Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle drank at le Cirio in Brussels: Poured a light red/brown colored beer with a nice head with better then average retention. Aroma is mostly dominated by the oak/cherry smell but not as strong as for the Grand Cru. Taste is surprisingly more refreshing then expected with again the oak/cherry taste and some light sweetness. The end is a bit sour and watery. This is not on par with the Grand Cru but it would wonderful to drink this during a hot summer days beside the pool.
oli (108) - DENMARK - JUN 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was an interesting beer.Nice looking,decent head,ruby red colour and medium body.Strong and pleasant aroma.Sour,fruity,acidictasting beer.Not bad but not to my taste.I´m glad that i experienced this beer.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear claret with low carbonation. Large off-white lasting head. Nice lace on glass too. Slightly woody cherry aroma, a little bit cough-syrup like. Smooth medium-full mouthfeel. Sweet balanced taste. Slightly musty, dry finish. Lingering acidic cleansing feel. Nice stuff.
larsniclas (5306) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark redamber with an off-white head.
Fresh and sourish vinegar-aroma.
Slightly yeasty with a fruity and fresh flavour.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled this at Kansas City Belgianfest. Tasted to me like the Rasberry Vinnagrette I had with my salad at dinner. Very acidic. Made a definite impression. MJames described it best as Liquid metal blood.
3fourths (7771) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown color with a light white head. Musty and humid aroma of scotch, butter, apples and bread. Very peppy palate and bright, but with a metallic/blood flavor on top of a sweet caramel base. Odd for sure.
bluevegie (3041) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Off white/tan coloured head that was nice and large and lasted quite well. Body was cherry coloured and clear which together with the head made the appearance quite good. Very strong sour cherry aroma. Taste was the same, medium body ,very drinkable.
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I approached this with some trepidation, having heard of its microbiological pedigree, but found it nicely drinkable, with considerable character. Nice ruby color. Some volatile acidity in the aroma, but by no means overpoweringly so -- just enough to add nice complexity with the gentle caramel. In the taste, the caramel provides an effective counterpoint to the mild acidity. The result is a drinkable beer which rightfully deserves its status as a world classic.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer has a red/brown body - hue apperance and a fine light red scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a low carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is light acid.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Co-rated by scraff...
Crystal clear caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, beige head and decent lacework.
The nose is sour and malty with notes of clover honey, earth and red wine vinegar. The flavor is malty and tart. Candy sugar and lemon juice. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Lengthy, sweet-tart, then dry finish. Thanks to jbrus for the bottle.