rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Capitol Beer & Tap Room; Pours a dark ruby brown with a creamy head that creates a thin lacing.
Aroma of plums, brown sugar, tart cherries, ripe figs, woody, acidic.
Taste isn’t as sour as the nose indicated though. Tart raspberries and cherries, plums figs, some brown sugar and caramel, some balsamic vinegar, and a bit of funky yeast residing.
Moderate carbonation, smooth light to medium body, lingering finish.
Good balance of sweet and tart.
zvikar (2068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Pours red to brown hazy with a nice head, aroma of cherries, plums, nice acidity some wood and vinegar, flavor is sweet with some red wine, pickles juice, plum juice, alcohol, medium bodied
Hanuta06 (158) - Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Total Wine & More.
Aroma: light apple aroma.
Appearance: huge, fizzy, light-brown, initial head with fair lacing and mostly lasting longevity. Dark red/brown body.
Taste: moderately sour apple initial flavor and moderately sour, leathery finish with average duration.
Palate: light bodied with dry texture, fizzy carbonation and metallic finish feel.
Overall: excellent. Complex flavor. Thirst-quenching. I’d happily drink this again.
OKplus (549) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz served into a Duvel tulip.
Cap states best by 4/5/2015.
A - Pours a garnet hued brown with a thin eggshell head leaves behind some spotted lacing.
S - Acidic grapes, fresh wood, saw dust, cherries, raspberries, vanilla, all melded perfectly.
T - Raspberry red grape tartness, a good dose of oak wood, muted watermelon rind, finishes dry with light notes of balsamic vinegar on the aftertaste.
M - Light body, soft effervescent, powdery dry on the finish.
Great nose, good looking but the taste didn’t rise to the occasion. Still a very nice Flanders that I probably should have held onto another year before cracking open. I’ll go pick another one up.
Serving type: bottle
BiddleBrau (776) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Iron Abbey. Dark brown, clear nice off-white head. Faint sour nose, very mild. There is an off taste to this right away, beyond the sour/tartness. Slight medicinal but standard sour fights through. Palate is mostly clean but off taste is off-putting. Sadly this won?t rate where it probably should.
Palme (2311) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33l bottle from Barley Wine @ Hotel Room in Copenhagen. This is a really deep dark brown with a little bit of red in it, and it has a heavy lacing good looking beige top. Lots of aromas here, really tart and vinous. Loads of sour red berries with wood and gooseberries. Not bad at all. It feel a bit thin on the mouthfeel this, was expecting something g else and the carbonation level is about average. It’s a sour Flemish ale alright, but far from the best I’ve had. Red sour berries, a sweetness underneath and the oak is really shining through. Slightly warming finish down the throat. Not a big favorite, but some good flavors. 04.05.2013
Miked1687 (271) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle into fluted snifter. Appearance is a very dark reddish brown with an airy off white head, almost tan. Aroma is very tart with sweet cherries and faint oak finish. Taste is a lot of sugar/sweet up front that gets supported by the tartness. Mild bitterness on the middle of the tongue, high carbonation, and a relatively dry and quick finish.
Trev (1674) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby pour with a foamy tan head.
Aroma is sharp sour cherry and light oak.
Sharp acidic cherry tartness in the flavour. Not too sour though. Light woody oak. Nice light tart finish.
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Peter_L (156) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från Systembolaget. Mörkt rubinröd med livligt högt skum. Markerad sötma, jäst och druvor i doft. Sötma går igen i smak där den möter citrusig syra. Sträv eftersmak.
RobertDale (2000) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Comes reddish brown with a nice off-white head. ARoma of sour fruit, malt, and florals. Taste is tart cherries, raspberries, vinegar, malt, and florals. Pretty good.
DrSilverworm (2962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snifter on tap at Neon’s, $8. Dark hazy brown / red color. Good thin off-white head, good lace. Nice dark fruit, good light tart taste. Bigger body. Lighter smooth carbonation. More dry in the finish. Good balance of sweet and sour. Moderate woody oak. Tasty sour brown.