rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one was rated late in the night. I decided to express my love of this beer by using many, many explatives and pleading to an all-powerful entity that this elixer became available in Buffalo. I’ll sanitize the review for public consumption.
Sour cherries, brown sugar, bubblegum, grapes, such a sour and wonderful nose. Quite acidic with apples, grapes, lemon. I understand that this is too acidic but I don’t care. I absolutely love it. Its one of those beers that leaves me smiling long after I swallow. Just freaking amazing. I NEED to trade for a full bottle of this.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 9/29 NB Brewery. Sour apples, yeast and suger in the nose. Reddish-orange hue. Tart and sour with an apple, oaky flavor. Puckering brew. 3 year aged, hopefully it mellows later.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky dark orange brown. Small effevescent head dissapates quickly. Plastic and smokey phenols with an acetic sourness. Acetic sourness, tannic fruit, and a wooden tinge in the flavor. Finish is dry with hints of sour fruit. Mouthfeel is light medium and very dry.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is hazy orange amber with thin tan head...smell is oakey cherry...taste is sour with light cherry and grape notes...some nice smoke in there too...nice, very sour...clean dry finish...
MIBRomeo (2566) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2006 Copper in color w/ an off white head fairly well laced. Flemmish sour aroma.. very tart and sweet with lots of fruit berry & peach and a tiny wood note mixed in. Even smooth paalte. Nice sour taste lots of fruits still guessing berries and peaches but not sure.. very tart. A great flemmish sour.
Thanks to Logan for sharing after GABF
Then had on tap at Liars club and have a couple of 05 bottles at home.. this stuff seems to get better every time I have it.
BeerandBlues2 (10056) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 04-4878. Pours mahagony with burnt orange hints and a small frothy tan head with lazy lined lacing. Sweet and sour fruit hop aroma of tart berries that really kick up the saliva glands as you take in the aroma, with caramel malt and oak notes. Tart malt berry tomato and citrus rind flavors with caramel notes, and some oak. Fizzy and warming medium bodied.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 Bottle 04-4058. Poured a hazy deep orange with a small quickly dissolving head. Aroma was very tart with notes of cider vinegar, grape bubble gum, and liquid glue. As this warmed it became fruitier with a touch of warm kethcup. Flavor was tart upfront with a fruity middle and very acidic finish. It actually was burning the back of my throat. Mostly clean short finish. 8/4/7/3/15
10th Anniv: Clear amber color with a reddish tint and medium off-white head. The aroma is very nice. Tart, fruity, cherry, tart apples. The flavor had a sweet cherry start. The flavor was very tart and fruity. Moderate to high acidity. Light to medium body. Refreshing and very tasty.
Jeppe (2631) - Řlbutikken, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An unclear copper colored beer with a small off-white head. Very nice tart woody and berry aroma with malt, balsamico and lemon notes and hints of ether and cheese. Extremely fresh and vinous. Flavor is sharp and biding from a fresh sourness with strong woody tones and some nice lambic characters. Notes of balsamico vinegar. Dry, vinous and complex like a mofo. WOW, this beer is nothing but outstanding, for every sip I love it more and more.
What can I say? I though noone did Flemish Sours better than the Belgians, but this one proves that others are up there in the same league!!!!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2009 Bottle ’04, #395. It pours a rather pleasing dark red with a nice lacing. Aroma is sour cherry. Flavor is cherry, wine, cherry, and wine. The more I drink the better it is. Cedar notes and a touch of chardonnay emerge as time goes on. Mouth puckeringly sour and very woodsy. Excellent, EXCELLENT sour. Worth visiting over and over and over and over and...
maxbeer (118) - ITALY - SEP 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, Great US Beer Tasting in Genoa)
Complex and fruity aroma, in the mouth it is uncompromisely sour(lactic and acetic). Very good in its way, though it is not my favourite kind of beer,