3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2012 2002 bottle #170. Murky dark peach/orange appearance. Soft glowing. Aroma of sour/tart medicine (band aids), apples, pineapples, caramel. Hugely sour and dry on the palate... what a wonderful experience. Tart tart tart. Syrupy baked fruit and stingingly beaufitul performance on the tongue. This was an amazing experience. The second it hits the tongue it is sharp and stinging, with a well enjoyed harsh finish... makes to take a few breaths before having the next drink as it mimics the feeling of sucking the air our of your lungs and the moisture out of your tongue.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2003 2002 Bottle #170. Wow. What a beer. The aroma is extremely deep. Sweet, sour, floral - like a band aid? Wierd description, but it works. Color is golden brown. Flavor is slightly sweet up front with a very tart and fruity finish...very acidic at the end...watermelon jolly rancher? Definite woodiness present due to the barrel aging. Palate is very full and mouthfeel is excellent.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2003
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2003 if I could give the aroma an 11 I would. This thing is packed with aromas and flavors. The smell...a biting floral scent, strong with yeasy and redolent of unripened apple cider vinegar. Some light sour apple notes, some corn, and orange peel. A very strong and sweet boquet.
There is a nice bitter initial flavor, with a deep flavoring of orange, and lemon, fall leaves, corn, apples or wheat or vegtables, and corriander, quite a bit of spicing. overall an excellent beer, but too strong for frequent consumption.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Heavenly sour fruit aroma, cherries? Hazy ruby, small cream head. Sout/tart taste is a marriage. Exceptionaly good mouthfeel. SUPERB! Thanks again for bringing this along jgb9348!!
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown chestnut color, white bright head. Decent peaches, apple aroma, some sourness mixed with alcohol. Quiet sour as it should be. Sipping beer, apple, and vanilla.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2003 Pours a dark auburn color with crimson influenses. Head is creamy and difinitive. Aroma has cheese and apple cider vinegar. Flavor is averagely tart with cherry essences, very vinous though. Finishes tart and sour but subtle. Overall this was a first for flemish sours and it seemed a little too vinous for me.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with a small head that leavs a bit of lace. Aroma is strongly sour, and has lots of fruit. Flavor is very tart, fruity flavors reminding me of pie cherries. Finishes bitter and tart. First try for a flemish sour and not a unpleasant one. Enjoyable and unique.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was my first flemish sour ale and it will also be my last. Talk about getting slapped in the face with the sour aroma. This is the worst thing I have ever tried in my life. I may be stepping on pins and needles here, or toes as it were. Not something I could really enjoy.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy brown/amber w/ Light tan head. Lovely lemony, barnyard aroma w/ notes of leather, dried fruit & wood. Light, acidic feel. Complex sour flavour of cherry, green apple, lemon, raisin, oak, & wine. Stupendous.
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber and slight haze with a light beige head. Very strong sour with malts. For me this was the sourist beer I have ever had and enjoyed it!