TomDecapolis (4332) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ortinos Northside. Pours a translucent darker brown with some red coming through. Small off white lightly lacing head. Aroma of dark fruits, tropical fruits and grapes. Flavor was vineous, lightly tart, yeast, grapes, cherry, toffee and a general sweetness. Surprised to see this on on tap at Ortinos.
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle, ’bbe’ Feb 08 .Clear ruby red, small beige head. Nose of lactic acid, vinegar, lettuce, butter, caramel. Soft, mellow sweetish taste, which develops into gentle tartness and finishes light herbal. Strong body with a light, pleasant sparkle.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draft: O’Brien’s in San Diego, CA) A chalice of Flemish sour? Sounds awesome! The aroma is very light, mildly sour, but balanced by a modest, sugary sweetness. Not all that aromatic actually, but I’m optimistic that this Flemish sour will still deliver. And as hoped, the flavor is decent initially, mildly sour, gently acidic, and very lightly sweet with some brown sugar, earthiness and a general oak barrel "feel", but the beer thins considerably into a watery and boring finish. But it’s a nice flavor while it lasts! Tart, clean and refreshing with mild carbonation, but I just can’t get over how watery this beer finishes. Dark ruddy brown color through the center, but actually yellowish at the edges. The very filmy, off-white head is gone quickly. Not a bad sour beer at all, but still rather disappointing to me as well as everyone else at my table tonight. Maybe my expectations were too high when I looked at the tap list and saw a $6 Flemish sour I’d never heard of.
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this on draught and must say I was not too impressed. Very dark red with no head. Most predominant characteristic was dark cherries. Some hints of oak, holiay spices, light acidity, and sweet caramel. Not particularly bad, just nothing that a Grand Cru designation should be attatched to.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Max’s: Murky dark brown body with a medium beige head, nicely lasting with some lacing. The aroma is dark cherries, sour caramel, oak barrels, light earth, mildly tart. The taste is mild chocolate, sweet & sour sauce, some spice (nutmeg, pepper, cloves) that isn’t assertive at all, dry oak, old barrel, pepper, yeast. Finishes sweet & sour with notes of oak and fruits. It’s not overly sour or acidic, in fact it’s probably a bit too sweet.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a dark red body - hue apperance and a fine white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a lot of carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is light acid with a slight acid afther tast.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from draught at Zythos Beer Festival 2006.
Dark brown colored, light tan head. Mild sweet fruity aroma without much accidity, only some vague notes in the background. Dull flavor of sweet malt and berry with just a little bit of sourness. Very easy going and uninteresting. Thin mouthfull too.....
Probably my biggest disappointment of the festival, this is suppose to be a grand cru for crying out loud!!!
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at ZBF. Ruby brown body with a small tanned head. Nose is fruity, with light acetic notes and a some wood. Taste is tart fruits (berries, cherries), light wood, andmild acidic notes. Bit of acidic astringecy to this with soft mouthfeel and light dryness. Finishes with more sour fruits, wood and light acetic flavors.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
light cherry aroma, reddish brown in color, opaque, offwhite head, fruity, cherries, earthy notes, slightly sour, medium sweetness
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Reddish brown coloured. Very sweet with a light acidity and buttery notes. Light woody notes. Not acidic enough for my likings.