redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Woody, old wood, fruit, strawberries, earthy aromas. Pours dark red with a thick off white head. Very earthy and oaky, a lot of vanilla, with some dry tartness, and some slighty sour berries. Way more oaky than sour, reminds me of a much milder st. bon chien 05.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Muttled brown pour with a light wispy brown head and lace. Earthy, woody, yeasty with notes of sour unripe fruit. Some fruit in the flavor (apple and pear) but it is musty and some is under ripe (sourish) while some is leaning towards rotten. There is yeast and some musty wood. The sour is barely noticeable. Just Blaaaaaa. Medium body, somewhat musty thick in the mouth feel. What-ever……
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Nice clear brown-redish body. Aroma is winous, berries and some some sweet candy. Flavor is from vinegar, sweets, red berries.
koentje67 (8) - BELGIUM - APR 10, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best Strubbe beers. Good balance of sweet and sour. Full body and good lasting taste. Not too much alcohol, which makes it go down easily. Nice dark red colour, not too frothy. Makes a good aperitif.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I realy like Flemish Sours, but this one tends to miss the mark somewhat. Pours to a dark bown, with some carbonation, but little or no head or lacing. The nose is muted sour fruit, with a hint of alcohol as the beer warms. While the mouthfeel tries, it is a junior version of the strong bittersweet feel of better FS’s. The flavor is again sour fruit, but the finish is somewhat sour, somewhat stale, and definitely not up to Flemish Sour standards.
Nothing special about this, and I think I’ll stick with the Duchesse.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This ale is considerably less sour than the other flemish reds I’ve had. It has a very interesting quality that the woodiness combines well with the sourness, yet both remain distinct. It gives the ale a very interesting ambience, but I truly find myself craving something more tart.
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish dark brown with a nice bubbly head and some lacings. Intriguing aroma of melon, grapes, sour apple, pineneedle, cane sugar and iodine. The flavour is sweet and acidity with a pretty dry finish of wood and vineger.
It is quite vineous, but unfortunately also a bit watery and flat.
gnoff (8053) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2011 First rating
75 cl bottle from Systembolaget) On March 28, 2008. BB 01/2013.
Clear dark red color, tan head. Acidic, lactic, sour, sour cherry, lingonberry scent. Some almond paste as well. Very stale, wood taste, scent is a lot better. Also lactic and a bit acidic. Warming alcohol as well. A bit moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
75 cl bottle thanks to thomat! January 15, 2011
Hazy cherry wood color, tan to light brown head. Sweet, wood and acidic scent. Sweet, acidic taste. Acidic aftertaste, also apple. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. A dark amber beer with a big tan head. The aroma and taste is of yeast, berries, light sour and woody. Medium body with a sour finish.
KimJohansen (10349) - 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.