Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Due to expire on my birthday, June 21, 2004, it had noticeable sediment from the oak barrel which prevented the last drops, and takes away from its georgeous red-brown colour with lacing. Cherry and tart real vanilla that works through the roof of the mouth before eating,
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear ruby with a medium beige head. Strong aroma of cherries present at first. Also quite a bit of a vinegar like smell present with some woody/sappy notes. Smooth though thin mouthfeel. Great taste! Sweet malt and cherry flavours at the start with an acidic/tart finish. Lovely lingering taste begging you to take another sip. Top stuff!
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a damn good beer to have. Thanks Jeremy (jgb9348) for buying this at a bottle shop in St. Kilda. Brownish color with an off-white head. Fruity aroma, like cherries, grapes, and some tart!! What a flavor too! Cherries in the flavor. A little sour too. Wow, this beer just blew me away compared to other Aussie beers that I was drinking. Very well done!
oli (108) - DENMARK - JUN 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had been looking forward to this beer in a long time.Well it´s definitely is not my kind of beer.There´s loads of flavour but it is too bitter and sour for my tastebuds.I had trouble drinking a whole bottle.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2007 (Bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with purple highlights and a medium-sized off-white head. Has a strong grape bubble gum and cherry aroma. Flavor of sour dark cherry. Lively palate.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
10th beer of the 2004 Montreal Mondiale. Red-brown, off-white head. Nose of sour grapes. Sour cherry flavour is possibly the greatest thing ever... it actually presents an interesting complexity after one gets over its immediate yumminess. Wish I could have a Rodenbach swimming pool.
Boutip (5060) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a reddish colored brew with a nice bubbly head with standard retention. Aroma is nice mix of oak and cherry with some acidic and tart note also noticeable. Taste is an extremely complex mix of oak, sour cherry (without the sweetness) and some tart and acidic notes also mix in there. The finish is quite bitter; carbonation is average and body is medium. Overall, this is a very complex beer that is also very refreshing. Now, if I can get my hand on some Alexander I would be a happy man.
TorbenH (925) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark chestnut red, beige lasting head. Taste is very acid and sour. sour cherry flavours with a sour bitter finish. Not a beer for me.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
#700 Pours a deep ruby. So dark it almost appears brown. Small off white head with spotty lacing. I over zealousy poured, so I ended up with some floaties. Aroma is fairly complex. Dark cherries come out in the front. followed by a hint of sour alcohol. The barn yard aroma fills the olfactory nicely. Flavors. Well, first off I get a musty cobweb flavor, then the cherries come in along with some plums. Sour and I love it. Some wood, notes of vinegar. Everything is balanced so nicely. None are overbearing in anyway. The palate is simply wonderful. Silky smooth with just touch of stickiness. Slightly dry. The finish is a tart fruit. My thanks goes to Rastacouere for providing such a fine beer!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve been looking forward to this little treat for some time now. Thanks to Sham and Rastacouere for letting me try this beer. Sampled in a chimay glass so the nose and head are constantly replentished. The initial pour has moderate carbonation with some lacing on the side and a small island of head in the middle like a volcano erupting from the depths of this dark magma colored beer. The aroma has some very present and complex layers in every breath you take in. Light brown sugar malts are singing in the background while the light fruity tartness is taking lead stage. My favorite bacteria, brettanomyces has definately take a swim in this beer with barn, cobbwebb and horse blanket musty smells, the vinous nature balances all this out in the nose. The impact is strong yet subtle with a perfect balance of sweet and sour to fill the palate, I definately agree with what Oakes said about this one. The vinous qualities are not so overpowering as they are in other flemish sours (la folie) which makes this incredibly drinkable to me. The finish is mild, smooth, and lasting, very beautiful and filling at the same time. Damn, this is one fine beer.