worldbeertaste (1371) - - SEP 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium brown red with a thin light lacing, somewhat lasting white head. Smells of vinegar, sour, woody and berry. Flat carbonation in a medium oily body slightly prickly. Slightly pickled with an overall acidic . Need some chips to go with this. I don’t really understand it. Sweet yet very sour.
sneakychi (19) - - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl, best before: 04.11.13.
Hazy, ugly red. Minimal head.
Cherries,green apple,vinegar, little caramel in the aroma.
Taste is sweet at first but goes to being more sour.
tightslice (72) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour with homemade gruyere polenta topped with olive tapenade and skirt steak. Sour green apples and cherry tarts on the nose. Effervescent, vinegar, acidy... Very kombucha-esque. Lemon rinds, cherry skins, and even bits of dried apricot.
ciaranc (595) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Brown, tinted red. Thin head, doesn’t last. Fruity, red fruits nose. First sip is sweet, then comes some sourness, sherbet like, cooking apple sourness, gooseberries, eventually mellows to a red fruit sweetness. Very light, very fizzy. Had it with some lemon curd ice cream, gotta love beer.
andriesradu (311) - ROMANIA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours dark red with no head. Sweet and sour aroma. Flavor is sour, a bit fruity, sweet in the end, winy. Really nice
ElDesmadre (1203) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma is red wine, vinous tartness, cherries, apple zest, notes of vinegar and wood. More sour than tart taste, very dry. I get the feeling taste overpowers aroma in this one. Some interesting notes of wood in the finish, however, due to its quite sour taste the complexity seems to fade during drinking. I am surprised to find that the basic version is a lot more drinkable. I guess I just like less sour sour ales a lot more.
allmyvinyl (1108) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Didn’t want to miss this during their limited ’foreign beer’ run! Pours a clear dark brown, nice off-white head. Nose has dark cherries and wood. Taste has an amazing sweet-sour thing going on. The yeastiness adding another layer. Then more fruit. A great journey of flavours.
ineedbeer (432) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is fairly fruity with tons of cherry notes and lighter berry and plum notes. The fruitiness is fairly complex and well balanced with the acidity. Light oak note and very faint toasted bread malt character. Light sweetness to the fruit.
Pours a fairly clear reddish brown with lots of amber highlights. Moderately thick tan head with average retention.
Flavor is moderately to fairly tart with a huge fruitiness and light malt character. Lots of cherries, ripe grapes, various berries and overripe plums. Faint oakiness and medium sweetness to balance out the acidity. A light lingering fruitiness and a bit of oak.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low to medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall a pretty great Flanders Red. This has a the complexity I would expect: nice balanced acidity, tons of fruitiness, some light sweetness. You can really pick up that it is a blend of young and old beers. Acidic but not an acid bomb.
Creedence (222) - Cork, IRELAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Abbots Ale House. Pours a deep red brown with a half inch bubbly beige head that dissipates. Not much lacing. Cherries, cloves and vinegar on the nose. Quite acidic but not unpleasant. Light fruity sweetness and a good dose of sourness to taste. Very tasty. Not too tart, medium carbonation, light sour aftertaste. Personally, I don’t like sours, but the balance and complexity of this serves it well.
Sebilinz (212) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle nice dark amber color with nice head aroma is malts with the typical belgium aroma taste is sour with nice malts aftertaste is caramell with some malts great brew very balanced between sournes maltiness
Lupulucid (175) - - NOV 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rodenbach Grand Cru has restrained sourness which allows a impressive complexity to emerge, particularly on the finish when an amazing expression of malt emerges. Though aged in oak casks contribution from wood is integrated and does not make an appearance without its expression interacting with other components of flavor, either sourness at first or malt on the extremely long finish.