urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is perfectly balanced traditional Belgian bruin ale. On draft, it blew me away with its sweet fruit and amazing balancing sourness. Awesome.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brown in color, soft bubbly head, very sour flavors, bitter finish, a little too sour for my taste
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soft and mild compared to some Flemish sours that I've tasted, this nice oaky, cherry candy ale was lighly carbonated and quite tasty. Alcohol was present in the first sip, but not too full of fire. Lasting notes of wood and cherry candies.
jaymobrown (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alcohol, plum, oaken notes. Very sour cherry flavors. Fizzy, and some subtle malt flavors. Nice.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is a murky brown to amber in color. Topped by a thin wispy head. Smells tart and vinuous. The first impression is that this beer is lightly sour, not as much as I was expecting from this beer. A fairly dry beer as well. At first, when cold, there is not too much flavor. It is lightly carbonated, with notes of sour plum in it, as it warms up. It does become slightly more sour as well, and it becomes a bit fuller in the mouth. Overall a fairly simplistic version of a sour Flemish ale.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A milder version of eg. Rodenbach Grand Cru. However it is still pleasant, complex and fruity.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour. Very pleasant acidic aroma. The flavour is slightly acidic at first, but then turns towards fruityness and sweetness.
McWhite (107) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a slightly reddish hue. Large beige head. Smelled of fruit, much like a fruit cider. Wonderful taste that starts off with malts and ends with a well balanced sourness. Definitely cherry taste throughout. Like Hopistotle420, I could definitely drink this all day.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black cherry, woody nose. Dark ruby/ruddy brown hue. Big fluffylight tan head. Pleasantly rich malts first, a very light-footed mouthfeel, then clean acidity. Very drinkable and thirst quenching. I could drink this all day long. Sourness i definately evident and balanced very nicely
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It reminded me of Goudenband flemish sour. It had a wood to mellow dry flavor about it, and was medium in carbonation. Nice brown to semi-reddish coloration. This was something I did enjoy but could not drink in large numbers.