LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I´ve only drunk this one once, in Westmalle many years ago. This one was in a champagne-bottle stored in the bar-cellars for 5 years. This was really a fantastic experience. What an explosion of tastes in the nose and palate.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light sour and malty aroma. Red/brown color, light brown head, nice lace. Rusty, cherry, raisin flavor, light sour. Not the best in it's style but more than ok.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great beer. More complex than Rodenbach classic. Very refreshing, slightly acidic. Has a funny / special after-taste that proberly terrify "normal" people who don't love this particular style.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice beer. The only issue I have with it is the lack of aroma. The appearance is quite nice, nutty brown with an off-white head. The first taste is surprisingly sweet, then the sour kicks in. The sour flavor is the predominate aftertaste as well. The body is pretty thin but it leaves a nice sugary coating in our mouth to complement the sour taste. I am not as familir with this style as others so I can not rate it relative to others of this style.
confusedboy0 (99) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jammer dat sommige cafe-uitbaters nietmeer zorg dragen voor het serveren van hun Bier. Een ontgoocheling maar toch een smakvol biertje met inhoud.
caesar (4623) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite weak flemish sour ale. Brown color, lasting head. Tart and oaky aroma. Watery, but typical flemish sour ale flavors.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 Those Liefmans-dudes rock! I love everything they make. Dark brown, clear. Sour malty nose. Typical Flemish Sour Ale flavour (and i like that). Good. Additional note: Cherry nose. Flavour is more buttery. Not as sour as some other Flemish reds, but certainly good.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Body is dark brown with hint of red. Minimal off-white head. Aroma is sour cherry with some wine sweetness, woodsy, raisin. Taste is lightly sour, some sweetness, fruity, finishing moderately wine-acidic. Light, even thin body.
JorisPPattyn (7681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Colour: very dark brown with reddish shine/very rich creamy head, yellowish-brown.
Nose: very fruity, wooden-tart notes, sour fruit; also aroma as from oak casks having contained wine.
Taste: immediately very winey, slight sourish taste - unmistakably lactic acid; woody, tannins; Maillard reaction (as of brown bread crust) and iron oxide (both signs of long cooking proces).
Mouthfeel: light, thinnish, possibly accentuated by the acids; yet the aftertaste is chewy enough; again very oxidised tones as of Madeira or Port vintages.
The mouthfeel notwithstanding, it is hard to believe, when tasting, that this beer has only 5% ABV!
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured beer with a light brown medium creamy head. Malty, slightly sour aroma. Rather woody taste. It is an ok beer but I do prefer Rodenbach. Maybe it is this woody taste.