Michal95 (14) - POLAND - NOV 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Horrible aroma of vinegar and sour fruity flavour. Can’t find out why it has such good ratings. Tastes like cheap wine, not beer. Vinegar and sour grapes ruins everything.
Tomy63 (137) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur ambre foncé avec des reflets rouges. On sent déjà le côté aigre au nez, et un peu de bois. La bouche aussi est très surprenante, très aigre, vineuse, boisée, avec des notes de fruits rouges cuits. Pas de sucre ici. Comme pour l’amertume il faut prendre l’habitude, puis c’est une très bonne bière, très désaltérante.
tectactoe (677) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: deep, murky brown with some red-ish, ruby hints. Slightly translucent, mostly hazy with a beige-tinted head; big bubbled & quick to fade. Aroma is amazing... very layered & complex with notes of cherry skins, berries, balsamic vinegar, vinous grapes, oak, tannic dryness, faint lemon flesh, mild vanilla... Perfect marriage of fruity notes & barrel notes with lovely tartness. Taste is nice & tart out of the gate with flavors of cherries, grape skins, berries, mild lemon, lots of oak, smooth & faint vanilla, borderline-balsamic vinegar, pleasing acidity, mild tannin, & a perfect, vinous finish. Mostly dry finish... At 10$ for a 750mL & relatively good availability, this is one of the best purchases in all of beerdom. A personal favorite, one of the best of the style.
BOSSbrewer (1027) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. Aroma is tart cherries and raspberry. Thin tan head. Slightly vinegary and slightly salty. Also has a sweetness to it. Medium bodied. Nice sour but not great. Too sweet on the finish.
Vladivostok (198) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not sure how to rate this. It’s half way to being a geuze but doesn’t quite get there. The sour nose gives the game away and although it is darker, more fruity and generally less extreme than a genuine lambic the tartness in the mouth betrays its origins.
Whilst I applaud the craftsmanship, I am much happier to admire it from afar.
BrewMoose (73) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Dark reddish brown with a large tan head. Aromas of apple, strawberry, coffee. Flavors of apple starfruit strawberry some bread and coffee. A really nice beer that finishes well.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Zer0 (811) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cafe de la Gare, The Hague. Pours clear mahogany/red with a small beige head. Aroma is deep red fruits, barnyard funk, oak, fresh lemons and a tad floral. Taste is moderate sour and light to moderate sweet. A great blend of flavours and aroma’s going on here. Medium body, slick texture and average carbonation. Much better than the regular Rodenbach.
Rangi (494) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not sure this is a style of beer I particularly enjoy. Vinegar and dark fruits dominated this for me. Sour yep its still making my mouth do that thing after you’ve had a shot of straight vinegar just thinking about it.
Sure it is a great beer for its style.
halfwayhouse (13) - - NOV 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 Vintage. Big and balanced, flavors of sour cherries, plums, purple raisins, currants with a lingering tartness. World class sour.
ClassyBeagle (291) - USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap poured into a wine tulip. FROM NOTES August 9, ’12.
A: Dark fruits, fresh and ripened cherries with strong vinegar notes, wood and Belgian funk.
A: Pours deep mahagony with less than one finger of tan head and no lacing.
T: Some sharp sour and tart flavors up front. More of the dark fruits, tart cherries and sweet caramel malts at the finish. Again, nice balance of the sweetness and tartness.
P: Light to medium body with medium carbonation. A subtle tart finish. Perfect for the style.
O: Similar but better than Duchesse De Bourgogne. I’m not a fan of the aroma, but it tastes great.