JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright cherry red with a huge sweet and sour aroma,nice frothy head.Obviously this has a sour taste,but its really good,not a beer that you could drink many of in one sitting,but you have to respect it, because you can tell that its taken some skill and you do get the feeling that you are having something a bit special.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very fruity and sour. Hints of apple. Definitely smells like balsamic vinegar. Ruby brown complexion. Nice amount of sweetness. Beautiful looking brew. Quite enjoyable.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crsip, fruity aroma - cherry, wet hay, citrus, balsamic vinegar. Clear ruby color, dense off-white head. Solid acidity, nice balance of fruitiness, caramel, and grains. Medium body, crisp. A really nice Flemish sour, great balance of flavors.
Bugrat (60) - Cph. V, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best refreshers on a hot day, a very good companion to the right light dish. If you like the style it is a really crowd pleaser.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Aroma of balsamic vinegar, soy, cherry, lemon. Spritzier mouthfeel than I recall from previous samples. Superb tart finish. Gorgeous beer.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2007 Update 2 years later: Funny that I thought this was infected. Ah, the wonders of an untrained palate.
I think this beer was a bit infected, which is a bit unfortunate because the rating would probably be my highest yet if it wasn’t. Nose was dominated by vinegar, though had very nice sour notes, fruityness. Pour unfortunately was not as red as I’dve liked, though still well balanced, nice head, no lacing. Taste was vinergary, super sour, lemon, lime, orange, a little bit of sweetness. Nice effervescent palate made me burp a ton. Awesome beer still.
harrisoni (13564) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Bottle. Reddy brown with very thin off white head. Sour fruity nose, very interesting with some stale beer. Cherries and red fruit, sour but not overly so in the mouth with more red cherry fruit and then pleasant sour sweet finish
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear dark reddish amber with frothy off-white head & lace. Aroma is vinegary & sour with hints of cherries. Flavor is cherries, plums, a hint of malt. Finishes dry with an "almost past the due date"-wine finish. Interesting. Would like to try again.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ML Bottle: Coppery amber w/ a lasting off white lasting head. Sour aroma @ first as well as musty with hints of cocoa. Raisiny, over ripe dark fruit, light caramel, and buscuity malt. Toasty malt as it warms with a floral estery nose. Well balanced w/a bit if tartness up front. Sourness is not overwhelming like I thought it would be. Toasted malt, sour cherries, & even a bit sweet up front. Medium dry finish is a bit tart, with leathery and herbal aftertaste. Estery in the finish as well, like a combination of raisins and dried apricots as well as acidic. Medium carbonation, not as high as expected, a bit dry in the mouth, alcohol is a non factor. Nice beer, but I’m not as impressed as I probably should be! I’m not a fan of sour beers, and this one is not over the top, but I prefer the non sour Belgians.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sampled at the labor day gathering. Aroma is a stiff acidic with some cherry, apricot and wood. Floral and sweet cherry notes in the flavor with yeast and caramel biscuit. Mostly a bitter cherry and good sweet malt. One very fine brew.