Aurelius (4118) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A tart, biotic, sweet fruit jam aroma. Fair label, cloudy oak beer with a thin lacing head. Sour and lambic-like. Indistinct sour fruits - sloes, plums, unripe cherries -- in the flavor profile. Not very sweet, not very bitter. Surprisingly easy to drink, given the sourness of the beer. Finishes out quickly, with a very muted sourness. For the style, I really liked it.
altonbrownd (3722) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Huge head. Very sour indeed. Very citrusy and seriously tart. Not sure why this only available in US. They sell it in normal liquor stores here in Amsterdam. Flippant, bubblegum finish. Questionable.
alexanderj (3311) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge head; light orange-yellow color; a little bit hazy, but not much. Aroma was sour apples and yeast. Not a big fan of the style, but this is probably one i would enjoy the most. Flavor was sour apple, but not hugely sour which made it more drinkable. Didnít pick up much on any oak. About average for me.
jimhilt (2400) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a three finger white head that fades to a ring leaving a good lace. Pale, cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Sour apple nose. Flavor is sour apples from start to finish, hops and malts stay hidden. True to Flemish sour ale style, drinkable but not my favorite. $4.90 for a 330ml bottle from Liquid Solutions Tigard, Or.
tomthompson89 (1902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
lovely beer, reminds me of a slightly sweet Cantalion. very well balanced, nice tartness, some fruitiness, very refreshing. good summer beer
grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not as intensely sour as Rodenbach Grand Cru, nor as malty. Still, nice tart-sour character representative of the style. Interesting complexity from oak. Hints of hop esters in the background.
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was an enjoyable one. Pours pale orange with a frothy white head. The aroma has a lot of things going on - spicy, peppery, woody, melons, lemon, barnyard, wild yeast, spicy hops and more. Medium body that is very crisp with some mild sharp carbonation. The taste has the myriad of flavors from the aroma, but it is quite a bit smoother than I expected, yet it has a crisp sharp finish. The finish has lots of sharp spiciness. Excellent flemish sour that is very dry, yet fully refreshing.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Golden coloured with a small head. Fruity with notes of vinegar, balsamico, berries and maybe a weak hint of apples. Pretty well balanced.
3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very slight murkiness in a golden soft yellow body, possibly from chill haze, though Iím sure thereís some yeast that was poured. Teeming with scents of honey, vinegar, light acetone (not in a bad way), sweet apples and a bit of a garlic-vinegar brine. The sweet scents are most present, with red apples and honey the most dominant smells. Bright, vibrant, spritzy on the tongue, very active and bubbly. Doesnít taste like much up front, but on the middle and back, with a cola-like bubbliness, thereís some light apples, light honey, some dough and some pine. Finishes a little empty, minerally as well. Not one of the best FSAís Iíve had, but still delicious. Reminds me of champagne. The levity on the back is killer.
LinusStick (2842) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 Re rate 7/18
What a difference a few months make! Great flavorful Flemish.Aroma of sour fruits and vinegar. Pour was a cloudy orange with no head. Taste was a beautiful mix of sour cherries, oak and some vanilla. Nice and mouth puckering. The oak agedness in this beer is not overpowering and doesnít define it. It adds character. Outstanding!
___________________________ rating: Aroma-5 Appearance-3 Flavor-6 Palate-3 Overall-10 Total:2.7
First (and probably last) flemish sour ale Iíve tasted. While it is not unbearable, this is just too sour. It poured a hazy golden color with a huge white-ish head that stays on the glass the whole way through. The taste is of sour fruits and vinegar which as I drink I like more and more. If Sour Patch Kids made a beer this would be it.