KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark red with medium off white head. Slightly sour aroma with woody and balsamic notes. Sweet and mild sour flavor with woody, sour apples and malty notes. Get some sour berry notes. Ok - but lacks sourness.
ekstedt (4931) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Beautiful deep reddish copper with a large creamy beige head. Cidery aroma with red apples, some cherries, and dry woody notes with a light dusty ash tray feeling. Good mouthfeel. Well balanced with a dry but flat finish.
pilsnerrogge (2354) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2005 75 cl corked bottle
Deep red colour, thick head. Sourish cherry aroma. Smooth cherry stone flavour. A bit thin.
Madsnp (923) - DENMARK - MAR 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful deep redbrown ale with a thin lightbrown head. Aroma is fruity with notes of berries and grapefruit, but with darkfruit such as raisins as well(?). Very thin mouthfeeling. Flavours like cherry and wood are to find in this sour, but it isn’t that sour i think.
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crystal ruby brown, thin tan head, long lasting.
Sweet, fruity, berry, oaky aroma.
Malty, some toasty and some caramel flavor.
Somewhat thin, very lively despite low carbonation.
Dedollewaitor (13022) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle: Pours copper with a red hew & creamy white head. Metal, malty caramel & a hint of oak. Some sherry & only a hint of sour vinousness. Medium bodied. Smooth & low carbonation - not very sprinkly! Drinkable flemish but far from great!
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 On tap at Mekong for the Flemish Sour Ale Throw Down on 09/09/2010. Clear reddish body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet fruit and light vineagar aroma. Rich fruit and light balsamic vineagar flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/4/7/4/15 - 3.7
03/14/2008 - Clear reddish brown body with a small tan head. Sweet fruity aroma with some light sour and wine characteristics and quite a bit of oak. Sweet vanilla and oak flavor with sweet fruit and very light tart hints. Medium body with low carbonation and a smooth oak finish. 7/4/7/3/14 - 3.5
FatPhil (8114) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught (Wildeman, Amsterdam)
Dark red - large tight head. Sweet and sour aroma, hint of diacetyl. Taste is a lovely combination of flavours. First a soft slightly sharp mouth taste, then creamy maltiness, heading towards sour bread pudding. A slightly fruity soft malty finish. Excellent only-mildly-sour sour brown.
omhper (18366) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Copper colour, small head. Light vinegary nose. Rather light bodied. Dry, despite some fruity malt sweetness, notes of oak, butter, tart lingonberry and cherry. Lightly citric and vinegary. Pretty good, but not as complex as the best Flemish browns IMO.
rlgk (8506) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle. Pours reddish/amber with a nice creamy lasting beige head. Sourish oak aroma, vinous, berries, strawberry, earthy, woody and a bit fruity. Fruity, sourish flavor, sour notes, some oak, vinous, grapefruits notes, some bitterness, some pepper. Woody finish with vinous and fruity notes.