chicagobears (429) - 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.
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!
DavidWoodruff (428) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy red-brown with large tan head. Aroma of sourdough bread and yeast. Flavor is less complex. Thin malt and a one-dimensional sourness with just a wisp of fruitiness. Ok, but not particularly interesting.
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.
junon (426) - 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.
RyanMM (412) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep mahogany, full head that lingers for a minute or so. Nose is black cherries, some funk, rich caramel. Medium body, surprisingly sweet right off the bat, with a mild and tart fruity finish. Really light tasting, refreshing, good carbonation. After 6 Petrus beers recently I’m starting to finally notice that brewer’s note coming through, maybe the mineral content in their water? There’s a kind of metallic note in the finish that seems consistent with all of the beer. Anyways, this one is probably one of the ones I’ve enjoyed the most so far.
vmilaxer29 (412) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sour cherry, oak aroma. Very dark amber body, tall fluffy head. Flavor begins with sour cherries, followed by hop and malt notes. Lingering sour/malt taste.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, ok head. Aroma from juniperberry, cherry, pine and with some maly. Floral cherry flavor, some citrus. Sour and dry finish.