MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Andyís. Orange brown, tannish head. Soured cherry and apple aroma. Malty slightly sour cherry flavors. Lingering tartness. Full body. Extremely drinkable. Had 3 glasses...
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sourish aroma notes, fruityness, red berries, wooden casks. Very dark ruby red to brown colored body, beautiful dense medium off-white head. Some good fruity sourness, berries, not too overwhelming but quite balanced. Beautiful beer!
haf (529) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUN 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Buena cerveza belga. Tostada. Gasificacion justa. Es todo una sorpresa y un buen descubrimiento :)
Geiserich (2900) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sourly aroma, some fruitiness and sweetness. Light sourly flor, notes of xherries and a light dry finish. Quite nice, but not very complex.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. I freaking love this style! Not as good as their Grand Cru, but this is pretty damn good too. Ruby-reddish-brown, small head. Clean smell that reflects well on the taste. Looking fine in my Orval glass. Prominent cherries, oak, brandy. Quite complex and well-balanced. A little bit of effervescence, challenging sourness but not excessively so. One of the better 5% ABV beers I have ever had. Still, I think it could do better with a little more strength. I guess thatís what the Grand Cru is, but dammit, I donít think they ship it to Japan.
highlandlad (1394) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic Flemish sour ale. Poured a rich rummy colour with a moderate lasting head. Heavy aroma of sour cherries, leather and a thick underlay of alcohol. Lively on the tongue, with a puckering sour finish. Initial flavour is acidic cherries but thereís a solid oaky middle before that tart finale. Canít pretend this is my favourite style but I found this more balanced than the Grand Cru.
TBone (11161) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 25cl (BB 11/2005)
Red ruby color, small creamy tanned head. Aroma of leather jacket and cherries, some sourness. Sour, tart, quite watery mouthfeel. Carbonated, but flat in the finish. Acidy like one could expect but not so much, quite easy to drink and simple. Beginnerís flemish sour ale.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious, sour and tanniny, tart. Cherries abound. Great lively body, and still heftier than the Alexander. Thanks jeffc666!
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 (Bottle 25 cl) Beautiful appearance, almost more red than brown. Very tart but not bitter with some quite pronounced metallic notes. Quite light-bodied and extremely quenching. 200893 & 100594
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very deep dark red that could pass for black in a dim room. Aroma was somewhat tart and fruity. Mostly light cherry. Flavors of tart cherry and wood but both were light. Low carbonation and a light to medium body. While I liked this beer it wasnít as big in the sour, fruit, or funk as their other beers and I miss that. For a non Flemish sour drinker this would be the one to try.