GenDV138 (3535) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by my friend Mike, thanks! 5.9% ABV barrel aged per the label. Amber with off-white head. Aromas of funk and cheese. Tastes of slight dark fruit, funk, light oak. Light body with a dry finish.
EithCubes (5247) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In my many years of drinking, this is the only bottle I ever dropped that broke, and boy did it shatter! Close to tears. At $16 a pop, it took me a while to come back around to it, but what I had cleaned up off the floor had smelled too good! Bomber, mine listed at only 5.9% abv and a cheeeeky 651mL. Nose sweet with heavy balsamic and classic fish-and-chips malt vinegar, but good brown malt character supporting the sourness and enough cherry and ethyl lactate. Fizzy tan head that didn’t last too long, body red-brown with above-average carbonation. Taste a little blander than expected, malt is dulled with the edges stripped off, all the Brett-y and Lambic-y character pushed way into the background, and not even any (?) backsweetening to give an interesting point. Relatively flabby malt, a good deal of wood (perhaps the dominant flavor) but no classic "oak" or vanillin, touch leather, some tannins but no real cherry (just a touch of skins). It’s finished as far as attenuation is concerned, dry but not brutal with no bitterness and only lightly tart. Medium-full body is ultra-smooth and drinkable, really quite pleasant, just has nothing to do with what I know of a Flanders Red (and they’re supposed to be released as finished products, so no excuse there). Hides its alcohol well. Suffers heavily in comparison, but gentle, quaffable by itself.
60minuteman (1066) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gift from the gorgeous. Thank you. Pours a merlot style red not sure if there was any lacing at all. Aroma of booze. I think tequila and vodka when I huff it. Berries, yeast, funk and oak. Flavor is unrefined and clashes. Booze, fruit, malt, tart. Sour. Weird.
kramer (5395) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours a clear amber with a ruby hue. The nose is sweet and fruity with some sour cherry and caramel. The flavor is just lightly tart with some sour cherry and sweet maltiness below. Rather short on the finish. A fair amount of residual sugar in this one. Medium bodied, a little clingy, fizzy soft carbonation. Meh, I would pass on a second glass of this guy.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Standard. Pours hazy brown with the most rapidly fading I’ve ever witnessed. Notes of copper, caramel, lightly tart, watery.
jmm635 (946) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown color with no head to speak of. Sweet aroma of cherries and very slight funk. Much more sweet than tart. Not my style of grand cru but not bad. Just prefer it more funky and less sweet. My mom hates beer but liked this so that should say something.
boxofrane (2445) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample at craft ale house. Pours clear orange with no head to speak of. The aroma Is faint with light fruity waters. The taste is carbonated water with a light sweetness. Not great.
Leafs93 (1896) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma is some funk, floral and earthy. Taste is sweet and tart. Not bad but not great, a little sweeter then expected.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at The Grey Lodge. Pours a dark amber brown color with one inch of off white head. Aroma of wood, tart fruits, red wine, oak, and dark sugars. The taste was a bit light as well, white and red grapes, apple skins, oak, with just a light twinge of tartness. Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and pretty easy to drink.
Huhzubendah (3068) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft at Capone’s.
The beer is autumn orange and mildly hazy with a thin, white head. The aroma brings malt, various spice, yeast. Immediately lacking the depth and intrigue found in the scent of a fine Flanders red. Belgian yeast and citrus notes, with a sweetness reminiscent of apple huice. Malty with a touch of funky citrus. Eh, this was mediocre. Not even close to Rodenbach, or other notables in the genre.