jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep ruby red with a thin rim of foam. Intense cherry/sour aromas. Flavor is also a balance of sweet cheeries and tart, acidic characteristics. Wonderfully balanced.
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2003 Bottled: Dark amber. Hazed. Medium lasting head. Has this great mingle of sweet and sour in the aroma, that makes you want to try it. Vinegar and spices in the flavour with a nice sweet touch. Dry in the aftertaste. This must be a perfect aperitif.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sharp is a good word for this beer. It has a yeasty aroma, with some vinegra type aroma. It looks chocolate in color. Taste pretty sour, but more than that fruity sweet. If you are looking for a sour beer, this by far is my tops.
grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This marvelous concoction is a pleasure to the senses that encourages a Pavlovian salivation just thinking about it. This is one of the world's greatest beers! The lactic and ester complexity, as well as the contibutions from oak make this a pleasing symphony of flavors and aromas.
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2003 Second time around - I liked this a lot better.
------- deep red beer with light brown head that disappears fast. The aroma is very fruity with notes of cherry, kriek, tree and acid. The flavor is acidic sweet because of the mixed fermentation. It has a very powerful start, then a bit watery in the middle and ends with a sharp typical gueze aftertaste.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cherry yogurt blended with oats and thinned with wine, then fermented to all hell with some aggressive yeast. This doesn't have the pleasant hop spiciness of the New Glarus version and less cherry action, in fact, so I'd say its not as good. Neither of them float my boat, though, so maybe my newness to the style is crying out here in the wilderness. It's complex, to be sure, and the occassional rise of chocolate or roast is really intriguing, but in the end its not an enjoyable complexity for me.
boto (1891) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 30, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2005 Draught: I didn’t expect the aroma of this: It was a lot like a fine red wine. There were some notes of sour cherries in there, as well as some sweet malts. A dark reddish-brown/amber color. There was a bit of an off-white head with some lacing. Deliciously sour taste of cranberries/apples. Excellent!!!
jonas (5847) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lactic sourness and notes like fermenting grass (in a good way). Deep red, head did not last long for me. Refreshing sourness, which cleans the palate wonderfully. Tastenotes of srawberries and apples. Leaves a nice tingle on the tounge, which i wish would last longer.
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2003 tastes amazing something like cranberry tart classy wine syrup but with a beer head thanks heaps to eczematic for this one the only grand cru i like better is 2 lame to mention
RichardGretton (4294) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Frothy headed beer, with a sour apple aroma. The flavour is very citric and sour, which makes it very difficult to drink. Not my cup of tea.