MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml - cork says 2003 - Aroma is sour port wine, dark cherry, and Belgian yeast. Pours brown with a small off white head that leaves a ring and decent lacing. Flavor is less tart than the aroma. Cherry, carmel malt, and vanilla. Palate is smooth and clean with a touch of tartness. Very tasty stuff.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
1987 vintage. A misty sweet wine aroma. Dark brown in color. Bitter caramel taste with an ending similar to the tang in sweet tarts.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 Bottle on 04/03/2011 from Once Upon a Vine - South. 2010 Bottle, best before 08-2020, LGB 11 13918. Slightly hazy reddish brown body with a small foamy off-white head. Sweet raisin, sour cherry, fruit, caramel and light balsamic vineagar aroma. Tart cherry flavor, some caramel, fruit and balsamic vineagar notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 8/4/8/4/15 - 3.9
11/28/2005 - 1987 Vintage. Poured a brown color with a thin white head that fully diminished. There was a slightly musty wine aroma which may be mostly due to being 18 years old. Very light with a rather sweet flavor. 8/4/9/3/16 - 4.0
Nuffield (3953) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cork says 1998--I wasn’t expecting this to be quite such a vintage ale, and I’ll want to try a mroe recent vintage. Brown color, little head after the pour but there was a good pop on the bottle. Lots of floaties--I actually filtered half of the bottle through a strainer because the level was beyond my tolerance. Vintage character, with raisins and dates, smooth but not thick, and a little bit flat. Slighty sour, low yeast character, low level of fresh fruit, with most of it overcome by vintage character and the high maltiness. Good vintage beer but not as great as a fresh Flemish sour. I was surprised by the high alcohol content.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured hazy amber brown with a fluffy light brown head. Aromas of cherry and vanilla with some dark fruit. Yeasty goodness! Medium bodied, starts off sweet but finishes with a slight sour note. A bit sweeter than expected, but may do well with age.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wigan hosting Arsenal. What a great game...if you’re an Arsenal fan..well Wigan too, they hold out ok. Figured i’d sip this for 90+ minutes. Good smooth and mild choice for such a game. Nice amber brown/purple pour...careful now..lots of sedi sitting at the bottom. Sweet and Sour nose with a little tingle. Taste is a mild sweet sour cherry and vinegar in a smooth oak finish, but nothing really outstanding. Fine with me.:)
joergen (25140) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange brown coloured with a yellow head.
Light acidic aroma with notes of caramel, fruits and wood.
Light acidic flavour with notes of fruits and wood.
Dry woody finish.
Good flemish sour ale.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours oily murky brown/dark red to liht. No head. Huge amounts of sediment. Aroma is very sour vinegar, woodsy, dark sour cherries. Flavor is all sour cherry and vinegar with some wood notes in the finish. Very nice brew.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a large tan head. Very fruity aroma, like a Wild Cherry Capri Sun with added green apple and grapes. Also fresh bread and a hint of alcohol. Flavor of dark fruits, cherries, cola, wood, earth. The finish is light sour grapes and coppery blood (or bloody copper). Not as good as the Duchesse de Bourgogne, but I like it.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2003 bottle with Poperinge. Borwon. No head. Small floaties. Alcohol aroma with background sourness. Flavour is more sweetness than sour with some woody notes. Interesting lemon and cherry flavour. Tasty and introspective.