jaghana (4951) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 375ml # 002950 from Fonefan many thanks ! A clear copper beer without head, nose is on burnt cherries and brett, typical Rodenbach like. Aroma is very vinegar like, not too dry, tart, cherries and burnt cherries / caramel, old wood touch, red fruit aroma on blackcurrant and raspberry, the 10° are well hidden, oily, dry grapes and light fig, relative acidity at the finish, some vanilla at the finish too. A bit less complex than the vintage one, near to french muscat vine.
jackl (6111) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ DHVL. Pours a clear light red color with absolutely no head. Legs aplenty on the glass. The nose is toasted sweet grains, sweet cherry fruit, sugary. The taste is lightly tart steak sauce, sweet chocolate-dipped sugared cherry. Some woody vanilla and tobacco. Acidic. Full bodied, a bit hot. Overall, too sweet, but tasty.
callmemickey (3895) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich golden body, with a thin off-white head. Nose is full of oak, caramel, vinegar, leather and mellow cherry notes. Flavor is similar, with the grainy caramel malts coming through. A bit under-developed compared to the nose. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, potent acidic finish.
spdyfire83 (35) - 5280, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
37.5cl bottle served in a (small) Westy 12 chalice. Bottle No. 007939 from the one and only vintage (i.e. 2004). Pours medium copper. A few bubbles for a head on medium pour. "Vin De Céréale" cork, etched box, and wrapped bottle make the presentation of this top-notch. Smell includes mix of caramel, cherries, and vinegar. Touch of tannins, leather, and soft oak. ABV is very well hidden on this. Taste follows smell beautifully! Rounded cherry tartness, tannins, and vinegar. Touch of oak, caramel, and soft green apple. Again, ABV is hidden and almost non-existent. A very nice, enjoyable, and rounded beer. Smell and taste are quite deep and complex. Has stood the test of time and I think it will continue to hold up quite well. Tasty brew!
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375mL shared at Woodshop 7. Pours flat, clear deep orange. Nose is major sugar cube, cantaloupe, apple juice box, acetic acid/vinegar blended with huge sugar. Taste is spicy acetic, sugary, oily, big toffee presence. Spicy acetic finish. Some mild tartaric acid/sweet tarts. Feels very sweetened throughout.
Huhzubendah (3095) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I acquired this bottle in a trade with ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad! I shared it with drabmuh last Sunday.
Upon the removal of the paper, I was surprised to find a green bottle. The beer is very clear and has almost no head left at all. What is there fades almost immediately, leaving no lacing. What more could you expect from a 10% Flanders ale over six years old?
The flavor seems to have held up fine. There is a very sour, funky , wild yeast aroma. The aroma is really quite amazing, actually. The beer tastes extremely tart, with a vinegar note evident in the finish.
Overall, a really interesting beer and a very enjoyable experience.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Delirium Brussels. Fairly clear, burnt orange appearance with a tiny head that dissipates quickly. Musty, vinegar, mild cherry, tart, woody aroma. Richly woody, balsamic vinegar, cherry, light vanilla, quite sour, somewhat oxidized flavor. This is a 2004 vintage and I think it has peaked already.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Mirko for sharing this bottle! Pours transparent copper with no head, only a few air bubbles from the pour. Nose is ripe fruit, boozy, leather and barnyard aromas. Taste is sweet but bitter still makes a small appearance toward the end to contend with the sour for a well balanced aftertaste. Mouthfeel is oily and slick. Lively. Body is heavy and has a long finish.
sonnycheeba (4512) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy amber with a trace of head around the edges. Aroma is sour fruit, pears, caramel and cereal malt, grassy notes, and honey. Flavor is sweet malt initially followed by strong sour fruit esters that slowly taper off to a smooth, dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and medium warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (11056) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 Bottle received via trade with Alen. Pours mostly clear with essentially no head, just a few tiny bubbles sitting on top. Aroma is acetic acid, light date notes, cellar, and straw malt. Some alcohol notes permeate late with stale hops and cork notes. Flavor is acetic fruit (pears, grapes, apricot) and a substantial malt body, lightly sweet with a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.