Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At present this is produced just for the Quebec market, as something of a test market. Dark brown. Vinous aroma - cherry and plum - sweet with slightly sugary malt. Light but insistent acidity carries dark fruit notes. Refreshingly tart, cherryish, grapey finish.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2006 Expansive foam remains for the duration of the tasting, obviously offering frothy carbonation in the mouthfeel...Mildly sour cherries and berries are laced with dark cocoa shavings and butterscotch...Gathering vanilla in the a dry forest, leaving early to rest...
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a thick cream-colored head. Aroma is musty, caramely sweet and pungently sour with an overall dryness. Body starts light and sugary sweet with the sourness following leading to a tart, but not overwhelming finish. A very mild example of the style that could've used more body.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown coloured with a fugacious head that let us expect a tart taste. Woody vanilla and blackberries aroma. Refreshing acidity slowly replaces a sweet mouth entrance of cherry and cloves.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Ruby colour with a big off-white head. Light yeasty sweet malty aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (330ml). In my Straffe Hendrik goblet. Poured deep burgundy, almost opaque, average creamy beige head. Lovely brown sugar and spice malt aroma, a hint of red wine sourness and yeast, not much sourness really. Taste - again, malt, spice, hint of fresh tart black cherries in the finish. Decent body, syrupy, nicely carbonated, quick finish, not too sweet - very good beer, but just not all that sour - just tart cherries.
5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours brownish copper, medium frothish off-white head, lovely lacing, with visible yeast floaties. Aroma is very Flemish, sour cherries, tart, and slightly vinous. Forwardly vinous, slight cherry and grape flavors. Picking up slight woody notes. Finishes with a slight tartness, and more cherry flavor. Good body and mouthfeel, somewhat milky in texture. Thanks goes out to Rastacouere for the trade!
blankboy (5598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Viper666. Pours a very pretty dark ruby-mahogany with a huge lasting foamy beige head. Aroma’s fruity with caramel malt, yeast, brown sugar and spices. Flavour has lots of caramel malt and dark fruit along with brown sugar and spices -- sweet and caramelly. Medium bodied. I honestly never thought of this as a ’Flemish Sour’ but I still found it pretty good.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2004 Very light carbonation with little to no head or lacing, just a tight ring on the outside and small island on the inside. The aroma has some vinous notes along with a brief maltiness and some alcohol. The flavor is nutty with some tart and sweet notes and some funky complexities. Finishes smooth with some hoppy notes and a little alcohol. Thought it was the brune at first but it seemed a bit too tart for that.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, purchased in Montreal. Ridiculous gushing gigantic foamy mountainous crazy head...you get the picture? No matter how hard I tried to pour carefully, I had to wait 10 minutes for it to subside at all. Very dark, clear reddish brown. Lovely soft cherry-wine aroma, nicely malty. Soft, round body, slight alcohol taste is surprising in a 6% beer but actually not unpleasant; nice molasses-maple hints, acidic at first but merely warming and pleasant at the finish. Not phenomenally complex, but rather as Psychprof notes a session example of the style...I could definitely drink a few of these on a cold spring night like tonight.