harvey (40) - Milano, - AUG 23, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled in August 2004. Brown in colour with reddish shine, pours a huge and neverending head. Vinous and woody aroma with raspberry hints. Flavour is sour and fruity. Even if I tasted it at cellar temperature, the 8% ABV was not invading, while the very high carbonation disturbed me a little.
[2005 version (for the US only)]
Same colour. More stable carbonation. More sour, more dry, lovely woody hints, complex. Simply perfect, IMHO.
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy copper amber, nose is funky, acidic, taste is funky, tart and sour.
marcogrind (74) - Milano, ITALY - JAN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful flemish rood - oud bruin, perfect body, nice tartness,some lactic notes, complexity from red fruits. Clean dry aftertaste.
danielecamo (632) - ITALY - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottiglia. Colore marrone con riflessi rubino molto evidenti. Schiuma fine e mediamente persistente. Aroma pulito, acidità in evidenza, frutta rossa sotto spirito, ciliegia, fragola. Al palato scorre bene nonostante la gradazione, sentori legnosi, acidi, di cantina seguiti di nuovo da ciliegia e fragola con finale secco.
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
nteresting lightly sour, vinous, dusty, red wine aromas (a bit of redundancy there, but this is free flow). Reddish amber color (with smallish chunks) and no head. Medium body with virtually no carbonation. Flavor is oak, red wine, perhaps some cherry. This is better than many red wines! The finish is oak, cherry pits, and a very light sour.
eduardovl (998) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle poured in a chalice.
A: Beautiful deep amber to brown color with a huge aired fluffy tan head when poured. Small retention and many lacings left. Its head never disappears completely.
S: Delicious fruity and acid smell. Raisins and apples mainly. Close to a Lambic. Bit woody with a bready and malty backbone. Fruity esters and yeasts.
T: Very fruity. Again, risings mainly. Mild sourness. Absolutely refreshing, spicy and tasty.
M: Medium body. Medium sour and fruity aftertaste. Not much alcohol despite of the medium ABV.
O: Excellent drinkability. Bellissima birra. Balanced in all senses. Refreshing and, at the same time sour and tasty.
[ BA Review @ 12/16/2011 ]
Erzengel (4716) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sauer-holzig. Rote saure Früchte, aber nicht zu tief. Angenehm säuerlich frisch. Nett. 12/12/12/12
BVery (7367) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled via bottle at WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Hazy amber pour. Musty with some sour fruit. Wood. Dry finish. The bottle said this was oak-aged and from 2012.
cards04 (2059) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really nice sour ale. Pours a mahogany color. Aromas are red wine, barrel, earth, sweet cherries. Flavors are mostly sour.. Vinous, oak, musk, lemon, cherry. Very good.
PriorL (2415) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home.
APPEARANCE: clouded red/Brown beer. Small stable head.
NOSE: somewhat fruity, little acidic. Balanced.
TASTE: some oak, sour, lactic, nice balance in general. Really enjoyed it!
ben4321 (4360) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14
I thought this one was a decent sour red, but it wasn’t a favorite in the style for me. Just an okay offering overall.