Ernest (6356) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2012 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy/creamy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, bread, molasses), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with light notes of raisin, leather, and sherry. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very dull/bland. There is some promise in the nose, but it’s so mild and limited that it’s impossible to get excited about it. Limp and nearly flavorless in the mouth. It comes off like an interesting beer that has simply been diluted.
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I don’t think I’ve had a ’Flanders Red Ale’ before, but if this beer is representative, I can’t say I like the style. Brown beer with a hint of redness and minimal head. Sour cherry aroma and flavor. Dry acidic finish. Overall, seems fairly one-dimensional and lacking in complexity.
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brown in color, soft bubbly head, very sour flavors, bitter finish, a little too sour for my taste
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet and sour aroma, malty with notes of caramel, but also some soy or vinegar tang. Fruity with some spice - bitter orange peels and cloves. Dark brown-red clear with light tan foamy lacing head. Medium-thick watery body with light-medium carbonation. Tangy and light malty sweet start. Fruity but muted. Medium acidity and papery, almost stale hops. Finish is light acidic and dull. After has some hops and light bitterness. Overall, kind of weak.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like dogfood. tastes decent. cloying finish (oddly). Not bad overall. brown colour.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chestnut colour with a beige head. Malty, dark fruit sweet aroma with a light tart note and hints of wood and yeast. Malty, light tart fruity flavor with a vague note of wood.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with amber highlights. Quite dry on the nose. Sour. Yeasty. Oak. Hint of sour cherry. Fizzy carbonation and a tad thin on the palate. Quite dry flavor profile. Just a tad sour and yeasty. Not nearly as complex and as rich as I like my sours. Fairly one dimensional.
hapjydeuce (955) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Liars Club. Has a reddish brown color with lots of carbonation. Weird aroma of heavy plum, caramel, oak, pear and cherries. Initial flavor is extremely sweet and malty with a nose of more caramel and plum. Starts to fade very quickly with the sour acidic finish with a yeasty brettanomyces undertone. Reminded me of drinking Lemon Coca-Cola. Not that great of a brew, but very drinkable.
GRM (3084) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown bottle, 330 ml, best before 07/06/09, purchased at the LCBO on March 2 2008, savoured on March 13 2008; eye: ruby with a brownish hue, café au lait head, slight effervescence, a bit of lacing; nose: sour, malt, a bit woody; mouth: malt, "old dust", sour, a bit woody, a bit of caramel, "old" finale with a hint of sourness, lightly sweet, medium body, a bit thin, average carbonation, a bit acidic; overall: a bit disappointed
Bouteille brune, 330 ml, meilleure avant 07/06/09, achetée à la LCBO le 2 mars 2008, savourée le 13 mars 2008; œil : rubis avec une teinte brunâtre, mousse café au lait, très légère effervescence, un peu de dentelle; nez : suri, malt, un peu boisé; bouche : malt, « vieille poussière », suri, un peu de boisé, petit filet de caramel, finale en « vieux » avec une pointe de suri, légèrement sucrée, corps moyen, un peu mince, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement acide; en résumé : un peu déçu
garthicus (2735) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle LCBO - Pours an orange ruby coulor with a thick viscous off white head. Milky-natural yoghurt aroma with malt notes. Similar flavour, like drinking a watery carbonated natural yoghurt with some malty beer added. Suprisingly, it’s not too shabby, but nothing to write home about.