MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared with Styles New Yers Eve. Poured hazy amber orange.Head was brilliant orange that disappeared quickly.Aroma was full of cherries and vinegar.Flavor was sour and tart cherries with some notes of wood. Very acidic overall very dry as well. Some would say they found sweetness but I sure did not
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to ericmc83 for the trade!<P>#100, but my first sample of the style. Bottle 04-254. Nice pop behind the cork, pours brown with light hints of red, with a thin quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma of wine, sourness, cherries, wood, wheat (hefe-style), and the kitchen sink. My nose is quite overwhelmed by this one. First sip. Wow, that’s sour. Green apples picked well before they’re ready kind of sour. Sour cherries, wood, and a very pleasant palate, with dryness at the end. Pucker up. This certainly isn’t a "drinking" beer... this is a sipping beer. Quite complex... this is a radical departure from my usual Belgian / Stout / IPA / Barleywine routine.
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark reddish-amber pour, small off-white head. Very tart smelling...woody, fruity (cherry?), earthy. Flavor is quite powerful to say the least. The stinkier side of some cheese, sour cherry and other assorted fruits, more woodiness, light malts down deep. Geez, this one is what it claims...sour. Quite a complex mix of flavors leading to a dry finish. Whew, great example of the style, but a lot to drink by yourself when the wife bails after the first whiff.
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer at Goose Island, Nov.11, 2005. Dark reddish brown ale with a thin creamy lacing head. Sour cherries and vinegar abound, in an aphrodisiac way. In mouth, the graceful sour cherries go well with the vinegry, woody notes, and cinnamon like qualities coming out. My best of show.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
2003 Vintage, courtesy of Drew. Shared with Drew, Andy, Nilay, and Edward. Tart apple and cherry notes with loads of oak-enhanced nutmeg, ginger, cinammon, and vanilla. Toffee and caramel and dried fruit lend a hand to a superb palate. An impeccable finish with a bracing acidity leaves one longing for more. Excellent. Should be a Top50 beer.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 13, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2006 On tap at the Toronado. I do not get the raves. To me it smelled like vinegar, tasted like vinegar and I had heartburn all night as if I just drank vinegar. Maybe they have a bad batch at the Toronado, not sure if one could even tell.
Rerate: tried it again: same result, awful.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this twice now, dunno why I didnt enter a rating before. Dark orangy / amber pour. Fruity sour aroma, cherries, some breadiness too. Sweet and acidic on the palate. Fruity sour and a bit candied cherry flavors, with some yeast and some light funk. Maybe a touch too acidic - it gave a little burn going down.
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
’02 vintage. Poured a medium to dark and clear orangish/amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of sour and tart cherries, light yeast, and some wood. Nice and puckering. I have a bottle at home that I will definitely spend more detailed time analyzing.
DYCSoccer17 (3305) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Rich’s YeHa 05. 2002 Bottle courtesy of EyeDrinkAle (i think). Sour, vinous, bready, fruity, sweet complex aroma. Nice for the style. Mostly transparent honey-copper color with an off-white/tan head. Sour, acidic, fruity/vinous start with nice gentle maltiness following. Not overly astringent. Nice for the style, but I am not a big Flemish Sour kinda guy.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think that I need to get a little more used to this style before I can really appreciate it. They aren’t joking around when they call it a Flemish Sour. Wow. It tasted like liquid Warheads.