Palidor19 (3081) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The way I see this beer is the Flemish sour Ale to those who doesn’t like Flemish Sours. Its got a high carbonation, a little bit of malt flavor and only a pinch of sourness. Still very nice.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, purchased at whole foods. Pours ruby with a big fluffy tan head. Aroma is sweet with a bit of oak, mixed with some fruit notes. Big bold punchy taste, not super sour, more mildly sweet, decent brew.
JK (5123) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good beer but not very true to style. The sourness is very subtle. Light oak in the aroma. A brown, not red beer. Some sourness and I wrote in my notes it was like a Flemish red because I wasn’t sure what I was drinking.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with minimal head. A nice sour nose. Heavily carbonated and tart with hints of apple.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Brewfiend for sharing. Pours a nice dirty brown. Nice dark fruit sweetness with a good aoky sour bite. Great light sour bite on the front palate, but the flavor fades quickely. Decent flavor, but nothing spectacular.
cheap (4672) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2010 On tap at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse. The pour is nice dark brown but not opaque. It also possesses a dark orangish tinge. The head is a froth of off white. The aroma is not strong but it does have fruity or berry hints floating around the ambient air. The flavor starts with an impressive, but likable, musty taste bud appeal. As you swallow, it turns slightly sour. This is not as sour or sweet as the other Flemish I have had, Roden Classic. This is much milder in the tart department, more mansuetude than I expected. Very well behaved, gentlemanlike manners. Mild and repeatable. Lacks any bitter palate. A friendly beer that is easy to enjoy. The carbonation is mild but pleasantly present. The finish of this brew is amicable at the least. You can drink many of these and never know it had alky in there. Overall an interesting entry, no worries with this beer.
radagast83 (5953) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown. Orange flavors, with nice lacing on the head. Sweet, with a good roasted malt flavor. Very sour as well with a blast of cherries. Finish is slightly bitter.
swanmann (671) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured very dark burgundy brown, even orange tones, with semi-sustained 1/4 inch beige head. light lacing. Nose of sweet fruits with hint of toasted malts and slight yeast. The flavor is very sweet and sour, cherries. Pretty good but tends to thin out in the end.
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown body with massive head and long legs that didn’t quit. Aroma is of oak, malt, and slight sourness. Taste is very similar to the above - slightly sour with a cherry sweetness. More sourness comes out near the end. Slightly bitter.
Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little sweet and I would rather have a Duchess any day over this. Fruity and a nice example of an Flemish Sour Ale. Page 362 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 297 of his Classic 500 Brews to go.