Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2000 bottle that may have been past its prime. Slight is the best way to describe it. Slight sour aroma, slightly sour taste wtih a slight amount of cherry in the finish. Was hoping for alot more out of it after having the Alexander and Grand cru. I have to track down a bottle of more recent vintage to rerate...
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-red, hazy, brown-yellow head, creamy. Sourish nose, vinous, oakwood. Sweet taste, creamy, lactic, slightly sourish. Bitterish but refreshing acidity - medium bodied. Long lingering acid aftertaste. Good sour beer!
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Brown color, medium fruity acid aroma and sour taste, medium body, light sweet sour finish.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cidery, oakey nose, some flower (not hop) Flavor is oak w. strawberry, lemon, peach, grape, vanilla. Very good. I couldnít drink much of this by itself but with a meal it rocks.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not sure what to make of this...Iím not sure itís my style, though itís obviosly well made.
The sweetness & sour notes kind of tangle up together. Notes of spice, vinegar, wine and cherries. Will probably explore this more in the future.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice ruby color but with little head. Lots of dark fruit flavors, sour but not unpleasant. Very nice.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2005 Ugly, murkish brown color with hardly a head served at room temp. Lightly sour cherry taste along with malt and a thin almost watery body. Not even close to the full flavor of Alexander.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark head, middle-lasting, dark brown/red colour, aroma is sour and reminds of old wine barrel, the taste is frankly acid. Too bitter for me really.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
My sample said "Rodenbach Belgian Red Ale." The sample was also about 3-4 years old but cellared well.
Somewhat sour (more musty if anything) nose, with hints of dry oak, dark berries, italian plums and blueberries.
Lacking, light blend, a beginner red ale for sure (for toddlers). Where is the sourness? Perhaps my sample is a bit old. Or, perhaps Palm has destroyed this beer. Iíll have to try this again.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper red.
Acidic, oaky, round aroma
A bit fruity flavor with acidic finish.
Too weak for me.