boxofrane (1878) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy copper with a finger of white head. The aroma Is very funky with sour cherry and white grape. The taste is medium sour with a skittles finish. Nice sour.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy honey-amber, spidery lace with rocky large bubbled white head. Sweet nose shows brown sugar and cinnamon atop flanders red, mainly in cherry, result is astringent and a bit green. Lightly acetic flavor shows more fruit, cherry nearing balsamic through a lightly medicinal, bubblegum ester finish. Thin, sticky profile accents green elements, draws out celery and medicine. Middle of the road.
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Craft Ale. Pours hazy golden pinkish with off-white head. Nose is funky and fruity, with some spice and yeast. Tasted tart up front, with notes of funky yeast esters, tropical fruit, berry, and spice. Complex finish with more yeasty and funky notes, but the fruit stays at the forefront.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma- lemon zest, guava, tangerines, peaches, some funk
Appearance- straw yellow with a definitive white head
Taste- lemons, some peaches, definite funk, astringency, more light fruitiness/ tartness
Palate- very crisp and refreshing
Overall- This probably would have gotten a 4 if not for the point that this beer is only mildly sour. Being labeled a Flanders, this beer should have been overly sour. However, it was not and thatís just about the only detractor I could find in this brew.
Damico (2356) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours murky red golden with a decent white head. The aroma brings clean juicy tart fruitiness so characterstic of the style. The flavor is juicy tart, almost cranberry fruit with a clean less thicker than expected bodies. The ending brings a pleasant dryness, not overbearing at all.
crackedmachine (464) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very cloudy, copper-amber with a sizable, lasting off-white head. Aroma is a bit of sweet dried fruit and malt vinegar. Flavor follows, with moderate sweetness, cherries and other fruit, wood, and a pronounced but not bracing sourness. A melange of well-balanced, almost mild flavors, and quite mellow on the palate.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a fairly slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of tart lactic sourness, sweet caramel malts, funky yeasts, farmhouse smells, vanilla, oak, some light spices, a hint of dark fruit and a bit of brown sugar.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with some tart lactic sourness, some light spice, some vanilla, and a bit of dark fruit. Through the middle, the oak comes through with some funky yeast flavors, a bit more yeast spice, farmhouse flavors, a bit of wheat, and some more bready malts. The finish is a mix of lightly tart and sour yeast flavors, a bit of funk, some sweet bready and grainy malts, oak, vanilla, a bit of dark fruit, spices, and brown sugar.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sour, tart, funky, and dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Super complex with lots of different flavors mixing together, but the overall beer is excellently balanced.
ReggieDunlap (2927) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy amber with a medium white head...nice lacing. Aroma has some tartness...tropical fruits...passionfruit. flavor has nice light soury passionfruit and cherry...mild oakiness. Mouthfeel is light and the finish has dry oakiness and a bit of plum.
AdamJackson (2100) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received this as a part of the Rare Beer Club. 750ML C&C enjoyed at 60F in a Hill Farmstead Glass.
A - Reddish brown appearance. 3 finger head that fades fast to half a finger. Lacing is nice.
S - A tart Rodenbach nose with hints of oak and cherries.
T - Up front is cherries and almost a sugary sweet mango taste. Middle is oak and dry vinegar. Finish is metallic copper and honey with a hint of dark fruits like raisins.
M - Heavy carbonation and a medium body.
O - This is a decent beer. Itís very drinkable, the alcohol is well hidden and it has a very nice tart balance. Maybe too much vinegar? I honestly canít tell.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
1pint 9oz bottle pours reddish brown with a billowing khaki head. Aromas of green apple lime citrus vinegar tropicak ftuit and some white wine grape must. Flavor is sour and grainy. Body is medium with a sour finish.