mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 2008. Pours a clear brown with no head. Aroma of bourbon and cherries. Flavor of light tartness and lots of hard alcohol. I don’t dig the sour cherries much, but it wasn’t bad.
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 2006. Pours a dark ruby with voluminous, pillowy, white head. The head collapses quickly. The aroma is of heavy sourness, oak, and a lot of vinuousness. Taste does not back this up. It is very mildly tart with an aftertaste of sweet tarts. Very not sour. Other tastes include quite a bit of cherry, some darker malt flavor, and definite oak with some hints of different kinds of alcohols. This one was somewhat disappointing for me.
zickbeer_ye (327) - Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sour earthy berry with some metallic aroma. Egg she’ll head with a rust colored body. Tart white grape and berry flavor. Crisp and tart on the palate.
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Take the Duchesse De Bourgogne and up the grain bill. Then, increase the lactic and acetic character and make it more complex. You then have the next level of Flemish Sour Ales. Gorgeous deep ruby color with bits of sediment swirling around your glass. Great head retention and lacing. Deeply complex aromas of green apple, sherry and grapes. Layers of malt character emphasized by a nice sour candied flavour. Slightly assertive oak presence. Sourness on the palate is definate something to behold, but milder than I would have thought. Very well done.
VinegarStroke (320) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750ml): Hazy, brown and no head. Malty, old oak, sour, lactic, sour red fruit, rhubarb and hints of citrus. Dry, moderate to highly sour and low bitterness. Unripe fruit and citrus. Clean, lactic. Not bretty. Layers, food friendly.
Very interesting. Amazing cleanliness for an extremely sour beer.
MrGGen (316) - ITALY - MAR 8, 2009
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2009 Colore rosso-ramato molto profondo,con una schiuma quasi avorio che scompare un pò in fretta.Aroma di quercia e malto dolce,il sapore è una miscela di malti,frutti scuri e caramello,acidità ben equilibrata.Ha in finale piacevole di amarena.Come non parlare bene di questa birra.Ottima.
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2007 Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with little head and a trace amount of carbonation. The smell is of tart cherries, with some oak scents as well. The flavor is really smooth. The tart cherries come through, but not in an over bearing manner. As the beer warms the oak flavors come through. A tremendous beer!
NOTE, the 2006 version seems to have some fermentation issues. No carbonation, nothing like the previous years.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber red with a decent off-white head. Aroma is vinegar, funk, oak. Taste is nice and sour with the oak coming through nicely balanced in the finish. Palate is excellent with perfect carbonation and medium body. Very nice sour.
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch # 10 2008 bottle 1058 Pours dark amber color. Not much head to it. Smell isn’t as strong as I was hopeing. Taste is a little milder than I was hopeing. Overall good beer but not as sour as I would like.