Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is for adventurous folk only. Actually I liked this guy a lot. I had never had a sour ale before, but apparently this is a fine specimen of the style. My first taste-impression of this beer was that it tated of A-1 steaksauce. This leads me to believe that this beer would complement beef extremely well. There is definitely a very distinct sourness about this beer. Reminds me of the Lambiks Iíve tasted.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large bottle. Spiritual, in the middle ages monks sense of the word. Sharpness is. Very sharp.
desurfer (1224) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep, brilliant garnet with a large fizzy head. Aroma is extremely musty and sour, lots of complex, pungent character, like stepping into an old wine cellar. Flavor is mouth-puckering sour and sweet, with loads of tart cherry. Thereís a background woodiness but itís nicely balanced. Very wine-y in its character. I canít drink a whole lot of this but it is nonetheless delicious.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at FDR in D.C. This was like a nice glass of Port drank seaside in Portugal.Great dark fruit notes and some dates maybe.Had a little bit of sour fruit in the taste and finish
Tmoney99 (11059) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured clear brown with a large creamy off-white head that was mostly diminishing with good lacing. Good complex aroma of raisin, port and cask wood. Medium to full body with a dry texture. Moderate sour bitter flavor with a light astringent finish of long duration.
Marko (4053) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 17, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
0.33l bottle from a great shop in Split.
This was my first Flemish Sour, and I think Iím going to love this style. A very respectable looking bottle (despite "barely malt" listed in the ingredients, along with... corn..wow) The first thing I noticed while pouring this in a glass (completely unappropriate kind, but you try getting proper glassware in Croatia.....) was the strong red wine-like nose, and further examination revealed some vinegary and malty hints. It looked very nice, medium sized creamy white-going-tan head that went away fast, dark and hazy red colour. Sharp and tart foreground fighting with the full woody and berry like vineous background. Like nothing I drank before, and yet so damn good. So complex, and yet so refreshing. Quite possibly the best beer Iíve had yet.
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Clear and dark ruby red colour with a frothy tanned medium head. Vineous woody aroma with cherries, slightly acidic and malty. Sour and fruity taste of black cherries, good balanced with a dense sweetness, medium bodied. Very dry and lasting tart, fruity and slightly sweet finish. A gem !
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
only my second sample of this style, but wow what a good one. sour smelling and tasting but there is a nice oaky, malty backbone to back it up. this is a really good very easy drinking beer. too bad its pretty expensive, worth the money? yep.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color, medium beige head. Medium sour aroma with vinous tones. Mild cherries too. Strong sourness in flavor, bites hard. Vinous and cherry flavor too. Lasting sourness and also dry ending. Medium bodied.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10.8.05 Mysteriously appeared at the local liquor store. Just a really nice sour. Almost vinegary in the aroma. Similar kickiní flavor. I love vinegar in eating and love to have a little bit of that in a brew. Not too much mind you, but a little hint of it. Good stuff