CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Michael Jackson Rare Beer Club, sampled on 7/14/2003: Dark ruby brown color with a thick lacing head. Sweet and sour sauce aroma. Very strange flavor unlike anything I’ve ever had. Starts caramel malty sweet and woody with underlying tartness throughout and finishes fruity like bing cherries blended with strawberries. What it lacks in balance, it makes up for in complexity. A very unique beer. If you think you know all there is about Flemish sour ales, try this!
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - APR 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark red-brown with medium-sized short lasting head. Sour! malt-vinegar, lactic, swet with some dark chocolate, dry finish, full bodied with abv taken into consideration. Yes, a very good beer. Only 3,5% ? Thanks a lot Jbrus.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Young oak casks soured by the touch of red wine vinegar...Sugar-laden berries for dessert to top off a quite tasty rendition for its lightness...Dawn waking up the countryside...
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another sincere thank you to my pal CaptainCougar for such a rare bottle Dark ruby brown, big sticky off-white head, long-lasting for a tart beer although this one is only 3.5%. Notes of sour oak, cherries, sweet caramel and blood in the aroma. Very malty palate, spicy (nutmeg) without too much sourness and a big caramel tone (actually the label proposes that this is brewed using caramel). It makes for an original, but not as pleasant example of the style to my tastes. Medium bodied, very smooth and easy going. The session flemish sour and I like it. Exceptional drinkability and nevertheless extremely flavorfull for this ABV.
theakston (64) - arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark red / brown. small head. funky off-yeast aroma. first taste is sour and intriguing then the sacharin hits and takes it all back. Why produce a sour ale then add sweeteners to negate it? we can take it!
The sacharin ruined this for me.
Would like to try an unsweetened version.
caesar (5324) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear red brown color, small dying head. Tart aroma of oaked cherries. Taste is sour, cherry, slightly malty. Not the best i've had.
jerohen (2032) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2004 Re-rate: Man i like this beer. Fantastically full flavoured, more sweet than sour. And only 3.5% ABV! Good example of my favourite beer-style. Original rate: (4.0) This is the irrefutable evidence that a beer doesn’t need high ABV to be good. Very dark brown, small head. Cherries and oak in aroma. Full taste, more sour than sweet, malty and fruity. Short finish. Excellent.
skortila (4631) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer, disappearing head. Cherry aroma, winey and spices. taste is massive, quite sweetsour, refreshing and indeed amazingly just 3.5%
omhper (19976) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark chestnutbrown. Acidic, lightly balsamic aroma. Light bodied and refreshing with notes of black cherries. A delightful beer at only 3.5%!
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Complex aroma composition but mainly tart, acidic and oak. Ruby color, off-white firm head, very good lace. Sweet, tart, cherry flavor but more complex than that. Smooth and very sweet finish.