightest touch of smoked hickory. Vinous, semi-dry finish. A fairly standard sour red.
Jerre (2756) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 25 cl. Tasted this beer the first time 2 years ago. Today again. Dark clear brown color, with beige head. Flavour sour and sweet. Light body. Nothing special.