KennethArd (296) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vinous fruity. Red to brown, clear with persistent head. Sour taste. Light body, sticky texture & soft carbonation.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought this bottle in Belgium, probably in 2004. Still delicious! Go figure. Wonderful cherry aroma and flavor. The sourness has developed and it is not oxidized. It is similar to La Folie in certain years. Great beer.
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Deep garnet colored with nice thick head. Nose is somewhat harsh, chemically sour, notes of epoxy with cherry aromas building as it warms and sweet tobacco coming through at the very end. Flavor is tart and acidic. Grape soda, sour cherries, malt vinegar. Quite a dry finish with some sweetness remaining on the palate. Very enjoyable.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark red with a small of white head. Nose is full of sweetened red fruits, cherries and raspberries mainly(think berry compote). Palate is chock full of liquered morello cherries with substantial tart dryness on the finish. A killer dessert beer!!
langeveld12 (293) - 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.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to angeloregon: Pours deep red with very minimal head. Aroma of malt and wine and vinegar, some sharp grape/apple aroma. Flavor is malty but light on the palate, slight alcohol warmth and quite sour and strong. Fruity and acidic. As it warms it starts to taste very red wine vinegary which is definite big downside to me. Dont know if it is always like that or if it starting to go bad. Perhaps oxidized.
belgis (290) - - MAR 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Cherry dried fruits oak in aroma. Acidy in taste but full complex refreshing. Whisky brown in color.
GlassBrass440 (290) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy rusty brown with short lasting white head. Aromas of sour cherries, forest floor, and oak. Pronounced sour flavour that is by no means overwhelming. Cherries, again, in the flavour. Quite dry in the finish with a lingering acidity.
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle, 2007 pours with perfect appearance, fantastic deep, dark raspberry color, but head rapidly fades to almost nothing. Aroma is a mix of sweet fruit and vinegar, offputting at first but inviting towards the end. Flavor is complex, producing different accents of flavor with each taste. Predominant flavors are cider vinegar, rhubarb, raspberry; finishes with a little sour cherry. Finally a sour ale I really enjoyed. Found the balance between, sour and sweet exceptional. Overall, impressive and unique. Now for a little to cheese to finish it off with.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fairly clear mahogany color with but a small thin tan covering of bubbles.
Sweet fruit-wine smell and acetone jump right out. As it warms more sweet fruit, caramel and sour apple come out to join the fingernail polish.
Pretty sour impression. Almost a rotten fruit-like impression, sour cherry, fruitcake gummies, and a bunch of fingernail polish.
Why does this fingernail polish taste/smell so appetizing? Very acidic and juicy feeling, begs to be drunk.