lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy mahogany with quickly disapearing grayish head. Aroma of sour dark fruits. Flavor is nicely sour, but not too sour, with a nice yeasty mustiness in the background along with some citrus and berry. Not too sweet, which is also quite nice.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly murky copper red with a small lid of big off-white bubbles.
The aroma is vinous with notes of tart grapes up front and with hints of grass, strawberries, balsamic vinegar and minerals. Lots barrel character and oak. A mildly acidic and balanced smell.
The flavor is mildly sweet with a nice tartness to it. Not very sour. Lots of red wine character with fruit tannins, grape skin and grass. Less barrel character than in the nose. Some notes of balsamic vinegar. The finish is a bit short with a mild grassy bitterness to it, fruit aromas and minerals.
Full-bodied and almost with a fat mouthfeel due to the basically total absence of carbonation.
Very drinkable and balanced with a surprisingly full character.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow - this is one really really fine funky beer. One of my top 5 beers is Ghiridan Geuze - and this has some of the same great characteristics that I like in that beer, but with a dark fruity, cherry like sourness. Sharp, tangy and dry - wonderful balance. I wish I had taken more complete notes when trying it - but sometimes you just gotta enjoy a really fine beer.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at The Map Room. Sour ales are not my thing but this is one of the better sours I have had. Pours a rich medium amber with a thin head. Sour and tart berries dominate with wood and vanilla accents in the background. Not overly sweet and finishes crisp.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper color with a tiny head, Massive aromas of sour, tart fruit. Huge sour punch upon first sip. Hints of wood and malt in there as well. Nice tart finish. Great brew!
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. The aroma is what I expected from a good sour ale, but the flavor was a little lacking. Very good upfront sourness on the tip of the tongue, but it seems to fade too fast. I will try this again, but right now, I would put Monk’s Flemish over this one.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 2006 vintage. Pours a ruby color. Thin, white head. Aroma of red grapes, caramel. Low carbonation. Clean, tart taste.
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2008 Pours a clear amber color with some straw high lights peeking through. Not much of a head on the pour into the snifter glass, but there was some sticky rings of lacing. After a quick malty sweetness up front, there is a huge sour bite on the sides of the tongue. There are faint tastes of vinegar, yeast, cherries and some oak flavors. This beer was a very nice play on all of the senses.
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2009 Pours a ruddy brown with a soapy off-white head. Weak aroma sour cherries, malt and vinegar. Flavor is sour cherries, red wine vinegar, and lactic sourness. Flavor seems a little watered down. Not my favorite sour, but nice.