aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - moderately bready with a touch of sour fruit.
A - dark brownish red in color. No appreciable head
T - very mild tartness. not nearly as sour/tart as I anticipated.
P - for a brown this beer had less body than I expected. finished pretty cleanly for a sour ale
O - not a bad beer just not as tart as I prefer. If you’re not looking for super tart beer this would fit the bill nicely.
ctipping (110) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Putrid brown liquid that pours with little head and no lacing. It just does not look appetizing. Smells more promising. Sweet caramel and a light cherry acidity. Tastes of cherries and some oak. The tartness is barely strong enough to overcome the sweetness in the middle. Not a bad flavor throughout. The failure is in the finish. The beer thins out and tastes like a sickly sugar water. Ugh. Light body. High carbonation. Just kinda unpleasant in the finish. Not something I’d drink again.
Wixie (119) - BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Liquid has red shine, small head. Fruity aroma, but light. Light body, little carbonation. Taste is sweet, but light.
peponi (723) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: woody notes, red fruits, cellar.
Appearance: clear brown-reddish color, nice beige head.
Taste: no bitterness, barrel notes, slightly astringent, semi-sweet, roasted dark malts.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, barrel notes in the finish.
Overall: Actually not so bad.
tmoreau (2900) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a clear, amber highlighted, brown hue, with a modest layer of off white head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was sweet and wine-like, with ripened, dried fruit, subtle spice, and a bit of red wine vinegar tartness. Light to medium bodied, with lively carbonation, the taste added some earthy & tannic astringency, continued the pleasant fruitiness, and finished moderately tart. Decent.
JefVerstraete (2037) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ La Buena Vista, Brugge. Dark red/brown. Creamy white foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet with notes of caramel. Aroma of red berries with light sour notes. Rather sweet. Almost no bitterness. Not bad.
Vighals (1877) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rødbrun klar med lavt beige skum. Lukter sure kirsebær. Sursøt smak av bær og brunt sukker. Stikky. Kort
Neorej80 (319) - - APR 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Champagne like aroma, marshmellow. Pretty dark colour. Very sweet rasins, strawberries and red fruit. Champagne like sweet aftertaste.
Alengrin (3105) - BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Classic Flemish ’versnijbier’ with a history dating back to 1911 when it was launched by a brewery in Brugues, and apparently was already a blend of a sweet brown beer with a lambic at that time. The result is a beer much reminiscent of ’oud bruin’. Medium, yellowish off-white head, colour a dark brownish ruby. Caramelly flavour, raisin, cherries, sour berries, yoghurt; caramelly and slightly candi-ish sweetishness dominate, but the sour accent reveals a very faint hint of lambic, drying a bit in the finish. Otherwise rather boring, actually, with too thin body. Tasted this many years ago and I should rerate it, but being familiar with John Martin’s range, I am confident it has not improved since then...
Werthergoethe (133) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Красивы& тёмно-ру цвет, богатый, почти "винный&q вкус с лёгкой кислинк& В послевк& - карамел& Легко и приятно пьётся.
iggynelix (89) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, yard of ale, Stroudsburg, pa. Tan head sticks to glass, aroma of a Belgian. Iced tea colour, slight carbonation. Leads with caramelized fruit notes, sourness is slight. Like a very mellowed RaisonDeTra. 5.0 abv and drinkable at a session.