tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong, tart, cherry fruitiness with some balsamic and sugary sweetness as well as butterscotch and vanilla in the aroma. Clear, dark, amber brown coloured body is topped by a finger of fine bubbled, fizzy, tan head that recedes rapidly to a partial cover and ring. Cherries and balsamic flavours are pleasantly tart with a fairly toasty, biscuity malt character, but there is an underlying buttery character and sweetness that is somewhat off-putting. Dry medium body is somewhat slick in texture with strong, hard bubbled carbonation that prickles the tongue. Snifter. Cellar temperature. Bottle (BB 18-01-07, Bièropholie, Feb-05).
TaktikMTL (5377) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 250 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de vinaigre balsamique et de cerises. Apparence: La couleur est bougogne foncée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col beige crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de cerises sûrettes et de raisins. La durée de l’arrière goût est longue. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de fruité en arrière goût. (Rating #448)
TheBeerGod (4905) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown. Nose is sour fruits, dusty cocoa, wet wood, dried earth and light sugary notes. Taste is sweet-sour with balsamic vinegar, some wet wood notes, light earthiness, and light cat urine. Body is light and slightly tart and acidic. Finishes with more acidic notes, tart fruits, balsamic vinegar and wood.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Lovely ruby amber in colour with a short tan head and good lace. Awesome nose of cherries, rotting grapes and wood. Sweetish sugary start with an acidic finish. Body is quite full, though acidity balances it. A little sticky with brown sugary bits. Nice, but smells better than it tastes.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a thin offwhite head. Aroma of sour cherries and oak. The flavor also has sour cherries and oak. The body has a light to medium thickness with an oily texture and moderate carbonation. Very akin to other Verhaeghe Flemish Sours where the oak is very present, it’s good.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2007 Pours a very dark red almost brown. Small but persistent off-white head. Intense sour nose. Stong fruity (mainly cherry) sour taste. A bit vinous with some caramel notes. Oak/barrel presence is moderate. If find the Queue de Charrue a bit too sweet. Kind of a Duchesse de Bourgogne (the reference for the style) diluted with one of those commercial cooler drink. Flavour of berries nose-to-nose with cherries. Wants very hard to be a Duchess but is barely a Baroness.
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish mahogany color, with a tan-colored head, nice nose of oakiness, wineyness, with a caramel note, black cherries fruitiness, with a chocolatey hint in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet and sour cherry fruitiness, oaky character, with a slightly note of tartness and iron, malty touch, leading towards a fruity acidic finish. A good beer, but not as good as the duchesse de bourgogne.
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance:clear brown,good head..
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good looking, a crystal clear, deep brown with strong red highlights that makes it attractive despite the thin white head. The nose is teeming with a fruity tartness, a bit of caramel, and cobwebs. Thin bodied, it delivers flavors of tart cherries and plums, a light malty sweetness, and rust, finishing on a mildly sour note. Nice.
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rauchbier (3496) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned, at the old Bier Circus, Brussel March 2005. Bronze red, thin off white head and moderate condition. Pleasant vinous frruity tarness and hints of caramel in the nose, full bodied sweet fruitiness in the mouth with a balance of metallic tartness, gentle lingering sweet and tinny finish.