snzcujo (274) - RUSSIA - FEB 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from the bottle, on 08/02/2013.
Pours copper/light brown, perfectly clear, with just a tiny off-white head.
Aroma is quite intense, tartness dominates, accompanied with sour berries, raspberries as well, a hint of grapes skin in the end.
Taste is also tart upfront, but not acetic, then come wild funky notes, mixed with dry wine and grape juice. After warming up raspberries show up, as well as a bit of oaky vanilla character.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, medium-light carbonated.
Aftertaste is of funk&sourness, with a faint warming alcohol sensation at the back.
Overall, a well balanced, not too sour indeed, pretty drinkable and rather tasty beer.
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buffalojump (4) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
this is my first post...panil sour is a great way to start and it might be all downhill from here (haha)...straight from the bottle will be all my posts
sour yes detect lemon...aged yeasty vinegar aroma clean finish sour finish that clears relatively quickly to almost a sour creamy left on the tongue for after taste
orange maybe...definitely citrus zest vanilla hintswith cherry hints
warming up more citrus coming out...better at chilled..very little carbonation
creamy mouth feel almost oily mouthfeel pours opaque amber..oak or hickory kind of spruce in there somewhere no bitterness..great aftertaste was good with a cigarette a good cigar would be better..top notch-I feel lucky top of the heap
2nd beer colder I attack it like a true beer bottlefed drinker-no savour..chugs low carb..very mild, slightly sour, good aftertaste somewhat sour, citrus peels still, lemon orange..not bitter, sour ends quick maybe the sweet is the cherry-something in there is adding sweetness to the finish but imperceptable -rasberry maybe yah!..high quality quite noticable cleanliness.high end..I would put this up against better wines anytime..significantly better cold..and swishing it around your mouth makes it warm up and taste off
swoopjones (4229) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pinkish amber, orange zest, slight funk. Wine like flavor, fruit forward, slight sourness. Nice
crossovert (4590) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
VEry solid beer. Sour, but not super, tart, refreshing, not exactly following nay traditional guidelines making it unique.
mcberko (4072) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, pours a hazy dark amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt vinegar, some soured fruits, and some red berries. Flavour of moderately soured dark fruits, quite a high vinegary quality, some red berries, and wood. Too vinegary for me, but quite complex and not too sour. Overrated, but decent stuff.
timfoolery (885) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at DBS. Aroma of light cherry; flavor is odd and funky cherry, not great. Palate and taste are average at best. Fair sour beer.
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Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled a year ago. Notes of wood, leather, lacto, and mild sour cherry with a hint of cognac and caramel. Moderate sourness 5/10. Slightly disappointing, but certainly a good Flanders ale.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the 100 Belgian Beers To Try Before You Die book. Had an old and a new bottle side by side. Both poured an amber brown colour with a thin beige head. The older bottle had an aroma of raisins, blue cheese, balsamic vinegar, oak and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a oily mouth-feel. The newer bottle had more balsamic vinegar on the nose with oak, lemon and alcohol notes again. The newer version was more tart, however, I preferred the older version. 3 / 3 split around the table though. Great!
subcombicio (95) - marghera, ITALY - NOV 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Annata 2009 in pompa. Quando si dice tanta roba. Questa barrique è qualcosa di veramente unico. Molto avvolgente in bocca riesce a coprire bene i gradi alcolici.
ArcticXC (1) - - NOV 14, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good. Not my favorite Flanders red but pretty good. Slightly overpriced though.