VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
250 ml bottle - pours dark, dark brown, with a large off-white head. Aroma of sour grapes and malt vinegar and some graininess as well. Flavour less boldly sour than the nose, and more complex, too. Sour red cherries, red plums, and grapes with a quick wave of smoky malt near the back of the palate. Fading sourness at the end, and a very dry finish. I like this one.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bier Temple, Brussels. Deep burgundy in colour with a small white island floating just at the surface. I assume this is the head. Typical nose of the Flemish sour ales - balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and granary bread. Taste of apple cider, sour cherry and caramel. Nicely subtle tartness with a finish of walnuts. A tasty holiday treat! Not the best example of this style, but not the worst.
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Poours a dark maroon color. Sweet vinous tart aromas. Slightly tart flavors up front with quite a bit of roasted maltiness. Not super sour for the style. Well balanced between the roasted maltiness and the tartness.
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly fruity and malty to the nose with clear, dark brown body and very little head (contrary to what I was expecting from a belgian). Flavor of apples, citrus, malt vinegar and hops with an exceptionally well-balanced dry finish. The palate felt a little too thin and watery however. In general this was a great beer. I would definitely buy it again.
Quevillon (2927) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 250 ml. Bourgogne foncé, moyen collet. Arome de fruit sûrette (cerise, framboise) et de vinegre balsamique. Goût sûrette faible, un peu de cerise mais rien d’autre.
thornecb (5539) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown into a snifter. Significant molasses-colored micro head very slowly recedes leaving sheet lacing. Sour cherry and vinegar aromas. Fairly bland with flat sour flavor. I was expecting more from the aroma.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank in a sniffer. Sticky small brownish head with a nice dark brown poor. Aromas of green apples, pears and balsamic vinegar... You can feel the aromas of the oak aging. Flavors of raspberries, sour apples, a little bit dissapointing. Missing to the palate as well. Slight aftertaste of caramel.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle at the HyVee Oktoberfest beer tasting in Council Bluffs. Pours brown with a dark tan head. Strong fruity aroma of dates, raisins and plums. Begins tart, but a balanced sweetness emerges. Has a quick finish, but is a bit chalky at the end.
Eructoblaster (3889) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - 250ml. Dark brown body with low carbonation and a thin beige bubbly head. Strong malty/hoppy aroma with sour fruits, oaky and cinnamon hints. Taste is pretty much thinner than expected and lacks the complexity of the aroma. It leaves a fair but rather short sour finish. Not a great Flemish Sour Ale.
DJC (238) - USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful, deep amber color, with a head that disappeared almost immediately. Slightly sour aroma; reminds me of weak apple cider. Mild malt flavor, and one can certainly tell it was aged in oak barrels. Light palate, and good carbonation. Quite refreshing.