HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Once upon a time, this pretty good if unremarkable American attempt at recreating a Flemish Red was highly beleaguered in the trade forums. Nowadays it would probably command a huge haul. Funny how that goes. Anyways, a solid, if a bit too acetic, sour red.
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Tasted on 9/16/12 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle that I had obtained in a trade quite some time earlier. Pours cloudy brown with an average white head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is sour lemon, funky barnyard, and a nice dose of caramel and bread malt. The flavor is not terribly sour, but very funky with nice balancing caramel malt. The body is medium with light carbonation and a long funky, malty, and lightly sour finish.
chinchill (3887) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large shared bottle (thanks Dan).
Pours hazy reddish-brown with a decent head.
Funky and tart aroma with a faint hint of vinegar.
Flavor, as expected, much better than the aroma suggests. Tart , early puckering, with a multitude of soft, ripe fruit notes. Approaches 9.
Near medium body with medium carbonation.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. Deep burgundy brown with a thin ring of froth. Nose is sour red grapes, musty wood, toffee and black cherry. Slick medium body with a soft sparkle. Taste is apricot jam, oak and champagne vinegar finishing with strawberry lemonade. Still retains that lovely hint of sweet fruit that characterizes Bullfrog’s best work.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the 5k/7k/11k. Very generous share. Aroma of cherry, iron, and slight cheese. Pours hazy deep red with nice lacing. Taste is sour cherries, sweet tart candy, and a big dry yeast finish. Tart acidic mouthfeel some sweet caramel. Great flanders red.
ineedbeer (1607) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is moderately acidic with some nice complexity and a bit of acetic character. Moderate oak notes. Quite a bit of fruit character - cherries and berries.
Pours a slightly cloudy amber with some light brown hues. Small thin tan head that recedes fairly quickly. Medium leaving and small legs.
Flavor has a medium light acidity with a medium oak character. Lots of fruit notes, especially cherries but also berries and cassis. Light sweetness with some light caramel and toffee with faint chocolate. Light alcohol spice and faint acetic.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a really nice sour with a lot of fruit character. Complimentary oak notes really add some nice complexity. Very impressively clean sour.
nimbleprop (6996) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy, caramel amber with some spitty, off white head. Nose has a lot of sweat sock, some BO, rhubarb, vinegar, malt, paint thinner. Flavor is much better, acetic, red grape, some vinegar, a little fruit, strawberry. Finishes very acetic. The nose is a train wreck, but the flavor is better.
argo0 (12856) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle, thanks GT2. Medium beige head atop murky dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, sour cherry, some funk, lactic. Taste is moderately sweet, sour cherry, some soda, light funk. Light-medium body, light effervescence, low carbonation.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #6700! 750mL from a trade on BA. Pours a full haze, muddy brune with fizzing out grayish foam. Nose is acetic impending, salty, red wine vinous. Taste is lighter than expected, minerally from the yeast agitation, mix of chocolate and cranberry like any good sour brown. There is an acetic bite in there but it isn’t as intense as the nose would hint. Palate is cranberry tannic, minerally, dusty. Still, pretty nice. The Oud 15 next to it was a bit better, but the alcohol content of the Oud 15 made it less approachable.
radagast83 (6784) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle provided by of GT2, thanks! Aroma is light red wine notes, cherries, touch of barrel notes. Flavor was notes of nice light vinegar notes. Tart notes. Nice!