tom10101 (1797) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). Cloudy (probably because of the gushing) amber/copper with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma of brett, sour cherries, malt, caramel. Taste of brett, cherries, malt, wine and wood. Mouthfeel is dry but not quite acidic. It’s not perfect, but it’s a step in the good direction to make a very good flanders red.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4419-20120504] 750mL bottle. Yeasty toasted grains aroma has a hint of sourbread fruitiness. Hazy, amber brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-tan head. Yeasty sourbread grains flavour has a nice sour aftertaste. Medium body is quite sour. Tasty, nice sour base. (8/3+/7/3/14) 3.5
(w/ blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)
robinvboyer (2755) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky copper pour, small white head. Big aroma of vinegar, balsamic, sour cherries, and random sweet berries. Very low carb, a little thick on the mouthfeel. Finish is again quie tart, a big vinegar sourness going on, with some wood, and more cherries. Pleasantly surprised.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Mondial de la Bière 2012, Montreal - cloudy copper beer; vinegar and sourish cherries in the nose; clean and quite full-bodied; fairly sourish with long aftertaste of cherries and vinegar - very nice stuff !
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a deep orange-copper with an average size frothy white head. Aroma of cherries, wood, yeast, sweet malt, some light sourness and lactic notes. Flavour is sour and malty along with cherries and wood. Average bodied. Pretty good.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at mondial. Ugggggly. Bottle has been agitated. Muddy. Barrel sourness is fun and poignant with bugs. Flavors - too much acetic acid. Not as complex as expected but is pleasantly sour and finishes clean.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-05-04. Hazy red brown body small beige head. 3+ aroma is muddled, lightly lactic, earthy woody touches, sort of fruity, dark cherries. 7+ Flavour is similar, modest sourness, dark cherry, earthy green touches. Very lightly lactic quality to it. Average bodied palate. Pretty decent Flanders red, bit mild overall, simple but quite nice. Bottle via trade with Slovak Sniper
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Jerc & Mabel. Appearance: Murky red, zero head. Aroma: cherry, sour, malt, lots of citrus too. Flavour: Lovely & sour, good amount of citrus, nice dry mouthfeel, long cherry finish.
BeerBeCue (84) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 Wow this is my first review here, so here we go!
First thing, be sure to leave this beer in the fridge for a few days as I’ve been told that this thing is just gonna explode if you open it on the same day as it was cooled down. Nonetheless, even if I listened to the advice, I decided to put the bottle in the sink just in case and GENTLY open it there. I slowly and progressively uncapped the bottle and I thought I was gonna be ok for a second or two, but then some massive amount of foam came out moments after! Be ready to pour...or in my case to drink the foam right out of the bottle!
Aroma is definately barnyard, with a tad of hay. This is FAR better than the only other "rouge des flandres" that we, in Quebec have to offer (Schoune rouge des flandres...read the rating and you’ll understand. I guess I should rate that one as well...uck Done as of Apr. 29 2012). This is only the 2nd sour I had, so my review might be a little biased but lemme tell you: it’s really worthy of its score!
Apperance is delightful. We’re talking about a hazy orange robe with an intensely effervescent head initially, but it quickly settles down to...no head at all. Almost nothing even sticks to the glass, in fact, except for some yeast deposits. Not a problem for me.
Taste is obviously sour, I’d say medium in intensity, but this is just because I never actually tasted a gueuze or true lambic. Obvious brett taste here.
Palate: medium-light body, with a rather thin texture. Texture is relatively thin, and just very slightly oily. You get a quite fizzy one inch head after pouring which rapidly settles down to nothing after a few moments. Carbonation is very soft afterwards. Finish is obviously astringent.
Overall the best sour I had, yet. A very good and refreshing beer, that is best served cold. Even if I can get into pretty uhm...voluminous sessions sometimes, I wouldn’t have two of those (mind you, I just wouldn’t drink 1.5L of sour ale anyways)!
Edit: I had to re-rate this from 4.3 to 4 after having a Trou du Diable Dulcis Succubus, which is a superior product, in my opinion (even if it’s not a Flanders Red, as there’s only one Sour category here)
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy red/pink with a smal white head. Aroma is brett, cheery, winery and earthy. Light body with a fizzy carbonation. In mouth is sour with slight fruity taste, followed by a strong earthy and tart aftertaste.