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 (4538) - 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.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark clear copper color with a light tan smallish head. Light yeast and white wine aroma. Touch of sourness strikes first followed by malt/fruit sweetness. Light and bubbly on the tongue. Finishes with a fruity sourness that makes this refreshing and enjoyable. A beginners beer for sourness.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown color, half-inch head that didn't lace the glass. Not much aroma, a little yeast and fruit (I think it was served too cold). Initial sour, malt flavor with some blackberriy hints. As the beer warmed, chocolate and dried cherry flavors emerged. Medium body with a sour, dry finish. This was my first sour ale and I thought it was quite good.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not in the class of Rodenbach, but an excellent sour ale. Nice sour, yeasty aroma. Pours a nice brownish-red with minimum head. Nice Brussels lace after drinking. Delicious flavors..sour, sweet, tart, crisp. Beer became a bit thin on the palate towards the end as beer warmed. Very drinkable.
boto (1863) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught version. A dark brown color, with little head. A bit of a floral nose. Didn't quite get the cherries that others did. A bit of a sweet taste to it. Pretty darn good.
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2006 Rating #1 01/16/03 Bottle (8 3 6 4 16). A brown mahogany color with a tan head. A sour fruit (cherry) aroma with a dry, acidic, vinous, wood, tart, and cherry flavor. Rating #2 12/12/06 Bottle (7 3 6 3 14). A reddish brown color with a nice foamy light brown head. A musty, wood, cherry and apple aroma. Smooth and not as tart as many in this style but it has a nice festive fruit and cider-like flavor.