dmac (5233) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Maple Shade for the barrel aged beers event. Poured a rather ugly muddy brown that had burgundy edges and a spotty light beige head. Aroma of cherry, wet wood and super old rotting banana. The body was watery with some noticeable acidity, super soft carbonation and a slightly sour finish. Flavor of sour cherry, wood, acidity, earth and some balsamic vinegar on the end. Good stuff but the body thinned out with age.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8-yr old batch at the Barrel & Bug event 2013.
Aroma of tart cherry, caramel and a yeasty sourdough. Pours bright hazy red with typical brewpub film. Tast is very tart with underripe cherry, cranberry, and a dusty cellar funk. Nice mouth pucker up front but the finish was a little dusty for my taste. All in all, my favorite sour of the day.
PhillyCraft (5231) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8 year old brew, on tap at Iron Hill Mapleshade for their "Bourbon and Bugs" event. Red pour with light head/lace. Notes of sour funk, wood, caramel, cherry and cranberry. Pretty well balanced and the age def helped this one out after reading previous reviews.
closey22 (1496) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was at the Maple Shade, NJ location @ Barrels, Bourbon, and Bugs Event in March 2013;
Commercial description is A deep red, Flemish Brown Ale, starts off malty with a bit of caramel charaacter, Finsihes witha refreshing tartness.
My description= cludy amber-brown with thin off-white head; little aroma; flavor is straaight tart sour lemony with nutty oily notes; feels crisp yet rich; finishes dry and tart.
DocLock (9365) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft 4/25/09 at P-ville. Pours hazy brown with minimal off-white head. Nose is malty, sour mashy fruit, woody. Taste is woody, raisiny, malty, with some tartness and a definite caramel apple flavor. Not sure what the deal is with this batch that I had, but I kept the menu displaying it in the seasonal list in case a query comes up.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2005
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
some lacing. smell of raisin with a watery raisin taste. not as good as Rodenbach
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flat brown, beautiful deep chestnut colored with no head. Nutty chocolate and cherries nose, earthy more than woody, nicely toasted malts taste good, but feel a bit out of place. Very fruity, figgy, plummy and apple-like. Rather subdued taste, faint candyish sweetness, licorice stick and light watery palate, a bit sticky and almost flat.. too bad.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
07.16.05 Tap at BCTC. Cloudy brown, little head. Brown sugar, caramel apple, super sweet nose. Flat. Lots of sugar in flavor (brown sugar). Dominated by sugars, not a hint of sour. Prunes and dates.
CapFlu (5074) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Belgium Comes To Cooperstown 2005 in Cooperstown, NY. Pours a cloudy, reddish body with a dissipated white head. Smell of toasted pop tarts and fig newtons. Flavour of a thin watery, fig juice. Good.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BCTC. Kind of a let down after their great lambic. This is more like an old-ale than a flemish sour. Brown sugar & butterscotch nose. Those smells continue into the flavor and mingle with a bit of fruitiness. Oakey slightly cherry finish.