artvandalay (16) - USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 Nicely balanced tartness, and mellow creamy finish. I was surprised at how mellow the acids were. Nice offering.
chronictonic (471) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity sour aroma. Flavor is TART :) It's like unsweetened tart fruit, but without the fruit flavor. Medium malt body. Excellent Flemish Sour ale.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 Nice Flemish sour ale. Dark amber colour, medium head. Aroma is complex but not very strong. Round flavor, sweetness, bitterness, a bit fruity and malty. Smooth palate. Can get even better with aging. Additional note: Tried a 2 year old bottle (from 2005). The ageing effect was already apparent, but not really in a good way. No carbonation, oxidation in flavour. Stored improperly or doesn’t this age very well?
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was very tasty! A nice rich brown color with sedimentation. A full rich tart flavor with a nice but slight maltiness. This was a refreshing palate cleanser of an ale, very good.
fiulijn (13334) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled May 2002 Beautiful dark amber color; thick, generous head. Sweet, sour, vinous aroma; less fruity than other favourites (<a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ShowBeer.asp?BeerID=6 de Bourgogne, <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ShowBeer.asp?BeerID=7 des Flandres...). Strong body, without any original character, some sweetness, cork, wood, sour bitterness.
The other Flemish Sour Ales that I prefer have a different bitterness and most of all a well defined fruity character.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003 Chimay Blue'ish
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JAN 19, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with no head at all. I'm wonderihng if I got a bad bottle. Big malty, dark fruit flavor but little to no carbonation. Very sour but in an off sort of way. Will have to try again to compare.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice sour ale. A touch on the tart side with a small hollow spot at the very end but otherwise a fantastic Belgian.
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Didn’t know what to expect with this beer. Wow what a surprise. Deep brown color belies the thin mouthfeel and deep tartness of the beer. Had a very strong spiced fruit flavor. A pleasant surprise for a new style for me.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2003 I must admit, the praises on the label from Michael Jackson really got me pumped for this one, but I was kind of disappointed. Sour grape along with a traditional fruit medley almost covered up the malt alltogether. The sour fruit is very nice in a refreshing sort of way, but I was looking for more malt...hmmm.