shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark, deep red with a short-lived pale beige head. Cherry, cobwebs and sawdust in the nose. The sourness is tempered by the aging, obviously, making it a very mild drink. After trying Rodenbach, this is a little dull on the palate, but still enjoyable.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Tasted in Raftman tulip glass. Dark reddish brown colour, very small light white head. Very sour aroma, hints of sour berries. Taste is fairly muted and subtle. Slight sour taste with a dry finish. Feeling of strong carbonation.
Gangstergafje (698) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer has a beautiful appearance. The color of the beer is a beautiful deep ruby red. The beer is beautifully clear. You can see some amounts of small bibles rising towards the top of the glass. At the surface they create a thin drape of foam, which is the remainder of a larger frothy brown foam, which tends to collapse rather quickly. The smell of the beer is rather mild. Iíve expected some stronger aromas. I smell some sour yeasty barnyard aromas, together with a rather simple bread like malt aroma. I donít really smell the hops in the beer. There might be a little resinous hop aroma, but I canít clearly smell it. After the beer had warmed up a little, the sour yeast aroma gets a lot stronger and fils almost all of the nose. The taste is slightly stronger, but it isnít really my favorite. Iím not that into the sour Belgian beer types. Iím more a bitter hop/roasted malt type of guy. The flavor has a rather strong sour yeast flavor to it. The beer also has a dry sensation, because of the sourness. It leaves the mouth really dry, longing for a sip of water (or another beer). The beer has a small slightly bitter touch of oak wood, though I expected s stronger oak flavor. This isnít really my type of beer Iím afraid.
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky brown with a medium foamy tan head. Nose reminds me of my last fruit beer while fermenting... slightly rotten fruit and yeast. Flavor is sour apple, apricot, prunes. Only mildly sour. Oaky, woodsy finish, fairly dry. Not bad.
oberabcbbsok (691) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on Bottle at beerpassie weekend at antwerp. An avarage sour ale with almost no aftertaste
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a beautiful rocky white head. Aroma is sweet, tangy and sour. Caramel, sour cherries, sour apples, soft fruity Belgian yeast, dusty grain, and band aid on the nose. The taste is also sweet, tangy and sour. Green apple peel, raspberries, cherries, and a little dust. Mouth feel is creamy. Enjoyable, but I want a little more sourness.
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soured glue tannic aroma. Not overpowering. Dark brown with dark beige good lacing. Faintly sour with red fruits, cherry, currant, raspberry. Easy to drink. Medium to light body dry on palate.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured dark with a small head smelled of grapes and raisons, with a little funk. tasted about the same but sweeter. slightly fruitty aftertaste
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is quite sour and acidic, with some hints of sweetness from the malt. Flavor is balanced between an initial sweetness and a lingering sourness. Sours arenít my favorite, although this one is not that bad
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
WOW! thick and opaque, ruby hinted brown body. Really dark solid body with hints of ruby. Very tiny bubbles, thick creamy tan head. Yeasty, Yeasty, Yeasty. Some dried fruits and alcohol as well. Citrusy and spicy, a bit metallic, rather sour. wierd, but it is a sour ale i guess