mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark, fruity, complex brew. Oak flavor is evident, but it’s amazingly fruity. A very high quality beer, worth seeking out.
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tasted at the mondiale de la bière in Montréal. pours a ruby redish murky bown with a light pinkish head. aroma is vinous. vinegar, lemon, raspberry and oak. taste is sour, but very enjoyable and refreshing. mouthfeel is light, and carbonated. an excellent beer.
malkyore (273) - - MAR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great great sour ale. Pours red with a nice small head. Aroma reminds me of a crayola marker.... In a good way... Fruity with a lot of grape and apple. Nose reminds me of red wine. Taste is fruity like red wine. Grapes and citrus, grapefruit and granny smith apples. A great beer that you definitely have to be in the mood for.
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - MAY 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red, small head. Strong aroma and flavor of grapes. Maybe like a red wine.
Ambro206 (272) - ITALY - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Assaggio da 100ml allo Zythos Beer Festival 2015:
Birra color rosso intenso interessante ma forse un po’ troppo levigata, poco entusiasmante. Gli aromi di frutta (prevalentemente ciliegia) legno e latte acido. Equilibrata lungo tutta la bevuta. Corpo medio e carbonazione media.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark walnut brown, moderate head, fades fast to nice lace. Aromas are balsamic vinegar, berries, citrus, malt, and yeast. Flavor is like sparkling wine meets balsamic vinegar. Definitely different. Odd taste at first but the vinegar novelty wears off to reveal a delicately complex blend of fruit sweetness, malt and yeast. Hops don’t seem to figure in. Undertones of sour cherry, port, sherry, madiera, brown sugar, soy sauce, salt, sweetgrass, earth and mushrooms. Good mouthfeel but very effervescent and puckeringly astringent. An acquired taste but worth acquiring. Keep in mind my numbers are not in comparison to more mainstream ales.
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - MAY 7, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma, pretty oaky, a little sour and sweet. Taste hits tangy at first, then has a sweet middle and tangy finish. Carbonated nicely. Very enjoyable.
Humlehode (269) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown. Not much head. Smells mostly vinegar. Quite sour. Lacking depth and complexity.
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Ysok02 (267) - MOns, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
belle robe rouge foncée, belle mousse. Nez puissant sur la cerise acidulée, le noyau, l’amande amère sur un fond balsamiquet boisé. Bouche tout en élégance et en fruit, un bel équilibre d’ensemble. Une bière de soif.
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl. bottle: A rich dark Cherry brown under a fading delicate but creamy off-white cap. Delightful aromas of sharp, tart black cherry, lactic acid, wood, condensed milk and a hint of freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies come wafting out of the top of the glass. This causes an instant watering of the mouth. Once your mouth gets its chance it is first struck with a creamy berry that quickly changes through, toast, chocolate, and in to sour lactic, acetic bliss all within a split second. After that first nano-second your mouth is left to contemplate the swirling contrasts that Rodenbach has brewed up. Wonderfully complex fruit, sour, toast, light chocolate, dark dried cherry, star fruit and kumquat come to mind. Long sour finish with a faint touch of tin that gets drier and drier until all of a sudden your saliva glands kick into overdrive and your urge for the next sip becomes too powerful.