PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. The first sour Iíve really enjoyed. Flavor smells of sour green apples, under-ripe citrus, and tart cranberry. Flavor matches, and the wild yeast/bacteria flavor that Iím used to is very understated, which is great. There are no off or unpleasant flavors...or if there are, they are well hidden. A very mellow sour, which may come from the blending of aged beer with fresh, which is characteristic of this style. A very interesting, easy drinking sour, that Iím glad to have experienced.
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, best by 21/02/09. Pours dark reddish brown with a light tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is vinous with raspberry/cranberry notes. Very fruity in the mouth, lots of raspberry/cranberry. Vinous, little spicy carbonation, with a sour tangy finish.
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beige fizzy head which disappears quicly. Hazy redbrown body. Smells of cherry, citrus, oak and yeast. Intense citrus taste with cherry notes and vinegar.
Duchammer (123) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am a sucker for Belgium beers, especially the funky ones! Very smooth and crisp beer. Slightly malty sourly acid taste which it should be. Oak is present but not overpowering. Nice and fruity in the nose! Well done!
john_henry (123) - - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Still one of my favorite beers, period. As a fairly readily available beer out here in Japan I canít complain, this takes some beating
Frulertruler (121) - San Rafael, SPAIN - FEB 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella. Madera, frutos rojos, levaduras, acidez, dulzor. Cerveza redonda todo bien integrado, deliciosa
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a red color. Sour aroma, not particularly fond of that. Taste is sweet and sour, some cherry or res berries. Fresh, sparkling, really something different from my regular choice. Not my style though.
Grossecaisse (120) - FRANCE - MAY 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
roasty, citrus, bubblegum, woody, red, sparkling, heavy cloying sweetness, heavily sour, medium body, lively, bitter,
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 vintage from a 22oz bottle. Pours an amber mahogany, slightly cloudy with a creamy lacing head. The smell is heavy on dried fruit, oak, a sour tinge. Taste is dried fruits, woody, and sour. Dry tart finish with a little warming alcohol finish. Great beer, happy I have another bottle.
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2006 Grand Cru pours red-brown with orangey highlights. Lighter than the Classic. Firm off-white head with staying power.
The nose is (of course) sour. Iím calling it a mix of malt vinegar and madeira with some nutty woodiness from the oak.
Flavors are more of the oakiness with strong acidity of something like red grapefruit. The palate is very full and rich with a long drying finish with some minerals, especially as the beer warms.
This beer is fantastic. Itís more complex and more polished than the Classic (which is also very good). Iíd save this for a special occaision (like when you can find it!).