Rastacouere (6125) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lasting laced beige head, clearish brown. Sweet oaky nose, light cherry presence, but dominant acetic and syrupy notes. Light apple and pear juice sweetness. Woody palate has a very watery feel, carbonation is close to absent despite a small creaminess. This is wood juice with a dash of vinegar, nowhere near the grand cru in complexity, slight breadiness and overwhelming syrupy sweetness. Bleh.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 cl bottle, brought back from Belgium. Pours beautiful, clear, reddish brown with a minimal off-white head. Sweet-sour aroma, tart cherries, mince meat, brown sugar and spice, a little funk and some alcohol presence. Flavor features tart fruits, pie cherries, green apples and tart berries, red wine vinegar and an astringent finish. Light to medium body and gentle carbonation.
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
07.16.05 Tap at BCTC. Brownish red with lasting thin head. Awful sulfur aroma, feet, and wood. Flavor is so much better than aroma. Much less sour than grand cru, light and tart.
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Sampled at Clark’s Ale House in Syracuse, NY. Nose of sour cherries with a sweet balance. Flavour is nore like a child’s grape drink - too sweet yet watery. Absolutely fantastic look - a foamy beige with a deep copper. I’d happily drink this by the gallon if it was free but it lacks all the complexity of its big brother!
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brickskellar. dark rusty color. tasted like aged cranberries. flat. not a fan.
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Brickskellar. Sour aroma, sour flavor. Smelled and tasted like grape juice. Not very carbonated, but not flat either.
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brickskellar. Didnt actually order it but tried some of BuckNakeds. Decent sour aroma. Very tart to the lips with a watery head that fizzles away. Cherry tartness, with citrus flavors. Dently drinkable.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Andy’s. I drank about 4 tulip glasses that night. Deep red in color with a little head. Sweet cherry aroma. Fruity. Sweet. Fruity and hoppy flavor. Rich. Smooth. Clean tasting. Drinkable. Very nice.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (BBE 20/10/05) (07/07/05). Bready malt and fruity plum and cherry aromas. Refreshing sourness helps to balance the quite sweet but slightly thin body. Interesting with hints of complexity and above all drinkable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Andy’s. Orange brown, tannish head. Soured cherry and apple aroma. Malty slightly sour cherry flavors. Lingering tartness. Full body. Extremely drinkable. Had 3 glasses...