Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this on tap at The Flying Saucer in Addison, TX. This is a great Cru with an aroma of red wine and vinegar. Flavor profile is a nice sour / sweet balance with a great lingering finish. On my favorite list, great beer!
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nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
10th beer of the 2004 Montreal Mondiale. Red-brown, off-white head. Nose of sour grapes. Sour cherry flavour is possibly the greatest thing ever... it actually presents an interesting complexity after one gets over its immediate yumminess. Wish I could have a Rodenbach swimming pool.
didierlewallon (229) - ponferrada, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveza de color rojo oscuro con una cabeza de color beige.
Aroma frutal con notas de cerezas, amargo y con toque de madera.
Sabor a malta y un poco dulce con toque de madera. Compleja y buena.
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with slight head. Aromas of chocolate and tart cherries. Initial sweet malt fades into chocolate covered cherries with a sour, kriek-like finish. Lightly carbonated, nice medium body. Slight residual sweetness lingers.
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with ruby tones and a low-retention off-white head, yeast clumps clinging to the edge of the tulip glass. Aroma of many dark fruits and berries, fruitcake, honey, breads, candy, light funk of wild yeast. Flavors are very sweet, floral and fruity, mildly to moderately sour after, fairly thick mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.
cattaneopapa (227) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
14 Oz draught from Biermarkt. Don Mills, ON. Pours a hazy dark amber colour. Aroma is apples, grapes and sour cherries.Taste matches the aroma. Light body with moderate carbonation.
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 Bottle at the Maltings, York. Pours a muddy brown with ruby highlights in the light. A one finger tan head fades to nearly nothing soon after pouring. The bouquet here is extremely fragrant and strong; I could really smell this for hours. The lady at the next table over remarked, "He doesn’t want to drink it, just wants t’smell it!" I couldn’t disagree. Oak, sour cherries and berries, slight vanillin, overarching vinegar sourness, some slight mustiness as it warmed. Taste was strongly sour both front and back, with honey, berries, sherry, vanilla. It was slightly lactic and notably metallic in the finish as it warmed. Cloying but not in an off-putting way because the sweetness is balanced and mellowed so sublimely by a great sour component. Slight alcohol tinge when aerated, if you’re into that sort of thing. Pleasingly high amount of carbonation, almost to the effect of a sparkling wine. Unique and enjoyable in every regard.
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour fruity feet aroma with a slight cider vinigar twist. Grape, current, apple at the start followed by a sharp sourness of tart cherries. Smooth upon the front of the sip but full of zip as it darts across the tougue at the end.
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: This beer pours a golden ruby color with a big head and lots of active carbonation bubbles.
Smell: The aroma is reserved in my limited experience with the style. However with a bit searching there was a little bit of tart cherries and grapes.
Taste: The taste is very sugary and yet tart. Much more tart than I had expected but I believe that was largely because of the carbonation that the tart seemed exaggerated. The bottle claimed that is was aged in oak for 18month. I had to use a lot of imagination to find an oak flavor. Overall it is good, but I believe I had too high of expectations. I was hoping for something that could compete with the Duchess.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is hard to describe. The tartness brought on a pucker and stung the taste buds a bit and yet underneath the big fluffy crisp carbonation the beer had a medium light smooth body.
Drinkability: Despite being a bit different than I had expected this is a tasty beer that drinks very easily.
Hope this is helpful.
Welley_Alves (225) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lendária sour ale belga, de fermentação espontânea, utilizando métodos ainda rudimentares porém tradicionais na sua produção. Envelhecida em 2 anos em barril de Carvalho, num blend com outra cerveja mais jovem. As sour ales sao cervejas no mínimo peculiares. A fermentação láctica dá um caráter acido característico do estilo. Coloração vinho com pouquíssima espuma, desprendendo um aroma acido e cítrico, lembrando frutas silvestres. Ao primeiro gole, uma sensação bem diferente: acido! No paladar segue realmente acida, com conteúdo láctico predominante, alternando com framboesas e cerejas, as vezes lembrando vinho tinto. O retrogosto é seco e bastante duradouro. Honestamente nao me adaptei às azedinhas da moda, parafraseando o Beltramelli. Mas admito que me surpreendi.
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