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(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.


4.3
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (359) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2008
This is my second favorite flanders beer......well it is up in the air between this and la folie....this is probally the best traditional example of this style that I have ever had....perfect balance of sweet and sour....great complexitys of the sourness......great great stuff too bad it is 18 bucks

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - SEP 24, 2011
AROMA: Right off the bat, big sour cherries and black dirt - strong, musty, fruity - very earthy; APPEARANCE: dark red-brown, murky, very little head and lacing; TASTE: Sour; PALATE: creamy, slightly spritzy, longish and a tad astringent, a tad.; OVERALL: I have had better - not really. This really works for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Bottle labeled 2005. Pours murky faded copper/ rusty red color with a thin light tan bubbly head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, sour apple, dark fruit, earthiness, and malt. Flavor is immediately sour fruit, with yeasty, earthy notes, and a slightly bittering finish. Very well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2007
2005 750 ml. Thanks to trade with Clarkvv. Had heard and expected so much and was so disappointed. Had side by side with Rodenbach Grand Cru. Both exact same murky mahogany brown color with moderate beige head. As opposed to RR Supplication or Rodenbach Grand Cru, the aroma was more musty and less sweet tart vinegary but not bad. The taste me was tart with some musty horseblanket and a liitle alcohol which is hidden in the Supplication and the Grand Cru. The problem was it was downright thin with any flavor quickly dissipating into the alcohol taste. It seemed more like a Sour Brown ale like New Glarus Enigma or Liefman’s Goudeband than a Flemish sour Red. That being said both the Enigma and Liefman’s are better. Definitely worth the try but not worth the hype or the money.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
750mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours a deep brown with a bit of white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Smell is quite sour, with some cherry and oak barrel. Body is good, but carbonation is a bit weak. Taste is overbearingly sour a tiny bit of sweetness in the aftertaste, but it’s kind of like drinking sour patch kids.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperTiti33 (342) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
2010. Ambré rousse Sauvage. Brett caramel. Boisé champignon. Corsé. Belle effervescence. Fraiche. Levure sauvage. Bonbon. Sour. Un petit délice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2007
The aroma was tart with a strong oak presence and a lightly enteric nature. The aroma was certainly lactic but had a bready character which might hint at a Brett culture. The aroma was fruity and complex with a hint of caramel. The beer poured clear dark brown with hardly any head at all, so nothing remained to lace the glass. The flavor was very mild by comparison to the last time I had tasted a bottle. The tartness was restrained and the tannic oak character was restrained as well. The flavor was only lightly acidic and had some estery fruit but while complex, missing some of the expected tartness. The body was medium and since devoid of carbonation this bottle really didn’t affect the palate. Overall a nice subdued Flanders Red, but this bottle had some room to improve by comparison to other bottles I have tried. 750 ml capped bottle, bottled in 2005.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2007
2006 Vintage. Dead flat. Vigorous pour yields about 6 big bubbles floating atop a deep red, almost brown liquid. Big oaky aroma, hints of sour cherries. BigHuge oaky flavor, as it warms it starts showing signs of a bone dry red wine. I really wanted to like a lot more than I did, but can I please just have maybe a hint of carbonation? Now I’m just kinda pissed I didn’t cellar this for a year or two.


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