maledictum (718) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUN 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear reddish brown with a creamy off white head. The aroma is fruity, light acidic, yeast and light balsamicco. Sweet malty flavour with lots of caramel and sweet dark fruit.
Rune (9344) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Taster from bottle at Timmermans. Nice brown, red-tinged body colour. Low, off-white head. Dried fruits and sweet malty nose. Tart and sweet taste of brown sugar and semi-sour berries. Short lived ending. So and so (Toer de Geuze, Itterbeek 01.05.2011).
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
20110522 11.2 oz bottle from State Line. Well, this wasn’t what I was thinking it was going to be, a Flanders sour, and I’m glad to see it wasn’t trying to be. More or less flat appearance with just a slight fizzy beige head that quickly fades. Aroma is fruity with notes of date, plum, bubblegum, light toffee, pineapple, and sweet clove. Odd. Actually fairly fizzy on the palate and I can’t get past its likeness to a terrible kombucha that just never got around to fermenting. Lots of sweet vanilla and lumber. Manages to be absurdly bad despite not having any particularly off-putting flavors. Drank just enough to log a note, then right down the drain.
brnandersen (2527) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Dark reddish brown colour, large fluffy tan head with some laceing. Aroma of caramel and sour cherries, some smoked notes. Starts sweet, sour middle, but the finish is somewhat disappointing, not long enough.
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is slightly sour and dusty with yeast, brown sugar, cola, and fruit. The appearance is brown with an average head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall this is not that good, I am actually disappointed.
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this beer has a strong cola like flavor with a smooth yet thin mouth feel to it. the carbonation is lacking but doesn’t take away the quality. the taste is nutty, both sweet and sour flavor again with cola flavors. its good for what it is.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Copper in color, moderate frothy off-white head, extremely sticky lacing.   Pale fruity nose, cherry like, but very very soft.   Soft wood and artificial cherry character on the tongue.   Reminds me of a watered down Rodenbach.   Has this artificial sweetness that I can’t shake.   Fruitiness is shallow, dull, and aged.   Not bright at all.   This is not sour, barely tart, a smidgen of dryness.   Also as it warms it becomes somewhat musty.   Aside from the artificial side, its not bad.   Pretty light and tame for the style.   Wished it were at least a little more tart and/or dry.
Mora2000 (5931) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer pours a dark brown color with a cream-colored head. The aroma consists of some toffee malt but nothing else. The flavor is toffee malt with some light cherry notes and some brown sugar. I get no sourness or not tartness. Disappointing. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nothing really interesting with this beer and not really worth seeking out unless you just need the tick.
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
11.2 oz bottle, drank from my Darkness glass...Pours like a darkened coca cola with a decent light tan head...A rather muted aroma of oak, with a little apples and just the hint of sour vinegar...The taste is really boring, its like an infant oud bruin that either hasn’t aged enough or is just a gateway beer for those first trying. Mostly I get light oak, burnt wood, and a hint of cherries.
A boring oud bruin that should not be drank if your expecting a typical sour.
drjay44 (2966) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle. Bottled on 06/29/10. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a thin light beige head, with a bit of lacing, over a clear, copper brown (SRM 18) body...nose is light dried fruits (raisin, plum), bit of mustiness, light funk....taste is sweet to start with raisin, brown sugar tones accompanied by cellar mustiness, then light floral sweetness, finishing with a light tart/sour sensation and a hint of dried cherry...mouth feel is light, carbonation relatively high. This is a pleasant drinkable beer, but really only comes close to the Abbey Dubbel style. It is an understated malt back bone, with some characteristics and tendencies of a Sour. The oak barrels are well hidden. Overall surprisingly simple. BJCP 7/3/12/4/7