FlacoAlto (3850) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled July 2010 at De Heeren van Liedekercke
This beer arrives from the tap with a dark purple, deep red color. The beer is flat, but there is a touch of a ring head around the edges of my glass. Fruity smelling, though I wouldn’t necessarily describe it as expressively of cherries; this smells more berry like, or perhaps sort of like red wine. When I come back to the nose after a bit I get a floral, ripe cherry note that is now much more noticeable. The cherry derived notes are definitely the dominant character in the nose, but there is also a note of popcorn some how, or perhaps it is a note reminiscent of sweet corn.
The beer is dry tasting and tart with a lactic and cherry sourness to it. Behind this is a note of sweet baby vomit. My second sip has a berry-like, red wine character being noticeable in the flavor. This is quite tannic, though it is not overly astringent. This is not very complexly flavor and more vaguely fruity with some faded cherry flavors. This would be exceedingly light and quaffable if not for the tannic, cherry skin finish.
jercraigs (8509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010-08-08. headless dark ruby red. 4+ Briskly sour up front, refreshingly so, well rounded acidity, fruit comes out more fully in the aftertaste, lovely cherry character lingers with a round profile. 7+ Aroma of modest sour cheery, very light funk. 7+ Smooth average plus palate is very lightly carbonated, if at all. 3+ Seems to get more sour as it goes. Not super complex but rather good. On tap at DHVL, Liedekerke
Travlr (15915) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at De Heeren van Liedekircke. Deep reddish purple, small pink head. Aroma of cherry skins, grapes. Taste starts with cherry, then grape, then a sour lemon finish. Not bad.
Theis (14468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Home at De Nacht van de Grote Dorst 2010. Deer reddish - no head. High cherry, marzipan, berries, red berries, sweetness, light wooden, light grape fruity. Very nice.
madsberg (10787) - Sřborg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Reddish colorued. Unclear. Dense reddish head. Berries, fruits, loads of sweetness and some spice in the aroma. Flavour is spiced, light grapy and sweet. Full of berries. Medium bodied. Ends on a sweet and a berry dense note with a acidic and grapy touch.
Nisse666 (5100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2010-03-06, Göteborg
AP: clear read body, pinkish wee head
AR: cherry pie
F: sour, semi sweet, cherry with a dry finish
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 [9/6/09] Tap sample during a festival at De Heeren van Liedekercke in Denderleeuw. Deep red color with no head. Aroma of cherries and a bit of sugar. Dry sour flavor with cherries, citrus and vinger notes and some astringency. Medium-bodied.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a clear red body with no head. Aroma of vinegar, earth, and cherries. Flavor is quite tart upfront and then shows more cherries and light cough syrup character as it warms.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at WSF. Slight hazy deep red coloured with no head. Aromas of macaroons, almond essence, herbs and sour fruit. Dry and spicy flavour with notes of cherries, wood and barnyard.
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark purple-brown. Interesting aroma with a slight toastiness and cherry pits. Light balsamic character leads to a very tart, bracing finish.