vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Max’s. Dark red pour with some slight tan head. Some cherry and raspberry notes, acetic acid, along with woody notes. Both sweet and sour notes, decent sour.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown with a fizzy white head. Sour vinegar aroma. Tart sour fruit and lemon taste with an acidic finish.
gracefullypunk (667) - Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Collins. Pours deep red brown with a minimal head. Vinegar and red fruits in the aroma. Impressively balanced sour with red fruits, some fresh apple, dusty, a bit of biscuit. Lively palate.
JohnnyJ (3892) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Stone Bistro. Pours a dark cloudy brown/amber, thin white head. Sour apples, berries, vinegar, and oak. Good sour, not among the best, but still very decent. Wasn’t sure what this was when I ordered it, but glad I did.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at The Cheeky Monk in Denver, CO on 4/7/10... dark red pour with a big 3 finger off white head... sour apple / acidic nose with a touch of yeast... big round sour body with a sweet front and a smooth tartness... sour apple finish... excellent sour!
rmussman (1584) - California, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Rose and Crown in Palo Alto. Poured into a tulip glass. Pours dark redish brown. Really a strong sour bite to it. Flavor is very good and well made. Malts are wonderful. Great brew.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at RBWG 2010. A nice amber pour. The aroma is sweet and sour cherries with a nice malt backing. The flavor is super sour with cherries, sweet tarts, malt, and a nice softness. This really reminds me of sweet tarts.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at The Trappist. My girlfriend is a flanders red fan, and she went back for seconds of this. One of the best Belgian sour ales that I have had, with great overall chracter, but the dryness-to-sour balance that American brewers like RR and Lost Abbey are going for these days. Rodebach should take note. Dark red in color with a beige head. Fantastic aroma of vanilla, oak, cherry and sour fruit. The flavor is pretty sour for a Belgian Flanders red, but has a nice malt balance nonetheless, and a slight cherry sweetness rounding it out. Medium-light body with a dry, acidic finish. I could just smell this for days. I had no idea what to expect when ordering this, but I’m definitely a fan.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012 Bottle… RBWG ‘10… This beer rocks!... Mostly clear, light brown ale with a small, fat-bubbled, off-white head. Earthy, woody, funky nose with black cherry and barnyard notes. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Fruity and fairly sour. Finishes tart, lightly sweet, then dry. Like Ommegang’s version, I could drink this brew all day, every day. World class Flanders Red!
Kinz (3104) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was the wife’s beer at Cap Alehouse Innsbrook, post Monument Avenue 10k, on tap. Deep amber, slight head. Nose of pleasant sweet malts and sour cherries. Flavors matched - sweet, cherry accented malts moving into a nice, lactic sour finish. Very well balanced. Pleasant on the palate. Maybe even a very faint hint of oak, although I don’t even know if this ever saw a barrel. This is a superb Flemish Sour.