jerohen (2046) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
May 2003 (BB 2001, bottled at least before 1993). Brown coloured, bit cloudy, black yeast particles. Sour, fruity nose, woody with a bit cork. Sour, tart flavour, woody, some cork. Not as fruity and outspoken as other flemish sour ales, but that's perhaps because of the age. The label indicated 5.5% ABV.
bierkoning (10728) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2008 Bottled in 2000. Acicic caramel aroma with oak. Sweet with a good deal of sourness, with caramel, oak and cherry. Dry, somewhat alcoholic mouthfeel. Just a bit of mocha. Amazingly complex, rougher and more sourness than a Liefmans Goudenband.
SilkTork (5319) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite refreshing in large gulps, but rather thin when sipped. Pleasant enough, but not a good example of Flanders Red.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite an old bottle purchased from bottles in London. This is AT LEAST 4 years old, as the use by dates on the side of the bottle were up and till 98, and none of them had been punched in to indicate a used by date. On to the beer. Wow!!!! amzingly cherry-like and chocolotely nose, sour aroma. Very sour, smooth, chocolately, fruity (cherry), and a touch of balsamic vinegar. Very interesing. i love it.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very velvety and smooth, fruity and refreshingly sourish. I am looking forward to try it aged.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
the head is velvety. Sweet and sour. Very subtle composition of sourness and sweetness. A nice fine-adjusted Red Ale.
Bov (9960) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark ruby colour, fine creamy head, nice lace, fruits and vinegar in the nose, smooth, very sweet with some sourness, dry with a brief fruity finish - subtle but too discreet
Ernest (6484) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is
clear dark orange-brown. Aroma is lightly malty (nutty, light bread),
with prominent notes of brown mustard and horseradish, lesser notes of
vinegar, wine, and cherry. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately
acidic. Finish is moderately acidic. Medium body, creamy texture,
lively carbonation. Weird aroma (not entirely unpleasant for the style,
but not appetizing either).
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled bottle was from 1998. Purple-red beer with good beige head. Sourish aroma with sourcream tone and a hint of citrus.
The flavor is very full with citrus and sourcream notes and a malty finish. It is very smooth and rounded.
I agree with omhper,
I just love it
omhper (20325) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2002
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampling of the 1998 version in 2002. Very dark brown. Wonderful balsamic, slightly acidic aroma. Medium bodied, vinuous. Perhaps not the most complex of beers, but I just love it.