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.
Darkmagus82 (560) - - JUL 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-8-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a dark brown color some tints of red and almost no head. Upon swirling there was very little lacing..
Smell – Sour notes of cherry and some notes of other dark fruit aromas of red grape and fig. Mixed with these aromas were some lighter notes of a light oaky note.
Taste – The taste starts out sour and gets even more sour as the taste advances. It begins with cherry and some other sweeter fruit flavors of prune and apple. These flavors bitter and sour more as the taste advances with a more vinegary flavor that enters the profile. In the end some oak flavor meets the bitter and sour flavors to leave a somewhat unpleasant burn on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the light to medium side with the carbonation level rather average.
Overall – While it has some nice aromas and fruit flavors upfront, the very vinegary flavors sort of turn me off (this is not really my style of beer; so if you like sours it has some nice characteristics, but if you don’t like sours then….)
AbbeyRoade (283) - Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I only rate this low because Flemish Red Ales are truly truly not my thing. While I thought this beer was sour, yeasty, bitter, tart, and gross, I’m sure it was supposed to be this way.
rane (872) - Nibe, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown with small palebrown head. Aroma sour cherry notes. Taste sour, some hopps, fresh.
apickles (108) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Brugge. Dark red colouring with quite a substantial white head. Sour cherry nose. First taste is very cherry! Lovely wheaty after taste, a definite sipper. Not as sour as expected and a little tart at the end.
Theydon_Bois (7948) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Six Degrees North, Aberdeen, 21/06/14.
Dark chestnut brown/amber with reddish hues.
Nose is tarte fruit, dark cherry skins, musty fruit cake mix, dates, sour mash, dank straw, light smoke and spice.
Taste comprises stoned fruit pangs, caramel, light toffee, bitter cherry, almond, light acidic notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sour rinse in the close.
Decent enough Flemish red.
lownote (53) - USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an almost impenetrable brown/red with a finger thick white head from bottle into a tulip glass. The aroma is pungent and fruity. Very thin bouncy mouth feel that is not too intense. Taste is sour, slightly cherry like but not artificially. Great beer
lopisar (190) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red Brown color. Sour malty aroma, fairly sweet. Sour sweet taste thats complex. Good beer.
Calisky (556) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur rouge-brune trouble, pas de mousse. Nez vinaigré et fut de vin. Gout vinaigré, fruits noirs, note fut de vin. Fin amère, acidulée fruits rouges. Tout ce que j’aime
MrSquash (34) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby Brown in color with mild head retention. Unfortunately smells and tastes of vinegar up front with sour dark fruit coming in the after taste.
DJoer (651) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium mokka brown head, black colour with some reddish glow, sour cherry red fruits smell, medium carbonation nice ballanced woody sour delicate red fruity taste some kind of bitterness in the background