BeerBeCue (62) - Montreal, Quebec, - DEC 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle poured into tulip. Pours a nice brown/copper with a finger-thick head. Aroma is mostly of green apples, but I can also perceive some sour cherries in there, and some slight barnyard aromas in the far background. When it comes to sours, my nose is not that good honnestly...this is really all I can perceive! Taste is medium sour, medium sweet; this is really well done and balanced! Body is medium, texture is rather slick, really nice. Carbonation is average and accompanies the tartness in a nice way. Finish is pretty sour and astringent. Overall, one of the best sours I’ve had, and possibly the best Flanders-type of ale I have every had. Mind you, this is the first genuine I’m having, as the others I’ve had were Quebec-made interpretations. This is the real deal, and it has earned its rating and reputation. A well done, superb sour ale.
hottown (4) - - MAY 22, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Difficult to say but I do notice some complex fruity flavors. Anyway, One of my all time favorites.
RoyalFlushing (299) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a murky reddish brown with a small tan head that dissapated immediately and minimal lacing. Aroma is big strawberry preserves with hints of soy sauce and oak. Taste begins with subtle tartness and oaky vanilla followed by a wave of palatable sour berry notes. Crisp refreshing finish with enjoyable tart flavors lingering.
Geuzeman (2) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Goede balans van de zuren. Fruitig en complex door de houtlagering. Zal nog beter worden met verouderen.
dDan (4) - - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Never had a Flanders Red before. Much sweeter and not as sour than I thought it would be. Prefer the lighter feel with greater sour notes of Lambics. I would drink this again , but its not something that I would go out and buy another bottle of.
icehawk (122) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity, slightly tart aroma. Nicely balanced taste for a sour; slight carbonation makes it very drinkable.
danlo (344) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Brown colour with a red tinge, thin beige head and sour cherry, vinegary barnyard aroma. Taste is tart, with dark fruit, woody oak and some biscuity malt. Sharp initial mouth feel, medium bodied, well carbonated, dry finish. Balanced overall.
Douberd (632) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle, at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 6%
Pours a very deep ruby red colour, with a two fingers of beige head on top. Good retention, no lacing on the glass. Colour is beautiful.
Aroma of sour grapes and a bit of wild cherries too. Very wine-y and inviting.
Sweet taste at first, turns straight away to a mildly sourness, which also brings wines to mind. Lots of grapes on the taste, sour ones, and some sweetness from the sugar to balance it a bit.
Nice on the body, but a bit overcarbonated me thinks. Just a tiny bit tart on the palate.
Overall, a very nice beer.
salvaticas (131) - - MAY 11, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at slows. The classic, ultimate sour. Smooth but with a bite of flavor. Complex but subtle aroma. One of my all time favs
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Edyy2 (3) - Northallerton, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home - gift from Brugge. Murky brown on pouring, but clear and deep red under light. Little or no head which dissipates quickly. Aroma shows obvious acetic character but is somehow extremely well balanced. Acetic aroma is balanced with a combination of earthiness, oak, and crystal/cara malt aromas. Taste is tart and sour (think raw lemon) yet very refreshing despite % ABV. Mouthfeel is full and sweet but quickly gives way to a dry finish. Highly Recommended.
rejtable (811) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent enough basic sour. Pours murky brown with a head that dissipated quickly and no lacing. Nose is sour. Aromas are fruit punch, some light caramel, dough and sour. Tastes are reasonably heavy sour and light sweet. Full enough body with medium carbonation.