Piposieske (7) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tastes more like a good wine than a beer. Full bodied and afruity, well balanced sweet/sour taste. A lot less sour than other winelike beers like ’Duchesse de Bourgogne’ or ’Rodenbach Grand Cru’. A personal favorite!
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled in a beer tasting at Plan B, Copenhagen. Wonderful nut brown colour, great head. Aroma with honey and "øllebrød". Fine fruity (blueberries) flavour.
Belly Full O Beer (57) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was darker in colour than I expected and the head had a rich colour all its own, not the basic everyday white bubbles. Taste was not as complex as I expected, but it was drank out of the wrong type of glass so that could be the reason. Nice for a treat, but more expensive than most imports availible.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with a ruby shine, thin light brown head. The aroma is sour and fruity (cherries). Very complex flavor of cherries and moldy yeast riding along with sourness. Light body, medium carbonation, vinous texture, woody and chalky mouthfeel. Very good, very complex, feels like a very good port wine.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild sour yeasty aroma. Chestnut appearance with small head. Balanced sweet sour flavors of dark fruits, apple cider, oranges brown sugar and pear. Yeasty sweet mild hop finish.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2006 Rating 613. Bottle from Pitfield Beer Shop, London . Corked 375ml bottle. Served in a snifter. Very dark, orange when held up to a light. Rich, sour and woody aroma. Smooth and rich in the mouth, sweet and sour & woody, Notes of Wine, spice & fruit. Slightly metallic and slightly dry. Very, very good.4.5/5
Rerate: Aroma is sweet, fruity and a touch woody. To taste this is sweet with some sourness and berry fruits. Still the sweet, slightly sour easy drink (for the alcohol) beer, but it did’nt seem as special as before, new rating 3.7/5. New average score 4.1/5!
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
nutty dark belgian fruity aroma, slight traces of Brett. creamy white head. Color is dark brownbut translucent. creamy mouthfeel with flavors of light roasted coffee and cherries. very distinguishable Brett flavor (barnyard) suprisingly refreshing
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sitting in the glass it has no head at all over a dark brown color. it has a nasty aroma that completley reminded me of some kind of medicine that my mom used to make me take as a kid. very carbonated mouthfeel with that same nasty aroma smell in the flavor. yuk.
obisbeer (567) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber Maroon, Brown with thick off white head. Sour musty nose, w/cherry faint honey and a vanilla/wood thing going on. Nice prickle in the mouth with medium weight. Lingering carmel and honey finish. Tart front palate w/subdued sweetness in the mid-palate. Bit’o’funk(brett), woodiness, light nut quality, milk chocolate, and very enjoyable. THough I don’t know much of the style and am not sure if this is in the spirit of it, I really like it in it’s own right!
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
duvel tulip glass: sugary brown ale with champagne qualities. recommended by beer guy from Sams Wines Chicago for a sour ale. this isn’t sour, or this isn’t what i expected. for a lambic/sour ale i demand a puckering thang. this is good, but not what i want for the style albeit i’m naive.