afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle served in a tulip glass. Pours a deep garnet with quickly receding white head. Smells of sour grapes and cherries with some banana character to it as well. Flavor is very crisp and tart with some malt sweetness and cherries. Finishes nice and dry. I was a bit apprehensive about trying this beer after my other sour experience but this one is quite lovely.
daniele (8080) - ITALY - MAY 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
scura buona schiuma piuttosto persitente sentori nettamente vinosi vegetali peperone legno acido lattito acetico in bocca complessa agro dolce piu agro che dolce complessa decisamente soddisfacente
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ Monks. Wish I could have tried more of this beer, but I had to drive home. Pours a deep, reddish body with small brownish head. The aroma is cherry and vinegar. The taste is great - cherry, tart, great brew.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Monks Cafe. Pours black cherry red. Very tart and full of flavor, sweet cherries and framboises. A very badass Sour Ale, one of my favorites.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber red with sizable yellow white head. Beneath the strong bitter/vinegar nose is fruit, a significant malt component that includes some caramel, and hints of dry alcohol, like a sauvignon. Flavor is strongly acidic while cherry and apple form the fruity notes. There are hints of dust floating around. Palate is a playground, truly deserves the 5 as it perfectly compliments the refreshing acidic fruit tones. Overall, just wow! My first sour ale, but certainly not my last. Complex and supremely refreshing.
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. pour, on tap at Buster’s on 28th in Minneapolis on 5-19-08. Sour, musty, yeasty, sweet aroma of rotten apple and crabapple. Pours a cloudy red/amber with a small amount of beige head. Sour, chalky taste. Lemon and sour sucking candy, white vinegar, and champagne flavors. Some dryness. Bready finish. Interesting, hard to describe aftertaste. Sharp palate sensations. I really enjoyed this beer, but I’ll admit that I’m not a Flemish sour expert. On the negative side, it did give me some heartburn later on in the night.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2011 Dark brown with brown head. Sweet balsamic vinegar nose with cherries poking through. Flavor is the same with acidic flavor that cuts through. Tart, oaky cherries with acid funk. Love this.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Beer Table, Brooklyn. Dark brown, with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is sour, balsamic, with a hint of fruity sweetness. Taste is sour, biting, acidic, tart, but very clean and refreshing. Crisp, palate cleansing. Mouthfeel is dry, vigorous carbonation. New to the style, but a very good beer.
brigg (623) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) Dark red (almost black) body with small brown head that fades fast. Balsamic and vinegar aroma with cherry-like fruit. Flavor has that same acidic sweetness. Very, very tart - I love it. A round, soft, medium-to-full mouth-feel. I love flemish sours.
Grossecaisse (120) - FRANCE - MAY 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
roasty, citrus, bubblegum, woody, red, sparkling, heavy cloying sweetness, heavily sour, medium body, lively, bitter,