FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is a murky brown to amber in color. Topped by a thin wispy head. Smells tart and vinuous. The first impression is that this beer is lightly sour, not as much as I was expecting from this beer. A fairly dry beer as well. At first, when cold, there is not too much flavor. It is lightly carbonated, with notes of sour plum in it, as it warms up. It does become slightly more sour as well, and it becomes a bit fuller in the mouth. Overall a fairly simplistic version of a sour Flemish ale.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A milder version of eg. Rodenbach Grand Cru. However it is still pleasant, complex and fruity.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour. Very pleasant acidic aroma. The flavour is slightly acidic at first, but then turns towards fruityness and sweetness.
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a slightly reddish hue. Large beige head. Smelled of fruit, much like a fruit cider. Wonderful taste that starts off with malts and ends with a well balanced sourness. Definitely cherry taste throughout. Like Hopistotle420, I could definitely drink this all day.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black cherry, woody nose. Dark ruby/ruddy brown hue. Big fluffylight tan head. Pleasantly rich malts first, a very light-footed mouthfeel, then clean acidity. Very drinkable and thirst quenching. I could drink this all day long. Sourness i definately evident and balanced very nicely
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It reminded me of Goudenband flemish sour. It had a wood to mellow dry flavor about it, and was medium in carbonation. Nice brown to semi-reddish coloration. This was something I did enjoy but could not drink in large numbers.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with a small disappearing off-white head. A wooden winelike aroma and taste. The taste is fine but there are no real secondary flavors in this ale.
BBB63 (6299) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful multilayered hue of brown/red/amber. Small head but thick and laces the glass very well. Acidic and earthy aroma, hints of tart fruit, horseblanket, oak, caramel, and sourdough bread. Strange taste (doesn't mean bad however), starts sour, midway becomes slighty sweet and nutty, then finished woody dry. As I drank the bottle, the taste of ruby port became more pronounced and the sour start lessened. Did I say that the finish was very dry? Creamy and soft mouthfeel. Complex yet smooth, a brown ale with some sour juice and wood chips added. I liked it, just not a much as the Aged Pale.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cherries are so obvious I'm surprised they're not coming up in the google ads here. Deep reddish mahogany pour, dense persistent foam. Sweet cherry and vinuous aroma with wooden tones. Sweet cherry flavor is dominant at first then subtle. Notes of licorice and tree bark, finishes mildly hoppy. A little one dimensional but pretty tastey.
MrDick (350) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Since it's Bastille Day, I thought that I would drink a Belgium beer (as I fart in your general direction). Strong plum aroma which seems to accompany other ale aged in oak casks. Dark reddish-brown color with little head. On first taste, it lacks character - a bit tart but no real flavors and a bit watery. I'll let this warm up a bit and try again later. It's later. A little more taste and bitterness. Sweet apple and chocolate. This could be a very nice starter ale for somebody trying flemish sours as it doesn't overpower.