JK (5650) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flavor is standard, sour with some balsamic vinegar and just a little fruit sweetness, raspberry maybe. Flavor is lightly sour, not as sour as the grand cru. Sadly the palate is very thin, this beer is just too light in body. Joewbrew knows the Duchesse de Bourgogne is better but he wonít admit it.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Retro42 for sharing. Dark amber color with an excellent sour cherry nose. Sour body with earthy characteristics. The Dudchess on steroids.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2007 Had a slight argument with my wife on where to eat for lunch in Brugge. Iím glad she won because The Four Winds had Rodenbach. This beer improved my thirst and my mood. I had another to sure. A mildly sour beer with a touch of cherry. It just isnít what I am used to, but I really enjoyed it. A great thirst quenching quality in a sour beer - not expected.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice quickely diminishing light tan head. Nice dark earthy sour cherry nose. Good carbonation and a nice sour kick up front. Great earthy barnyard flavor as well as ripe and sour cherries. The palate is kinda fleeting and is probably my only knock on this beer. Very nice and I am so happy it is now back in MN.
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is sour, not too much though. Pours a nice reddish with a small white head and nice lacing. Flavor is not overly sour, and finishes bitter. Lots of carbonation and a dry finish. Pretty good, not great, but a nice mellow version of the style.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at My Place, Newtown, CT. This beer arrived at the table a clear deep ruby color with a moderate, almost creamy, off-white head. Heavy aroma reminded me more of a cabernet than a beer with lots of grape and oakiness. The flavor is more cherry than grape, with the oak much more subdued than the aroma. A bit sour, but by no means puckering. Also, a bit thin in the mouthfeel. At $6 a glass (8 oz glass at that) it was a bit expensive.
goozen (3774) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Kafe BelgiŽ,Utrecht: Dark ruby coloured Flemish Red wich have wine-like soureness taste and some hidden fruitness.
extremeicon (112) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíve had better. It looks great with a dark, clear ruby color and tiny-bubbled whitish head. The aroma is a little weaker than Iíd like for the style with sour berries only vaguely present. Starts off highly-carbonated but quickly loses its bite as it warms, becoming increasingly watery. Flavor is a bit more sour than I like but still presents a decent ammount of fruitiness. If it didnít lose so much flavor as it warmed, it would score much higher.
shigadeyo (3632) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Event: Riverís Bend Belgian Workshop / Abbey Dubbel Brewout
Location: Kenís House
Serving: 750 ml corked and caged bottle.
Aroma: Sour and vinegary with a hint of oak and cherries.
Appearance: Clear reddish-honey/amber color with a thin beige head.
Flavor: Almost identical to the aroma. Mild sweetness helps to balance the sourness.
Palate: Smooth and mellow. Medium body. Mild carbonation.
Overall: A good Flemish Sour Ale for those who want to ease into the style. This one has all the great characteristics of a very good sour ale, but they are somewhat muted or reserved and well controlled so that it isnít overpowering.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Name says it all,this is classic Flemish sour,a true beer lovers delight,sour cherry sucker aroma with hints of the oak and vanilla from the casks, creamy sour cherry taste ,tart but not puckering,again with backing flavors of the oak,just a touch lighter then the Grand Cru, absolutely wonderful,seems like it should be a spring type brew,understand it will soon be available in Wisconsin