ineedbeer (1607) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beer Revolution.
Aroma is full of fruit with some light oak character and some acidity. Lots of cherries, plums, prunes and currants with some faint vanilla and spice. Light acidity in the aroma but not too acetic.
Pours a burnt amber with ruby notes. Solid, slightly off white head with really good retention. Light lacing and very small legs.
Flavor is similar to the aroma with lots of fruitiness with balanced oak and acuity. Lots of cherry, currant, plum and prune. The acidity compliments and isn't too overpowering - some acetic acid but mostly lactic. Finish has some oak, vanilla and spice character with faint acidity. the finish has a bit of raisin in it and other dried fruit as well.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium full carbonation. No astringency and low alcohol warmth. A bit of a smoothness to it; the acidity definitely isn't too sharp.
Overall this is one of the best American Flanders Ales that I have had. Lots of fruitiness with balanced malt character and acidity.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3 oz pour at Hops & Pie. Aroma of red fruits, sour berries, light oak, light vanilla and a hint of bourbon. Similar flavor, sour and barrel complexities with hints of bourbon spice and a tart, lingering finish. Nice.
Ungstrup (33387) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A red beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, berries, malt, and malt. The flavor is acidic with notes of vinegar, malt, brettanomyces, berries, and yeast, leading to a tart finish.
mariuspoenari (1071) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting. Dark ruby pour with a small tan head. Smells of cherries, rosé wine, vanilla and bourbon. Tastes like vinegar, vanilla, macerated cherries and bourbon barrel. Excellent.
ciocanelu (885) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby color with light brown head. Aroma has tart fruits, balsamic vinegar and bourbon. Taste is really sour, acetic, astringent with nice bourbon and caramel in the background. Body is light, dry and astringent with a good amount of carbonation. Really nice, complex taste.
BrettTaylor (726) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bomber bottle into snifter. Pours a slightly cloudy cherry juice maroon with white head. Aroma of sour cherry, cherry pits, and maybe some nutmeg underneath. Taste is bright medium tart cherry, somewhat bready, and a touch of cinnamon. Really nice!
radio_nowhere (1333) - Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked/caged bomber into snifter glass, rusty-amber color with light tan head. Aroma notes of musty wood, bright berries, red wine, vanilla and sour funk. Taste adds more almost balsamic vinegar, wood, white sugar, allspice and maraschino cherries. Light body, low-moderate carbonation, astringent, with lingering tart cherry caramel fruit finish. Intense cherry forward sour.
IndianaRed (3482) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
OnTap hazy light brown, Persistent tan head. Classic woody dark pitted fruit tart aroma. Rather sharp and acidicflavors. And then the warm woody sour notes come though. Dryer and more aggressive than many Flanders’. Bold and sharp. Rather harsh acidic bite in theback of the throat at the end.
GlasgowTAD (1212) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Blue Zulu! Pours burgundy cherry red with a salmon head. Aroma is cherry, cranberry and some oak. Taste is tart cherry, sweet cherry, moderate cinnamon vibes from the cherry, some malt sweetness, slight malt vinegar, hint of oak, yogurt, oaky.
bartlebier (3210) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottled April 2015, kindly shlepped and shared by oldmanriver@impuritylaw’s hosted Cellarclearing 2, I/2016, merci. As Cellar 3 Flanders Drive. - Woody vanilla over upfront lacto (yoghurt, whey), loads of balsamico rosso in aroma, composed as a friendly invite more so than ripened as an organic invitation. - Lacto-pedio-brett come to play upon the engineer’s invitation in a red berry yoghurt pool, before the kids’ pool is filled with raspberry juice and the near 7ABV falls flatter on its ass. - Some very enjoyable flavours in an unrounded sour with some rough edges. Very interesting to drink a glass of, - grateful to share to bottle.
bastarda (377) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
kindly shared by Oldmanriver, thanks a lot. An easy drinking, balanced Sour, vanilla, red wine vinegar, hints of dextrose/grape sugar with blueberry aroma.