OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I canít see whatís to get worked up about on this one. I like a Flanders red ale that make you pull that super sour face and make your head snap back a little. This one Iím afraid was rather wussy and had nothing strong about it. Faint hazy red brown with small tan head. Light cider/vinegar and some caramel malt aromas. A light body and very little to activate the taste buds apart from some very faint wood and faint yeast. Soft sour, slightly yeasty start, sweeter middle and weak dry finish.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice indeed. Very sour but sweet at the same time. Nice brown head. One can definately tell it was in oak barrels. Very tart. This is an excellent beer to cook game birds in.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong vinegary-fruity aroma. This was almost like a kriek. Flavor sour, vinegary but very good. Small bottle, though. :(
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruit and nuts scent. Deep brown shade. Slight sour taste, also raisins and bread. Great mouthfeel, complex. Extremely good beer.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep rapsberry-brown color. Sweet-tart aroma, slightly fruity. The body isnít quite as tart as the nose suggests, which I found a little disappointing. Smooth, mellow flavor, and I agree that it is rather reserved. This was my first Flanders red, and it wasnít as bold as I expected.
omhper (18745) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I sampled the 1996 version in 2001. Brownish red apperance, not much head. Slighty acidic, mild and soft with hint of cask character. Refreshing and complex.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice strong head accompanies this ale as it is poured. It takes a long time to settle, too. A nice even brown color. A light touch of malt with a bit of a tart attitude assails the nostrils. The tartness is proved by the light sourness on the palate. A really nice easy drinking refresher of an aged ale.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is great stuff. If you are a fan of reddish, sour ales with a nice madeira like quality, then this is your beer. If you canít get Rodenbach, this will wet your whistle. I wish it came in bigger bottles.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, dark, dark. Big head. Very sour and acidic. But i love the style. The sour acidity just works for me.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2001
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red color, foamy head. Tart fruity aroma. Light tangy, acidic tastes. Spritzy. Quite a short, dry palate. I thought this beer was good, but timid.