shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark, deep red with a short-lived pale beige head. Cherry, cobwebs and sawdust in the nose. The sourness is tempered by the aging, obviously, making it a very mild drink. After trying Rodenbach, this is a little dull on the palate, but still enjoyable.
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from pintbypint. From a 250 ml bottle best by August 6, 2006. The body is a very dark brown with some ruby highlights. The head on my initial pour is huge. The aroma is sour apples and cherries. There is also some oak. The taste is slightly sour cherries with some dark bread. There is also a little bit of Sprite. A decent beer, but this lacks character. I really like the style, but I want more taste and body.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 25 cl) Clear, brown with a reddish hue. Not really sweet, not really sour. More dry with a slight hint of hops in the finish. Light in body and very pleasant and quenching. Spends 20 months in oak vats - that’s a long time indeed. Perhaps one could expect more flavours from that long period of maturing? 070795
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
brown reddish clear with large off white head., sour aroma, taste is slightly sour, rasberryish maybe, but also wet cardboard. , falls a bit flat. ok though.
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On first glance it looks good and smells ok too, but the taste is a real disappointment
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark ruby red with a small head but very lacy. Smells very very fruity. Sour apple with an underlying sweetness. A bit of malt.
Taste is appley and yeasty but a bit watery. Better as it warms. Gets more sour and a bit maltier. Still tastes a bit like watered down Goudenband. Quite thin body and not much aftertaste.
This is OK but could be a bit more flavorful.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a medium baige head. Malty fruity light sour aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet sour finish.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
250ml. bottle, best before 6/09/06. Clear brown color with a good sized tan head. I love Flemish Sour Ales, and this one reminds me of a "lite" version. All the right characteristics are there, they are all just muted. Still very drinkable.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma of fermented cherries and prunes. Caramel, fruit, and a woodsy dryness in the flavor. Gueuze-like sourness in the finish.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mostly transparent red/amber, single finger head, hardly lasting. Aromas of fruit syrup and alcohol. Flavor was of dark berries (rasp, straw, black), slight sourness, but not as sweet as it sounds. Nice mouthfeel, and good looking lacing.