mathieuc (2285) - Québec, Quebec, - FEB 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2013 UPDATE (2013-02-27): Please be cautious as there seems to be some wild bottle variations. Some of the bottles from my case tasted like skunky mushrooms (not good) while others were much less problematic with an enjoyable sour. I’m taking down my rating from 3.4 to 2.7 only to emphasize that.
Pours reddish brown with a nice layer of white foam that leaves pretty lacing patterns. Nose is pretty tame with light balsamic notes and maybe a little cherry. Mouthfeel is thinner than expected but at least carbonation is just right so it doesn’t enhance that perception. It ends up bone dry which I appreciate. Overall a light and refreshing drink. Not bad at all, just not up there. Oh and I forgot to mention, this is not sour to me. Only the tinyest sour shows up mid-palate.
floydian1 (1187) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Red-brown beer with a small but stable off-white head. Nose is sweet caramel malts with a light woody red wine vinegar presence. Taste is sweet toasty malts with a mild sour tartness that dissipates the further down the glass you get. It is sweeter than Rodenbach’s Flemish red ales. Medium bodied with a flattish carbonation. Very drinkable.
IndianaRed (2960) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle fairly clear brown with some reddish edges and highlights livel quick off-white head quickly settling out Woody slightly tart aroma of some cider and some faint metallic hints Basically a stale tasting slightly sour brown ale Disappointing Dry finish
ChainGangGuy (4559) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of the Petrus Belgian Sour Power 6-Pack - $22.99 at Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a full charge of khaki-colored froth. Modest lacing.
Smell: Lightly sweetish, lightly tart-scented nose with touches of chocolaty, caramelly maltiness paired with an acetic, vinous, cherry-like quality that melds and meshes in my mind to be described as ’purple’ flavoring.
Taste: Brown maltiness hinting softly of chocolate, sweetish caramel and toast giving way to encroaching earthy woodsy tones and a plum wine, lightly balsamic, cherryesque accent. Relatively easy-going, mellow acidity. Mildly sour and dry on the fairly clean finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Slight tongue-coating action present.
Overall: Not particularly displeasing, just a little ho-hum and while though a different beer, .
Beersiveknown (4010) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from 75cl bottle @ #EBBC15 in Brussels
clear ruby tinged briwn with offwhite head collapsing to a lacing. lightly tart, tannins, slight smoke, red fruit on nose. initial tartness and red wine vinegar replaced by sweeter malt and acidic red fruit with a fairly tart yet brief finish.
radio_nowhere (1214) - Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at the Thirsty Monk Pub & Brewery in Asheville, NC; deep reddish-brown color with minimal tan head. Aroma notes of sour malt, faint cherries, some sugar and tad oak. Taste adds some darker notes of caramel and dark fruits. Light-medium body, low carbonation, soft with light tanic-sweet finish. Nice enough lighter sour ale.
Wanne (65) - - AUG 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The colour is red/brown, with a beige head. There are no outspoken or extraordinary flavors. There is a slight sourness that is well-balanced with the bitterness. Overall it’s not bad, but the taste is a bit plain for me.
ChtiBreizh (222) - Rennes, FRANCE - AUG 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A mellow oude bruin. Sweetness is quite low but sourness as well. A bit watery. Ok.
ttoadee (1010) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep bronze pour, tan head, little lace. Nose is Belgian yeast, on the wild side. Sour. Middle is...flat; slightly watery medium roasted malt, weak sweet tart flavor lurking. Finish is bittersweet. Not bad, just expected more
migwell (123) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Did not enjoy this one at all. Thin bodied, rusty tasting and weakly sour... bought this along with a Petrus Aged Red, which was quite a different story and good.
PeatyPete (552) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with cream-coloured head. Metallic flavour. Taste malt, wood and fresh fruit.
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