grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very interesting brew. Has an amber hue in the glass with a garnet colored head. Literally the hed was slightly purple or red. Awesome. Smells like rusty iron and grapes. Immediately able to taste the oak aging. The oak flavor runs papery and smooth across your tongue. Also tastes like red wine. Aftertaste. Mediciney and rusted.
Good brew very drinkable.
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l Pours a redish brown color with fizzy, bubbleish, vanishing off-white foam. Aroma of basement, earthy yeast, restrained fruity character with slight lactic acid feel. Discreet sourness with some oak in the mouthfeel. Slightly tart unfruity yeast leads to caramel and lactic-sweetness. Thin, watery body pairs with lifeless carbonation. Somwhat unclear, tart finish. Not too inviting, but quite decent though.
bhops (430) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m a sucker for a good sour ale, and I enjoyed this one. Not overpowering, but well balanced and clean.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 8, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer has a most marvelously strong, sharp and very inviting bouquet. Tart aroma and taste of sour cherries and cranberries prevail throughout, with a very fruity yet dry finish. Awesome!
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sour lambic aroma.Sweet, smooth,watery, sour flavor.Clean finish.Not very exciting for an oak aged Belgian ale.
chicagobears (424) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby brown. Musty aroma of oak and berries. Has a tart fruity flavor but it isn’t overwhelmingly tart like some beers of this style. I like how this beer manages to have the characteristics of a Oud Bruin without being too much. Oak characteristics shine through.
junon (424) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured like a cola. Aroma was interesting but any interest faded after tasting. Doesnt even taste like a beer. Tastes like an alcoholic cola. Im completely serious and had high hopes but I just cant believe something like this would come out of Belgium. I will chalk it up to a bad bottle and may try it again to re-rate.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle pours a reddish dark brown with a frothy beige head and some lacing. Aroma is full of dark fruits (especially cherries with a hint of oak. Body is medium with enough carbonation to keep the moutheel lively. finish is has a tart/sour flavor, for 20 months on it is not that oakey. but an interesting beer
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma was light and malty. The nose hinted at a sourness that wasn’t present on the palate. Kind of upsetting, but nonetheless, still a good beer. The beer poured a deep semi-cloudy brown color with good thick head. The flavor was rich with dark fruit and wood, with notes of apple and apricot. I was left wanting from the lack of sour. The mouthfeel was light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Very nice beer.
SilverfoX (416) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
malty biscuit? buttery smell. dark brown no head tastes malty sour well rounded with a slight fizz. its ok.