malkyore (78) - - 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.
SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tea brown with an off white head that sticks around. Cider like odor, almost more gueze or lambic like. This carries into the flavor and provides a tart fruity finish that lingers at the back of the throat. Cheese like qualities appear with its warming. It just misses the ‘band aid’ flavor that often steers me away from lambics with similar qualities.
BrewMoose (73) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Dark reddish brown with a large tan head. Aromas of apple, strawberry, coffee. Flavors of apple starfruit strawberry some bread and coffee. A really nice beer that finishes well.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From Stone Sour class taught by Tomme Arthur. (I lost my notes so this is to the best of my memory.) Strong sour ale colored deep red with light head. Tastes of cherries but also a rich, malty fruit I can’t put my finger on. Very interesting aroma and aftertaste. I think it has something to do with the aging in oak barrels. Very rich and strong. Quite good.
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Err...wow! Poured deep garnet with a reasonable head. Aroma just blew me away. Huge, sour acetic, lactic, medicinal (acetone almost) and funky. Taste was as per the aroma, reminded me of linctus phocodeine (cough medicine) that I used to take when I was a kid but with a little more funk and sophistication. What an amazing beer!
Belgik (72) - Sterrebeek, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2001
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not fully limpid reddish-brown appearance, with few bubbles and little, fading foam.
Vinous aroma, fruity with sirupy, aged aromas.
Sweet and sour winelike taste, foamy in mouth, with quite intense acidity and ’old’ fruit.
Quite long, but I miss (either) (both) hop- and maltiness or FRESH fruit.
Even though this is undoubtedly a unique beer, the aged and sweet and sour character is not my thing. I had this together with a Girardin Kriek and the latter’s purity and freshness of the fruit appeals much more to my tastes.
Yage (71) - - NOV 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Évekig érlelik hatalmas, nyitott fahordókban. A jó vörösborhoz hasonlóan fűszeres, vaníliás ízeket kap a tölgyfától.
Erősen savas és nagy tannintartalommal bír!
Kulináris "BUNJEE JUMPING".
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-brown beer with off white fluffy foam. Aroma is malty, sour fruity and woody. Taste is good ballanced and has a nice sourness. the body is a little to thin but the taste is good and fresh.
asmithbeer (69) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium to dark amber color with ok head. Aroma is quite strong, sour fruits and quite interesting. Flavor is quite strange, like sweet ans sour fruits. Probably not that bad but doesn’t really taste like beer.
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark ruby/raspberry color with 1-finger head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of cherry, raspberry, a bit of wood, but not much. Initial flavor is tart cherries, less so than Belgian Red but very noticeable. The finish is sour, but not overly sour in a bad way. Well balanced between the sweetness and the sourness. Thought this was pretty solid, would buy it again.