lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown beer with nice red shine and with fluffy ivory colored head. Good complex smell with some freshness. This beer has a smooth mouthfeel with a nice touch of fine malts, touch of cinnamon, chocolat and sirop de liège = (Pearsirop). This fine beer has a good balance and a fine freshness in the end.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A delicious FSA - mine was pretty old and I could not dislodge the yeast no matter how hard I tried - therefore, this was a little thinner than it might be, and a tad less flavorful perhaps. Rich grape and tannins, lovely. Diminished nose or grapeskin and dark cherry.
pootzboy (1569) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought in a "gift pack"...3 Petrus brews plus trappiste tulip glass...pour reveals a slightly cloudy deep red-brown...aromas are articulated...cherry-grape-raisin and a slight alcohol wisp...Starts creamy right off..the body is remarkably clean (not viscous) for such a strong smelling/ tasting ale..it runs the gamut...grapes, cherries, raisins..some toffee and all in balance with this incredible souring that is not overly pronounced...not sweet not sour...lovely fruit tastes and a great finish of sweet/sour fruits with a nice smoky oak finish.., a nice specialty drink from Belgium.
hopdog (8241) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 Poured a dark reddish-brown with a small brown head. A woody and sour cheery aromas and tastes. Rerate: On tap. Stronger and nicer tastes and aromas (still cherries and Oak but nicer).
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
07.03.04 11.2oz bottle. Pours a pretty, deep reddish teakwood color with a even effervesence; it’s a very attractive beer. Lots of bits. Aromas are sour cherry, tons of malty sweetness is anticipated. The flavor is lighter than I expected, crisp, refreshing actually. The fruitiness of the aroma falls flat in the flavor, but there is a more complex, subtle wine quality that emerges. Not as acidic as I thought it would be, finishes tart like a sourball candy. Nice, but not exceptional...I just don’t know enough to know if it’s the beer or the style that doesn’t impress me.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle - Great European Beerfest 8, Sharp Edge Tavern - East Liberty, PA] The first Flemish Sour Ale I’ve ever had. Poured a rich brown color with not much of a head. Sweet and slightly sour aroma, lots of malt with some apples and other citrus mixed with earthy notes. Kind of cidery in the taste, apples mixed with malts and a semi-sour sensation that gives a smooth yet rather tart finish.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sour apple, caramel, cinnamon. Brown coloration, thin dissapating head. Decent brew, nothing standing out though.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep hazy brown with minimal slight off-white head. aromas of straw, light citrus, wood, apples and honey. Flavors aren’t as dry on the palate as most of the sour ales i’ve had. Apples, spice and pineapple dominate the palate as the flavor lingers on the palate. A light to medium bodied brew that would pair well with a good hearty meaty meal.. Nice oaky finish..
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 I remember that this was an early favorite beer of mine, but the bottles I have had recently have been comparatively disappointing. I have had the draft many times as well and have found it to be lacking some of the strength that the bottles contain. Still a fine beer, but no longer on my elite list.+++ Sampled from an 11.2 oz bottle this beer poured a clear mahogany color with a medium tan head that faded quickly. The aroma was sour vinegar with just a hint of sweetness. The flavor is sour fruit and almost a cider vinegar element and a woody undertone. . Bitterness lingers on the aftertaste. A bit undercarbonted.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark clear copper color with a light tan head. Light yeast aroma. Taste of sourness strikes first followed by malt/fruit sweetness. Light and bubbly on the tongue. Finishes with a fruity sourness. A decent beer for sourness.