VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Simplistic compared to Rodenbach GC. Reddish brown in color with a medium, tan colored head that sticks around for the most part. Aroma is sour and sticky sweet at the same time with minor wood notes. Initial taste is sour and fades into a discernable barnyard flavor that is overwhelmed by the fruity sweetness. Creamy through the middle and finish. Not bad at all, but it was not as interesting as I qould’ve liked.
pras (523) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown but filter clear. Little to no head. Nose is very faint. Can’t pick anything up on it. Malt comes through with some deep fruit flavors (plum/prune). Slight oak flavor and slightly sour. Finishes extra dry. Nice beer, but I would have liked it to be slightly more sour.
Bill Becker (511) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep brown beer with reddish hues and a decent head of foam.
Notes of candi sugar, yeast, and a light tartness in the smell.
Some of the brown ale hits my palate to start. Followed by a wee bit of the candi sugar, yeast, and a very mild sour taste or two.
Light body and lots of carbonation make for a so so mouthfeel.
fkoolen (509) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark reddish-brown, beige lively head. Thin aroma. Dry mouthfeel, tard, not too fruity, but nicely drinkable. Medium body and carbonation.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is dark red brown with a big, light brown, head that slowly dissipates to a thin, hazy top and leaves no real lacing. The aroma is sweet, pungent, with notes of molasses, earth, and fruit. The taste is sweet but sour, tangy, with earthy molasses elements, yeast, red wine, and fruit, almost like grape soda mixed with beer. It has a sweetish, slightly grainy finish. It’s ok, but not my style and I don’t really like it.
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark hazy brown with some red. tiny head. Malty notes of dark fruit, some sour berries, caramel, toffee, spices and little wood develops in mouth. Flavour is mainly sweet with some sour hint in finish. The malt is too dominating.
paintedmaple (506) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice entry level sour as it is only slightly sour and has a thin effervescent body that while good is a bit on the thin side. Good Belgian funk and a tart sour fruit finish...an easy drinking Belgian.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice indeed. Very sour but sweet at the same time. Nice brown head. One can definately tell it was in oak barrels. Very tart. This is an excellent beer to cook game birds in.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2005 Looks like coke - maybe my bottles were a bit flat. Malty, sour and (here’s a word I’ve never used to describe a beer before) "tangy".
Quite nice, but a bit thin for my taste.
Arek (494) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - APR 15, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.33 l, Lidl, Wrocław, Poland.
Brązowe piwo z puszystą ale niezbyt obfitą pianą i słodowym aromatem czerwonych owoców. W smaku wodniste, owocowe i kwaskowe, lekko przypalane z bardzo łagodną, pestkową goryczką na finiszu.