TChrome (1417) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity, sour aroma. Appearance is quite pleasant bging mostly reddish. Flavor is very sharp and fruity, cherries, with biting acidity. Am in the early learning stages of this style, but would definately like more.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bold, fruit aroma. Clear ruby, pours an enormous long lasting toffee head, with lace for days. Red cherry and concord grape flavours, so intense You can taste the grape skins. Wonderfully tart, extemely dry finish, oakiness is present. Sensational!!
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
All the recent debate on the forum made me ambivalent about this one before I opened it. Aroma is pretty immediately vinuous sour. Flavour has cherry tones, but that could be colour assciation. Becomes quickly sour but not too sour like some other Flemish Ales. Good carbonation but no head, like a sparkling red wine. Very refreshing, I liked it. And to think, apparently it used to be even better!
CEZ (397) - Milano, ITALY - SEP 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown body, slightly opaque, medium-sized beige head, mostly lasting. Spices, vanilla and even earthy notes (wood) in the aroma. Initally sweet, then dries out and gets hoppy and sour, ending with a strong vinegar note. Too strong and unbalancing, actually - for me, at least. I would probably appreciate it if it was less winelike. Since I can't believe that the famous RGC can't be better than this, I will probably try it again in the future.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2004 Light-brown head. Red-brown colour. Vinegar, fruit, sweet, rounded/balanced. Very good.
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sour, sour cherry aroma - hot and sour soup - balsamic vinegar and malt. Acidic. Dark caramel brown with small off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium heavy carb. Taste is very sour up front - cherry, balsamic, cayenne, malt. Finish is light hoppy and malty. After is light sour sweet cherry wood.
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cherry and old wine aroma. Quite attractive with its murky red body and small cream head. It seems like there is a brand new flavour with every mouthful... the cherry-sourness is always there and then sometimes there is vinegar or caramel or wine. Amazingly complex. Just a weird beer but the more you drink of it the more it grows on you !(although if I had to make a criticism i'd say the "cherryness" is just slightly too dominant - I'd like to taste more of the wood for example) Palate is sour up front, bitter on the sides and sweet down the back. Definately NOT a session beer but a great treat. "Ewww, there's something wrong with that beer, nesta." says my mum. hehehehhehe
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dirty dark rose water color with hints of brown..no head..low carbination...strong vinegar & sour aroma hinting at a mixture of balsamic and red wine styles..big oak notes in the flavor with raspberry, strawberry, and chardonney notes..very dry, yet not as clean as i thought it should be.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super-dark red with a powerful aroma of rich fruit and vinegar. You know this is going to be extremely sour before you taste it. Yes it's very tart and full of mouth puckering sharpness , but the flavors of grapes and cherries burst through with some balancing sweetness to provide a most unique experience. Definitely an acquired taste-I don't think you could drink more than one at a sitting because of the sourness. Little or no trace of malt to be found. Really an unusual one to try.
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one in Brussels... I really enjoyed it; not too powerful, but nice and tart. Dry finish... good stuff