JohnnyJ (4913) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, best before 06/07. Aroma of sour cherry and apple. Flavor is like a mild lambic. Sweet fruity flavor of various fruits (cherry, grape, and apple) also has a nice sourness. Quite an enjoyable brew, I hope other flemish sours are as good as this one.
cheap (4571) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Had this on tap at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse in Pittsburgh, got to be one of the best beer tasting places in the states, thanks mtoast. This is my first Flemish sour ale, really looking forward to trying this style. Pours a nice dark brown, not opaque, with an orangish red tinge. Smells like conventional beer, you know, yeasty and such, but there is a hint of fruitiness in the smell. The head is tan and fades to a thin film after the pour. Initial flavor reminds me of homemade wine mixed with ginger ale, very likable. Now I also smell the same characteristics in the aroma. Very interesting and unique. Very little carbonation but the fizzyness it does have is appreciated. Nifty taste, nothing like I’ve had before. A pleasant mildy fruity experience. This must be the end result that most unrefined fruit beers try to achieve. If this was a fruit beer, it would be the best tasting one I ever had. Well behaved and enjoyable – you can tell it is gentleman like and proper. Nice style, I can’t wait to try another beer in this style. Finish has no detectable bitterness and the sweetness is not the least bit syrupy. A very refreshing overall drink; repeatable session beer that is easy to like.
jtw (1142) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle with a cork and cage, just as the picture here on RB. sharp tart aroma of fermented cherry and vinegar, but some citrus tang appears as well. flavor has more tartness initially than in the finish, as much of the oaky sourness succumbs to an almost sweet finish. the grand cru is far better, especially considering the price of each.
Grovlam (4165) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Head was spare and slightly creamy and light off-white. Color was ruby red. Aroma was very fruity, with notes of apple, grape, cherry. Other notes being leather, caramel and some vinegar. Light to medium bodied with a sticky texture and a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor, with light notes of acidic. Note much bitterness here. Light fresh and average finish. God beginners Flemish Sour I thought, but still enjoyed this one.
tomthompson89 (1934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice big bottle brought back from Florida. thanx Steph and Chris, nice flemish sour, although not too sour, just good, nice amount of cherry pit flavour, dark brown, nice head, sour almost oaky nose, definate lactic notes, refreshing though
jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish/brown color with a minimal offwhite head. Very bubbly and carbonated. Slight sour aroma with some yeast. Sour on the front end of the taste, slightly crisp, fruity back end. Would like some more meat/malt backbone.
beeranarchist (231) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Redbrown with a nice compact offwhite head.
Leather, a little caramel and vinegar in the nose, Flavour is a little dissappointing compared the lovely aroma; Sour, sweet and a little watery. Although still a nice one.
ScoWRee (402) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2007
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Dark color very small head. Smelt like vinegar and tasted like vinegar. This bottle had to be skunked.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep reddish brown body with medium head...aroma of grape wine, vinegar, wood, and sour funk...flavor of grape, plum, vinegar, sweet and sour notes, and a heavy yeast profile...quite nice...palate was a tad thin
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Murky brown - red with a tan head. Aroma, cherry, oak, sour with some sweet malts. Flavor, sweet malts, some tart fruits, a nice bit of acidity, nice soft sourness to it. Really nice beer.