Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2006
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
25 cl bottle. Yeast at the bottom. Reddish brown colour with a weak head. Woody and sour aroma just like winegar. Sour and earthy flavour not my cup of beer (tea).
Lubiere (10496) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red amber ale with a creamy off-white head. Sweet grapes with cardboard notes in aroma. Soured grapes or cranberries in mouth. Rather boring and light bodied. Deception. On tap at Clark’s Ale House.
bobaidan (516) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish brown, Aroma is a slight vinegar smell. Flavor is slightly sour with a slightly metallic character. The metal flavors subside somewhat as you drink it. The bottle states this is a flemish sour, but it is not nearly as sour, sweet, or special as many other flemish sours I have tasted. Still, not a bad beer, and may be a good transition to the more flavorful flemish sours.
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 I really enjoyed this one, but thought of it mosty as a toned down Flemish sour. Poured with a very dark amber bosy and a light tan head. The aroma was plums and strawberries with some light balsamic vinegar. The taste was tart with hay and dark cherries. There was also some light chocolate in the finish. Plenty of carbonation. A very nicely made brew.
adrian910ss (2372) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown reddish color with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma is of very sour fruit and yeast. Taste is very sour, like sourdough bread, almost like a sour apple. Not much flavor to it aside from the sourness. Average at best. This one could be much better with more flavor to it.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
reddish rusty color, mostly clear. darkish tan head that is thick and foamy. aroma is mildly tart and faint cherry but far away. high carbonation, flavor is mildly tart and faintly woody but not much fruit flavor. kind of a more subdued version of the grand cru. not bad, but not as exciting. still glad to have this back in the states!
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The sourness is here but it lacks the effect I got from the Grand Cru. It seems a bit too concentrated regarding its woddy oakish flavor which pricks my tongue. I enjoy the sour acidity of these ales. I do appreciate beers from oaken casks but I would like more of fruit/oak balance here.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2006 Reddish brown body with a nice whitish head. Aroma is sour obviously. Vinegar and dark cherries mostly. Also some dark fruits in the flavor as well. A very easy to drink Flemish Sour Ale. Good for a first for the style. Regardless quite enjoyable.
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown redish colour, rather small white head. Heavy aroma, fruity and sour. Smouth taste, with an intens sour finish. Easy drinkable when you are thirsty
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Too sweet, one-dimensional, almost flat, not tart, no acidity, almost dull and cloying. Help! Someone give me back my Rodenbach!