Vladivostok (433) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not sure how to rate this. It’s half way to being a geuze but doesn’t quite get there. The sour nose gives the game away and although it is darker, more fruity and generally less extreme than a genuine lambic the tartness in the mouth betrays its origins.
Whilst I applaud the craftsmanship, I am much happier to admire it from afar.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Deep deep red. Incredible aroma, wine, balsamic vinegar. Really tart and sharp. Dry. Very.. very.. good
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 25, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33l Bottle. Poured into Deus flute glass. Classic burgundy-red appearance with slightly tan small head. Mentionable retention. Effervescent look with extremely small bubbles. Intense dark cherry tartness, restrained vinegary acidity, and maybe a hint of chocolate truffle. Nothing barnyardy or basement "bretty" stuff going on the nose. Slight oak character hides by vinegary, sour cherries in the flavor.
Nice and smooth, but effervescent palate. Slight dessert-wine hints (ruby port?) at the mid-palate. The heavy sourness balanced with some faint dark chocolate sweetness at the end. Remarkable, unique flemish sour.
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Lovely bearded red with carbonation spritzing up the glass. Aromas were a bit muted, but mostly appealing sweet caramel and rose water type sweetness. Body was a bit thin and heavily carbonated for my sour ale taste, but overall very pleasing with more uncoying sweetness and tending towards a citrus type sourness. I shared this with friends and it was a splendid introduction to sour ales!
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Vintage Cellars in VA. Nice reddish color with a vinager taste. There was a tase of citrus all in there. Will have to drink again. I love sours
Finwe (429) - Grankulla, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle @ Kaisla. Pours dark reddish-brown with scarcely any head. Has a sour aroma with ripe, sugary, red fruits. The flavour is vinegary sour but fruity sweet at the same time. The characteristic taste of oak is easy to notice. Sweetish aftertaste.
Ulysse (429) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity and roasted malt aroma. Light sourness. A special aftertaste comes long after the sip. It reminds of oven dried olive in the pizza.
langeveld12 (429) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a small frothy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Body is clear, red brown and sparkling. Aroma contains lemon, leather, spices and acidic fruits like cherry, raspberry and cassis, but also acidic apple. Flavor is lambic like, acidic all the way with a hint of bitterness and lots of indistinguishable fruity aroma's and flavors. It takes some sips to get used to it, but it's quite nice overall.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 7, 2001
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perhaps the most beautiful thing I’ve seen inhabit a tulip glass...Gentle yet sharp bouquet...couldn’t have said it better myself. Flavor is fruity yet tart all the way through. A world class beer, I find it tastes better in smaller sips. Take your time to enjoy this one!
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Birra fantastica! Il capostipite delle birre acide belghe. Il carattere vinoso ce unisce la dolcezza dei frutti all’acidità data dai lieviti e dalal botte.