ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed 3/5/13. 11.2 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a nice-looking three finger light cream color featuring a great texture - and downright fantastic retention for the style. Good lacing is left down the glass. One of the most attractive looking sour ales I’ve ever encountered.
S: Not very tart or sour compared to others in the style, though a minor presence of lactic sourness and tart apple exist. A combination of caramel malts and diacetyl are at the forefront instead. I could live without the latter quite easily.
T: This one has three stages: the initial flavor is slightly tart, the midtaste is a bit chocolaty, and the finish is sadly high in diacetyl. No big deal, I don’t really mind the diacetyl presence so much here. Really, the subdued sour profile allows its malt base to shine through; it gives off notes of almonds, caramel, brown sugar, and the aforementioned chocolate. It could have used more fruity esters, though.
M: I actually really like the mouthfeel of this one - it’s soft at first, yet crisp and dry to finish. The tannins are a subtle compliment to the creamy texture, aided by firm carbonation.
O: Decent, but if you’re looking for something mouth puckering, this ain’t it. Rather, it’s balanced and easy to drink, if unexciting. A good one to introduce sour newbies to.
floydian1 (1186) - 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 (2957) - 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 (4009) - 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 (1212) - 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 (215) - 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 (1009) - 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 (120) - 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 (550) - 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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