Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A very light Belgian. Almost like very weak lemonade minus the lemon. Not really a particularly tasty beer at all. Probably would never order it by itself. Maybe Iím just not a fan of the Flanders Red style.
Aquilo (518) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 8, 2007
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This one certainly looks good - dark red-brown with a lovely foamy head. I couldnít make out much of a scent. Flavor was much like fizzy water. Palate is like a diet sprite. An overall disappointment.
VertBaconStrips (2014) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured out a large fizzy light tan crown with a small amount of both retention and lacing, brown brew. The aroma is a bit of a let down but still good. On the weak side from what I expected: weak cherry, a bit musty, brown sugar and something vinegary. Iím disappointed so far. The flavour is sour and dry, quite tannic with some dark berry of some sort of another, a watery tannic, dusty, hell, there just isnít much here. Starts off sort of smooth and goes tannic in a hurry. Finishes about the same with a slight brown sugar end that gets stomped on by the sourness. If I need a Flemish Sour I wonít reach for this. And if this is my only choice, I wonít reach at all.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured into a tulip.
3.0 A: Clear deep amber color. Nearly three fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is a tad below average and not much lacing is left.
3.0 S: The first whiff was quite sweet, but much of it seems to have disappeared in subsequent olfactory inspection. The more abundant aroma is that of the older components. Dusty, dry planks of wood that might be found in a barn. Hay with an underlying basement must. Very little acidity with acetic winning out. Vinous cherry from the sweet portion. Not bad, but lacking power.
2.5 T: Like the nose, the taste is good, but is lacking power. I like a big punch of sweet and a big punch of sour from this style. Unfortunately, this beer delivers neither. The range of flavors is quite small with barely any pucker. Even the funk is subdued. Barnyard with a light musty basement. Light vinous cherry.
3.0 M: Lighter medium body. Carbonation level is okay, but itís not as spritzy as Iíd like. Also lacking any creaminess.
2.5 D: Not really impressed with this one. Itís about as mild as Iíve had for the style. This is a shame considering I like the Petrus Pale.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-12-2012 07:34:18
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2002
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
a very light bodied bodied beer w/ no nose & a slightly nuttly flavor
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours dark brown, about 1/2 inch thick head. aroma is light, sweet. taste is barnyard yeast, butter, brown sugar, dough. refreshing light carbonation. not the best belgian brown ale.
Fratto (2509) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Cavie. Light brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is wood, sour, and funk, but kinda light. Taste is really tart, sweet, rotten fruit, and sour sour.
mike_77 (2669) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Colour is dark brown with a red hue. Aroma is oaky and malty. Pleasant initial flavours of malt and caramel are overpowered by the sourness coming from the oak barrels.
Ocean82 (79) - Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours dark brown and fizzy head. Surprisingly light bodied and carbonated. Sour and not appealing. I guess I just don't like the style.
hop_head_undead (2) - denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A well crafted beer, however its just eh for me. Very drinkable and not bad by any means, but not memorable either. A little more tart or sour couldíve really made this beer shine. Petrus has better beers, but again itís not a bad beer...just eh.