JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Foggy, cranberry-brown body with a short lived off-white/grayish colored head. The thickness is disappointing, however it does leave some nice lacing on the snifter. Nose is banana, nuts, cranberries, balsamic vinegar, oak. Taste is uber-complex with lots of warm, oak notes that act as a base for the palate. Bright sweet and tart cranberries and cherries sparkle the taste buds along with complex malts. Finish is banana bread malt, doughy with some lemon. Delicious beer with a complexity not enjoyed by any Flemish sour Iíve had to date. The oak flavors make this a special beer.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another surprise from the Bockyhorseys!
Bottle poured dark brown with a huge off white head and thick lacing.
Aroma is yeasty and tart.
Flavor is sweet and fruity with a nice sour finish.
Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear red with a medium sized off white head. Lasts in a little sudsy small beaded form. Spiced aroma is very yeasty and tart of ripe fruit, ink (sharpy and paper) and sticky malts. Quite sour and vineous. Lots of griotte cherrys and macerated grape flavours. Kiersh. Extremely,but pleasantly,dry. Very sweet and syruppy at room temperature. Alcohol is more pronounced that the total abv might suggest. Sour milk, smooth. Crisp and peppery carbonation. Nutty roast in the back ground. Minerals and herb stems. Carrot. Very complex. I canít believe Iíve not rated this one by this point. I have only drank a couple cases of it.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very strong bouquet...malts with a fermented cider type aroma, almost like a vinegar. pours a dark brown with a creamy layer of head that formed a thin coating on top of the beer. taste was shockingly sour (especially because the bottle is in french and i thought this was a belgian strong ale...oops). after the initial shock wore off, the flavor is mildly enjoyable, still with the heavy feel of vinegar in your mouth. to call this an interesting beer would be an understatement, and i donít honestly think i will be looking for more in this genre, but if you like having the inside of your mouth shrivel up from the explosion of sour in your mouth, this is your beer.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - MAR 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2005 it has a very pleasant aroma and pretty color. medium bodied, itís fruity w/ sweet tartness.
jzzbassman (1414) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally got around to tasting this Secret Santa present, and it was worth the wait. The experince of getting that first whiff that was almost like a good cabernet, with a touch of good vinegar. Sour cherry, woody, and vinegar make this really appetizing and fun.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours reddish amber, medium frothy white head, spotty lacing, with light carbonation. † Very nice aroma, tart, oakish, immature cherries, and slightly vinegary.   Cherry and vinegar are not as strong on the tongue as in the nose. † Althought it is quite tart and woody. † Great body, with a medium to full mouthfeel. † As it warms a bit more of the Cherry emerges. † Smooth finish, not as tart as it starts. † Fairly dry too. † Not bad! † Thanks goes out to CapFlu for sharing.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2008 since there is no more Alexander, this will have to be the one. Pours a Deep cloudy Amber with a nice tan head with nice lacing.
Aromas of sour funk, apples, a little soap. Flavors of the same with a nice sour finish that begs for more.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first sour ale. Interesting reddish maple colour and scent of sweet kosher wine, strangely enough. The sourness is really electrifying, and itís hard to believe itís not a fruit ale of some kind. However, the touch of woody bitterness keeps it rounded. More than anything, the slick, slightly champagne-like texture made this incredibly drinkable -- I just wish I had more!
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good Flemish Sour Ale. Cherry and Tart flavors. Finishes chewy, sticky, and dry.