vombat (1) - NORWAY - NOV 8, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Overall fantastic beer! appearance is beautiful in my tulip glass, and I can sit and smell it forever.. Amazing & superlative beer! The acidic taste requires some openmindedness the first time, but after the first shock (if not used to sour beer), you can enjoy the complexity. Maybe my favourite (but not for session drinking!)
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BBE Nov 05). Fairly tasty without the sherbert like flavours I’ve found in some Flemish Sours, but in the end it was overly thin and dare I say it lacking in complexity. I imagine this would work well to cut the richness of full flavoured creamy cheeses.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks HairoftheDog! Pours a rich brown/red color with a small head and just a little bit of lacing. Aroma is sour and gueuze like with fruity (specifially raspberry) undertones present. Flavor is slightly biting and sour, yet remarkably smooth. Finishes with hints of raspberries and red wine.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of rumraisin, red wine, UHU glue, malt and hops.
Deep red w/ a yellow head.
Very sour, almost chemical.
Tight and fizzy.
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark, fruity, complex brew. Oak flavor is evident, but it’s amazingly fruity. A very high quality beer, worth seeking out.
blake71 (4) - Rockville, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great tasting beer! Great sour taste, which is very refreshing. Great beer overall!
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. First sour I’ve tried, and i must say, I love the style. Poured deep cherry red, with a great beige head. Aroma’s of cherry and vinegar. When it first hits your tounge, it is a bit sweet, but then it gets tart. very tart. Leaves the mouth with a bitt of woody bitterness. Slightly astringant, but well balenced.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ML Bottle. Beautiful bottle. Poured deep red with a thick tan head. Very creamy and nice lacing. Enticing nose with vanilla, cherry, oak, orange, vinegar and red wine. Talk about complex. This beauty of a beer gets smoother as it goes down. Tart cherry combines great with the vanilla and the orange peel. This stuff rocks!
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 I’ve 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.