bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Mr Dixen (Go Steelers!). Pours dark amber coloured with a thin head. Very nice complexity. Both malty and hoppy with nots of dark fruits, oak, caramel, balsamico, wood, dark chocolate, vinegar and berries. HURRA!
Eructoblaster (3336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice dark amber body with a thin off-white foamy head. Complex malty/hoppy aroma with oaky and fruity notes. Its sour taste carries various flavors of berries and hops, with some woody, caramel and even subtle black chocolate hints. Ends with a sharp, strong, long fruity/sour finish. Excellent example of Flemish Sour Ale.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[bottle] Brownish red color, with a bubbly, tan head. Nice aroma of sour cherries, vinegar and slight wood. Flavors are nice and sour up front, with some sharp berries (cherry, blackberry), and vinegar. Finishes very dry and sort of musty. Very nice.
blu (11) - Villorba, ITALY - SEP 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper in color, beige colored head, medium quantity, medium persistance.
A minimum but fine perlage.
The acetic is dominant in aroma and flavour with relevant notes of red fruits (cherry), orange and biscuit? (from the nose), vinegar and pepper.
Medium body, long finish, extra dry.
I like it a lot!
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2009 Tap: Pours a reddish brown with a tan head that fades quickly. Has a sharp aroma of raspberries, oak, passion fruit, and a funky hint of barnyard. Itís acidity nice and sharp. It has plenty of raspberry fruitness. Has a nice subtle oakey aspect. Itís very slightly astringent, which makes me curious about older vintage versions.
emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - SEP 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish colour, nice head. I will again have to thanks to my belgian mate Oğuz Can. Very very sour taste, Acidy and nice scent. A good beer.
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: This beer pours a golden ruby color with a big head and lots of active carbonation bubbles.
Smell: The aroma is reserved in my limited experience with the style. However with a bit searching there was a little bit of tart cherries and grapes.
Taste: The taste is very sugary and yet tart. Much more tart than I had expected but I believe that was largely because of the carbonation that the tart seemed exaggerated. The bottle claimed that is was aged in oak for 18month. I had to use a lot of imagination to find an oak flavor. Overall it is good, but I believe I had too high of expectations. I was hoping for something that could compete with the Duchess.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is hard to describe. The tartness brought on a pucker and stung the taste buds a bit and yet underneath the big fluffy crisp carbonation the beer had a medium light smooth body.
Drinkability: Despite being a bit different than I had expected this is a tasty beer that drinks very easily.
Hope this is helpful.
Sregnar35 (1022) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit to sour. Poured reddish brown with a thin head. Aroma is of apple skins and vinegar. Flavor is like that of an apple raspberry wine, with a bit of vinegar, strange.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours brown with a thin head. Smells of vinegar, oak, cherries, sugar. Tastes extremely sour...in the best kind of way with vinegar, pepper, sugar, some hear and tarte cherries.
mkgrenwel (601) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full malt flavor with a big smack of acidity all over the place. Oak smooths and settles the sharpness of the acid, building a nice layering of flavors. Sourness really tickles the tongue. Missing the cherry ( or other fruit) flavor that other sour ales are largely dependent on.Very dense, velvery mouthfeel with sharp tingling on the tongue. Itís not Alexander, but itíll do.