skortila (4741) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6th Dutch Ratebeer Gathering. aroma of gueuze like citrus. Slightly hazy, orange coloured with a thin, white head. Quite beautiful. Exciting taste, smooth and balanced. Sweet and sour. Vinegar/tartness. Bit citric. Somehow a combination between a gueuze and a flemish sour.
Nuffield (3754) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma suggests citrus, cherry, band-aid, rubbing alcohol, and that vintaged quality. Big time sour, and awesome. Iím thinking lambic but more soy and acid. The cherry comes out nicely. Excellent.
caesar (5586) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th DRG, some bottles were available at Bertís Bierhuis, Utrecht. Slightly hazy golden color, medium head. More like a light gueuze, than a flemish sour where usually there are some cherry-like notes. Soft, bit sweet and hoppy, some oakwood. Quite sour overall. Gets more intense while drinking.
bierkoning (10855) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It is sour, it is Flemish and it is no lambic. Iíve been looking forward to taste this beer, and I wasnít disappointed. 6th DRG. Golden color, slightly hazy. Citric, woody aroma. Very citric flavor, medium to full bodied, with some cream in the aftertaste. Raspberry. Some hopcharacter. Really great.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 6th DRG. Aroma is tart, oak and vinegar. Hazy, yellow color, off-white head, good lace. Vinegar, hay, almost like a geuze at the start but soon this is gone. Oak and some sourness stays but also gets sweeter, medium body. Classified as flemish sour ale, but I donít agree. And it ainít no geuze. Itís a style on itís own.
harrisoni (14626) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botlle at tíWaagstak in Antwerp. Golden with white head. Sour, farmyard aroma. But little bit of sweetness too. Sourness builds up in mouth, but the feel is quite velvety too. The farmyard carries on to teh end which has a mix of sweet and sour. A real change from the brown beers that I had been drinking. Some lemon. I like this, good mix and balance
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Big sour cherry, bacteria, band-aid, slight pear, sour brett, light horse, puckering, excellent in itís thinness. A way above average Flemish Sour.
pivo (2621) - GERMANY - FEB 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a nice surprise. Sweet, syrupy nose, musty and funky. Gold color, low clinging head. Like white wine at times, vinegar dryness, drying. Like a sweetish geueze. Thinish body, but an impeccable balance. Between an Flemish brown and a geueze. Just a fantastic brew.
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light orange, very little head. Pleasant aroma of sour cherries. The flavor is somewhat medicinal, hints of Robo, and more sour cherries. Tasty, quaffable, this description doesnít do the beer justice. Very nice.
bb (7240) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pale pink-golden beer with a thin white head. Nice tart aroma with some malty fullness beneath. Light tart flavor with some fruitiness (apple/raspberry). Clean and refreshing. Nice complexity beneath the tartness.