Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Been a while since I had this. Deep reddish brown, OK head. Very nice aroma of sour cherries and tamarind. Flavor has a woody note that is quickly drowned by a cherry flavor, fading into a malty finish that is just a bit too light on the palate. This isn’t a bad beer, but it leaves me wanting a Rodenbach.
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid dark sour ale. The level of crisp tartness is such that this could be a good into to the style - not as harsh as others. The vinous (red grape) malting has some elements of my favorite Abt-syles (St. Bernardus and others). There is a lot to this beer, nnone of which is overdone. The only extreme is the amount of plegm it produces.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chestnut color, frothy beige head. Acidic, but not overly so, light fruit, mainly cherry, malt, some of the oak comes through a bit as well. Not incredibly sour, more tart than anything. Refreshing and quaffable. It lacked in certain areas, but not to the detriment of the beer and was quite enjoyable overall.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an ok Flemish Sour Ale. Fruity, sour, and sweet flavors. Finishes light, smooth, and clean.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 cl bottle, best before 19/05/06. Sweet, vinous and musty aroma with hints of cherry tartness, old spices, wood and candle wax. Deep, dark red-brown color with a lasting, fine, light tan head. Flavor profile is sweet and fruity, some red grape and apple notes, then introducing a moderately sour tang to mix with the lingering sugary malt. Finish is lightly acidic. Rather effervescent mouthfeel with a medium body. Worth trying, to be sure.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottle was dated best by 1997 ... a few years past its prime? Plenty of vinegar and sourness in the aroma. A strange leathery texture and taste. Some maltiness and hops. This stuff is just dandy.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice dark brown colour somewhat metallic in taste though. I was surprised to discover it’s a flemish sour... I was certain it was trying to be a belgian strong ale. There is a definite sour taste. It’s not that great.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown-red in appearance with frothy tan head. Nice yeasty and spicy overtones to aroma. Flavor is not quite as nice as flavor. Light sour with little of yeast and wine. Still, a pretty decent beer.
Gunny (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2004 25cl bottle. Best Before 17.06.04. Garnet red with a noisy, quickly dissipating offwhite head. Nose is vinous with notable acidity. Initial flavour of dried dates gives way to some malt sweetness followed by a pleasant sourness. A gentle carbonation complements the sourness. The finish is sour with hints of sun dried raisins.
TheBeerGod (5007) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Purchased at Dickies Beer & Grillhouse. Body is a ruby colored brown. Medium tan head. Nose is tart fruit, wood, and light vinegar. Taste is lighter sour notes with mild fruit and mild brown sugar. Straonger floral notes come through with wood and a light hop bite. Light spices as well. Body is moderate carbonation and mild acidity and tartness. Finished with a light fruit tartness and wood along with medium spice.