Newk (299) - - OCT 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 poured from draft and poured a nice dark red color with a small head.
excellent aromatics with some funk, sour apples, cherries and spices. Nice depth as well with a good tart quality too.
medium/full bodied with a nice acidic bite to it. Very good feel as well. This is a real quality sour and gives just the right amount of sourness.
arnold931 (580) - Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Parlor City. Pours reddish brown with off white head and decent lacing. Nose is vinegar. Taste is sour cherry. Dry aftertaste.
WVHouseofBeer (848) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely AWESOME beer. Flavors and aromas consist of sour cherries, raspberries and any other tart/sour fruit you can think of as well as vanilla, caramel and a musty basement. Body is silky smooth with a nice sour finish. I could drink this beer every day.
olanenok (10) - - OCT 25, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Офигенн& кисляк, аж скулы сводит, при этом очень ароматн& с богатым вкусом и долгим прилевк&
JDBaker11058 (1322) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: hazy, opaque amber/ruby, with a vanishing, soapy light tan head. Aroma: balsamic demi glace, vanilla, tannins, leather, tootsie roll, sour cherries, tart raspberries, and general stone fruit. Taste: sour and tart up front, with balsamic and light soy sauce notes over red wine and black currant/cherry, then sweetening up a bit with some vanilla and light caramel, under it all a bit of earthy, leathery funk. Finish: lingering sweet/tart/sour interplay, leaving the palate gushing with saliva (sorry, sounds gross) for another sip. Notes: Holy smoking BALLS this was a good sour ale. Draught at Victoria’s Gastropub in Columbia, Maryland.
FunkyF (41) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från SB. Rödbrun med obefintligt skum. Mycket svag doft av körsbär och syrlighet. Smaken är syrlig med inslag av körsbär, vinäger och röda vinbär.
bgb1991 (113) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Balsamic, salt and tart nosefull. Packs a punch. An ugly beer, no head, but who cares this thing is complex, tart, salty, sweet and refreshing. Sours confuse me and that I like.
linusb (33) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head disappears fast, nice colour. A: Cherry, tobacco, quince T: tart pear, some bitterness like zest...?, lingonberry, some toffee. Laudable beer!
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle served in a snifter.
A: Pours a magnificent amber color forming a small yellow head with low retention and only spotty yellow and bit molasses lacings in the glass
S: Grapes! Vinegar, toffee, caramel malts, cherries, oak, more grapes, flowery hops...
T: Sour and slightly sweet upfront. Becomes quickly, dry, acid and funky. Strong notes of grapes, toffee, caramel malts, cherries, oak. Reminds a Cabernet Sauvignon wine, and I’m serious! Metallic and a bit earthy end
M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Lingering in the tongue. Very sour and fruity aftertaste
O: Excellent drinkability. Excellent Flanders Red Ale...
[ BA Review @ 6/6/2014 ]
UXO (275) - CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours mostly clear deep amber brown (some particulate) with a fat finger of dense light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, light patchy lacing (4/5). Nose is dominated by sour cherry, with a hint of other berries and oaky wood, balsamic vinegar (9/10). Taste is mild sweet, moderately intense sour, just a hint of umame (8/10). Medium to full body, moderate to prickly sustained carbonation, with a tart, dry finish (5/5).
Now that’s what I’m talking about! I do love me a good Flemish red, and that’s a good Flemish red. Lovely sour on the nose and the tongue, finishing tart and crisp. Well worth the inevitable heartburn! (18/20)
kingstoni (1544) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy deep amber color with a thin off-white head. Sour aroma of berries, dried fruits and live yeast. Sweet and sour, slightly acidic taste. Medium body. Very well balanced.
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