FourJ (49) - British Columbia, - NOV 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting sour... I like it! Overall not a huge fan of the sours, but this one keeps me engaged. I love the oaky finish. Certainly, each SIP is a journey that takes you through an increasing level of sour funk then quickly moving on to the oak notes. Not sure if I have the palate to explain this much further. Tasting note from the wife: "ewww, gross". I’ll let her finish her winter ale while I enjoy this to myself.
MrFecesious (657) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at alibi. What a treat. Hazy amber with no cap. Aroma of browned sour cherry, a touch of biscuit, and wood. Taste is sour cherry and dry wood. Greatly smooth and almost creamy. Greatly dry. Aged quite well.
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Alibi room. Reasonably clear rusty brown with a small pale head. Aroma is sour cherry, sour plum, red currants, hint of oak and balsamic vinegar. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, medium-full bodied, sweet and sour on the palate with a sweet fruity finish. Taste is strawberries, sour cherries, plums, red currants, hint of brown sugar. Damn tasty.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: An oaky fruity amber ale. Ok beer but not much of a Flemish Sour.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed when approximately 1 year of age. Bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Mostly cloudy dark amber body topped by a beige ring of foam.
In long: Nose is phenolic, warm mcdonalds apple pie,
Taste is dominated by a warm fruity flavor that I can only describe as baked fruits, grainy cereals, again the mcdonalds apple pie flavor, light notes of cherries, pie crust, good oak presence, alcohol very much noticeable at only 7.5%, canned fruits juice sweetness, a mild tartness, almost no sourness. I never had such a strong sensation of mcdonalds apple pie in a beer before. Medium carbonation with a medium oily body. As a Flemish Sour this is a failure, but as an oaky fruity beer this is actually inoffensively drinkable even if a bit oily-sweet. Meh, if actual birds of prey were that lame, by now America would probably be ruled by an adorable small mammals government.
penstemon (92) - - FEB 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep orange with an off-white head. Aromas of sour cherry, vanilla, oak, pineapple, burnt sugar, and acetic acid. Tastes are the same as the aroma, plus currants and a vinous note. Finishes dry and tart. I had one of these right after it was released in fall 2011, and unfortunately didn’t take notes on that one... but based on my memory it is a little more mellow and complex now. Excellent!
TaktikMTL (5396) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 650 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de fruit sûrette. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de cerise sûrette avec une pointe de boisé. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de fruit sûrette en arrière goût. (Rating #4605)
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Soft cereals carry cherry fruitiness and an acetic touch for an approchable but ultimately forgettable Flemish Red.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A circle of foam surrounds the hazy, dull amber red.
-Carbonation is soft, making this very drinkable.
-Fruity acidity is gentle; perhaps too much so.
-This is not complex enough for my tastes in the style.
-Although this is well made, no flavor (or texture) really stood out enough for me to crave more.
Gerbeer (1249) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. 2011 vintage. Pours an amber read with light head. Slightly sour funky smell of spoiled fruit and resin. Mildly sour earhy taste with vanilla and woody notes to start followed by bitter stoned fruit. Much better than the original tasting in 2011.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650? ml
Aroma solid approach. Blend of sourness, some alcohol , mild clean funk and cask treatment. 8-
Appearance thick murky, cloudy light brown with light top.
Flavor and Palate : dry, tart ,alcoholic. Fairly strong barrel feel. Sourness with funk followed. Solid brewing. Yummy.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Alibi 300. Pours murky copper orange. Aroma of sour fruits, funk, vanilla and oak. Flavour is the same. Well balanced sweetness, pleasant to drink.
TimE (2810) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep amber color, lots of granny apples, cinammon, baked apples pie . Sour but not over the top. Tons of fresh nutmeg and cinammon in an aplle cinammon pie. Not as sour as I want, but amazing depth. Thanks Mike for providing this very special beer.