bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich caramel color with an off-white head. Tart aroma. Fruity, tart flavor with some oak. Medium body. LIngering tartness. Not as sour as the grand cru - some residual sweetness.
vyvvy (4396) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark crimson / brown that is clear with a nice tan head. The aroma is woody and tart with light cherry, vinegar and leather - very clean and sharp. Medium body that is somewhat crisp with a good amount of unobtrusive carbonation. The flavor starts sharp and tart with sharp citric flavors and only a hint of sour cherries. The finish has some metallicness and not much else added. An okay Flemish sour.
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
So sour, no vinagar smell/flavor though. muddy brown, decent carbonation, minimal head, was a little light on the palate though. nice cherry taste
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Sharp Edge Creekhouse in Crafton, PA. Thanks to Jeanine (a regular) for buying this for me. Pours muddy red brown with a beige head. Nice aroma of cherries, apple, yeast, and dust. Flavor is not as sour as I was expecting, but nicely blended flavors of oak, yeast, cherry, and fresh apple cider on an earthy malt backgone. A hint of ginger on the finish. Nice beer.
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at Winking Lizard. Dark brown color with some red mixed in and a light beige head. The first sip was very cold. I noticed the sour cherry flavor right away. There was also a sweet malt. The tart/ sour taste is different, but it’s not bad. It went well with my meal.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man do I love flemish sour ales. The color was deep amber. The head was creamy an dlight beige. The aroma was fermented wine, grapes, tart, alcohol, some spice, and sour. The flavor was sour, tart, fruit and some hops. The palate was smooth and the finish, clean.
emacgee (4208) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin light tan head. The aroma was very tart and sour, some spice, cherry, glue vapor. The aroma was very sour and tart, a tad harsh, and had some slight cherry flavor. Not as complex as the nose. The palate was very tart and a little harsh while the finish was warm and tart.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the winking lizard - Pours dark brown with a short tan head that fades quick but leaves a little lace. Aromas of Cherry, caramel, and chocolate. Falvor is first the quite tart cherries, then the caramel and chocolate flavors give a little sweetness before the sour finish. Well balanced with medium body and a fair mouthfeel.
KnutAlbert (6299) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Palm brewery. Oaky and dusty. Sweetness and sourness combined to kame a fine beer. Nice stuff, with very full taste. Not for the novice drinker.
Marko (4108) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.25l bottle bought at a store in Split
Poured a lovely darker red colour with almost no head (a tiny ring of which was quite persistent though). The nose is very red wine like, grapes, a touch of tannines and a hint of malt. The taste is very, very subdued compared to the Grand Cru, sourish, cherries, apple, weak blood and maybe wood again, vinuous, hints of yeast and ginger. Some weak bitterness, and a bit dry. Nice, but not as flashy as its big brother.