fonefan (31713) - 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.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
37.5 cL bottle. Pours dark brown, unfiltered, amber rim, lacing light brown head. Aroma is sweet and bread malty (schwarzbrot). Flavour is first sweet, going into a burned caramel note and ending dry bread like.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is very fruity, sweet, and earthy with notes of wild yeast, raspberry, other berries, and rhubarb. The color is a deep red hazy one with a fine though fast disappearing head. The flavor is sweet, sour, and metallic from the wild fermentation with notes of rhubarb - somewhat undescribable. It ends on a pretty earthy note - with no hints of the ABV. A little disappointing for me - but my expectation was high.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 75 cl) 1991 vintage at 5,1% ABV: extremely pretty reddish brown beer, typical flavor blend of malty sweetness and sourness. Prickly feel to your tongue. Unique. 190893
1998 vintage: Riva turned the sourness down and the alcohol up. Still a great beer indeed but very different from the original. 7/4/7/3/14=3,5
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Brownish red colour, mediumsized brownish head. Aroma is bitter fruity with strong cherryish notes. Flavour is plummy, bitter and has hints of cherry and strawberry. Long dry bitter aftertaste.
joergen (18846) - 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.
omhper (18320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 1987 vintage. Cloudy nut brown. Acidic nos with lactic acid and coffee, and also hints of blood and metal. Vinous with clean maltiness. Very complex. Citric finish with dash of bitterness.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with an off-white head. Sweet suggary fruity aroma with some sour hints. Sweet slightly malty and tart flavor. Fruity malty finish with some hints of wood in the aftertaste.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5cl bottle: vintage 2004. Pours amber reddish with a little creamy off white head. Sour, earthy, sweet, vinous, matured malty. Well balanced. Medium bodied. Notes from sweet malts & fruity berries. Very pleasant, well made & easy drinkable!
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - 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.