CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked & Caged 750 ml Bottle. Dark reddish brown in appearance with a layer of tan foam. Aroma is a blend of sour fruit, vinegar and brown sugar. The taste is tart and acidic upfront with a strong dose of sour cherry, green apple and grape juice. After that the malt and oak flavors take over along with some currant and candi sugar notes toward the end. Mouthfeel is smooth and well-carbonated with a slightly tart, malted finish. Overall, a top notch Flanders Red Ale.
c1raider (88) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fun quirky beer, sour, moderate carbonation, fruity, a beer worth buying again but not in a 6 pack form
BeergeekKorea (54) - SOUTH KOREA - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Deep rich black current of wild yeasts
Appearance: Clear reddish brown colour and thin head
Taste: Rich sour, light sweet, astringent
Palate: Medium full body, slick texture, fizzy carbonation, and abrupt finish of the wild yeasts
themightyjag (258) - - AUG 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from The Beerhive.
Small off white head, light bubbly lacing. Cloudy reddish brown body. Nose is sour apples and cherries. Flavour is sweet and sour at the same time, apple, cherry, tart lemon. Bit of a wine flavour on the finish. Great mouthfeel, light carbonation with a big swell on the tongue, dry finish. This is magic.
AWISLguy (1827) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler from Happy Gnome. Amazed never had. Reddish pour with some whiskey color. Sweet cherry, quite fruity. Lighter than a typical sour. 13.6
sound67 (515) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Maker: Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm), Roeselare, Belgium ***
Beer: Rodenbach Grand Cru (bottled, unfiltered, 330ml) ***
Style: Sour Red Ale ***
ALC.VOL.: 6.0% ***
"A blend of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 of beer aged 2 years in large oak vats. The more important proportion of oak matured beer contributes to its fruity taste, complexity and intensity. The finish is worthy of a great wine." [brewery notes] ***
Colour: Dark mahogany, hazy, with a small beige head. ***
Nose: Sour cherries, balsamico vinegar, yeast. ***
Texture: Medium body, a bit watery. Moderate carbonation. ***
Taste: Intense sour cherries with a strong yeasty note, with a slightly sweetish fruitiness quickly dispelled by tart, acidic notes. Middle is a bit less aggressively sour, more yeasty, with lemony notes. Finish is lemony, with a whiff of cherry. Lasting yeasty aftertaste, again with cherries. Now more mildly sour.
Impressions: I’ve had this beer several times before, never reviewed it. It is truly one of the world’s great beers, and a must-try for every beer enthusiast. It will not please everyone, because if you can’t deal with sour grapes [sic!], this isn’t for you. But a great fruity, sour cherry beer.
Gurthnar (3176) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear ruby-brown colour. Aroma cherry, woody, almonds, light basementy. Taste is very nicely balanced, only subtle sourness, lots of sherry cherry woody notes but wonderfully mellow, easily drinkable. Excellent.
Vestergaard (958) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours a dark, deep, reddish brown with a small, off white head. Sweet, tart, cherry, oaky, balsamic glace, bbq-sauce without smoke. Avg carb, sticky body. A classic.
ciocanelu (198) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is dark amber with beige head.Aroma is like a lighter version of balsamic vinegar, fruity and tart. Taste starts with some fruit sweetness, like a sour cherry and gets tart and acidic to the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is also not too high. Definitely on the sour and acidic side but not difficult to drink.
tia (1319) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Sharp Edge. Dark auburn with decent head and lacing. Nice sour aroma. Very tart. Medium bodied and clean.
kustie (439) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@tuulensuu. Dark brown reddish color with thick light brown head. Aroma has sour apple, tart, berries. Taste is sour with long fruity quite dry aftertaste. Flavors of berries, sour bretta elements, cherries, vinegar. Nice one.