GRM (3335) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 25 cl, best before 23-01-08, savoured on April 5 2007; eye: burgundy with a nice creamy beige head that transforms into a layer on top of the beer, clear, light effervescence, a bit of lacing; nose: cherries, vinous, slightly stale, sweet, vinegar-like, sour, caramelized malt; mouth: syrupy, velvety, cherries, a bit stale, caramelized malt, sour green apple, balsamic vinegar, long finale in cherries and caramelized malt, creamy texture, quite sweet, medium body; overall: nice find
Bouteille brune, 25 cl; meilleure avant 23-01-08, savourée le 5 avril 2007; œil : bourgogne avec une mousse beige crémeuse et abondante qui se transforme en un lit pour couvrir la bière, claire, légère effervescence, un peu de dentelle; nez : cerises, vineux, légèrement éventée, sucrée, aigre, sure, malt caramélisé; bouche : sirupeuse, velouté, cerises, un peu éventée, malt caramélisé, pomme verte sure, vinaigre balsamique, longue finale en cerises et malt caramélisé, texture crémeuse, assez sucrée, corps moyen; bouche : belle découverte
omhper (21412) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (1998 vintage) at Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Clear dark ruby, minimal head. Lightly acidic cherry aroma. Fairly sweet with rounded gentle mouthfeel. Balsamic mouthfilling cherry flavour with some freshening acidity. Mild and creamy despite fairly light body and concentrated flavour. Superb! If it would lose some sweetness it would reach heaven!
JK (5028) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong and pleasant malt vinegar aroma. A dark amber color and considerable carbonation for the style. Flavor does have sweetness, like fermenting fruit, as well as a malt vinegar acidity. Good like other Flemish sours from Verhaeghe.
larsniclas (6145) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Delirium, Gothenburg.
Deep red. Small and bubbly head.
Rather sour with notes of vinegar, juniper-berries and raspberries.
Sourish and rather fresh, but too sweet; sugary.
rlgk (14379) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Delirium Cafe, Göteborg. Amber color, offwhite head. Vinegar aroma, some juniper berries and raspberries. Somewhat vinous, Vinous, malty, sourish flavor, quite fresh but maybe a bit too sweet.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate:
25cl bottle from La Porte Noire. Said 5.2% on my bottle. Lovely stuff. Like a slightly more alcoholic tasting Vichtenaar. All the same stuff really. An excellent balance between sour fruit and creamy malt. So very drinkable it feels like you could have a session on it. Think the balsamic vinegar would put an end to that pretty quick but whatever. It does that great Verhaeghe thing of bouncing around from sweet to sour to sweet to sour leaving your tastebuds dizzy but wanting more. When Flemish sours are good they are great. This is one of those.
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 cl. Dark brown with a moderate head. The aroma is sourish. The flavour is sweetish and nicely sour like a flemish sour should be, and it has notes of berries. Nice!!
gunnfryd (12614) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Ruby colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, caramel, old cherry. Flavour is sweet, caramel, cherry stone, sour, cellar notes. A lovely beer.
Beer5000 (5121) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Beautiful red/brown body with a beige head. Aroma has a certain cellar character with well-matured sweet cherry, just delicious. Flavor delivers most of the expectations from the aroma. Very harmonic balance between sweet and sour. The flavor is dominated by cherry, but in a matured way.
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Clear, ruby-colored beer with a dense, creamy, beige head. Roasted aroma with some laquer, prunes, cherry-stone, cellar and sourness. Sourness, cherry, dried fruits, more sourness and a somewhat nice oxidiced note. Medium-bodied, with a fruity and sour finish. A lovely beer. (070119)