Reimer96 (1018) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear reddish brown with a light brown head that has good retention. Aroma of plums, black cherries, currants, green apples and a hint of vanilla oak. Taste is intense fruitiness a sharp sour character thats puckering and a touch astringent, red wine like character that finishes dry. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation...light, crisp and refreshing. Great Flanders Red.
sonnycheeba (2979) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s Sour Fest. Pours mostly clear dark amber/light brown with thin, off-white head. Aroma is fig, dates, cookie malts, sugarplums, light caramel, and faint vanilla. Flavor is fresh sour fruit forward with light malty sweetness before drying out with an oaky and lightly tart finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
jayzz (156) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A cinnamon spice vinegar aroma with a tart fruity flavor. Dark reddish brown color and fizzy head with a slight oily palate. A great standard sour.
HIGHB4LL (233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 batch on tap at New Belgium. Appearance: finger of khaki head, amber color, lightly cloudy. Aroma: wine, vinegar, sour candy. Palate: light body, average carbonation, dry finish. Taste: very sharp sour with some sweetness on either end. Overall, I love this beer. One of the best sours I have ever had. Lovely.
JBPortland (409) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle (2013 vintage) pours cloudy dark reddish brown with a small finger of head. Nose is musty tart dark cherries and earthy cola funk, dank wood, soil. Taste is woody oak, tart cherry and berry, vanilla, funk, red pepper, touch of vinegar but in a good way. Finish is tart funky wood and cherry, some red wine, subtle red apple, nice fruity berry. Very well executed for the style, great sour.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty sour, but otherwise evenly balanced. I prefer more tart, but there are nice sweet apple and caramel notes as well.
charule (748) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Riverview. Poured amber orange with no head. Aroma of oak and fruit apple. Med light carb with med bod. Taste of sour apple mostly.
wabahoye (18) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you want a strong, sour, complex beer, this is your goal. An explosion of flavor that is a delight to experience - albeit in moderation given intensity of flavors.
Nisse666 (3678) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle thx to adnielsen (trade) cons 2013-12-21 Göteborg vintage 2012
AR: ripe grapes, spicey
F: sour, tart, dry, kriek, almond nutty
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: rusty red with a finger of dirty tan foam which dissipates in a minute to leave an etched mirror surface over an excellently clarified beer. No lace.
S: Oak, tart, cherry, red wine vinegar. I dig.
T: Tart, sweet, hollow, tannins without being bitter or dry.
M: thin with moderate carb.
O: my favorite flander’s probably besides dissident (with a year or two on it).
Serving type: bottle