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 (137) - 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.
mcmd (284) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber red with a decent off-white head. Aroma is vinegar, funk, oak. Taste is nice and sour with the oak coming through nicely balanced in the finish. Palate is excellent with perfect carbonation and medium body. Very nice sour.
callmemickey (1835) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 15. Dark red-brown body. Large fluffy off-white head. Sticky lacing. Nose is musty oak, lemon, light cherries, invigorating. Flavor is a bit richer, with a bolder vinous character complementing the citric acidity, cherries, oak, and light must. Medium to light bodied, smooth carbonation, nice refreshing acidity in the finish, lightly sour. Pairs wonderfully with prosciutto.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great barrel scent on the scent, with some lemon funk. Great mix of sour and wood almost like a wine, great sour.
adamjackson (1733) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up two bottles at Hunger Mountain. Enjoyed at cellar temp in an HFS glass. Bottle 931 of batch #15.
A - Plum red beer with a 3 finger pillowy head that fades fast.
S - Hints of vinegar, cherries and oak on the nose.
T - Very mild up front taste, hint of metallic and tart characters at the middle. Finish is cherries, sweet citrus and bitter yet tart sour candies.
M - Light body
O - This is pretty good. Paid $14 for a 750. I consider this a good deal.
NikkTwist (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Batch #15 Bottle #868. Poured a dark caramel red. Foamy top. Strong sour. Medium dark malt flavors. Much more dry, than sweet. Oak barrel notes mellow out the malt end. But the big complex sour notes definitely dominate this wonderful brew.
Lukaduke (1466) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich deep copper reddish color with a lively three finger eggshell foam... Aromas are complex and pleasant... touches of tart dark fruit; plum, black cherry and blackberry mingle with toasty oak notes of vanilla, earthy wood and a touch of funky brett peak through. On the palate its a lot of the same with great balance between the tart fruity sweetness and the deep woody barrel notes. Great medium mouthfeel with a nice rustic finish.