kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2007 750 ml bottle via Roth’s. My first Flemish sour ale..woohoo...only took 450 ratings to get to it... Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice size head. Nose is vinous and there are notes of cherries, apples, strawberries,and cantelop and of course some oak. Also is givng me a serious bout of the sneezes, lol. Tastes just like is smells and goes down very smooth. Has a very very tart cherry finish. Moderate carbonation with a medium to full body. Easy to drink, although one glass will be plenty, i do not see myself drinking a 750 in one session.
BeerandBlues2 (11965) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear ruby with an average frothy off-white head, mostly lasting, fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie), average hops (flowers, citrus, lemon), average yeast (dough, musty) with notes of cherry, raspberry and cinnamon. Average duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness, vinegar; wonderful tart fruity flavor, malty, lively carbonation and notes of oak. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation and bitter finish.
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first flemish sour ale. Dark mahogany brown body with medium off-white head. Aroma of sour grapes and vinegar. Flavor is lightly spicey and fruity in your mouth with an intensely tart finish. Not something I can drink a lot of but still a very respectable beer.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml cork and cage bottle. Unfiltered with a deep brown hue with reddish highlights. Total coaoa and cherries in the nose. Tart fruit and vanilla and a subdued lemony citrus in the aroma. Flavor is similar. Great cocoa, chocolate flavor pepped up by the astringent tart cherry flavor. I loved this! Complex and layered. Going between tart and sweet, both sides having a complexity all its own. This is superb!
BakerStMuse (19) - USA - DEC 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Monk’s Cafe in Philly. Tart, tangy and fruity. Overpowering at first sip, but actually quite pleasant as it progresses.
Zymologist (30) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Consider the flavor a smack across the face in subzero weather. This beer cuts into you like a paper cut from a porn mag: it stings, sure, but there’s still a naked woman staring at you. A bit over the top for my taste, but I respect this--it knows what it wants, and knows how to get it.
Funknmilla (733) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2007 750 ml bot..."smells like feet and ass"-J.S..sour vinegar smell and actually it reminds me of homemade fruit wine...nice foam..brown color.....tastes like tart, unripe apples..a delightful taste yet displeasing all at the same time..a well crafted beverage...my first of this type..it really grows on you....food paring: sweet sausage....:)
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Monks Cafe in Philly. Now this is a beer. Nice and dark with a smooth taste to hit. Just the right amount of bitterness as it got a little warmer.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. Very little yeast at the bottom. Reddish brown colour with a weak white head. Sour aroma with notes of cherries, oak wood. Wauw what a amazing flavour of berries, oak, vanilla wine-like, very complex and with a sour and sweet flavour also. Very nice endeed.
kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 oz bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown colored body under a small fizzy bone white head that retained as a thin film for the duration. Aroma is quite sharp and acidic with suggestions of cherries, raw oak, light vinegar, and yeast. Overall, quite vinous. Flavor is as sharp and acetic as the aroma suggested. Very vinegary on the finish especially. Still lots of cherry, ripe fruits, and oak though. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slight stickiness up front that fades to a drying acidic finish. Carbonation is fairly active and fine helping to cut through some of the stickiness. Overall pretty good, slightly more complex than the Classic, and certainly a little more aggressive.