larsniclas (5306) - 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 (9031) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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 (7119) - 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 (9964) - 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 (9704) - 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.
Beer4000 (4264) - 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 (12531) - 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)
janubio (357) - SPAIN - SEP 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark red colour, it pours a nice brown creamy foam that last for a while. Nose of acid apples, coriander, fennel. Spicy. Taste is very acid, but pleasant, refreshing. Fruity, with apples and most of all cherries. It makes you ask for another.
haukur (1164) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
really really interesting and different. Aroma has louds of purfume, candy, sourness, bad coffee .. some cellar feel also. It´s not bad or good, but it´s massive and really interesting! Appearance is murky brown-reddish-dark with a small head but a lot of lacing. Flavour is incredibly sour with a dust, wood hints. Something also which I cant quite understand what is. Very acidic and vinegarish. Really thick and complex considering the abv. A interesting sour ale
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste this many times. Dark red color with light beige head. Touch of sugar in the nose and hints of dry fruits. Fine spicyness and faint touch of hops. Taste is round light sweet.
Duchesse is better.