JonMoore (1656) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Onlyfinebeer. Poured a murkey red brown colour, with a smallish off white head. Aroma is sharp, tart, cherry with a vinegar edge. Taste is complex, sour, sweet, fruity, a bit kriek like but better. Thirst queching, with thinish mouthfeel. Not a favourite but quite nice and interesting.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark redbrown colour with a white head. The aroma is intense of vinegar oak, and a fruity sweetness. Taste is.. . . amazing. sweet, sour, acidic, oak, fruit, all in a wonderfull balance. This beer is one of my alltime favourites.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 2007 re-rate: I didnít like this beer to begin with, but I knew it was special and have been tasting at least one bottle a year. Iím finally getting it, and really enjoyed a bottle last night. The flavour now feels like a wonderful refreshing sourness, and a powerful hop finish. Raised the score from 3.2 (high in aroma, low in flavour) to 3.8.
Original 2004 rating: Dark red brown beer with a small off-white head. Big, complex aroma with lemon, berries (especially cherry), vanilla and a hint of vinegar. The flavour is still rich and complex, but with far too much acid for my taste. And I get unpleasant memories of fruit juices gone off and naturally fermented. I guess I have finally found a beer style that isnít for me...
Lubiere (9035) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red copper beer with a frothy small white head. Cherry wood and horseblanket aroma. Sour cherries and lactic fill the mouth very pleasantly, puckering the mouth. The label claims there is corn in this!!! If i tatsed this blind, I think this would be a kriek...bizarre...but good.
Lunkie (1309) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Flat dark brown red colour with no lacing. Floral fruit aroma. Sweet sour flavour. Fizzy palate.
vanvenlo (1092) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
3 Aug 2004 - The first beer to start drinking with íLunkieí on her birthday. Flat retention, dark red-brown colour and no lacing. Ripened sour fruit and flowery aroma. Light sweet sour and light malt. Fine fizzy, light mouthfeel, dissolves into a sour lingering beer.
I think this beer needs the right food, Iíd like to try this again.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sourness from the start, as my nose merely glides over the open bottle neck. Once poured into a tall, slender glass, the aroma pervades the atmosphere, sour cherries, rich and pungent, with a nice side-saddle dose of fruity sweetness A deeper sniff offers melodious complexities that dance freely in the caverns of the senses, a resonant aura of unearthly delights.
Color is a light leather-brown, but cloaked with cherry-red tinges, at side, bottom, and trickling in from behind.
First sip...AMAZING! I stop, pause, seep in the immediate pleasure of this initial sampling. Tasty tart texture...low hops, just-perfect malt ballast...long, luxuriant finish, grips the tongue, lips, even teeth, senses and brew caught up in amorous embrace, locked up too tight to untwist....sip after sip, sweetness and sour, a recurring, relaxing joy!
A mellowing effect is applied to the body and the soul, for this is that plush armchair ale, to swish in a snifter in the dark of night, leafing through the works of Voltaire, Old Dog Blue at your feet, while all is well with the world, and the mind can slip from serious matters and perambulate the corridors of less than lofty philosophy, epicurean ambitions, and bacchanalian designs.
This is that beer.
Sadly, the drink left the glass too soon...can I get a magnum, please?
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice ruby color with a thin white head. Sour aroma of cherries and yeast. The flavor is sour, fruity (cherries) and sweet. Sweet finish. Light body, vinous texture. The finish leaves a chalky mouthfeel. Very good, refreshing and complex.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled namur, belgium: after having the rodenback classic and being unimpressed i wasnt expecting much out of this one either. when palm took over brewing i think they have left out most of the key ingredients...flavor. this one a ísour son of a bitchí and i dont no what more to tell you. like goudenband its off the charts....i finally dug deeper to understand the sour ales and ordered some cheese with this...this is a must for lambics, sours and gueze. the flavor really is much better on the palate. then it came squeeking out... some fruit cherries and stinging grapefruit and earthy oak tones to counter after this....still trying to become a fan. maybe a re rate will be in order down the line.
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hard to rate. Sour, sour and more sour. Is it wrong or right?? There is something real special about itís sourness....Try it, but check our teeth after!