shorlin (557) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small head with excellent lacing. Colour is reddish brown. Aroma is cherrym raspberry and red licorice. It smells like it’s going to be sweet, almost verging on cream soda. Feel is OK. Taste is moderate to heavy sweetness, tempered with a bit of sour. Good beer!
ncube (52) - - DEC 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of grapes, cherries, malt, chocolate, green apples. Tastes similar to aroma plus cola. Fruity sweetness moving to refreshing sourness and a dry fruity finish. So delicious.
KennethArd (128) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sour aroma with a touch of malt sweetness. Cloudy brown with minimal head. There are even large pieces of sediment in it. Sour sweet taste. Medium body sticky texture, average carbonanion and long sour finish.
Garlic_of_Doom (308) - SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage that pours murky brown/red with a small khaki head.
Caramel malt, faint raisins, red currants and soft red vinegar in aroma.
Taste is tart with red currants, dry cherries, stones from fruit.
Dry mouthfeel, high but soft carbonation.
Dry, woody bitter after taste that lingers on for long.
VinegarStroke (124) - Napa, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (1P 9.4 FL OZ): Vintage 2010 Clear, deep brown, dense white head. Sour, red fruit, citrus, pomegranate, cherry, chocolate caramel. So fresh and clean for the style. Layers of flavor. Dry, sour, not bitter. Rich. Fresh but sweet fruit. Wine like. Long, elegant. Extremely clean for style. Citrus, coffee, sour red cherry. Balanced. Deceiving alcohol. Much fresher than 8%.
Truly wonderful. All class. Another great example of a sour that’s clean.
tiong (2795) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle @ Pikkulintu
2007 vintage? - Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of grains, tartish berries and malts. Taste is grainy, earthy and malty with hints of tart berries and sourness. Finish is smooth, grainy and earthy with mild sourness and lactic notes. A bit unbalanced.
Cristobal37 (173) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1996 vintage bottle. This sour lambic style is really not my favorite. I enjoy some cherry lambics but this vaguely sweet tart lambic style just isn’t my thing. That being said, you get something all together different with this one. Initially quite sour, it becomes sweeter with time, like brown sugar or candy. Not much head, although not flat at all. Some dark sediment. Enjoyable.
Haslinger (816) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared at the end of tour at Ommegang brewery in Cooperstown, really good sour bit but not too overpowering. Very deep rich taste with an awesome finish. For a guy who doesn’t like sours this one is super tasty.
Tomy63 (137) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ans le style de la Rodenbach GC (oud bruin parfois classée dans les "Sour Ale" également), très aigre, plus puissante que la précédente, encore plus fruitée (prunes cuites, cerises aigres). A peine plus de longueur.
jaymobrown (1588) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was fantastic. Big yeast, sugar and fruit in the nose, but tasted sour and a bit maltish in the taste. Long mouth feel with big flavor.