3fourths (8110) - 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 I’m sure there’s 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. Doesn’t taste like much up front, but on the middle and back, with a cola-like bubbliness, there’s some light apples, light honey, some dough and some pine. Finishes a little empty, minerally as well. Not one of the best FSA’s I’ve had, but still delicious. Reminds me of champagne. The levity on the back is killer.
LinusStick (2875) - 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 doesn’t 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 I’ve 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.
TheBeerGod (5297) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with a small foamy white head and sticky, delicate lacing on the glass. Aroma is sour fruits, light wood, soft vinegar, and light sweet maltiness. Overall it’s pretty much sweet-sour fruits in wood. Taste is more tart fruit notes, light damp wood, and soft vinegar. Bit of earthiness in there as well. Body is bubbly and sharp with a light-medium feel. Finishes with more sour fruits, wet wood, light vinegar and some earth notes. Not bad!
MPA (822) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 Bottle. Golden with vague white head. Sour and fresh aroma with fruit and a moist feeling to it. Flavour is sour, prickling, fresh and sweet with a smooth bitterness. Also apples and cherries.
Re-rate, 22nd of march 2008: BB 18/10 2007. Clear golden with ok off white head. Some apple in aroma and a woody character. Flavour has a more balanced feel to it than last rating.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sour aroma with hints of vinegar and sweet malt. Light golen in apperance with a medium palate that has good carbonation. Taste is sour and sweet with a nice background of wood flavors. Very enjoyable.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I generally don’t like these super sour fruity beers, but this one is more bearable. The sourness doesnt overwhelm as much as others do. While I can’t say I am crazy about it, I don’t mind drinking it.
SudsMcDuff (5894) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2010 umm, i really thought this beer had gone off...my first time hanging out with the Flemish Sour gang....woody as hell!!! i mean randy!! i didn’t really enjoy it then but 2 months later and after a few more flams and i think i might like and appreciate it!
rerate: wow, 4 years later with a whole lot more of the sours under my belt, i am loving this.. . clear dark gold copper .. . fantastic medium head, good spritz level .. . tart nose, nicely balanced on that front .. . wonderful mouth, light sweetness, light tartness, again ; balanced in the mouth too .. . more hot pockets!! .. . A wonderful beer, a beginner for sure but 4 years after i can see i started out right.. .. scores adjusted ..
maxbeer (118) - ITALY - NOV 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden, clear, the aroma preannunces its taste, quite sour but not in an extreme way. Medium body and not a long finish; quite good and drinkable, not as "explosive" as I expected.
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ooh. what a surprise, the bottle doesn’t say this is a Flemish. I really like this beer; very tart and biting; no subtlety here!
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appears a hazy, pale gold with a lush, 2 finger, fluffy white head. Lots of scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is sugary, oaky, tart apples, aged with lactobacillus, brett, sweet tarts, mild cherries, cakey yeast, aged funk, and perhaps some over-ripened banana peel.
Taste is of the aromas...sweet tart, funky, bacteria laden, infected oak aged, Belgian brew. I think you’ll either love it, or not. Personally, I really enjoyed it.
Mouthfeel is sweet up front, tart along the tongue, light bodied, mildly acidic, spritzy, and dry.
A nice experience of a tart, Oak barrel brew.