BelgianBeerGal (2605) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle from Belmont. Really cool and complex beer. I think the best way I can explain it is by listing the multitude of aromas and flavors I found here: green apple, passion fruit, light sourness, bright hops but only a hint of bitterness, and a light honey-like sweetness. Very pleasant and easy drinking.
KyotoLefty (4736) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750. Estery, malty, bready nose, with some cherry, orange, light acid, peaches. Cloudy orange-amber color. Very estery flavor, not very sour. Highly drinkable, nicely tart though sweet. Lightly nutty, with caramel and pears. Flemish character much lighter than expected; dominated by the barley wine. Still fun.
crosamich (430) - Naples, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
still rather early in the night so confident in saying this is a mild sour, meh, nothing to get excited about for me
maekchu (1093) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Sourish fruit aroma (blending the lambic and Fred). Hazy gold. Wonderful complex mix of fruit -- peach, apricots, and lemon. Thin-medium body, quite astringent. Really interesting stuff.
Travlr (8002) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft courtesy of Keith at Sunset Grill, thank you sir! Cloudy golden yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of sour summer fruit. Taste is softly sour lemon, cherries, rhubarb. Nice.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: Signature Ale - Flanders Fred
Date: July 28, 2012
Source: Rare Beer Club
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head, scatered webs of lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, light phenolic spicyness, pale malt and caramel sweetness, hint of fruity esters, light fruity tartness
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor followed by a big fruity tartness, deep fruity character balances the lactic tartness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
BeerOnTheWall (15) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I liked it. I do think it could use some aging. We are gonna stash a few bottles away in the cellar and release them in a year or two.
idedek (157) - USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
wonderful aroma with spices, pepper, sour cherry and orange. a great array of tart flavors with an underlying flavor of vanilla and hints of oak. The finish is clean, tart, nicely carbonated with a lovely tartness.
emacgee (3445) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Soft orange-ish red pour with two fingers of creamy sandstone tan head. Nose shows a balanced acetic quality and notes of cherry skin and wood. Light vanillin showing through. Nice level of acidity in the flavor, notes of cherry skin and almond with some acetic acid and wood. Very very brief showing of vanilla. Tannic oak shows some in the palate, medium light body with a nice acidity and tannic grip.
Lukaduke (1021) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep golden orange color with a couple fingers of foam that laces out nicely... aromas are ripe and juicy fruit, funk and some fresh hoppy earthy notes. On the palate its complex and balanced to perfection. Great rich Belgian spice notes intertwine with bright sour cherries, green tart apple and a lot of barnyard funkiness that make sit so refreshing and easy to drink. The finish is dry but fruity with a nice citrusy lemon bitterness to cleanse the palate. Awesome beer !