timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured almost brown with reddish hints. White head, with a small amount of lacing. Fairly floral aroma, hint of malt and fruit. Taste is much more fruit, subdued a bit by malt, then finished through with some sour fruits. Not overbearingly sour though. Maybe the barrel aging mellowed this out a bit. Normally this style is way too sour for me, but this was actually not bad. Could see this pairing quite well with a meal.
DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Poatersgat. Rich dark ruby with flecks of lace and a dissipating head. Soft acetic aroma piquant with berry fruit, strawberry hints over faint dark malts. Bittersweet sour, berry fruit and apple edge softening into brown sugar, maybe liquorice, faint chocolate afters. Some dryness in there. Tingling carbonation with a sprinkle of sherbet. Mellow. Could do with the sour turning up a notch.
beerbill (3508) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a mostly clear brown with ruby highlights around the edges when held against the light. Moderate off-white head that quickly faded to a ring and left a thin line with each sip. Pleasant aroma of sour cherry with some mild oak as well. The flavor is lightly sour cherry with some oak. Well carbonated and light on the palate, which suits this beer quite well. This is an enjoyable sour ale that would make a good entrance beer for someone who wants to try this style.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown in color with a mildly sour aroma that has some light cherries and wood. Dark fruit flavor, light wood, and a sour finish round this one off. Decent, but sub--par for the style IMHO.
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer falls off on the mid-palate there’s no finish. Nice color, nice aroma of brown sugar ( I think) and vinegar. kind of a card board after-taste. Definetly not loving this. Slight cherry taste on the palate. This is PAASSSS in the future!
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - OCT 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was my first beer within this style. Shared a 75 cl bottle with a friend. Aroma and flavour was sour with apples, oak, vinegar, quite a lot of acidness.
NosirIwont (1991) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, dark ruby/brown with a beige/light brown head. Nice lacing. Aroma is sweet, fruity and acidic. (Red) wine notes. Really nice. Flavour is acidic, but not as much as the aroma, and itís also quite (dry) bitter and malty. Didnít like this combo too much at first (would have liked it to match the aroma more), but it grew on me, and I ended up appreciating it. Slight metallic notes and notes of plums appear as it warms. Finish is a dry red wine-bitterness. Overall a quite nice brew, which was on the brink of becoming cloying, but pulled through. 08-10-08.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with just a hint of red and a thin light tan head. Disappears quickly. Oaky acidity. Malty aroma. Nice tartness on the tongue, slight hints of cherries and pit fruits, some vanilla, more oak and a nice sour finish.
travita (4116) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look is red to dark red in color with decent carbonation with a white off white head. Very dry finish. Smell is oak, fruit, and a little tartness. Taste is oak and tartness.
BoBoChamp (5664) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, from Geers Oostakker, complex brew, balanced, clear, good head, good brew