jlruthven (600) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, poured into trappist glass. Dark, dark red yet pretty clear, with a khaki head that dissipated pretty quickly, leaving just a little knot-stock of foam in the middle. Nose is fresh, tart cherry, bits of wet wood and slight apple cider vinegar. Hints of vanilla and, surprisingly (I didn’t expect to agree with the bottle deScription) chocolate round out the puckering tartness. Really nice sour.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a plum red smell of sour cherry. extremely tart, mixture of sour cherry, sweet cherry, blueberries,raspberries. very pungent,wouldst be able to drink more than one but could see this pairing well with dessert
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 (593) - 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 (575) - - 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 (546) - 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 (1595) - 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.