Mathieu87 (11) - Ganshoren, - JAN 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 75cl bottle in Ghent. FIRST BATCH
Red coloured. Nice white head that goes away rather quick. Moderate acidic smell, red fruits, framboise?, wood! Taste is nicely balanced between the sweetness from the fruits and the sourness. The aftertaste is rather try, and again a bit sour.
To conclude: great bottle of beer, perhaps helped by me desperatly wanting to drink this. It would be nice if they brewed some more of this!
A lot more fruityness, not as sour, only 3.8 I would say...
gramity (1054) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thanks Tommy! I can summarize my review in pretty quickly if you’ve ever tasted Cherry Blaster candies. Liquid Cherry Blasters.
Poured a lovely ruby red colour with a small pinkish head. The Rodenbach vinegar nose is there straight away with a cherry and raspberry aroma hot on its heels.A wet woody smell in there too making it quite mouthwatering. The cherry and raspberry taste comes through at first and is followed swiftly by a woody vinegar like flavour making a fantastic sweet and sour taste.The berry taste remains quite strong in the aftertaste along with the sourness,great. Great beer
jfb (2517) - GERMANY - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) pours a hazy ruby-amber colour with a frothy light pink head. aroma of strawberries, prawns, raspberries and caramel, with a light hint of gravy. flavour is very sweet, with big notes of bubble gum, strawberries, caramelized malts and a slightly lemony tart finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
jredmond (4003) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Jay. Pours a red body with thin carbonated, off white bubbly lacing. Aroma is sweet candied fruit, raspberries, cherries and light tart. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with a nice carbonated feel and nice combination of cherries, raspberries and strawberries. This almost reminds me of New Glarus’s Serendipity. Very nice.
PriorL (255) - BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle. Batch 2012 (second batch).
Appearance: small unstable head, clear red beer.
Nose: "coulis", red fruits, berries, very sweet, little sourness already noticeable, wood.
Taste: starts rather fruity and with hints of wood, then finishes nice and sour.
I had this beer multiple times, also had Batch 1, in my memory that was a rather superior beer. Afterwards I had Batch 2 rather fresh, which was a little to fruity and not sour enough in my opinion. But now I had the second batch again, but with some maturation, it improved a lot in taste and the sourness came in great again.
So little advice for everybody buying this beer, keep it cellared for one year, maybe little more, and the beer will be a lot better!
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Dany that I took to Andy’s place. Pours a hazed ruby amber with a thin to medium sized white head. Big juicy cherries on the nose, raspberries and a hint of caramel. Medium bodied, sweet and tangy. Lots of chewy berries and cherry flesh. Tangy fruit and a hint of sourness. Absolutely lovely. Easy drinking.
jerohen (1863) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled from Biernavigatie.nl. Ruby colored, beautiful mostly lasting head. Extremely fruity nose, cherries, raspberries, marzipan, a little bit of "Haribo" candy, but that disappears as soon as the beer warms up. Very sour flavor, but enough other flavors to back it up, fruity sweetness, malts, the Flemish Sour character clearly shines though. Full mouthfeel. Pretty extreme, but still wonderfully balanced. Absolutely fantastic brew.
yiannnos (458) - , CYPRUS - MAY 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@zbf13. A very interesting beer. Dark red colour. Tart, cherries, sour, oak, sweet but not too sweet.
fiammanghilla (95) - Genova, ITALY - MAY 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottiglia 75cl @ Zythos biere festival
Rosata sul fucsia, poca schiuma.
Veramente ottima, ciliegia molto presente.
greenclansman (495) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very very nice beer. One of the pleasant surprises of ZBF13.
Very enjoyable if you are into sour ales. Thanks to yiannos, I have one bottle to age back home.
SlovakSniper (2097) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Un nez fougueusement rouge. Des parfums vibrants de cerises, de framboises et de petites baies sauvages et terreuses. Une base maltée complémentaire qui va jusqu’à émettre des vibrations caramélisées et même chocolatées. Des ardeurs boisées et du cuir mouillé. Superbe. Une bouche déjà conquise après la première gorgée. Un savoir-faire intensément fruité qui permet de belles envolées surettes et acides. Une élégante touche de vinaigre de vin rouge et de vinaigre de framboises. Une large embrassade du tonneau de chêne. Un caractère caramélisé qui n’apporte que l’équilibre nécessaire. Une bouche qui montre un corps huileux. Un pétillement qui traverse plusieurs phases d’intensité. Une finale fruitée, propre, vivifiante et franche. Une bière incroyablement facile à boire qui présente un fabuleux profil aromatique. Ceci dit, dans son intégralité, cette rouge est simplement fantastique.