JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ruddy garnet pour. The nose is softly tart with a touch of cherry fruitiness on the back and a soft sweetness through the middle. A whole lot fruitier than I recall the Ommegang version being with significantly less tartness as well. A little bit of sugary flavour as well as the younger, less complex tartness. It seems to lack the real funked out intensity of the original Ommegang version - a little rushed to market perhaps?
OldGrowth (2421) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old note, @ Tylers Apex. Good aroma, tart, sour, fruity, cherry raspberry type fruits, sour, but not funky. Clean reddish brown color’ little to no head, no lace. Sour flavor. Lite body, smooth watery mouthfeel, tart sweet finish. Tasty, nice sweet moments mixed in with sourness. Glad I bumped into this.
minnier731 (1) - USA - JAN 22, 2011 does not count
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured on tap at the publick house in brookline, ma. deep red color. heavily sour, somewhat malty, notes of wine, berries, medium body
brinehart (199) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Big Beers 2011in Vail. Red chestnut with very slight haze. Moderate carbonation with thin off white head. Aroma is sour, like lemonheads candy. Nose also has some salted meat - which doesn’t carry through to flavor. Flavor is of sour apple with sour cherry in the finish. The sourness is nicely tempered by malty sweetness - lending a very nice complexity, particularly in the finish.. Light mouthfeel - probably accentuated by the accidity. Overall, a very nice sour beer. Seems to be more complex than most and feature much less wood than U.S. versions.
tiong (2951) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz sample @ Rattle N Hum, New York
Sour, sweet kriek. Easy to drink, well balanced, Not too sweet or too sour. Dark red, no head.
BrewBoxer (1723) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft@ 4th ave pub. Dark brown color with no head or carbonation. Smells of tart fruit, sour cherries and apples. Taste is sour and fruity with a nice balance. This is awesome. Rivals rodenbach anyday.
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 On tap @ Maple Tree. Ruby colored with a small head. Very favor full, sour apples and cherries but just a little too intense sour, acidic finish. This is a sipper and could barely finish it. If sour was toned down a bit this would be a staple in my fridge.
edit: Had this a second time and thught it was great again but not too sour. Not sure if it was my mood or a changing palate. Recommended
TimE (2943) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep red color, very green apple, moderately sour, well balanced. Decent sour beer.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: 9/6/2010 Source:Mekong Clear amber brown with little head. Caramel malt aroma with light spicy funk and hint of sourness. Flavor follows aroma. Quite dry with a lightly sour finish.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught. Terrific. Classic. Sour acetic notes along with well-balanced slightly sweet malt and well-cloaked alcohol make for a fantastic, memorable sour red experience. See also Rodenbach and Duchesse.