BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now that’s a beer "experience". The first thing that came to mind was that this was almost like a beer reduction - like it had been concentrated because it is so rich and full and...sour. The color even has the rich color of having been reduced. No hea, garnet in color. Aroma is sour fruit, with an almost bourbon/rich spirit quality. Very dry and acidic. Very tart and lively - actually ascerbic. Dusty and earthy. Very nice. I wish I could remember which one of my lovely trading partners sent this one my way. I keep terrible notes...but thanks to each one of you. Ah, this makes me think of a feature enhancement.
electrotype (393) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
La Folie 2014. Merci Alex, à ta santé mec! Ça fait un bout que La Folie est dans mon top 5 à essayer... Au nez : my god, ça sent bon! Le côté "rouge des Flandres", avec un accent mis sur les baies sauvages (cerises noires) et les bonbons sûres. C’est complexe et intrigeant. À la fois caverneux et sombre, mais également sucré/bonbon. Bien vivante en bouche. C’est très sûre mais pas over the top, ça demeure dans la zone agréable pour un amateur du style. Je laisse réchauffer un peu, question de laisser les saveurs ressortir davantage.... Des notes de pommes vertes, de chêne, de prunes. L’alcool se fait totalement oublier par les saveurs et l’acidité. Dans le style d’une Duchesse de Bourgogne ou d’une Rodenbach Grand Cru, mais avec une complexité plus poussée et une plus grande diversité de saveurs.
neepsntatties (1420) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was a 750ml bottle I purchased in 2008. The bottle # written on the label is ’08 6528. I cellared this sour for seven years and opened it today in honour of the seventh anniversary of a beer camping trip with some of my dearest friends. This beer did not disappoint! Colour...very cloudy brown with no head, and tiny yeasty chunks floating about. Nose...this beer is so fruity and acetic, that the glands in the back of my mouth started to gleek just from the smell! Palate...oh man!! This beer is so freaking sour, my salivary glands are on sensory overload!! Whoa!! Massive waves of acetic, sour goodness fill the entire palate and are laced with exquisite flavours of tart Gravenstein apple skins, mashed Italian plums, macerated Royal Anne cherries, under ripe persimmons and tannic oak. The sourness never ceases, nor does the fruit, as it carries all the way through the finish and down the gullet. Even after this beer has headed down the esophagus, the sour lingers on and on. This is most certainly one of the finest beers of this style that I’ve ever had, especially one made in the good ol’ USA!
Fritz123 (1348) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Always one of my favs and not sure why I never rated. Pours a deep reddish brown with almost no head. Aroma is sour cherries, red grapes, earthy leather, and plums. The taste is so smooth with the blend of sour fruits making it complex. The foeder aging really takes the edge off but the sourness is still "In your face." Light body, light carb. Finish is fruity and tart.
sjohnny (422) - - AUG 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeasty sweet and sour aroma. Pours dark murky brown with a light tan fizzy head. Very tart but smooth with a clean finish. Sour fruit and yeast.
chucklemation (838) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma is sour berries and wood. Flavor is moderately sour, a nice smooth undernote of berries, and some wood. Excellent.
Vestergaard (948) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 bottle. Pours a clear, reddish amber with a tiny, fizzy head. Aroma is tart, vinous with grapes, oak, toasted malty sweetness. Taste is sour, oaky, fruity, has cherries, vanilla and a very dry finish. High carb, light body.
RhetoricalAns (618) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby pour, big beige head that sticks around. Aroma is sour cherries, red fruit, red wine, wood, some sugary sweetness. Taste follows though a little more sour / acidic. Full body with strong carbonation, dry finish with a long lasting taste.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Garnet red. Light light carbonation. Hazy with some yeast inside. Grass and sour tart some sour prune and cherries. Sweeter finish and tinge of wine cellar
mateuszk (1021) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Red in colour, clear with pinky very small head. Aroma and flavour of tart and sweet cherries, berries and citrus. Small oaky notes. The beer is bery sour, dry and tart finish. Nice.
triximonk (49) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a clear blood red with little to no head. Aroma is sour cherries and sweet dark plum marmalade. Taste is cherries, burned wood and tangerines. Sourness is well balanced and there’s a slight nice bitterness with plum and cinnamon in the after taste that lingers in the mouth.