beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Winey aroma, some alcohol. Some sherryish notes, and some oak aroma also in there. No hop aroma-fine for style.
Appearance: Quickly disappearing head with large bubbles. Clarity ok. Murky reddish color.
Flavor: Winey, vinous flavor with some metallic notes. No hop, which is fine for style. Flavor tastes cherryish, probably from the oak or extreme carmelization. The caramelish flavor is very pleasing.
Mouthfeel: Very, very slight sourness, accompanied by some alcohol warmth.
Overall: Nice beer, not sour or acidic to the point of hard-to-drink, would have had another bottle if I had one.
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a deep cherry red with a small off white head and some lace. The aroma is dry and woody like a dry red wine. The flavor is sweet, with sour overtones. The palate is fairly rich with some cleansing. Overall, not bad.
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyable brew...on tap at Taco Mac with Wunderbier and Shag...aroma and flavor of sour cherries and vanilla.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown-amber body with an average sized, off-white, creamy head that is slowly diminishing. Aroma is dominated by sour cherries with hints of oak, nutmeg and vanilla. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a lightly bitter, lightly acidic, moderately sour finsh. Medium-heavy body, oily texture, fizzy carbonation. The bottom line is: sour, rich, smooth...that's good in my book.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Subtle aroma of toast and apples. The taste is carmelly and woody with a wine-like fruit aftertaste. very pleasant.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 Malty fruity complex flavour that’s lightly sour. Great beer, the only problem was I only had a 250ml bottle...
Rerate: 2006-02-09 Not nearly as good this time, lighter body and hardly sour at all 13/20.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - APR 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with magenta hues. A medium fine bubbled tan head. The sweet rich fruit scent of prunes and the tartness of Green apples. A zesty tart flavor of sour cherries. The oak casking also imparts flavors. Quite tasty, this beer has helped me appreciate Sour Ales.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer has a red/brown body - hue apperance and a fine light white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a low carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is acid.
Crockett (1005) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red/brown. Aroma of ripe fruit. Very tiny head. Flavour of prunes and vinegar (if you like that sort of thing). Sits nicely with a light malt, hopped, and peppery background. Very refreshing. Clean and nice, but somewhat unbalanced.
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear ruby brown body with a sticky off-white head. Aroma is balsamic with almost no barrel character though which annoys me when you display them on the label. Bready, yeasty. Taste is a little bland, very short aftertaste, restrained sourness and a little empty. I came close to writing plastic also, but that's pushing it far. Bitter finish, medium body, creamy and biting, too much actually. This may be the only unremarkable beer of the day, but trust me that you're in for something with their aged pale!