Travlr (7997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish amber with a sweet sour aroma. Full bodied, malty and complex. In the style of Rodenbach, but with slightly less body. Might age well, worth a try.
chrisv10 (7860) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear brown/amber with medium foamy off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, brett, sour and a little vinegar. Flavour is malt, fruit, sour, caramel, little vinegar, little acid, little barnyard, little tart and a little over carbonated.
hopdog (7658) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
There I was, rearranging my beers in my cellar when I knocked one off a shelf. It fell to the concrete floor about 3 feet. My life instantly passed before my eyes. It was if time stood still. While holding my breath, I waited for the shattering of glass. No glass. Whew, did I dodge a bullet. Then I hear the pssst of a leaking cap. Oh crap, what beer did I knock off. Of course it had to be this one. At least I didn’t shatter the bottle and it was drinkable! I’ve been in the mood for a Flemish Sour anyway. Poured a deeper and cloudy reddish/brown color with a large (could it be because it fell 3 ft) tan head. Aromas of sour cherries, oak, very light vanilla, and light yeast. Tastes of nice sour and tart cherries, light oak, and all around vinous. Nice tart finish.
Ratman197 (7633) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle 2005 vintage poured a cloudy dark garnet with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of sour cherries, dirty socks, oak, a bit of vinegar, and cork. Palate was light bodied and tart. Flavors of sour fruit[mild cherry character], oak, some vinegar notes, and cork with a sour, dry finish. A VERY tasty beer!!!
JoeMcPhee (7625) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2008 2007 bottle shared by puzzl and maxxdaddy. Deep orange-amber beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is really fantastic, lots of tart sour cherries, rich acetic character over the soft oaky sweetness. Rich tart flavour with the acidity smacking you right in the cheeks. A bit of light lactic character behind the acetic notes. Soft fruity tannins on the back of the palate along with some oaky character. The best of these I’ve had to date.
2006 bottle provided by gotmos and shared with myself, beastiefan2k, notalush and apoptosis. Cloudy amber orange beer. Very woody aroma with lots of burgundian wine character and heavy toasted oakiness as well. Warming brings up a bit of booze, but also more strong toasted oak character. Soft sweet maltiness and a lingering vineousness. Very oaky flavour over a bit of sour flemish red character. There’s lots of stuff going on in this one, but it still works pretty well. Could probably use a few more years in the bottle to see if the acidity will come up a bit and to settle down all of the wood.
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Deep brown/burgundy beer, thin white head. Big malty aroma, sweet chewy malts, acetic and yeasty aroma. Flavour is also big, acetic, malty, flavour. Sour tart finish. Cherry, woody, sour acetic finish.
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BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle from ClarkVV. Pours crisp and clean dark nut (hazel) brown with ruby highlights as you turn it in the light and a few tiny tightly packed bubbles clinging to the glass. A light brown foamy head sits atop the sour goodness and exhibits a creamy tiny bubbled lined lacing that lazily falls back to its perch on the brew. Lightly musty aged oak shortly greets your nose but is quickly replaced by tart cherry/berry malted aromas with faint caramel notes. As soon as the tart acidic sour cherry mouthful hits your tongue, the saliva glands kick into high gear. Nice tartness that is enough to overpower the alcohol content which remains unnoticeable throughout the bottle. The flavor ends moderately acidic with musty aged oak notes and of course, tart cherry. Medium bodied, almost full bodied, palate with an excellent balanced mouthfeel that is somewhat dry except for the saliva kicked up because of the tartness. Excellent brew to accompany an acidic Italian dish, to replace the traditional red wine.
BMan1113VR (7382) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 8, 2007 bottle # 0836. Pours with a large, creamy, thick, off-white head covering an opaque, red tinged, brown body. Strong lacing and full retention left by the head. Truely great looking. Aroma is a nice sourness with a lot of fruitiness (berries mainly), a bit of spiceyness, oak and alcohol aswell. Taste is sour and a tad metallicy at first. Nice citrus and oak as it warms. Creamy consistency, but leaves the mouth a bit puckered and dry. Lively, but small bubbles.
JorisPPattyn (7310) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2005 Colour: dark brown with clearly a reddish shine. The head is brownish-pinkish. The nose is old oak wood, woodstainer, cherrycake and chocolate. Taste gives a hint of diacetyl, a good trace of bitter chocolate, lots of tannines. Retronasal bitter taste that has a metallic tang to it and quite phenolic. Mouthfeel is full-bodied. Rather some fusel alcohols than ethanol, unless after a very long time, some brandy-ish hint comes up. After a certain time, there is also a new flavour, reminding of noga.
This is one of the most complex beers I’ve ever tasted. The nose is phenomenal. Points lost are on "going too far", as the beer has been acting as a chemical extractor of all what was in the wood. Were this beer refermented with a fruit as cherries, it would have been mind-blowing.
Original sour version
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, 2006 Vintage (capped), from Charles Street Liquors, Cambridge. No bottle number that I could see .Chestnut colour. Virtually flat. Sweet, fruity, somewhat woody aroma. Touches of balsamic vinegar. Pretty much the same of the palate. Moderately sharp and acetic but not as sour as expected. Bittersweet mouthfeel - I’m not sure that the sweetness was entirely what was intended. Seems the 2006 may be rather different from the 2007 - the complete absence of carbonation was rather off-putting. By no means a poor beer but a bit disappointing, especially at $17 a bottle.
daknole (7205) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at Brewtopia. Cloudy brown pour. Small whitish head. I smell some funky sour notes with cherries and some yeast and malt. Flavor is sweet/tart with a pleasant dryness. Finishes pretty tart with enough sweetness to taste the actual beer. Interesting and for a sour not bad.