BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had some high expectations to this, but to mussels I better prefer something more sour. Otherwise it’s great. Sweetmalted in a good combination with the sourness and Liefmans makes definately some of the best beers in the world. Vinous, fruits, vinegar, metal and caramel.
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is quite sour, some ripe fruit, some woody notes, and some earth as well. Flavor has quite a bit a sweet malts that go well with the typical Flemish sourness. Quite enjoyable.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - JAN 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006...courtesy of zebracakes...live in tokyo. Pours a bit of cloudy coca cola...with a light tan head. Aroma is a bit of sour malt and a bit of funky fruit. Flavor is similar...subtle, but balanced...there is also some notes of higher alcohol...quite tasty. Mouthfeel is medium and a pretty sweet dryness.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Vintage 2006. Pours hazy red caramel, thin off-white head. Aroma is apple, spices, plum, raisons, port, wheat. Flavor is tangy, spicy, wheat, fruit, but not too sweet. Well balanced.
twindadplus2 (650) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 bottle according to the cork. Deep murky red with lots of floaties and a minimal head. Aroma is dusty malt with strong notes of sweet cherries and wine. Malty with a lightly acidic sourness up front that fades into a cherry sweetness and a nice dry finish. I didn’t think I cared for Flemish sours but this one is great.
jazz88 (2645) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle of the 1996 vintage (rating from August 2005 notes). Reddish color with a laced tan head. The alcohol is too noticeable. Sour, dry, cask like mustiness. Salty.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2005. Expiration date June 2015. Dark caramel/ garnet color with no head but somewhat decent carbonation. Burnt brown sugar, plums, leather, cherries, grapes and some vinegar in the aroma. Warming cherry notes along with some more dark fruits and a bit of vinegar. Very dry finish. No acidity.
Aegrus (49) - USA - DEC 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled-Tulip Glass. Pours a dark brown with bubbly (not foamy) head, which lingers after thinning considerably. Aroma is faint for this particular bottle. Otherwise, Goudenband would smell of acidic malts, raisins and chicory. Tastes sweet and sour, citrus acidity, caramel, mildly bitter. Lovely mouth feel. Great beer.
tomthompson89 (1973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ahh yes what a beer today im going to rate the 1988 vintage i had a few months ago. dark brown slightly funky nose, little plums and sour fruits. tastes just like a good port, so mellow as compared to some of the newer vintages, wonderful brew
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle wrapped in paper. Dark brown color with a head that disappears. Aroma immediate hit of sour fruitiness, cherries, unripe plums, sloes, slightly vinous, with an underlying maltiness. Flavor is a complex sour fruit flavour, again, cherries, plums, sloes, plus crab apples and a sour wine element. Then there is the underlying maltiness that gives the finish a fine, sour taste.