nimbleprop (2993) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle pours a transparent copper brown with one ring of slightly off white head. Medicinal aromas, cherry, malty, light red wine vinegar, a little wood pulp, strawberry. Flavors of cherries, strawberries, lightly sweet, a little brown sugar, malts, a little lemon, some grass. Medium bodied, lightly tart otherwise watery finish.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I believe this was a pour from a bottle at the Iron Hill Belgium Comes to West Chester event. Hard to be sure given the pour methods.
Pours a moderate brown color with a touch of rusty red. Decent retention and a bit of a collar as it goes down.
The nose carries smooth bread and light caramel underneath a bit of combined lactic and acetic acid. Tart of cherry there as well. Flavor is similar. It’s a bit too light and lacking complexity, but is otherwise quite smooth. While the acidity is a bit underwhelming, the resulting smoothness makes it quite drinkable.
Medium body. Low-ish carbonation level. Overall, a nice attempt at the style, and quite easy to drink.
Damico (1914) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Previous notes...Pour red amber in color. The aroma brings sour notes and light cherry juiciness, lovely. The wild yeast dominates nicely with sour cherries on such a smooth body. The Flemish resiny yeastiness rounds out the end of the palate.
kramer (3873) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, Lancaster, backlog. Pours a dark red to ruby brown body with a small frothy off-white head that hung around for a bit. The nose is slightly sour and tart with a light hint of oak and subtle vinegar. The flavor is nicely dried out and not sweet or sticky at all. Nice raw oakiness on the back end. A little bit of an acetic bite on the finish as well, but restrained enough to not cross into that instant heartburn area. Some Cheerio like cereal grain on the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly full and thick with a nice chewy texture despite it being so dry, a pretty hard trick to pull off. A pretty nice beer, rather well balanced and among the best American efforts I’ve had at the style. I like that the sweetness is kept in check so well.
jeff789 (1398) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quickly fading tan head dark amber with brownish notes... Winey vinegary dark fruits cherry lightly astringent aroma, mildly sweet... Very earthy the sweet and sour is very muddled light... Moderately lively quite thin almost watery watery finish dry... smells better than it tastes, not as pungent as it should be...
Oakes (10935) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber-brown colour with no head. Woody, balsamic, malty Flemish Sour aroma. Tart front, with cherry, wood in the middle, getting very tart in the finish. Good, balanced example.
crosamich (430) - Naples, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Low impact sour cherry aroma, beautiful sour woody/resin notes. a real treat.
daknole (7193) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish pour, light head. Aroma of sour cherries, wood, nice lactic sourness. Flavor is sour without any vinegar notes. It’s damn good.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle (at 5%ABV per the Bottle): Aroma of tart fruit, wood, barnyard, light funk, yeast, light cherry, light plastic, light vinegar, and some acidic notes. Poured deep orange/red/brown in color with no head. Cloudy. Full of tiny-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet and medium tart. Tastes of malt, light cocoa, tart cherries, light wood, light funk, yeast, slight vinegar, oak, and sour fruit. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Malt, tart fruit, oak, cherry, light funk, slight cocoa, finish is dry.
Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Ccb tasting party. Coppery brown. Nice Flemish aroma. Turpentine, resin, wood aroma. Flavors are more acidic, but never acetic or vinegar. Lovely wood character.
boFNjackson (3570) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Poured dark reddish, mahogany with a thin head. Total copper, metallic bomb. Tasted like blood and minerals. Some sourness and but all went back to the copper flavor. Some other dark fruit and oak notes too.