TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (BB 09/2006)
Dark red ruby, small steady off-white head. Aroma of vinegar, coffee and plums. Slightly sour, same time sugary, roasted flavor. Quite "easy to drink" Flemish sour ale.
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Clear, dark reddish amber color with a small, lacy head. Sweet, somewhat sour aroma of raisins, plums, cherry and port, with a hint of metal. Sweetish flavor with a slightly sour background, roasted malt and some metal. Medium-bodied, a bit thin palate with foamy carbonation. A decent and drinkable, sweetish flemish sour - but not very memorable.
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - NOV 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Balsamic nose that is earthy, rust brown color. Sour malt, raisin, cherry. Medium body with nice tart end. Decent sour ale.
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rusty red color, medium carbonation. Small layer of a head. Nice currant nose. Currant - actually like Rote Grütze (specialty fo Northern Germany, kinda like a red fruit jelly) taste. Medium sourness in the beginning - finished sweet honey like.
thebeertourist (4836) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear ruby red beer with a creamy, fast reducing head that lingers on as a film. Sharp acidic aroma with a nice touch of vanilla and fruit. Caramel and sugary sweetness balances the sourness in the flavour. Medium body, rather soft on the palate with a refreshing dry finish. A refreshing , yet complex beer.
Jeppe (2631) - Řlbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colored with a red gleam and a frothy light tan head. Aroma of vinegar and balsamico with cheesy tones, typical flemish sour. Rather sweet and sugary flavor and dry as hell. Malt, vinegar and candy notes. Typical flemish sour ale characteristics though more sweet than the average beer from Verhaeghe.
JorisPPattyn (7940) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 (Brewed and labelled following the recipe(???) of the former Bevernagie brewery at Lichtervelde)
Head gone in seconds, reducing itself to little brownish rim; deeper brown beer with reddish shine. Very vinegary-wooden nose, even a bit too much - smells like vegetable - preserving vinegar. Again vinegar (& woody) and not too refined. this is the taste idea, but much more extreme than St. Jozef at Lichtervelde would have done. Fruity-vinous flavours. Sharp mouthfeel, definitely. Aftertaste is a bit less sharp, much more rounded. It's OK. But I imagine the nose could put off scores of people.