shorlin (658) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 31, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very small fizzy head, with little lacing. Colour is a medium ro dark red. Aroma dominated by fruit: prune, date and cherry. Also some red wine in there, Kind of sourish, but not too much. Nice and easy going beer. Body is kind of light and kind of dry.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
WOW! thick and opaque, ruby hinted brown body. Really dark solid body with hints of ruby. Very tiny bubbles, thick creamy tan head. Yeasty, Yeasty, Yeasty. Some dried fruits and alcohol as well. Citrusy and spicy, a bit metallic, rather sour. wierd, but it is a sour ale i guess
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sour lambic aroma.Sweet, smooth,watery, sour flavor.Clean finish.Not very exciting for an oak aged Belgian ale.
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky brown. Sweet, fruity nose. A bit watery and thinnish on the palate, but not too bad. Smells much better than it tastes. Rather salty in the middle, and a bit in the finish too. Not a drain pour, but didn't do much for me.
Suttree (5186) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The label looks like the picture, but says "Old Brown Ale Aged in Oak Casks for 2 Years". Pours reddish brown with a thin head. Tart nose, tart flavor. Nice mild sweetness, not at all overbearing. Finishes sour, but in a good way. This is a good change of pace if you have been drinking pales or IPA all night.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
strong sweet slight citrus aroma, deep burgundy, sweet and yeasty, sour with a semi metallic finish
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8.4 oz bottle: Pours a beautiful deep red/brown color, with a large, quickly dissipating tan head. Nicely complex aroma, with plum and red grape evident, and hints of malt, alcohol, and Belgian candi sugar. Flavor is less complex than the aroma (a bit of a let down): a bit too sweet early on in the flavor, with a smooth, malty finish. Palate is a little thin, and very dry. Seemed very carbonated.
CapFlu (4548) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(25cl Bottle) This was an exciting pleasure; my first Flemish Sour Ale. Pours a beautiful mahogany coloured body and thin, quick dissipating beige head. Sweet aroma of port, cherry and slight vinegar. Not overly elegant flavour but pleasant and interesting none the less. Very fizzy lime initial taste that fades into dry red wine. Deliteful first sampling of this style and I look forward to future experiences.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Sweet/sour, woody tones, light cherry flavor. Surprisingly mine seemed overly fizzy/carbonated and had a fairly decent head. Still tasted fine though.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - FEB 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
metallic red-brown color with a thin head. nice tart souness with a balancing fruit sweetness. more body than most flemish sour ales- think of a light dubbel blended with rodenbach.