tiong (3069) - 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 (1764) - 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 (2977) - 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.
troyc (2200) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Tap] Pours a ruby red color with a small amount of head. Sweet fruity aroma includes cherry and berries. The taste is of tart cherries, funk, and sweet malts. Lingering tart and slightly lactic finish. Good balance and fine bubbles of carbonation. Nicely done.
philvil (173) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sourness is mild but pleasant and gets better as you drink. Nicely balanced with sweet malts and caramel flavors. Excellent dark sour
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Rattle N Hum.
Brown/amber and clear with a bit of head. Aroma is not very strong, bit of sour fruit note, apple and cherry. Sourness is somewhat harsh on the palate, with a touch of sweetness to balance it out. Solid with a nice sour finish. Tried this next to the Rodenbach Grand Cru, and have to say that I preferred the Rodenbach because the Bockor had a somewhat mild aroma and was a bit more harsh.
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a Dark red with a thick beige head.
Nose is of a solid sour fruit with tones of oak and vanilla.
A malty balance surrounds the sour cherry center of this medium bodied brew. A slight sweetness helps create a magnificent balance. It creates a dry and acidic finish with is just wonderful.
One of my favorite sour ales. just well done without having to go completely over the top. A lesson in balance.