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 (1007) - 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 (6125) - 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!
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 4, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flemish Sour Tasting with MartinT & Rastacouere Part 1 #3. Similar rough-hewn color scheme as the first two in the tasting. Sour, stolid nose; stale bread overlies hints of sour fruit. Bland, bitter, dry and sour in a very boring, one-dimensional way...little real flavor besides dried old apples. The weakest of the tasting, easily.
Crit (3334) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with large lasting tan head.Sour, acidic nose.Tart, acidic flavor with some underlying malt
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good brown color,lots of large yeast particles through out the brew.small whitish head that faded quickly leaving a slight lace behind.The aroma was fruity and sour with the fruit being cherries and a definate yeasty smell as well.Nice sour cherry taste with a slight corky taste coming on that later dissipates back to cherry and a nice finish of mildly sour cherries.Flemish Sours scare me because i never know what to expect from them but this one is quite good and pleasant.with a nice flavor that doesn't overwhelm you.Very well worth trying again in fact i think this would possibly make a nice summer brew.Thanks go to Bigbastard for sending this fine brew my way.
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with ruby highlights and a huge light tan head that settles to a tan lace. Aroma of sour cherries dominates. Good effervescence. The cherry flavour is much more subtle in the taste. I get a woody characteristic as well. There is also a slight metallic finish on the end of the glass. Quite refreshing.