KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark red with small head. Aroma is sour with tart, fruit and metallic notes. Flavor is sweet, sour and tarty with notes of plums. Ends sour. Very refreshing.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma was vinous with a nice tart presence and a strong malt presence which was acidic and interesting. The beer poured crystal clear dark brown in the hi-ball glass. The head was barely there but did try to lace a little at the glass. The flavor was light with a brown ale characteristic of Oud Bruin which was fruity with a vinous aspect which was very lightly tart and refreshing with a grainy character. The body was medium or just below with a moderate level of carbonation and a smooth creamy texture on the palate. A really nice and easy to consume beer. 750 ml bottle, served in a crappy glass at Courtyard by Mariott. $7.71 at Greenís in Greenville, SC.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep opaque red. Aroma is sour, lightly fruity, vinegary. Flavor is full of sour fruity tartness, with hints of sweetness. Finish is drying and tart, and fairly short. Palate is smooth and lightly fizzy. I wish I hadnít had the Grand Cru first now, because it makes this one seem a little less potent. Still, fantastic and yummy, I think Iím a fan of the style. Iíll be getting more for sure.
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
drank at La Morte Subite on tap.... Good CO2 bite with a nice lactic/fruit aroma Dark ruby red color, subdued sourness, I guess I prefer the Grand Cru. The CO2 seems to increase the tartness sweet start with drying finish and seems to bring the aspect of dark cherries and vanilla to the front. Slight Ethylacetate that is not overbearing like " La Folie" in my opionion. Would go great with some flemish beef stew.
tennisjoel (1376) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL pour. Brown orange body with a fluffy white head. Aroma of sour cherry and some candied fruit. Tartness is not overbearing, and in my book that means itís done well (since Iím not a huge fan of the extreme puckering sour brews). I was expecting a more challenging beer, but the fact that the tartness here did not take over the beer was a plus. Some of the fruitiness comes out more. A nice brew. I look forward to trying the Grand Cru sometime.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Blind Tiger with alexanderj. This was not as sour as the grand cru, and it was somewhat bland. The malt was a little bit grainy, and it was hard to see much beyond the sour green-grape flavor.
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Blind Tiger with golubj. Preferred this too the Grand Cru. Flavor was less sour than the Grand Cru, but I thought the flavor was better overall. Still not great.
rodenbach99 (4251) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bouteille, la grand cru de tout les jours, trŤs bonne biŤre rouge, cíest un style que jíadore, je níen bois pas assez souvent.
efrumtheidiot (190) - Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a red-brown with a tan head. aroma is sour, with cider, wine, and some fruit notes. taste is sweet & sour, with a touch of vinegar, cherry, & salt. a nice example of the style, though iím not particularly fond of it. if youíve never had a sour ale, be cautious in trying this, itís quite different!
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 33cl can labeled 5.1% dated 13092008. Pours a clear dark brown with a slight tan head and lace. Light to medium body, slight sour character, subdued rich dark malt flavors,