neongolden (166) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(shared 1yr-old 750mL bottle from LCBO) Pours a cloudy reddish tea with a thin off-white thin head. Aroma tangy sour apple, a little cherry, leathery wood, a bit of vinegar and funk. Flavour is fairly sour and a little vinegar, with tart cherry and apple cider, oak, earthy barnyard funk, acetic acid, malts in the finish. Mouthfeel is quite full and oily but still with some champagne effervescence. Complex, surprisingly quenching and good with food.
shaynsawchuk (163) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with a thin white head. Aromas is sour and woody; yeast, sour cherry, vanilla, earth and clove. Palate is smooth and gently carbonated. Very complex. Different and tasty.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - MAR 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown coloured, brownish head, fastly disappearing.
Nose is fruity, note of cherry kernel, bitter chocolate, vinous, wet wood, light lactic-cheese aroma.
Taste is sour-dry, vinous, very easy to drink, with a lot of sour and tannins that clean palate. The ideal beer for meat dishes. Light metallic aftertaste, medium body.
tripelthreat (162) - Soquel, California, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 bottle. Dead still reddish-amber body with absolutely no head. Aroma is vinous, cherry, some woodiness. Flavor is mildly tart, some acidity, cherry, raspberry notes, a little oaky depth. A little underwhelming overall. The complete lack of carbonation is a definite minus for me.
chris__hartley (162) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours murky chestnut with red and golden yellow highlights; the head is mousse-like and off-white. The aroma has notes of: fermenting apple cores, barnyard funk, sour cherries, slight leather, and apricots. The taste is high sour and medium acid, it finishes with a malty drier note; there are notes of: sour cherries, dry cider, slight raspberry, straw, and a malty aftertaste. The palate is medium-light bodied with a long sour finish; light carbonation; sticky. Overall, it’s a little unbalanced but very appetizing.
PatIrish (160) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely loved this beer. From a 750ml bottles, pours a dark ruby red/black. A soft head which melt to persistent lacings, sweet and sour hit the nose, acidic, yeasty, barrel. Starts very strong and full on the palate and finishes incredibly smooth and clean. Outstanding brew.
KAME (160) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2007 750mL bottle (2005). First off, this is one of my favorite brews, and probably the most drinkable and not overly sweet or sour of the true Flemish sours. Pours a translucent blood-orange hue with a very nice off-white head and great lacing. Aroma is of red wine vinegar, sour cherries, oak, and a fruity sweetness that is not over the top. Flavor is quite tart, with sour cherries, lactic acid, and oak. This is a great brew.
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber. No head. Fruity sour aroma. Medium body. Flavor is fruity, malty, wood, with some decent sour coming through. The finish is a sour fruity dryness. A very good sour.
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a ruddy red/deep coppery with a small amount of loose beige foam that quickly disappears to a tiny ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. Sharp green apple and musty grape aromas with some light funk. Flavor is lactic sharp/tart with a definite vinous fruity quality accompanied by woody elements before finishing tart w/ green apple/grape skin, nice and dry. Moderate body and slightly under carbed.
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2007, 750ml bottle at SD Toronado and at a pretty good price. Outstanding sour. Shows the barrel aging with the texture and hints of vanilla. Dark cola color. Refreshing brew, bring acidity and citrus aromas. Dosn’t taste like it looks. Kind of approaches a Lou Pepe but not quite. Would recommend this to sour beer drinkers and the best Italian brew I’ve ever had!