jefcon (1537) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Reddish and opaque in the glass with an off-white head. I wasn’t expecting to like this sour ale, having had a poor reaction to the bottled Duchesse, but having it on tap made, I think, quite a difference. Smooth and rich, with the sweet and sour juxtaposition easily achieved. The sour cherry finish wasn’t too strong, and there are fine yeast and malt complements to ride along with. Long on the palate, and full, too. A decent enough beer to me. Perhaps the style is growing on me.
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2005 sharp fruity nose, cherrys, raspberrys and apples. a sugary sweetness up front gives way to a lingering, puckering sourness.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thin dense head, red body. Yeasty, sour cherry aroma. Nice stinging sourness up front, followed by an earthy, mineral flavor mixed with cherries. Finish is earthy. Reminds me of La Folie, but not as agressive with the sour cherries taste. Very good stuff, thanks for the beer Andre!
Bockyhorsey (2611) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of the floral varity. As for appearance talk about intriging. Color looked to be dark red from the top of glass when full. Side view full glass brown. Half way hold glass up to light you get a cherry red with a gold layer on top of beer. Complex you have something here. Fruity flavor, acidic more like a wine cooler. Sour aftertaste. Some lacing on glass. Good beer.
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue par importation privée via Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de pamplemousse avec une légère touche de vinaigre. Apparence: Couleur ambrée rouge. Col moyen cremeux. Densité des bulles moyenne. Large col sur le verre. Goût de cocktail aux framboises. Durée de l’arrière goût moyen. Corps moyen avec une texture astrigente. Forte effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût de pectine de framboises. (Rating #125)
oh6gdx (23691) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2008 Bottled. Hazy reddish brown colour, mediumsized white foamy head. Sour cherry aroma with hints of caramel malt and yeast. Also some quite wooden notes. Bitter, mouthdrying very sharp cherry flavour, along with very sour wooden notes. Also slight yeast and earth in it. Leaves a sticky palate.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on bottle)Wonderfull clear; ruby-brown color. Slightly beige, lasting head. Wood, cherries, flowerish, champagne-sent; you know? ;) A bit acidic, but with flavourfull food it´s a winner. Espessially fat fish and heavy meat appears good.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a mostly clear brown with a light red tint. Aroma of tart cherry, wood, and a touch of barnyard funk. Flavor predominantly sweet and tart cherries and some more wood. Was told this bottle was about 5 years old.
Garrat (1314) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From A Bottle.Old blood red in colour with a small head,
aroma is of sour apples and old red wine,
taste is very sour,like old cider,
crab apples,salad cream and cherry with a sweet dry tart finish.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark reddish brown. Fruity tart aroma. A rich and complex fruity taste that has a sour tart background that ties in beutifully. I had been lookin for this beer a while, and I am very glad I found it. Absolutly delicious.