SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 10, 2006
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark and opaque brown with fizzy head. Aroma is light and barely has any character. Flavors is extremely sweet yet holds a tart and sour flavor. I guess this coudl be good if it was freshly bottled.
marcus (8820) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This reddish-brown ale poured with a medium tan head, most of which dissipated rather quickly. There is, indeed, a sour brown flavor, but it is so thin as to be almost undetectable. There is a slightly astringent finish.
TheJester (2418) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2006
1.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
250 mL bottle. I like the ruby-brown description of its colour. Strong aroma of rum-raisin ice cream or plum pudding (with rum sauce). Didn’t get the red-wine-vinegar ’til it warmed. I can see why the LCBO suggests using this beer as a marinade. Also sweet fruit and a bit metallic. Okay, but not really what I’m looking for in a beer.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2006
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
250 ml Bottle: Pours ruby-brown with quite a bit of odd bubble lacing and a thin off-white head. Aroma is very busy and quite interesting; raisins, plums, molasses, oak are all present in heavy amounts. Flavour was decidedly underwhelming based on my post-aroma expectations, this is a carbonation-heavy mild brew with very little flavour when it’s cold. When I allowed it time to warm I could pick out a distinct red wine and fruity sweetness, but it was still a bit of a stretch. I’d hoped for better.
haukur (1629) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma, wooden, fruity, malty, a little spicy. Dark ruby with a fast dissapearing head. Taste is initally acidic but finishes weak and watery considering this has been aged and matured. Could have been great, but lacks the muscle. Thanks Magdalena
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best before 06.2005 – Clear redbrown body, small beige head, fine lacing; Not to big a nose, what there is , is super pleasant: a fine fruity wooden acidy freshness mixed with cowshit and a little dust; The body is soft with very little sparkle and only very little acidity; It finishes of to short, thin and watery, it has only very little aroma as a mix of wood and rotten apples.
TBone (15714) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 33 cl (BB 06/2008).
Ruby red color, good off-white head. Nose has sour fruityness and metal. Grassy hoppy flavor, then sourness. Long aftertaste is again hoppy and sour. Slightly metallic. Quite balanced as a sour ale.
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear dark amber with big fizzy off-white head. Yeasty and malty sweet aroma. Some berry feelings as well. Quite spritzy. It has a sweet taste though with caramel and a clear oak-like flavour at the dry end.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chestnut colour with a beige head. Malty, dark fruit sweet aroma with a light tart note and hints of wood and yeast. Malty, light tart fruity flavor with a vague note of wood.
kramer (5763) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark garnet colored body under a fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin film quickly. Aroma is lightly tart and acetic with some sour cherry, oak tannins, and candied fruit. Flavor is acetic and biting up front but the finish is sugary and dry with a nice muted oak character. Almost a light brett-like presence late in the finish? Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a fizzy efforvescent carbonation that makes for a lively feel. Overall, this was pretty basic and pedestrian for a Flemish Sour, but I’ll take a half-decent Flemish Sour over most styles top rated beers any day.