Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rodenbach Grand Cru 7 3 9 3 5 27
6/30/07 From the bottle. Aroma is tart, sour, fruity, with lots of complex esters, but a bit of clashing. Appearance is a dark brown with an off-white head. Flavor is extremely sour, vinegary-apple cider flavored with some cherry notes. Mouthfeel is light bodied, actually a bit watery. Overall, the sourness is just not balanced; hopefully will try again soon to see if I can find a better balanced/aged bottle.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 750 ml bottle. Deep bright amber beer with gripping off-white head. Sour apples aroma with a bright carbonation and harsh booze evident. Teetering on the vinegar side with gnarly peachy sour fruit notes. clearly alcohol potency. Not as good as I hoped it would be. But ok.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 27, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The 750 ml bottle poured a clear, deep ruby red colored beverage with a small off-white smooth head that was mostly diminishing and left some lacing on the glass. The aroma was, for lack of a better word, sour. There was also a medicinal tinge and a hint of sweet fruitiness. The body was medium-light with lively carbonation and a sharp, watery texture. The flavor starts out lightly sour and stayed that way through the medium-long finish and there is a light alcohol warmth at the end too.
Zeswaft (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
wellllll, i didnít hate it. definitely not my favorite style. this had a pretty big vinegar/ketchup flavor. cherry sourness. way more intense than the NG enigma.
pintocb (648) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly murky brown color. Very sweet/sour smell. The flavor has a quick flash of dark sweet fruit, but then it goes sour. Really, really sour and funky. Damn. I think sour beers are the best thing in the damn world.
Ratman197 (11778) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of berries, apple, grape, oak and a hint of vinegar. Palate was light bodied crisp and tart. Flavors of fruittiness, oak, light straw and a faint hint of spice with a crisp lingering tart finish.
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - AUG 22, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. wow. a reddish dark brown pour. i had trouble getting a decent head, but it may have been a couple degrees too cold. nose almost of rubber. definately tart, but delicious. totally yummy. canít wait to share this with others.
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - AUG 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Red-brown color with some head. Aroma of cherries and something sour about it too. Tart and sour in flavor, with some yeast coming thru. Has a more sweet and smooth finish that leaves a dry and bitter taste on the palate. All in all a very fruity beer.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear reddish-brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is kinda narly. Smells like the house when my daughter colors Easter eggs. I guess thats how itís supposed to smell. Flavor is bitter and tart. Suprisingly smooth. I canít really pinpoint any other flavors. This is just not my style of beer. Glad I didnít buy the 750.
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had a big bottle from the Beir Stein. Does not stack up to the the 10 year old version I had at Kulminator (ha ha ha, yeah)... but still excellent. Something has changed over the years - i am sure itís been covered here at some point.