EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a deep plum red with a light tan head. Aromas of oaky vanilla, cranberries, cherries, hints of peppery barnyard, and slight acidity. Perfect medium light body, that finishes crisp and blows your taste buds into heavenly oblivion with flavors of: sour cherries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, lots of balanced acidity (lactic and just enough acetic), tons of tannins from the wood, and a bit of barnyard all balanced out by some residual malty sweetness. In my opinion this is the best Flemish Red I’ve ever had and one of my favorite beers. This would be killer with goat cheese, cheesecake, foie gras, or lobster.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried it on tap at Mongoose versus Cobra in Houston. Very tart, sour cherry notes. Drop kick to the taste buds!
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BuckeyeSammy (554) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Balanced tart desert. Layers of tart candied malt, sweet berries, sour apple, light bitter carbonation, with a long sour finish that doesn't overwhelm.
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Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of tart black cherry and slight funky yeast. Pours deep deep red with slight film. Taste is super tart and sweet with sour apple, cherry and a nice yeast. Fantastic sour beer.
kyle50216 (17) - Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is a very enjoyable ale. Can be both enjoyed with or without food. I bought a 4 pack of this just recently and am enjoying every single drop of this delicious elixir.
joshwoodward (572) - - SEP 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid sour. Quite puckery, a touch of sweetness but not much. More carbonation than normal.
doublebock (523) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red brown color with thin white head. Cherry champagne aroma..Complex layers of sweet raspberry, cork and sour candy flavors. Nice lingering tart and dry palate.
Foffern (1386) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at La Porte Noire, Brussels. Pours a hazy deep red colour with a small off-white head. Aromas of berries and cherries, not far from a kriek. I also sence some wood, sweet berries and honey. Nice balanced and lasting flavour of sweet berries, raspberries, leather and salt. Has a slick mouthfeel, and is not especially bitter. This is a fantastic sour ale with a lot of taste in every drop. Feels like a sweeter version of a kriek.
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 13, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
PIcked up 2 bottles of this in Belgium. Best by 2/15/14. Enjoyed in a bordeaux glass.
A - Very light red pour into the glass. But in the bowl, it’s red to dark brown appearance. Nice clarity, no yeast or haze cloudiness.
S - Cherries and tart funkiness on the nose. Hints of oak and a slight hint of that notorious Rodenbach yeast strain. However, it’s weak as far as picking things out. It took a lot of work to pick out what I smelled.
T - Lots of cherries, oak, vanilla and a hint of pineapple. Lots of tropical / passion fruit going on here. Very sweet, very tart and zero hints of vinegar at all. It’s a solid tasting beer!
M - Medium carbonation, light body. Easy to drink.
O - This is a great tasting beer. Very earthy and rugged but tasty and enjoyable!
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a fun Sour Ale! I loved it! Aroma is strong and sweet, with minimal head. Color is deep red and slightly opaque. My first thought about the flavor and palate was that I had just popped a Sour Cherry Warhead into my mouth, thats pretty sour. Good blend of flavor and palate.