jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours ruby with medium tan head with little lacing. Very beautiful beer. Nose is sour, vinegary, with a complex, almost meaty note. The flavor is sour cherries, sweet malt, blackberries. Oaky, dry aftertaste with lingering sourness. Pretty tasty.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2009 Bottle at the Waterhuis bar in Ghent (Belgium), a dark black with a slightly beige foamy head. A sour aroma, but of licorice and rich molasses. The palate is rich and sweet, licorice and cherry flavour coming through, and then tart in the finish.
oberabcbbsok (691) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. A very good combination of sweer and sour. Nice smell and good aftertaste.
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sour, barn-yard, carmel nose with some berry fruit. Medium sized firm dirty tan head. Dense, deep red brown body. lots of carbonation bubbles. Not as sour in the flavour; some almost Lambic must and sourness, gives way to a candy-sweet berry fruit tang. Not much middle, but a woody, dry oakiness with a long dry to sweet finish. A fantastic beer. You could drink this all day.
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue and little to no head. Smell is of dark fuits and a sour funkiness but in a good way. Taste is tart at first, almost like a a brett-type sourness softened by a sweetness at the end. No real bitterness to speak of. Cherries are present and noted all throughout this beer. Thiner mouthfeel, interesting and definatley worth another try.
FirkinHopHead (26) - Munster, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deeop red/burgundy with a light brown head. Nice cherry and wood notes. Sweet and acidic...a perfect balance. Smells of a nice aged balsamic. Refreshing and unique.
DrededBrethren (10) - Palm, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Tart cherry, slight sourness ,no hops, low vanilla, very appealing.
Appearance: Mahogany with a short standing tan head.
Flavor: Sour fruit flavor with a lesser malt presence, slight oak, no hops
Mouthfeel: High carbonation fills your entire mouth, carries the sourness all the way down your throat for a sour carbonic finish. Slightly Astringent.
Overall: This is a must try for anyone who is into sour beers or belgians for that matter. Very complex with a well balanced sourness.
Svesse (7764) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark reddish brown colour with notes of copper. Foamy beige head. Acidic (or rather lactic), fruity, vinous nose with distinct notes of balsamic vinegar, wild berries, black-currant and amazing woody aromas reminiscent of old Speyside whiskies (Glen Grant or possibly Longmorn) with more than 30 years in sherry casks. Acidic, tart, fruity and vinous taste with sweet-and-sour notes of rhubarb and black-currant. Lots of balsamic vinegar. Slightly toasty, bitter-sweet finish. Not very bitter at all. Brilliant balance. Absolutely amazing beer. Luckily, Palm has managed to maintain the high quality after moving the brewing. Impressive. Great beer, a true classic!
Braudog (6290) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 Shared at Coastal Wine Connection’s beer club (thanks Cameron!). Nice caramel brown color with a thin filmy top. Aroma ... wow, alcohol and Bazooka Joe bubblegum, I swear. As I drink, this is an intensely vinegary, tart, puckery, lemon-stingy and lingers for several minutes on your tongue after you swallow. I think you could use this as coleslaw vinegar, but somehow it’s good ... very good. (#2965, 6/7/2007) <<A rare, upgraded re-rate several years after I feel like my ratings were inflated. Tried again recently at Cafe Benelux in Milwaukee and was blown away. Classic sour, with a cherry pie twist. Outstanding.>>
beeranarchist (232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Reddish brown, crystal-clear. Very complex aroma with notes of vinegar, redwine, caramel and blackcurrant. Sour and sweet with dry finish and flavour that lasts. Probably the best thirst quencher in the world.