Rastacouere (6155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear ruby brown body with a sticky off-white head. Aroma is balsamic with almost no barrel character though which annoys me when you display them on the label. Bready, yeasty. Taste is a little bland, very short aftertaste, restrained sourness and a little empty. I came close to writing plastic also, but that's pushing it far. Bitter finish, medium body, creamy and biting, too much actually. This may be the only unremarkable beer of the day, but trust me that you're in for something with their aged pale!
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 4, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flemish Sour Tasting with MartinT & Rastacouere Part 1 #3. Similar rough-hewn color scheme as the first two in the tasting. Sour, stolid nose; stale bread overlies hints of sour fruit. Bland, bitter, dry and sour in a very boring, one-dimensional way...little real flavor besides dried old apples. The weakest of the tasting, easily.
Crit (3515) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with large lasting tan head.Sour, acidic nose.Tart, acidic flavor with some underlying malt
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good brown color,lots of large yeast particles through out the brew.small whitish head that faded quickly leaving a slight lace behind.The aroma was fruity and sour with the fruit being cherries and a definate yeasty smell as well.Nice sour cherry taste with a slight corky taste coming on that later dissipates back to cherry and a nice finish of mildly sour cherries.Flemish Sours scare me because i never know what to expect from them but this one is quite good and pleasant.with a nice flavor that doesn't overwhelm you.Very well worth trying again in fact i think this would possibly make a nice summer brew.Thanks go to Bigbastard for sending this fine brew my way.
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with ruby highlights and a huge light tan head that settles to a tan lace. Aroma of sour cherries dominates. Good effervescence. The cherry flavour is much more subtle in the taste. I get a woody characteristic as well. There is also a slight metallic finish on the end of the glass. Quite refreshing.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8+ oz bottle. Reddish brown, decent foamy head. Fruity, yeasty sour aroma. Flavor is, well... Sweet n' Sour. Interesting but not something I would seek out.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice red/brown colour with a thin light tan head that lasted the duration of the sampling. Aromas of cherries, oak, and belgian yeast. The taste is great. Sour cherries, oak almost red winelike highlights, big carbonation, nice quick finish. Very nice
bierkoning (10945) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Complex aroma of oak, porto, raisin, cherry, caramel and chewing gum. Sweeet and sour flavor with chewing gum, some oak and grapes. Well made Flemish brown.
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich frothy head, cherry aroma. Dark clay color. Sweet flavour, also sour but not tart sour. Malty, cherry flavour. Not refreshing but certainly interesting.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz capped bottle: dark maroon with purple highlights. Dense persistent light brown foam that brings a sharp bitterness to the lips as I taste. A good bit of fruit is the aroma: oaky cherries skins, tart green grapes, musty wood, almonds, and plums. Heavily carbonated which works pretty well to carry the chewy malt and lusciously tart fruits across the tongue, but the flavour and tartness quickly dwindles which was a little disappointing. Overall though I liked the full tart flavours and how they combined with the rich, earthy malt component; tasty.