Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
Share this beer with friends!
(Editor’s note) Originally this version was available for the American market, while in Europe a version less sour was available; as of today, only this version of Sour is produced, so if you got a recent vintage you had this one.
The Sour has a sticker to differenciate it from the sticker-less Barriquée Mild, which has not been inoculated with lactobacillus bacteria.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Murky red (almost brown) with a bubbly, unsustained head. Drinks like a slightly carbonated, sour, dry red wine. Some cherry bubblegum and clove. Medicinal finish with traces of metal along the fringes of the tongue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5084) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 18, 2005
This 2005 bottled brew poured a large sized head of foamy light brown colored finely sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a carbonated hazy brown colored body. The aroma was sour and malty. The mouth feel was initially very sour and dry in an initial flavor rush with a tingliness that soon mellowed leaving behind a dry aftertaste of sour malt flavors. This brew really comes on strong initially what a rush!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2005 500th rating! Bottled in 2005: Deep reddish brown body with a fairly large tan head. Decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is vinegar with cherries and wood and a hint of lemons. The flavor matches the aroma, and the 8% is hidden very well. It’s not overly sweet and is very well balanced. It’s from Italy of all places. Wonderful stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Amber/red with a thick tan head. Aroma of oak, sour apple, sour cherry, vinegar and port. Taste had a powerful sour apple and cherry combination with oak on the finish. Palate was so creamy and the alcohol was hidden extremely well. The best Flemish Sour Ale I’ve had to date.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 Bottle via trade with Dickinsonbeer. Sour apples with a bit of horseblanket hit my nose the second the cap came off. Pours a caramel brown color with a frothy tan head. Fruity aromas and with sour and cinnamon notes. Woody flavor with a bit of sourness. A complex mixture of vinegar, apples, cherries, must and vanilla and seem to be parts of the flavor. Palate is acidic and a bit grainy. Finishes quick with a bit of papery aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Medium tan head with a dark brownish reddish cola color. Strong fermented apple nose. Tart Iron oaky vinegar sour cherry. Sours as it crosses the palate and expands. Very Balanced well in it’s sourness though. Dry oak on finish with sour trail.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1139) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2005
big 750mL bottle from 2005. lively carbonation on a red murky body. unlike many flemish and belgians, it’s not mouth-puckeringly sour, only hints of tartness. nicely malty behind the oaky sourness, and a smooth dry finish. excellent beer, but for $13 a bottle, it had better be!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Thanks to hopdog for his one. Pours a deep red almost brown with a tan lasting head. Aromas of tarte cherries, fine wine, vinegar, rasberries, and oak are well established and blended in near perfect unison. Taste is tarte and nutty with vinegar, cherries, a hint of oakiness, and some very nice bitter grape elements. Mouthfeel is spectacular with the tarte astringency remaining behind for what seems like an eternity. Superb finish that can be best described as running through an Italian vineyard when the grapes are being harvested on a humid sunny day. Fantastic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7354) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Bottled in 2005, 750 mL. Beautiful hazy deep ruby pour with a very nice initial layer of creamy caramel/beige head. Intricate lacing going down. Nose was wonderfully complex and intriguing... sour cherries, iron, lemon zest, apples, oak, balsamic vinegar, earth, and much more that I am just not able to put a finger on. Tingly vinous notes grace the lips on entry... followed by some kind of magical cherry/lemon fruit, that just pummelled the taste buds with sour and tart sensations. And when you thought that this brew couldn’t pack any more depth and character into the flavor... come the top shelf malt vinegar, oak barrels, and some tangy metallic notes. Finish is tart cherries soaked in vinegar with a lemon twist... long-lasting and lip-smacking good. Fairly high carbonation makes the flavors spark very well, and this left an ideal vinous dryness across the palate. This was just tremendous in all regards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2010 2005 vintage:

The Lure:
Royal sweet grapes trickle onto chocolate truffles. Vinous dryness welcomes the obvious tartness. Blueberries are even evoked in the wooden wisdom.

The Festivities:
Handsome grape fruitiness, clothed in cherries, get sagaciously covered by a tart lemon curtain. This tartness doesn’t last too long, and is thus never overwhelming, even though it can be quite intense in the first half. Yeasty softness benefits from the sweet chocolate within, as alcohol warmth sticks to the wooden barrel allusions. Red wine sovereignty hugs the tartness perfectly, this is of the utmost class. Easier drinking than La Folie, though evidently not for the initiate, a little thinner too, though La Folie is sooo sensual, and all in all leagues in front of the recent Rodenbach Grand Cru. What a stunning beverage fit for kings and queens.

Respectfully walking the infinite halls of a glorious castle, in awe. 4.2/5

2006 vintage:
The nose is a little sweeter (brown sugar and chocolate malt notes), with lots of barnyard and the flavor is really not as fruity. The flavor profile is rather muddled; this is still good but elegance has disappeared. This is a rough, flavorful Sour Ale. 3.5/5

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 68 69 70  71  72 73 74 » 81

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50