JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
WTWBA, 2009. Red. Moderate carbonation. Sweet balsamic vinegar with real sour cherry flavor. Far from the most sour beer I have had, but good sourness flavor. Good complexity.
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2009, Big sourness, cherry tartness, tart acidity, mouth-puckering tartness. Solid sour cherry aspect, nice mouthfeel, One of the largest lines @ GABF & rightfully so
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
9/28/09 notes: poured at GABF, sampled twice. Pours red-brown with almost no head. Aroma and flavors display overlying sourness, complemented subtly with tart cherry, strawberry, and cherry. Really wel balanced, finishing with apple cider vinegar. Good twang to this beer. My lasting impression is that Sang Royal is a handsome twist on a Flanders Red style, amped up Cascade style.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft @ Uber - thick, dark red with heavy off-white head; resiny nose with rich mix of cherries, dark fruit, malts, oak; quite wine-like; mild fizz on the lips with sweet tartness from the cherries; lots going on here; tartness and sweetness balance out well; i think the port adds another level of richness not found in the Sang Noir
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2009: between GABF sessions and Dr. Bill’s tasting, I think I drank more of this beer than any other over the GABF weekend. Pours a muddy reddish brown color with a full, fluffy light brown head. Nose is a nice, sweet, cherry vinious dark complex thing, i must say. Flavors pretty much reiterate that nose...sour cherry, dark malt complexities, clean as can be...tart as fuck and lovely.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009 WTWBA 2009. A very cherry sour aroma with the usual funky notes I’d expect. The port comes through very mildly which was nice - I was worried it might overpower. Very similar flavor profiles. I have a bottle of this coming in trade and can’t wait to spend a little more time with it!
pantanap (3353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 750ml bottle from Todd of all places ... Pours a muddled dark amber caramel brown with a very light beige head... Aroma is very la folie like with tart/sour cherry and wood notes. Light caramel backbone... Flavors are wood, cherry , and wood with lighter caramel notes. Soft and less compelling then say la folie but still self-deserving. Light and creamy mouthfeel. I do like this so i say yes
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beerlando. Pours a brownish red with a offwhite head. Nose is acidic, some brett, though mostly fruity acidity. Cherries peak through as well. On taste, it’s definitely sour, but softened by the oak. The cherries come through somewhat. Robust and dry. Pretty exceptional.
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Hazy orange red coloured with a huge off white head.
Fruity and light acidic aroma of berries, cherries and cherry stones.
Light acidic flavour of berries and varnyard.
Tart berryish finish.
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from the brewery. Pours a deep dark opaque brownish color, some rusty red notes throughout, with a brownish moderate sied head that stays decent sized, laces some. Aromas are a nice Flemish Red type, caramel malts linger benath, as a nice tart cherry, a touch of vinegar, wet wood and dry oak, a touch prickly, with light vanilla but preaching a solid sournes on top. Initial is medium bodied, lighter than expected though, some tart sour cherries and funky brett, wet oak barrel with a touch of vanilla and vingar, caramel and a touch of toffee and nuttiness underneath. This beer will throw some heartburn your way with moderate sourness and tart cherries. A bit of a prickliness and smaller puckering quality, the beer is sour, but doesn’t stick to the palate amazingly for what it is. Bit of lactic sticks to the palate, sourness grows like a wave further in. A solid Flemish Red styled sour. Very good overall.