bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Stone’s Sour Festival, July 2007. poured brown (or bruin, en vlaams) with a deent beige head. Malty aroma with some sour funk. And intersting mix of sour, sweet, malt and spicy, but not all together great. An interesting brew, but no the best that Belgium has to offer.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a very nice beer. little sweet caramel malt, some hops, and some green apple and sour oak in the aroma and flavor. descent carbonation and lacing overall a nice beer.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
muddy red color, aroma of barnyard funk, tart fruits, vinegar, dark fruits, oak, flavors are the same, med body, light on the sour which makes it easy to drink
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Basic reddish-brown bubbly tan headed beer with moderately obvious wooded cherry aromas combining with balsamic and some mustiness. Flavour doesn’t carry forth and is not nearly complex enough for my liking - there is a bit of soft sour cherry but overall it feels a little uninspired.
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown color, half-inch head that didn't lace the glass. Not much aroma, a little yeast and fruit (I think it was served too cold). Initial sour, malt flavor with some blackberriy hints. As the beer warmed, chocolate and dried cherry flavors emerged. Medium body with a sour, dry finish. This was my first sour ale and I thought it was quite good.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Healthy-looking deep brown. Unusual aroma is difficult to break down, with hints of chocolate, lemon and steel layered over a sour malt body. Tight, fizzy palate could use more malt to flesh things out. Sour chocolate flavour is nuanced by a herbaceous/celery element. Slight bitter finish. Different and worth trying again.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy reddish brown with persistant beige head. Aroma of oak, cherry, balsamic vinegar, yeast. Medium mouthfeel with sweetish finish. Not bad at all.
MrW (532) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ZBF ’12
Sour aroma, hints of wood.
Dark with beautiful white head, fading away.
Light taste, fresh acidic, little sweetness.
Aftertaste is the fresh acid fading away.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured brown with an off white head. Aroma of sour cherries. Flavor started off some sweet fruit, mostly cherries, and finished with a sweet oak texture. Different but nothing special.
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle, 5.5% A/V
Pours dark dark brown/red with tan head. Nose consits of an incredible red wine smell with some malt and complex bitterness. Tastes fairly grapey, with malt and red wine aspects. An almost grape juice finish which is an interesting departure from almost any beer ive had.