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.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is 50% a flemish sour ale, and 50% a Belgian Brown, I suppose. It lacks a lot of the contrasting sweet/tartness that I love so much about the Flemish Sour style. Anyway, a pleasant drink nonetheless, with a hint of the Belgian funkiness, and a tad mild.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with a medium tan head that stays. Aroma is red fruit, wood, a slight sourness, and a nice rich maltiness. Flavor is mildly tart with dark fruits and wood. The finish is a little bit watery but all and all this is a tasty beer.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Nice aroma of fruit and yeast, really nice citrus effect on the palate. sour taste with a medium malt body and hints of yeast. really good...too bad the bottle is so small.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful on so many levels. Sour yet fruity...creamy yet spritzy...warming yet I can see drinking a few to refresh in the summertime.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2005 This could easily be my favorite SESSION brew if it didn’t cost so much per bottle. Pouring a cloudy brown with a spritzy tan head, this has a mild sour malt aroma. Very soft yet lively in the mouth, it’s got a gentle toffee flavor coupled with juicy dark druits (plums, grapes) and sweet spices. Quite pleasant to drink, it has a slightly sour finish that leaves one salivating for more.
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