jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear but dark burgundy body topped by a small lasting light tan head. The aroma is fruity, vinegray, and lightly oaky. The flavor is fruity first and sour/vinegary second. Cherry comes forth late and peaks as the beer cascades down to my gullet. Spritzt attenuated body. Crisp and refreshing. Decent, pretty straight-forward without any of the complexities of the Rodenbachs but still a nice beer.
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
my first of this style. pours out a dark brown color, as you can see from the picture to the left. i didnt really know what to expect from this beer as once again, its the first of the style for me, and also because their tripel is lacking in many ways in comparison to st bernardus. all that aside, this is a pretty good beer. surprisingly refreshing and very easy to drink. there is a hint of sourness in it, which made it all the better. cherry and fruity tasting. a pretty good beer.
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice redbrown clear beer with a small head. sour cherrie- like aroma. taste: sweet sourrish, wood notes, fruity, malty. finish leaves to be desired, a pity.
mf is thin/medium and a bit fizzy.
JonMoore (1861) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown with slim beige head. Sour aroma. Mild sour cherry taste, with lots of fruit and underlying malts. Moderate carbonation, thin to medium mouthfeel. Pretty good stuff.
shintriad (700) - 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 (5100) - 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 (25085) - 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.